Mango season is just about over. This is one of the ways we were enjoying them this summer. They never lasted long so it was always difficult to get a picture of them. Bilal has been loving smoothies this summer. It all started with the Green Monster. They are a great way to get him to have some extra fruit. I love the citrus flavour that the orange juice brings. I find these smoothies are best if had immediately. They thicken up while sitting in the fridge.
Summer is over...school started last week. It seems like it was just yesterday when school ended. The summer just flew by especially with Ramadan right in the middle. This summer I've been experimenting with making ice cream. Mostly with trying to make a good low fat ice cream. It is still a work in progress. Amidst all that I made this Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream. It's not low fat but what I loved about it was there was no custard to make. It is extremely simple to make. Everything is done in the food processor, then chilled and next you process it in your ice cream maker. The outcome of this ice cream really depends on your strawberries. If you have some super sweet strawberries this ice cream won't be overly sour. Unfortunately my strawberries were sour and I didn't check before I made it. So my ice cream was a little sour but we all enjoyed it regardless.
Seven years ago my husband and I went to PEI. We stayed in the cutest inn called The Great George. I can't remember if it was everyday or just on weekends, but they would serve complimentary breakfast in the lobby. They would also have coffee, tea and treats in the lobby 24 hours a day. You could buy the recipes for all these tasty treats in the lobby. We enjoyed everything so much that I bought a recipe book. This recipe book had a recipe which we didn't have at the Inn. It was for these muffins. I made a few tweaks to the recipe to suit our tastes. This is a mildly sweet muffin that is perfect for breakfast. It is sweetened with honey and dates. I had made these this past Ramadan to have during Sehri (our meal prior to the sun rising). I added some flaxseed to bump up the fiber in them and mixed in a little whole wheat flour.