Easy Like a Sunday Morning, that’s how the recipes in my “Easy” category will be. Nothing rushed or frantic, nothing with a long list of ingredients. Something that is so easy, you don’t really need a recipe. Something that almost cooks itself or requires no cooking at all.
Hi there, I’m back. I took a break from blogging to work on a long overdue Fox in the Kitchen upgrade and site makeover. Now, I’m soooo ready to take a break from all that techie stuff and get back in the kitchen testing and creating some yummy GF foods to share with you
I hope you approve of the new look. Here’s a look back at the old site -
Funny, this screen capture was uploaded in September 2011. I don’t even remember ever having a Fox up there beside my logo…LOL
These last few weeks, I’ve been busy doing behind the scenes work in the hopes that my site will be less cluttered and will load faster. I’ve uninstalled most of the extra widgets and dropped the advertisements (for now anyways). I believe this theme is easier to navigate. I just love how nicely the General Baking | Substitutions and the Gluten Free Flours | A to Z pages came together. I would love it if you took a moment to check them out and please leave a comment letting me know what you think.
Another thing that was important to me was have something that was visually pleasing and easy to navigate on mobile devices. Most days, I spend more time on my iPad and iPhone than I do on our desktop PC. I believe this theme is perfect, as it adjusts beautifully from three columns on a full size screen to two columns on an iPad or tablet and one column on an iTouch or phone. Go ahead, give it a try…thank you, thank you, thank you Elmastudio!
I still haven’t settled on one particular look for a more permanent header or finished designing a new logo but those will come. In the meantime, if you notice anything weird or glitchy, please send the details to laureen dot foxinthekitchen at gmail dot com.
A big shout out to my loyal readers… thank you for sticking with me during my absence…xoxo. I was happy I could connect with you on Facebook, Pinterest and even occasionally on Twitter
Now, I hope you haven’t had your fill of frozen treats yet this summer, because as a reward for your loyalty, I made some Peach Mango Creamsicles for you. These treats are missing all the junk you can read about in the ingredients list of those store-bought treats but they are so much yummier and better for you!
They are a snap to put together with naturally gluten free ingredients you probably already have on hand. I happen to have a real passion for fruit and veggie based smoothies, so I already had some peach slices and mango chunks in my freezer. Which reminds me, do you know the secret to freezing fruits so you can only pull out a few bits at a time? Prepare the fruit and then lay it out in a single layer in a zip top bag, or if you have a large volume of fruit to freeze, lay it out in single layers on some cookie sheets. Pop it in the freezer until firmly frozen and then you can easily break up clumps of fruit that have stuck together. Seal the frozen fruit in a labelled and dated freezer safe container.
I bought a case of 10 beautiful Kent Mangos for less than $6.00 last week. Here is a picture of the first half of the mangos in that case all prepped and ready to go in the freezer.
Wondering how to chop a mango? Check out this How to Cut a Mango (Photo Tutorial) post by the lovely Hallie Klecker at Daily Bites. Even if you don’t need to know how to cut up a mango, you should pop by Hallie’s site to see what she’s fixing this week. I love Hallie’s blog and can’t believe I haven’t got a copy of her The Pure Kitchen cookbook yet. It’s not too early to start putting together my Christmas Wish List is it?
Anyways, back to your Creamsicles. If you like peaches and mango and coconut, you are going to love love these! With only a dab of added sweetener, the fresh fruit taste shines through. Even when they’re solidly frozen, they have a lovely texture that can almost be compared to full fat ice cream. Much nicer than some of the crunchy icicle-like pops I’ve made in the past.
What does the grandson think of these Peach Mango Creamsicles? I’m not sure love is a strong enough word but I’m not surprised as the little big man is my Peach Mango Yogurt superfan and I’m beyond pleased that given the choice, he would pick either of those treats over any store-bought equivalent.
Recipe: Peach Mango Creamsicles
Summary: Healthier and better tasting than commercially produced ice cream bars, these refreshing Peach Mango Creamsicles are quick and easy to put together.
Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Egg Fee | Refined Sugar Free | Vegan | Vegetarian
- 1 Cup fresh or frozen peaches
- 1 Cup fresh or frozen mango
- 1 14 oz can coconut milk, or 1 1/2 Cup young coconut milk for raw diet
- 2-4 Tbsp honey or agave, to taste, or equivalent sweetener of choice
- Add all ingredients to a blender, purée until well blended and smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
- Place molds in the freezer until frozen solid, about 2 to 4 hours depending on the size of the popsicle molds.
- To serve, run molds under water for half a minute, until released. Serve immediately, or keep on ice.
Recipe by Laureen
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegan | Vegetarian
Diet tags: Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Egg Fee | Refined Sugar Free
Number of servings (yield): 6 – 8
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