P(ee) is for Pineapple (Juice)

by Sarah on June 20, 2012 · 17 comments

Is it pee?

Or pineapple juice?

Don’t worry, y’all, I haven’t been the victim of a jellyfish attack, found myself in a compromising situation on a road trip, or ended up in Frank’s office on 30 Rock. You know I just hate to waste anything…even the pineapple juice left in the can after making Mexican-Style Pineapple Salsa.Although I already told you about my foray into the wonderful world of Pineapple Ginger Oatmeal, but I knew I needed to get a little more creative. [Because it's me, and one creative use is not enough. ;) ]So, for today’s What I Ate Wednesday post, I decided all of y’all who are invited to Jenn‘s weekly celebration of food might like to see the ways I got a little playful with pineapple juice this week.If you saw my post yesterday, you know I was busy making (and consuming) Ginger Mango Guacamole last weekend. Leftover cilantro, green onions in the fridge, and lots of avocados can only mean one thing…

Who needs a scrap bowl when you've got an avocado 'shell'?

… I had to whip up a batch of Pineapple Cila-vocado Dip [Slash] Dressing. [Using what Rachel refers to as "the machine that makes that horrible sound. Also known as an immersion blender.]That ended up where most things I make end up: on top of very large (and subsequently green-tinged and ugly) salads.Sometimes with the added bonus of tortilla chiplets or nutritional yeast.I did get a little bit adventurous with one of my nighttime snacks o’ cereal…mixing some pineapple juice and berry jam into some tofu…then topping that with strawberries and Uncle Sam cereal. Might sound weird…but it was good enough to make again. [So I did.] :)In another state of fearless foodie “what would happen if….?” I blended together some overripe cantaloupe, a few strawberries, some fresh mint, and a smidge of pineapple juice to create what I can only think to call fruit soupie.

(Not quite soup. Not quite a smoothie.)

Now, you are probably wondering why I didn’t just DRINK the darn juice. Well, that would have been WAAAAY to predictable.

I did, however mix the last 1/4 cup or so with some of my favorite Wholesome Goodness Balsamic Dressing.And ,well, after I’d used most of it on top of this snack-packed salad to-go (complete with tortilla chiplets!)for my spontaneous trip up to D.C. on Tuesday, I did, in fact, drink the rest of the jar.

So, yes, I have officially drunk salad dressing.

At least it wasn’t pee.

(And are you REALLY that surprised?)

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Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut June 20, 2012 at 1:59 am

I just want you to know that the reason I read this post was because you referenced 30 Rock. I was planning on shutting down my laptop and going to bed, but I saw this post in my blogger queue and saw the Frank thing and, well, stayed up a little later. ;-)

I also have to agree with you on putting leftovers on a salad. I do it all.the.time. ;-)

Goodnight!

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Sarah June 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Whatever brings people in…I love 30 Rock, but I got all caught up on Netflix. I switched over to Parks & Rec for the time being. :)

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Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 20, 2012 at 6:55 am

I think the salad looks great, regardless of the color! ;-) I love pineapple, and adding the juice to a salad dressing sounds good to me!

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Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 20, 2012 at 7:25 am

Haha you crack me up. Love all of your creative uses for pineapple juice! ;)

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 20, 2012 at 8:01 am

This post title literally made me choke on my coffee. I love you. And the fact that you drink dressing too. :) Food-soulmates.

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Sarah June 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm

We were destined for each other.

(Sorry I almost made you die.)

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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert June 20, 2012 at 8:26 am

I love the avocado scrap bowl – we do that and march it right out to the compost bin. The pineapple juice would end up in plain Greek yogurt at my house … or in a fuzzy navel drink with orange juice, peach schnapps and vodka. Yum!

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Sarah June 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever had a Fuzzy Navel! When I come visit…will you make me one? :)

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Roxanne June 20, 2012 at 11:22 am

you said (and did!) – Who needs a scrap bowl when you’ve got an avocado ‘shell’?
I do that all the time. even with banana peels… because for some odd reason I have a knack in peeling a “boat” out of the banana peel!

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Jessica June 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

The guacamole sounds amazing!

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Living, Learning, Eating June 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

The cereal bowl looks delicious – pinned it! And thanks sooooooooo much for the sweet comment on my blog. It’s times like these when I realize what a great community there really is in the blogosphere! Thanks so much for the encouragement – y’all have inspired me to do a post tomorrow that’s long overdue. You’re the best!

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Leila @ Spinach and Skittles June 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I love pineapple juice, even more with this pregnancy. Mama Pea uses it to make sourdough starter – something to think about next time you’ve got some extra juice. http://peasandthankyou.com/2012/03/20/how-to-make-and-maintain-your-own-sourdough-starter/

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Sarah June 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Ooooh…I love that idea! (Especially since sourdough is on my Culinary Bucket List…)

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Andrea @ andi and her candy June 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm

You had me at a 30 Rock reference.

I will be back for more. Especially after seeing your salads. Yep. I love salad porn.

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Sarah June 21, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I am a salad pimp.

Come back any time. :)

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Joann@womaninreallife June 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm

It all looks delicious and so healthy!

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Sunnie(moderngirlnutrition) June 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I always just freeze the leftover juice into Popsicle or ice cube molds-your ideas are much more creative!:)

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