Pint o’ Pineapple [WIAW]

by Sarah on May 15, 2013 · 18 comments

Welcome back to week two of the seemingly perpetual pineapple party that’s been rockin’ and rollin’ in The Smart Kitchen since I purchased six 99-cent pineapples from Kroger over the course of seven days.

The title of this pineapple post is poorly misleading, as I’ve clearly eaten MUCH more than a pint o’ pineapple.

But as anyone who’s anyone in elementary school knows from visits to the Kingdom of the Gallon, there are two cups in a pint.

And, as I mentioned before, this is week number two of my ride on the (non-narcotic) Pineapple Express. [And my conversion of Jenn's What I Ate Wednesday goal from April of last year into a May cup o' fun. Or, in this case: TWO cups.]

Also there’s the whole addicted to alliteration thing.

soy pineapple brown rice paired with hot and sour hodge podge veggie soup

Gallon of pineapple doesn’t work quite as well.

cornflake crumblies + cereal dust ALMOST took the shine away from the pineapple in this blood orange chobani bowl. almost.

Even if it is closer to the truth.

this is a quart. not a gallon.

But enough from the elementary school teacher turned pineapple princess.

i went back to the teacher's appreciation luncheon at least four times for more pineapple. i am not ashamed.

Pineapple on pancakes is muchmore fun to talk about.

chocolate raspberry plantfusion protein coc-oat-nut buckwheat pancake with fruit, coconut, and a drizzle of something that i think was chocolate.

Especially when it happened not once…

carob peanut flour 'syrup'! that's what it was! (maybe)

…but twice.

insanely fluffy apple cinnamon coc-oat-nut buckwheat plantfusion protein pancake w. pine + other apples, cinnamon, and homemade sunflower butter

And let’s not forget the pairing of pineapple with the perfect creamy tart counterpart* of Greek yogurt.

*Now I’m not just alliterating, but rhyming, too? Who AM I? (Miss Awesome. That’s who.)

check out those hardened yogurt edges--the whole reason to buy a big tub of yogurt, really. "cost efficient" is a lie.

Just when you think one pineapple plunge in a tubis enough…

oats in a tub. or container.

peanut butter puckers up to the pineapple prince.

if it's not glass, it is not a jar.

Of course, sometimes plain is pretty perfect.

when it comes to pineapple. and oatmeal.

And sometimes it pleases to pH-balance what must be a base-bending stomach at breakfast.

mmmm....acid...

I’m not sure how this became an alliteration challenge, but I presume it has something to do with my predilection with both language and pineapple.

I also have a preference for the peculiar.

fried egg in 'twice baked' cinnamon apricot acorn squash, toasted pita, all covered in cinnamon and honey

Like plucking a piece of pineapple for putting into a runny egg yolk.

yep. it was good. (and yep. that's watermelon.)

 I also pushed some pineapple around a panwith some chili-lime spiced veggies.

mango came to visit zucchini, squash, and bell pepper, too

And turned this pineapple party into a full-on fiesta with some tortillas and tofu-based Vegan Lime Crema.

food for life knows what they are doing. just when you thought ezekiel bread was good...they made an actually addictive corn tortilla.

Now, please excuse me. I’m going to let the bromelain abuse the roof of my mouth some more while listening to my new favorite CD.

Which is Golden.

Like pineapple.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria May 15, 2013 at 1:16 am

I saw a pineapple knife (yes, specifically made to cut up pineapples) at World Market the other night and I thought about picking one up for you (it even had a green handle), but I wasn’t sure about TSA and knives and all that jazz. For the record though; World Market has pineapple knives.

I prefer pineapple upside down cake.

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Liz @ iheartvegetables May 15, 2013 at 7:18 am

Pineapple pancakes sound amazing!! And you crack me up with all of your alliterations, Sarah!

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Beth @ Mangoes and Miles May 15, 2013 at 7:28 am

Ahh this is amazing. I’ve never dipped pineapple in egg yolks, but it looks great! As does all of your other pineapple. ;)

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Fran@BCDC May 15, 2013 at 7:45 am

Yum to everything and anything pineapple! Have a great day, Sarah!

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Jan @ Sprouts n Squats May 15, 2013 at 8:00 am

Loving all that pineapple!! Looks amazing.

Particularly the pancakes and the oat jars!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 15, 2013 at 8:31 am

I love that you even drank pineapple water!!! That gives me an idea… My next kombucha brew I should do a pineapple flavor! Maybe pineapple-lime-ginger?

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Nicole @ FruitnFitness May 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

All this pineapple looks amazing! I am now off to the store to buy some pineapple :)

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers May 15, 2013 at 9:50 am

Yup, you did it. Now I want pineapple. Lots of pineapple.

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl May 15, 2013 at 10:42 am

The pineapple rice sounds amazing!! And I love the idea of combining a dippy egg with pineapple. I imagine that it would be a little bit like eating fried rice, in a sense?

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance May 15, 2013 at 11:36 am

Yay for bromelain!! However, I’m a little skeptical on dipping the fruit in egg yolks. Really? Seems a little strange (but good, maybe?). I love how adventurous you are with food–so many interesting combinations!!

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Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles May 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I put pineapple in my smoothie this morning and holy deliciousness!! I now want to add pineapple to every single meal this week!

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Melissa @ Treats With a Twist May 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Yes!!!
Hey I totally have a new pineapple corer and need to use it. But seeing that I missed the 99 cent sale really upset me and I refused to buy one at full price. Now, that just leaves me with no pineapple, right? Darn it.
But I seriously want it. On pancakes. Please.

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Brittany @ FreckledNettles May 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Your posts never fail! I especially loved your ending note with Lady Antebellum. I’m a big country gal, so I couldn’t agree more when you said they were golden like a pineapple. :) Have a great day!

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Allie May 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Alliteration? Rhyming? The boldness of combining peanut butter and pineapple? A fellow sucker for a good Kroger sale? What ISN’T to love about this post?

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Miss Polkadot May 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Just to let you know: you’re not a good role model teasing me with that lot of pineapple porn two weeks in a row. Why? Well, little Miss Sensitive over here can’t eat as much pineapple as that without getting awful itching in her mouth. I’m SO tempted for me to go and buy as many pineapples as I can carry home right now. Good thing the stores are closed … for today at least. But really, as a teacher you should be a better role model ;) .
[Honestly, though: Thanks for all of that pineapple inspiration because you know I'll cave soon :) .]

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Wendy R. May 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm

I have to ask, where does one find pineapple coconut flavored sparkling water? That looks amazing!

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Sarah May 16, 2013 at 1:37 am

It’s from Walmart. And it is SO delicious. Artificially sweetened, but no worse than a diet soda I imagine…I’m thinking I could figure out how to make my own version at home, though!

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli May 16, 2013 at 6:02 am

It’s posts like this that remind me of just how much I love you!! I have to admit, the alliteration then paired with rhyming gave me chills….but then you had to go an acknowledge it…and then I died! Haha! “Miss Smart, that’s WHO!” Hahaha! LOVE….IT!!

I’m sitting here munching on my roasted cabbage, onions, apples, and celery (cold of course) thinking how much more delicious it would be had I a piece OR pint of pineapple to pair it with! ;)

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