Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there!!
I have a special post for you today. “Today’s event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society
I am happy to be a part of this great event today. Thankfully my dad is alive and well. My family has had its brush with cancer though. Just over 12 years ago my grandpa passed away from cancer. Of all of my grandparents he was the most active, and healthy one. But he was diagnosed with a rather aggressive form of liver cancer. He died about 8 months after he was diagnosed. At the end, hospice care did an amazing job helping him and my family through his death. My grandma, my mom, and all of her siblings were with my grandpa for the last few days. Hospice set up his bed in their living room, so the whole family could be together. I think it was a very important and helpful thing in saying good-bye.
My mom also had a brush with cancer, but thankfully she beat it! Right after my grandpa died, my mom was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She went through treatment, and by the time I got married, 8 months later she was cancer free, and has been since!
Totally unrelated, but did you check out that pineapple corer? OXO
sent it to me, and it so cool! The pineapple comes out in rings!
As part of this event, we are teaming up with Kitchen Aid!
Check out all the other delicious additions to this event!
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Home-made Strawberry Topping by Cravings of a Lunatic
Chili Verde by Juanita’s Cocina
S’Mores Brownies in Jars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Dark Chocolate and Orange Muffins by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter
Boston Cream Pie by Pass The Sushi
My Fathers Day Recipe Round Up by Curry and Comfort
Tropical Smoothie by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Mini Gugelhupf by Masala Herb
Sauteed Strawberry and Sugarsnap Salad by Cook The Story
Cranberry Cashew Breakfast Muffins by In Fine Balance
Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Mushrooms by Crazy Foodie Stunts
Spicy Beef Sliders by Katie’s Cucina
Thai Red Curry Soup by Damn Delicious
Suman (Sweet Rice and Banana Leaves) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fresh Vegetable Salad by White Lights on Wednesday
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sundae by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Cinnamon Chip Cookie Butter Bars by The Messy Baker
Berry/Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Cream by Cookistry
Honey Beer Bread by Hungry Couple
Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes by The Spiffy Cookie
Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars by Sweet Remedy
Cookies and Cream Brownies by Cooking in Stilettos
Blueberry Lemon Cake by Roxana’s Home Baking
Angel Cake by Ninja Baking
Knit (or crocheted) Grey Brain Cancer Mustache Pin by Knit, Purl, Damn!
Pineapple and mango make for a refreshing tropical smoothie - perfect for summer!
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used non fat)
- 1 cup pineapple, diced
- 1 cup mango, diced
- 1/4 cup orange juice (I used apple juice)
- 3 Tbls honey
- 2 tsp fresh lime juice
- 1 cup ice
- In a blender combine yogurt, pineapple, mango, orange juice, honey, and lime juice. Blend until smooth.
- Add 1 cup of ice, and process until smooth.
- Serve immediately
Slightly Adapted from Cooking Light