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April 2000


Welcome to April and the season of Spring. This month's recipes have a tropical flair, so yes, we have some bananas . . . and they never tasted so good. Enjoy!

Icy Hot Chocolate w/Bananas

1 1/2 cups low-fat chocolate milk
1 banana
1 cup skim milk
2 large scoops vanilla ice milk or frozen yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat chocolate milk in microwave or on top of stove. Make the banana milkshake by combining remaining ingredients in a blender and processing for 10-20 seconds. Prepare the drink by layering hot chocolate and the milkshake in a mug. Enjoy immediately. Makes 2 servings.

Banana Crepes

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 cups low fat milk
2 whole eggs
2 ripe bananas
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sunflower oil
1/4 teaspoon banana extract (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor; mix until smooth. Pour through a mesh strainer and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Heat an 8-inch crepe or teflon pan over a medium flame for one minute; spray with vegetable spray. Pour 2 Tablespoons (one ounce) of batter in pan to form a crepe. Cook for 1 minute on each side. Serve with banana and yogurt or other fresh fruit and cottage cheese.

Curried Shrimp w/Bananas

1/3 pound butter or margarine
4 chopped scallions
2 cups chopped, peeled apples
2 Tablespoons curry powder
1 Tablespoon ground ginger
1/3 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
1 pound apricots
2 ounces diced crystalized ginger (optional)
1 pound roasted cashews
2 1/2 pounds shrimp
3 bananas

Cook shrimp for 3 minutes. Peel and devein. Heat butter in large saucepan. Saute scallions and apples until tender. Stir in curry powder, ginger powder and flour. Stir for two minutes. Remove from heat and blend in chicken broth. Return to heat, cook and stir until mixture boils and thickens. Add cashews, apricots, crystallized ginger and raisins (if desired) Cook over low heat for 15 minutes. Add shrimp and mix in. Cut bananas into thick slices and add to recipe. Serve over cooked white rice or curried rice.

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