7 July 2010

Rum-Spiked Grilled Pineapple with Toasted Coconut with a Side of Salted Caramel Ice Cream -Plus a Giveaway

You Can Win!!!!

 We are so glad you have decided to join us once again for our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club. This is a monthly event where 5 ladies in two neighbouring countries get together to create a delicious meal with a theme in mind. We all share a love for Cooking Light magazine which has an emphasis on healthy eating and living. The idea is simple because of our common interest in cooking and healthy cuisine. We love to share these ideas with you each and every month through our Virtual Supper Club. This is a team effort where we combine what Cooking Light readers like best...good food with great company!!! This month our menu features dishes for:

Picnics or Barbecues

There is really something to celebrate this month so break out your party hats, barbecue aprons and tongs and join in on the fun! We have come full circle and are celebrating a milestone here at the Virtual Supper Club. This was our very first theme when we first began one year ago. We have now reached a milestone in the year we have gathered  at each others table virtually. There have been some recent changes with our group and Cooking Light no longer maintains their blog where we were featured, but, we love being in each others company so much we hope to continue on this healthy journey with you. You will always find out what's happening at the Virtual Supper Club here. Check out our past challenges. Keep reading to see how you can win!

To continue with the celebration one lucky reader has the chance to win Cooking Light's latest cookbook Cooking Through the Seasons. This has been generously donated by Cooking Light and is a recipe-packed volume. I would love to add this special volume to my own collection!!! Long before "organic,""local," and "eating in season" became words in our every day language, Cooking Light was heralding the bene­fits for all the practical reasons. Food just tastes better and is better for you when it's prepared at it's peak.

To be eligible to win browse the Cooking Light web site at http://www.cookinglight.com/ and tell us what picnic or barbecue dish you would prepare to join us with this months theme. Leave a comment by July 14th with a link to the barbecue or picnic dish you have chosen. For even more entries leave a comment on each of our 5 blogs. The more blogs you visit the more chances you have of winning. Five comments equals 5 chances to win!!!This giveaway is open to both Canadian and American readers only. Join us while we celebrate in style!

Fire up the grill or spread out a blanket. Summer is here!!!! It's time to bring dinner outside. These recipes are perfect for eating alfresco. With Canada Day on the 1st and Independence Day on the 4th what better way to celebrate together than with a picnic or barbecue served alfresco style.

 Every weekend, if the weather co-operates, both of our nations slip into party mode, with impromptu barbecues and picnics popping up the length and breadth of our streets and neighbourhoods. Good weather, good company, good food and good wine are the perfect formula and combined make even the simplest of occasions feel special. Whether you are heading to the country for some fresh air and tasty food these holiday weekends, or gathering friends and family for a back garden barbecue follow some of these tasty recipes from the pages of Cooking Light and you can't go wrong.

Patsy of Family, Friends and Food wowed us with her  feature dish Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches. This would be perfect for a picnic or anytime!

Long time member Jamie of Mom's Cooking Club complimented our menu with Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese Dressing. Nothing says summer and barbecues like a delicious green salad.

Sandi of The Whistestop Cafe brings a Cooking Light classic that's perfect for any alfresco dining... Herbed Potato Salad. After all, what is a barbecue or picnic without this classic!!

To balance the menu Shelby of The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch adds a delicious side dish of  Honey Chipotle Baked Beans. Talk about sensational!

And for dessert I barbecued some Rum-Spiked Grilled Pineapple with Toasted Coconut  topping each serving with a decadent Salted Caramel Ice Cream. I cannot say enough about these flavour combinations. Separately each recipe is a winner but combined they equal sensational. Salted Caramel is my new ice cream passion!

Next months theme will be A VISIT TO CHINATOWN in honour of the largest Chinese celebration of  the year... the Moon Festival, so get your thinking caps on and join in!!!!

Don't forget to enter our giveaway, with 5 chances to win!!!

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  1. I'm so pleased with pineapple in its pure state, that I don't seem to have much left over to cook with. I'll have to make a better effort...because the caramelization of this fruit must be as divine as your photo. The salted caramel too must be tried soon.
    Thanks, for the line up. I too refer to Cooking Light's wonderful recipes once and a while...they do a great job in appealing to my kitchen style.
    Have a great day Val.
    Flavourful wishes, Claudia

  2. That is a wonderful dessert! A heavenly combination!



  3. wow, that looks delicious!

  4. I love Cooking Light and am always so excited to see what you guys cook up. Between the grilled pineapple and the salted caramel ice cream, I'm not sure what I want to make first. Why choose, though, when you can have both?

    What a great giveaway! I've been coveting this cookbook for a while. I think I would make the Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta...perfect for a bbq appetizer! http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1835294&package_id=1836108

  5. Grilled pineapple with ice cream has my mouth watering. What a scrumptious, delicious dessert! I saw some perfectly ripe fruit at the market yesterday. Guess I'll have to make a trip back there.

  6. Val,
    Your grilled fruit dessert with ice cream looks heavenly. Wow, I bet that tastes good. A wonderful post and it's been a pleasure being Cooking Light buddies this past year. Here's to another great year of sharing CL recipes.

  7. What a wonderful way to enjoy pineapple. I really will have to but a pineapple next time I'm at the market and give this a try. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  8. Oh! Rum, pineapple and ice cream? You already got me :-)

  9. That looks AMAZING!!! Everything about it!!

  10. Oh my lands, Val, this is delectable!!! :-) That ice cream is amazing. :-) I would make this recipe in a hot second! http://www.cookinglight.com/food/in-season/great-summer-salads-00400000049577/page5.html

  11. I love Cooking Light and reading your monthly recaps. So many great recipes to choose from but I would love to try this Eggplant Salad with Bell Peppers and Jicama.


    The Asian flavors in the dressing make this really unique, I bet!

  12. You know I'm not much of a dessert person, but that has my mouth watering. I've never had salted caramel ice cream...I know salt caramel is a hot commodity these days. I'm anxious to try it.

  13. Something different that I wouldn't mind trying.

    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

  14. coconu and rum, such a perfect classic combo, this is mt kind of dessert, so irresistible!

  15. I love grilled pineapple but this looks AMAZING!!! I HAVE to try this. I really love this recipe and can't wait to try it. Grilled Mexican Corn with Crema: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=686152

    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  16. All of those recipes look good! I've previously have prepared pineapple on the grill and think it's amazing!

    I enjoy the recipes from Cooking Light because they're consistently good and truly are healthy. I thought the Korean burger was an interesting and exotic twist to the summer grill routine. Great giveaway!


  17. Rum, pineapple and coconut? Sounds like my favorite drink! This dessert looks luscious! And the salted caramel ice cream might become my favorite too! I've always loved salt with sweet. And anything caramel will get me every time!
    What a super giveaway! The tomato/granita salad looks divine! http://www.cookinglight.com/food/in-season/great-summer-salads-00400000049577/page8.html

  18. The wonderful thing about pineapples is that they ripen in your fruit basket. I love them grilled and with pork or in a dessert, as you have.

  19. My goodness - what an amazing dessert!

    From the CL site, I would choose the Green & Yellow Bean Salad with Chunky Tomato Dressing & Feta Cheese.


  20. Beautiful! Grilled pineapple is one of my faves...

    I like the macaroni salad with summer tomatoes: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1823359

    great use of tomatoes from our garden...

  21. Few things are more beautiful than caramel ice cream. The pineapple looks so simply decadent too. Those of us who can't grill weep silently. ;-)

  22. you've taken care of two of my favorite 'c' foods here, val, and gone an extra mile by including pineapple. looks yummy to me!

    i LOVE grilled corn, so the grilled mexican corn with cream really floats my boat. great giveaway!


  23. Hi Val...I'm back with my favourite choice which I'll be making hopefully this weekend ;o)
    Salted Caramel Ice Cream:


    Have a great day,

  24. What a great giveaway, I would make Hickory-Planked Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary-Dijon Potatoes! Thanks for the chance to win - Have a great week-end!

  25. What a great giveaway! I would make Hickory-Planked Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary-Dijon Potatoes. Thanks and have a great week-end!

  26. Delicious! I would love to make the Corn and Potato Chowder!! Yummy!

  27. This looks just super!! Malaysia is a large producer of pineapples too!! The kids would just love this. When are you making it next, I'm sending them over!!

  28. Rum-Spiked Grilled Pineapple with Toasted Coconut with a Side of Salted Caramel Ice Cream - sounds so good for the soul; not the waist line but the soul yes.

  29. This dessert is killer! The ice cream takes the cake. Never thought caramel would go with pineapple, but it's probably awesome.

  30. There is something very appealing about this. Sounds great for the summer time.

  31. Just came from Shelby's site. Here is a recipe I would love to try: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1823332#

  32. Grilled pineapple is the best! I am intrigued by salted caramel ice cream. Sounds like a great pair.


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