“Stop acting like a hungry little monkey”, those words came spilling out of my mouth faster than I could catch them. I didn’t say it in a mean way, I just said it as a matter of fact. You see my friend Karla was over and I had just come from buying a bunch of fruit to curb this Bionico craving that had been hankering at the back of my tongue for the last couple of days. When I mentioned in passing I was going to start working on a dish of bionico, she turned into a hyper, nagging, relentless little infected blister. Saying to me every other minute “Are you going to make that bionico?”, ”What time are you going to make the bionico?”, “How much bionico are you going to make?”, ”Can I take some home?” I felt like her energy turned into a nervous twitch and if she could scratch the side of her ribcage and make ooooh and ahhhh sounds she would. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the power of the bionico, but she was acting straight out grubby. I started to feel uneasy and wanted to protect and hover over my now sacred bionico…. thats when I just blurted it out, ”Stop acting like a hungry little monkey.” Her eyes grew wide, I don’t know if she was embarrassed or if she was just stunned by the reality of my words. It was too late, the truth was on the table. I tried to glaze over what had just happened by abruptly shifting gears with a long, sincere explanation of how September is National Organics Month, and Whole Foods Market is celebrating with an abundance of fresh, organic grapes in stores all month long. This eased the blow, then I whipped up a big bowl of bionico and forced myself to share half with her.
Ingredients for Bionico:
1 1/2- cups organic red grapes (sliced in half)
1/2 – cup organic green grapes (sliced in half)
2 – sliced bananas
1 1/2 – cups peeled and chopped mango
1 1/2 – cups watermelon (cubed)
1 – cup green apple (cubed)
1 – cup pineapple (cubed)
1 – cup strawberries (sliced)
1/2 – cup sugar
3/4 – cup sour cream
1/2 – cup raisins
1/2 – cup chopped almonds
Mix all fruit in a big bowl.
Then in a small bowl mix sugar, and sour cream together until smooth. Then pour over mixed fruit and mix well.
Serve in a serving bowl and sprinkle with raisins and almonds. Enjoy!