It is that time of year again. Time for summer salads. Share often! I love making this recipe for parties because of all the bright and vibrant colors. It incorporates many of my favorite fruits and vegetables. It makes about 8 cups of dip. I usually save one cup to enjoy throughout the week. For example top 1/4 cup over a Veggie burger, have 1/4 cup over 1 slice wheat toast for breakfast or a snack, enjoy as a side dish, garnish over fish tacos, or use as a dip with tortilla chips, wheat crackers, rice chips, or a crusty sliced whole-wheat baguette.
Let me know if you make it at home.
2 mangos, cut into cubes
2 Haas avocados (if using organic Haas avocados you will need 4), cubed
1 medium sized red onion, chopped
1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
6 cloves of garlic, smashed and finely chopped
Juice of 2 limes (approximately 1/4 cup)
Cilantro (1/2 cup packed), finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt (1/4 – 1/2 tsp maximum) and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours prior to serving (however can be served immediately).
Serve with sturdy tortilla chips, wheat crackers, crusty bread or toast.
In celebration of EARTH DAY this year, the Hopatcong Community Garden is hosting Gardenfest: An Afternoon of FamilyFun on April 22, 2012 from 12-4pm (rain date April 29, 2012) at Modick Park. Please see picture for details.
The Hopatcong Community Garden is completely funded by fundraisers, donations (like from Nutrition Map) and grants. Come support a great project that is bringing the gift of good health to Hopatcong, NJ.
Nutrition Map will have a vendor table in support of the garden. Come by to learn how to use up all those fresh goodies from the garden.
This month we celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, 2012. We think about grand ways to decrease our “carbon footprint” while we are here on this planet. What often happens is we start making changes and then go right back to what we have always done.
This year consider the small changes you can make to make a huge impact. How about changing your drink to plain old water in a reusable, eco friendly bottle. While your at it, you will be saving loads of calories, sugar, caffeine and sodium that usually come along with what you usually have.
Not only do I get paid (most of the time) to talk about food all day, but thanks to food models, I get to play with it too.
When I am really lucky, patients bring me some awesome treasures from their gardens or from their favorite restaurants. Last night a patient brought me pico de gallo which tastes awesome on, well, just about everything. Had some this morning over cream cheese (vegan, but feel free to use the dairy variety) on top of a slice of wheat bread.
Excellent and short video report on 60 Minutes (CBS) on what studies are showing regarding the effects of sugar on the body. Still not convinced that you need to make some changes? Click on Is Sugar Toxic? Link Below to view the video.