Tuesday, June 28, 2011

do you like mangos?

because i do but sometimes i don't.

well. i found this recipe where it is a major do!! so yummy. and healthy too.

it's from the super scrumptious nate berkus and his show, by maria menounos.

introducing her black bean and mango salsa:

1 ripe mango, diced
1/2 cup italian dressing
2 cans of black beans (rinsed)
1/2 cup diced red onions
1 green pepper and 1 red pepper, diced (i subbed 1 orange for the green cause i like em better)
salt and pepper to taste

-in food processor (i used the magic bullet) blend the dressing and 1/4 cup of the mangos until smooth
-combine everything with the mango puree
-season with salt and pepper, chill and serve.

i eat it by the spoonful, quite literally, and with tortilla chips. yum.

do you also like chocolate? me too.

here's a recipe i just found that i can't wait to try this holiday weekend...

2 tbsp. cornstarch
2.5 tsp. cinnamon
1.5 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 cups skim milk
4 oz. milk chocolate
3 oz. dark chocolate
2 tsp. vanilla

-mix cornstarch, cinnamon, chili powder and salt in a sauce pan. over medium heat whisk in milk (breaking up clumps).
-cook, stirring often, until mixture thickens, approx. 12 minutes
-lower heat and stir in chocolate until melted
-remove from heat and add vanilla
-let cool 5 minutes
-whisk again, then pour into popsicle molds
-freeze for 6 hours and devour (i'm sure i will)

i bet you could use regular jello chocolate pudding. who knows, i might try it the scratch way first, then get lazy and use the kind from a box there on after :)

hungry yet?


1 comment:

  1. the black bean and mango salso sounds simply delicious ... it would be great with a marg on a friday afternoon at the office ... hint, hint :)