Sunday, January 30, 2011

More Favorite Things!

My husband surprised me with this mug a long time ago.  It says on the sides,  "Laugh often, Dream Always, Live Well, Love Deeply."  It's a great pick-me-up in the morning; that and the coffee inside!

Another edition of my favorite things:  Today it's a Mexican salsa called Pico de Gallo.

I would stop at the Mexican restaurant on the way home from work just to pick some up, and I worked 2nd shift, so that was around 11:30 at night, and not in the best neighborhood.  My husband was alarmed at this, and the craving for the salsa was worse when I was pregnant, so I finally figured out how to make it myself.

Here it is!

You need:
1 tomato (I pick the just turning red vs. deep red because of taste preference)
1 jalapeno (de-seeded, unless you like it hot!)
1/4 cup cilantro
1/2 of med. onion
lemon juice

Dice all the vegetables into tiny, fine pieces.  The key to toning down the onion flavor is to soak the onion pieces in cold water first and I squish it through my hand to get the slim off a little.  (Nothing scientific, but it works!)  Then mix everything together and add lemon or lime juice and salt to taste.  I put in about 1/4 cup lemon juice and tons of salt.

This salsa is sooo good for you, no fat, all veggies, and the possibilities are endless.  I add it to rice, eggs, grilled chicken, basically anything.  Hope you're all having a great weekend!


  1. Thanks for ur comment:) let me know when u try something!

  2. Sounds delicious! My husband is always looking for something to snack on! Thanks for the recipe! :-)

  3. Benny! Welcome to my blog! I'm going to try your "pizza" recipe this week. I might have to add some pancetta for my husband, as he is a major carnivore.

    Ode to Motherhood- Hello again! Your welcome for the recipe, I hope he likes it!

  4. Argh! I can't figure out how to edit my own comments. So correction to the error-

    You're welcome for the recipe!

  5. Love the mug and the recipe. Made it last night was wonderful=)

  6. Hi Honey..I noticed you have a penchant for
    cute inspirational mugs...good way to get
    thru dreary mornings :)

  7. Kathleen- glad you liked it!

    Bear Wife- Yes! The mugs are definately a thing for me.

  8. Love the Mug! And I am going to have to try that salsa. It sounds great! Thank you for sharing your recipe! :)
    xx Juli~

  9. You're welcome about the recipe Juli, and by the way, I got your necklace yesterday and wore it all day. I know you made it, but it's so ME! Luv it!

  10. Hi Honey,
    Im so happy you like your necklace! Sorry the shipping was so slow, I have no idea why it took so long to get there.. Usually priority takes only 3 days, so I apologize for that! :)

    Im going to try out your recipe tonight!
    Have a lovely day!
    xx Juli