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Sarah Eats Salads

15 Mar

Like I said a couple posts back, I do eat more than just brownies. ¬†I eat veggies and fruit, too. ūüėČ

Here’s a salad I like to make with roasted vegetables (carrots and broccoli – yes you can roast broccoli and it’s delicious!), avocado and balsamic vinegar.

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It’s pretty cool because you don’t need to make a dressing. ¬†The oils from the avocado mix with the vinegar when you toss the salad and make their own dressing. ¬†You have to use a very ripe avocado and toss it with your hands, mushing the avocado slightly as you go.

Here’s some fruit I had for breakfast (a deconstructed fruit salad?) courtesy of my beau’s parents.

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Have a lovely, relaxing weekend and don’t forget to soak up some sun!

Want a Sweet Treat? Man, Go Eat a Mango!

11 Mar

Until recently I would only buy bags of already cut, frozen mango. ¬†Then I saw some whole mangos on sale for a good price and bought three! ¬†I had been too lazy or disinterested to figure out how to pick a good mango and actually cut one. ¬†Eating a ripe, fresh mango is such a tasty experience. ¬†When the juicy sweetness hits my taste-buds it transports me to a tropical fruity heaven of some kind. ¬†Yes, I’m being a little corny. ¬†But honestly, for me , no other fruit can provide such an elated feeling!

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In general, fruit is like natures fast food. ¬†It often comes in its own edible wrapping. ¬†It’s easy to grab and go. ¬†And it’s a scrumptious mid-day snack. ¬†Mangos are a little different in that they need to be peeled and they can be quite messy – not the best fruit-on-the-go option.

1-IMG_2379That’s why I have taken to eating mangos as a dessert, at home. ¬†I like to cut it up all fancy-like, and eat it with a bit of dark chocolate and scoop of coconut ice cream (yes, all vegan!).

Want to make your mango look all fancy too?

What you’ll need:¬†
– a ripe mango (soft to the squeeze with a sweet smell)
– a paring knife or small-ish utility knife
– a cutting board (to catch all the juice and mess!)

How to slice it:
1) The mango has an oblong shape, a bit like a squishy egg shape. ¬†You’ll want to start by cutting off each of the wider, flatt-ish sides (which will become the attractively diced fruit you see above). ¬†Watch out for the pit! ¬†Mangos have a stone a lot like a peach, but bigger and oblong, just like the fruit it lives in. ¬†You’ll have to cut the flesh off as close to the seed as possible (you’ll hear a kind of crunching sound and the knife won’t glide easily when you hit it).

2) After cutting off each of the fleshier flatter sides, you can slice off the other parts, so as not to waste any of the yummy fruit (I just eat this part right away, ’cause who can wait?).
The "hedgehog" style is a common way...

3) Now you should have two flatter, fruity sides to work with. ¬†Much like cutting an avocado, if you’ve ever done that, you’ll want to hold the oblong half in your palm – flesh up, skin down. ¬†Now run the knife through the flesh vertically, just until you hit the skin (but not through the skin!). ¬†Do the same thing horizontally, making a checkerboard pattern. ¬†Now you’ve got your dice!

4) Gently push the skin side so it’s now concave and the inner flesh is now a convex shape with diced chunks sticking out of it (as pictured above).

That’s it! ¬†It’s so pretty and impressive. ¬†You can do this for your own enjoyment or present your beautiful mango dessert to your dinner guests. ¬†Such a sweet treat to behold!

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