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4 Jan


Here’s a great sangria recipe that is so easy to make. The trick here is to let it sit overnight to really bring out the flavor.

1 apple thinly sliced

4-5 strawberries sliced

one orange thinly sliced

one lemon thinly sliced

one lime thinly sliced

a handful of blueberries

1/2 cup of evaporated cane juice sugar

1 bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)

1 can of spritzer soda (I like to use an orange or mango flavor)

In a large bowl, empty the wine and dissolve cane sugar. Add all the fruit and mix well. Cover the bowl and put in the fridge overnight. To serve: fill a wine glass with the spritzer about 1/4 full, the fill the rest of the glass with the sangria. Serve chilled.

Tip: I like to add mango and pineapple for a more tropical version.



photo by divya on flickr.com

Magnificent Mango Salad

4 Jan

Magnificent Mango Salad

This salad is so great to make anytime of year. Even better in the winter to create a bit of summer in the dark cold days. I love the color this salad creates!

2-3 ripe avocados peeled, pitted and diced

1-2 ripe mangoes peeled and diced

1 red pepper seeded and diced

3 sprigs of green onion finely chopped

1 head of red leaf lettuce washed and torn into bite size pieces

1 spoon of toasted sesame seeds


2 spoons of freshly squeezed lime juice

2-3 spoons of extra virgin olive oil

1-2 spoons of maple syrup

a dash or two of tamari sauce

a pinch or two of ground cumin

salt and pepper to taste

In a large salad bowl, mix all the salad ingredients except the dressing. In a small bowl, mix together all the dressing ingredients. Add the dressing to the salad and toss until everything is well coated. Serve in bowls and then sprinkle the sesame seeds on top before serving.

Tip: sometimes I like to add diced red onion to jazz it up a bit



photo by visualdensity on flickr.com