This week and last week we have had swim lessons for our little bear. That explains the lapse in updates. Sorry.
We were recently given a box of mangos. Mangos are so tasty. They are nutritious, high in vitamins C and A and a great source of dietary fiber. And of course sweet. This being said, Josh suggested I create some mango recipes as not to let them go to waste. We were pleased with both recipes. I will be sending them to my testers later this week. The first recipe was a Mango and Black Bean Taco. The other recipe was a Spicy Summer Curry. It was my favorite by far.
Mango and Black Bean Tacos
Spicy Summer Curry
Not pictured is a Mixed Fruit Cobbler. You can thank my two little guys for not taking a picture. It was inhaled with the help of their dad before I could grab the camera. This recipe is from Vegan on the Cheap. It was super good. I subbed mango for the plums and we had peaches that were given to us. The cost to make the cobbler was around 50 cents. We needed pineapple. In VOTC, the cost is <50 cents per serving and it serves 8. It was simple to make, yet so delicious.
Earlier this week I made two chili recipes from VOTC. Why two chili recipes? Why not! We love chili around here. I had a ton of beans and tomatoes, so I made the Positively Pantry Chili. The cost was nothing to us, thanks to having all the ingredients. And I love corn in my chili. It was mild and the boys enjoyed it. The cost to make it according to VOTC is <$1.50 per serving and it serves 6. I also made the Black and White Chili. I sent some to a friend along with some homemade bread and used it to make frito ‘ritos for us. What are frito ‘ritos you ask? They are frito pies wrapped in a burrito tortilla. So good. Frito chips with chili, cheezy sauce, avocado, chopped onion and pickled jalapeno. Yum! I put ours in a spinach burrito tortilla. Just to make them look healthier. Hee hee.
Tonite I am making the Vegetable Crisp from VOTC. It sounds very tasty. Thanks to our CSA and garden, it should turn out lovely. I will post pictures and the taste factor Friday.
Our summer garden seems to be dying down a bit. We are not harvesting as many tomatoes, but the basil is still going strong. They are 3 feet tall. I think it is time to make more pesto and harvest it a bit. Thank goodness for having a freezer.
Our yellow squash seemed to have crapped out, but we are still getting zucchini. The squash is in the garden with the watermelon and it has gone crazy. I am just waiting for some melons. Come on!
A 6 foot tall fence and 8 foot tall sunflowers. Yay for gardens!
Well it is time for some lunch. Hope you have a lovely Wednesday.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys