Friday, June 1, 2012

What about Salad????

Sometimes we eat so good and eat so much, we are just begging for one of those quick and delicious meals where you don't even have to turn on the stove or light a fire. Well guess what??? Salad is your answer.

Lupe and I have been in that boat many times so we turn to a garden salad. We don't have to cook anything. We just go into the yard and pick what we want in the salad. What we don't have is remedied by a 10 minute round trip to the local store.

Last night was one of those occasions and here is what we had to eat...

This salad was made up of iceberg lettuce on the bottom, topped with a variety of baby sprouts, diced young Roma tomatoes, freshly picked mango which I cut into chunks, and garden fresh Japanese cucumbers. I added a sprinkle of grated Colby/jack cheese and black pepper and garnished with a hot pepper. My dressing of choice was spicy Catalina.

Did we ever have a fulfilling dinner. And the taste, with all those garden veggies, was excellent. 

So the next time you're hungry but don't feel like cooking or take out, whip up one of these bad boys. You'll find yourself relaxing with a smile on your face.

Until next time....

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Breakfast on Guam

Nothing I love more than a good breakfast. Fortunately for me my wife, Lupe, is a Master at it. Here is just another of her fantastic breakfasts that she put together...

We have here scrambled eggs with Colby/jack cheese and green onions and diced, fresh eggplant from the yard, pan fried potatoes, Canadian Bacon (ham), avocado, fresh cantaloupe, wheat bagels with homemade Mango and hot pepper jam (courtesy of Bill and Sonja Bradford of Agat), and a little OJ to wash it all down.

If this doesn't start your day off right, something is wrong!!!

So the next time you need to power up, eat a little more than scrambled eggs and bacon. Go the full course. After all, you don't want to peter out halfway through the day.

Don't forget to visit my other blog, BBQGuam.

Until next time.... 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Fresh Mango and Hot Pepper

It's mango season on Guam right now. And there is an abundance of mango. My wife, Lupe, has been busy doing all kinds of things with our mangoes from our tree. She has been cutting up mango for the "meat" and bagging it for the off season. Right now she makes mango smoothies and mangosicles. Both which are great for our hot weather. But today she made a form of "pickled" peppered mango. 

Here is a photo...

Pickled Peppered Mango

What she does is peel the green, unripened mango. She adds a whole clump of garlic which she slices. Then she mashes fresh hot pepper and adds that. The last step is salt to taste.

What happens is the salt extracts the juices from the mango and causes it to "pickle" itself. This must be refrigerated or it will spoil. But after about a day, the mango blends well with the rest of the ingredients.

Once you start eating this delicacy, it goes down like candy and is hard to stop.

This is a great appetizer while long as you have plenty of cold "beverages" around.

Until next time....