Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mango- Avocado Salsa...

As much as I do not really want to admit this, my friends and I have been known to compare ourselves to the women from Sex and the City. Although, we really are nothing like them...after a couple glasses of wine, this topic of conversation sometimes comes up. With the recent movie, my roommates and I found ourselves again comparing. They agreed that I am most like Carrie...slightly crazy and outspoken. Well, considering she uses her oven to store shoes, I beg to differ but as I was apartment shopping in Chicago this weekend...I think I may have slightly channeled my inner-Carrie.

In the movie (and yes, if you continue reading, I am going to ruin a scene), Carrie and her boyfriend, Mr. Big, are looking for a place to live...they walk into a beautiful penthouse with the light streaming in and hardwood floors...Carrie is instantly hooked until she sees the really tiny little closet. Mr. Big, of course, says he will build her a better closet...aw! so cute!

Well, in Chicago this weekend, the realtor showed me a number of places that were small, dark and depressing. Then we walked into this absolutely gorgeous studio... my mouth dropped as I looked at the view of Lake Michigan, jumped for joy at the amount of sunlight and then cringed when I saw the tiny little kitchen...I looked around for Mr. Big but, alas, I didn't have one...

I went for it anyway. It is a beautiful apartment and the kitchen will just challenge me to be more creative with cooking. Plus, although I do not need the space, the closet is huge so I may just have to store some of my kitchen ware in there! I think the best part is that the apartment is all mine! For the first time, I will not have roommates!

I know this should be a Daring Baker's post but...the challenge this month was just not in the cards. I barely had time to cook, let alone make the delicious Danish Braid that is popping up all over the place. Instead, I have been keeping things simple with this yummy mango-avocado salsa. This time I paired it with this chicken and some rice. Some simple seared salmon or tilapia also tastes great with it. I also want to enter this in Meeta's Monthy Mingle of Mango Mania over at What's for Lunch Honey.


Ginny's Mango-Avocado Salsa

3 Mangos, diced
1 Red Onion, diced
2 Avocados, diced
3 Tomatoes, diced
2 cups cilantro, chopped

5 limes, juiced

1. Mix it all together and serve. Makes a really large bowl.

P.S. Many thanks to Canary Girl for passing along the I Love You This Much Award! Made my day!
I would like to pass it along to some excellent bloggers...

LyB of And then I do the dishes
Mark of No Special Effects
Susan of Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy
Deborah of Taste and Tell
Peabody of Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

12 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Haha, love how you brought out your "inner-Carrie" :0)

No worries about not making this month's DBC - you'll get to it next month, for sure!! That mango-avocado salsa MORE than makes up for it - yum!

Congratulations on the award!

Peabody said...

Thanks so much for the award! Made my day too.

Manggy said...

Hahaha! That Sex and the City quiz is something I avoid like the plague on Facebook. But I am more than a little jaded on love, so let's say.... (redacted)

Ooh, you're trying to win me by posting a mango recipe!! Heh heh. Looks great!

Good luck on your lawyer-ifying! Thanks so much for the award :)

Lore said...

So happy for you Ginny!!! It's good that you found something you trully like. The amount of sunlight is always important for an apartment.

As for the kitchen, remember Psychgrad's post of that little kitchenette in France? Well that's just what my kitchen looks like, so don't worry you'll be fine! There's nothing that a little creativity can't do and there wouldn't be any reason for the lack of it with tons of inspiring sunlight, right?

That mango salsa looks refreshhhhing! Just great for a hot summer day.

Congrats on the award!

nicisme said...

Great salsa Ginny, love how colourful it is!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Wonderful food can come from the tiniest kitchens -- my previous kitchen was 7 feet by 7 feet, and I loved the challenge of turning out meals for 50 people from it. But an apartment with a view and great light? That's worth any inconvenience. Hope your move goes smoothly.

LyB said...

Enjoy your own apartment Ginny, I'm sure you'll find a way make great dishes in your little kitchen. And thanks so much for the award, you are a sweetheart! :)

Elle said...

Your apartment sounds wonderful, and ya for no roommates! Nice salsa, too. yum!

Congrats on your award!

cakewardrobe said...

I think what makes SATC so successfully is how much it relates to regular women out there no matter how many Manolos they own. Lovely salad!

Emiline said...

Don't feel bad about the DB post. I don't like the fact that you HAVE to post. Phht. That's why I haven't joined, because I know I wouldn't be able to do it every month.

Congrats on your new apartment! It sound beautiful. I didn't realize that you lived in Chicago.

Deborah said...

Aw, thanks for the award!! You are too sweet!

Congrats on the apartment. I always wanted to live alone when I was single, but never did. And this salsa sounds amazing!

Kevin said...

Mango and avocado sounds like a great combo for a salsa.