Cucumber & Florida Mango Salsa
- 1 ripe mango, diced (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 small English cucumber, diced (about 1 cup)
- 1/3 cup diced red onions
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
- Juice from 1 lime
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Stir together all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Serve with tortilla chips, tacos or burritos, or as a mix-in for cooked quinoa or millet. Also goes great as a topping on your favorite fish or chicken.
Stewed Green Beans & Okra
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 medium onion
- 1 lb okra, sliced 1/4 inch thick rounds
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 2 medium tomatoes, diced (or 15 oz can diced tomatoes undrained)
- 1 to 2 cups fresh green beans, ends snapped and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 cup water (only if using fresh tomatoes)
- 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/8 tsp cayenne (optional)
- Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until translucent (about 5 minutes).
- Add sliced okra, searing the cut sides. This will seal in that oozy okra juice. Cook for 5 minutes to 10 minutes or until okra is slightly browned.
- Add minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes covered until okra and green beans are tender but not mushy. Stir every free minutes. If mixture becomes too dry, add water as necessary.
- Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper (fresh ground preferably) and cayenne (or tabasco) to taste. Serve as either a side or over rice.
To make this a one pot meal, add shredded chicken, sliced polish sausage, or andouille chicken sausage to the end of the cooking stage.
Cabbage & Apple Saute
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 8 cups sliced green cabbage
- 2 cups sliced apple
- 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and oil to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add cabbage, apple, caraway seeds, and salt; cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 minutes or until cabbage and apples are tender, stirring occasionally.