Well the beach vacay must have seriously kicked my cookin’ mojo into high gear because this week’s meals have been top notch!
*Toots own horn*
For instance, in last night’s meal:
Pico de Gallo
Pico de gallo is a fresh uncooked condiment made from chopped tomato, onion, chilis and other ingredients such as lemon or lime juice, fresh cilantro, cucumber, radish or fruit such as mango. It can be used much like salsa, but since it contains less liquid it can also be used as a main ingredient in dishes such as tacos and fajitas!
My pico de gallo contained:
- 3 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 poblano pepper, seeds removed & chopped
- bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
- juice of 1 lime
- sea salt
- black pepper
I like to make this at least an hour before we are going to eat it so that the flavors really have a chance to get to know each other.
In an effort to use up some items in our fridge, I decided that this pico de gallo would need make an appearance in a creative egg dish of sorts tonight!
Flour tortillas topped w/ monteray jack and colby jack cheese, broiled until cheese is melted and tortillas begin to crisp up.
Topped w/ scrambled eggs plus egg whites (3 eggs + 3 egg whites for 2 servings)
And then a generous helping of the pico de gallo!
To go with I had some corn topped with more of the pico de gallo
So versatile, no?
On a side note, The Man and I had some of these bad boys for dessert
Ever had a donut peach?
These are local from Charlottesville and have the most sweet and juicy flavor of any peach ever. Plus I love their perfect eating size, makes for the exact perfect bite each time!
The Man instructed me to go buy a dozen more. I kid you not.
I feel like I hit the food lottery this week!!!!!