Our idea of what constitutes "food" in American culture has become so skewed that it is almost unrecognizable. Our supermarkets are packed with products whose ingredients include unpronounceable chemicals, dyes, bacteria, and growth hormones. They are irradiated without our consent and contain GMOs.It's time to bring back FOOD. Pure unadulterated organic RAW food.This blog is a documentation of my continuing journey on a plant-based lifestyle.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mmm, Salsa Extravaganza!

For some reason, I associate Mexican food with the Summer months? Good thing I live in California, where "winter" means 50 degrees in January!! Not to shabs since I heart Mexican food...and the fact that Mexicana gone raw is really simple and can be whipped together in a matter of minutes.
This is a combination of two different salsas: Jicama/Mango/Pineapple Salsa, a traditional chunky Tomato Salsa all over romanine lettuce with a Native-foods inspired Cilantro-Mango Dressing. In this case, it happens to all be low-fat raw vegan and void of any nuts. Sometimes I like to top this with a guacamole, but is equally delicious on its own.

I don't have a recipe as I basically just threw everything into the food processor, but it incorporates all your traditional mexican flavors such as cilantro, lime, jalepeno, a bit of cayenne, etc. Yumm, sweet and spicy, always makes a great combination.

And don't skimp on the cilantro! This herb has many healing properties as it is often used to draw heavy metals and toxins from the body; which is great for people who are suffering from illnesses like Fibromyalgia.

Bon Appetit!

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