Mango Avocado Pesto Stack Recipe

Mango Avocado Pesto Stack Recipe -- Fresh, sweet, creamy and slightly spicy -- you won't believe how utterly delicious a combination of mango, avocado and pesto is!

Fresh, sweet, creamy and slightly spicy -- you won't believe how utterly delicious a combination of mango, avocado and pesto is! When my 10-year-old son saw this creation he asked if I could really call it a recipe. He said, "You just layered a few things into a stack.  I could do that."Um . . . . just?  Yep, I … [Read more...]

Spiced Pork and Mango Chimichurri Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Spiced Pork and Mango Chimichurri Lettuce Wraps Recipe

The most scrumptious lunch or dinner, these gluten-free wraps are filled with tender, warmly spiced pork, juicy, sweet mango and chimichurri sauce with a delicious kick! I've always put mangoes high up on a pedestal.  From their beautiful orange-red skin and brilliant golden flesh, to their tropical, floral fragrance … [Read more...]

Summertime Garden Party Menu

Summertime Garden Party Menu

photo credit: Isn't it so hard to slow down?  To make time for yourself?  To do something just for fun?  It sure is for me, and when I do it, it never fails to remind me that I should make a bigger effort to do it more often.   Last week I had the most delightful time with some of my favorite … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Tomato-Mango, Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Sweet & Spicy Tomato Mango Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Do you ever have days when you're so stressed out, and things keep going wrong?  Okay seriously, that's a rhetorical question -- obviously you do!  If you're human, anyway. ;-)Yesterday was one of those days.I won't bore you with all of the details, but the highlight was when I opened my (parked) car door about … [Read more...]

Mango-Avocado Salad with Panela Croutons and Chipotle Crema Mexicana

CACIQUE-Mango-Avocado Salad with Panela "Croutons" and Chipotle Crema Mexicana-pink-green-gold-ceramic bowls |

This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  And as always, all opinions are my own.When you cut Cacique's Panela cheese and fry it over high heat in a bit of oil, you can sear it -- just as you would steak.  No joke! Rather than melt into a sauce, the surface of this delicious cheese, … [Read more...]

Seared Ahi Tuna Mango-Avocado Appetizer Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna Avocado-Mango Appetizer Recipe |

For weeks I've been thinking about avocado and mango slices together on a plate.  I know, there's no end to my exciting food thoughts. ;-)Gorgeous and delicious, sweet and creamy, they're both at the tippy top of my favorite foods list(s).Pairing up with peppery, savory, seared Ahi, turns these two beauties … [Read more...]

Smoky Chipotle Mango Quesadilla Recipe

Smoky Chipotle Mango Quesadilla | Cooking On The Weekends

When two of my (many) favorite foods on the planet are a a match made in heaven, as a pair they might just surpass everything else.Smoky, spicy chipotle peppers and sweet, tangy mangoes create the most unbelievable flavor combination imaginable.  This delectable summer quesadilla can be served in small slices as an … [Read more...]

Mango Ginger Chicken Recipe


Sometimes when I bite into a perfectly ripe mango with my eyes closed, I feel like I'm in the tropics.The flavor and perfume of the mango takes me to Hawaii, the Caribbean, Tahiti -- really, anywhere tropical.And now I'm sitting on the beach!Certain foods often bring our minds to different places, moods, or … [Read more...]

Mango-Manchego Basil Salad Recipe

Mango-Manchego Basil Salad Recipe

Mango-Manchego! It sounds like a Spanish dance, doesn't it?  I love that!That's really what this salad is.  Well, I suppose it's more of a worldly dance -- a dance with a few wonderful flavors from different areas of the world.Since hanging out with the lovely folks from the National Mango Board, I've been … [Read more...]

How to Cut a Mango: A Photographic Guide


I'm in the mood to celebrate the beauty of a mango.It might be because I met some lovely people from the National Mango Board a couple weeks ago at Camp Blogaway.Or perhaps it's because those same lovely people sent me a box of absolutely gorgeous mangoes.I think the most likely though, is that I'm always … [Read more...]