I think for so many of us, 2009 was a welcome sight. We watched 2008 shoot itself in the foot, we locked the door behind it, threw away the key, and tried to sweep up the porch as if it had never even happened. The perfect crime, I suppose, if only the evidence of its existence would stop trying to come from up under the door like a bad can of tear gas. I am so looking forward to what this year has to bring... it has got to be better. I am determined that it will. My daughters New Years hat tells me it will.
Part of my changes for the New Year are much like everyone else's, to eat healthier. Of course, I've been threatening myself with that for year's. But now, I have too. Cholesterol is knocking at my door... it even had the flipping nerve to let itself in. I bent over, numerous times, trying to get it to kiss my ass... but all it did was laugh and utter "which part, your all ass." You know, high cholesterol is bad enough, but when it starts taunting you... well, lets just say the fight was not a pretty one.
I decided to kick off the New Year with a little spice. My intention was to follow a recipe I had gotten from POM for pomegranate salsa, but I wanted to use what I had on hand. I ended up improvising, and finally came up with a recipe I will call my own, Pomegranate Mango Salsa. I served it over garlic grilled chicken, and called it good. Why..? Because my husband planted a good one on me after he ate it, so I know it was good.
2 large Pomegranates, seeded (see here for an easy way)
1 ripe Mango, diced
2-3 teaspoons minced jalapeno pepper
1/3 cup diced red or orange pepper
1/4 c minced red onion
1 Tbs rice wine vinegar
1/4 c Rose's Infusion Pomegranate Twist
Pinch of kosher salt, if desired
Combine all ingredients. Chill for 30 minutes. Serve over grilled chicken or serve with chips. The salsa's heat will intensify the longer it sits. So if you are not a lover of spice, decrease the jalapeno just a tad. If you love spice, I love you... add more.