I was in the mood this weekend to cook up something that I have never made before. I decided on some delicious homemade chunky salsa. I am a salsa addict, I think it's because it's a mixture of all the fresh vegetables that I love. With a little kick. I found a recipe on line and altered it to my own taste. You can easily change up this recipe too to satisfy your own salsa craving. Enjoy!!!
One thing you can always catch me doing while I am cooking in my kitchen is watching "Get it Sold" on HGTV with Sabrina Soto. This show is my crack so to speak. No, we are not trying to sell our house, Sabrina is adorable and I just love all of her staging and design tips. I love a properly staged home, even if you are not trying to get it ready to sell. I DVR this show every day and enjoy having it on in the background as I cook in the evenings or on weekends.
Home Made Chunky Salsa
2 ripe tomatoes, diced 1 green bell peppers, diced 1 white onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, diced 1/3 cup of purple onion 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, for garnish 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice Salt and Pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, mix tomatoes, green bell pepper, garlic, onions, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno chile pepper. Dash lightly with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until serving. Serve with your favorite Tortilla chips!!!!
For a little prep tip, I found chopping up the jalapeno, onions, and green pepper with my OXO Chopper really cut down on the prep time.
As a side note, I decided to come up with a weekly poll for my readers. This weeks poll features the debate on whether or not to get the H1N1 vaccination. Since I am expecting, it's a little closer to my heart than it normally would be. At this point in time, I don't think there is enough evidence about the vaccine yet to make me want to get it. I am only going to have a little over two months left of my pregnancy when it is available and scientists are still in the testing stages of the affects on pregnant women and their unborn babies. It's just too up in the air right now for me to make an educated decision. I have several pregnant friends right now and some of their doctors have recommended it and some of them have advised against it since the vaccine is so new and not enough evidence is available yet on affect to the unborn babies. I would certainly advise all of you to make your own decision on whether to get vaccinated, pregnant or not. At this time, I am just going to avoid schools, overly crowded public places, and just wash my hands constantly.