Sweet 'N Spicy Pico de Gallo
Traditional Pico de Gallo
     Pico de Gallo. "Bite of the Rooster." Makes sense, doesn't it? Well, on this diet, I am constantly trying to find ways to make my food less boring. Here's one -or two, actually! - of my best remedies for that!
     The first is simply a traditional recipe, and for the second, I added mango and avocado. You can't beat sweet and spicy!

     Knock yourself out!
--- Jenny


3 medium Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2-1 whole jalapeno, seeded and diced
1/4 cup diced white or yellow onion
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
salt to taste (optional)

Prepare all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate before serving.


1 medium mango, seeded and diced
1 avocado, seeded and diced
Traditional Pico de Gallo recipe

Prepare all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate before serving.

What a nice summertime treat! On Sundays, for some reason, we never really get around to making dinner. We pretty much just scrounge around in the fridge and graze. 
     Well, yesterday I ventured out into the garden, and to my great surprise, returned to the house with five huge cucumbers! I gave most of them away today, but I've had tzatziki on the brain since I started thinking about cucumbers so I had to save some for myself... I made this for the first time last year and loved it! I'm happy to share this healthy diet snack...
--- Jenny


1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup grated cucumber, drained WELL
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2-3 cloves garlic, grated
2-3 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste
black pepper

Grate cucumber and allow to drain. The best way is to set the grated cucumber on cheesecloth or a sturdy paper towel and allow to drain over a bowl. You can steady the cheesecloth over the bowl with a big rubber band. 

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve. Best serve after at least an hour of refrigeration, but if you can't wait, it's still delicious!

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