Secret Weapon Salsa

I don’t consider myself a great cook… yet… but I have been trying to improve my culinary skills over the last few years.  It’s funny that when I lived in a multi-100-thousand dollar home with a nice big kitchen I didn’t cook very often.  But now residing in a small RV, I have really gotten more excited about trying to learn to cook!  One doesn’t need to be a great cook to eat healthy foods!  I have been eating pretty well in 2012.  The proof is in the 30+ pound weight loss since Christmas 2011!  I’m trying to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and eat less sugar and simple carbs!  I feel a lot better!

One of my weaknesses is “chips and salsa.”  I know tortilla chips are not the best food on the planet but boy do they taste good with the right salsa!  This week I made some fresh salsa with ingredients from my garden.  I grew the tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, thai peppers and cilantro.  I bought the lime juice, garlic, olive oil and sea-salt.  My secret weapon for the salsa is the thai hot pepper!  Just a few add a nice kick to the typical salsa!  You know that good tongue and lip tingle that the right amount of spice adds to the appropriate dishes?  That’s what the thai hot peppers do to my salsa, they add a great hot kick….very tasty!

Above, some of the fresh ingredients assembled for the “Secret Weapon Salsa!”

Below, the “Magic-Bullet” works great to blend ingredients!

Above and below, some of the ingredients of my “Secret Weapon Salsa” just minutes before being ready to eat!  Talk about fresh… on the vine at 10:00 AM and then ready to eat at 10:10 AM!

Below, “Secret Weapon Salsa” ready to eat!

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I am an adventure-loving American man, with a severe case of wander-lust and a desire to experience as much of this wonderful world as humanly possible. Every place I have visited or lived has taught me something about life and helped me grow. For me, traveling opens my eyes to how similar the human race is, yet at the same time, how unique we all are. I hope this blog will motivate you to put down the TV remote, dust off your backpack and decide to take a chance on an adventure. It can be a walk in a new neighborhood 2 miles from home or a trip to a far off distant land. I have lived in or visited over 50 countries during my life and hope to see many more. I want to share my experiences. I hope you enjoy the blog. -WAND3R3R, Somewhere on the Globe, 2014.