Friday, November 15, 2013


i haven't posted any recipes in a long, long time. partly because i haven't been trying any new recipes. during the very early weeks of this pregnancy i made autumn soup like it was my business. i had so much energy- it was fantastic! for the past few months i've been energyless and the thought of all that autumn soup in my freezer makes me want to hurl. go figure.

yesterday, i had some tea in the afternoon. that's big people! i am an avid tea drinker and i haven't been able to stomach a cup of hot tea, but yesterday afternoon i did! could this be the end of morning sickness? i am creeping into my second trimester tomorrow... so hopefully.

as per usual, i had a burst of energy after my cup of tea and i planned dinner for tonight (italian beef sandwiches in the slow cooker- my house smells so good!) and decided i wanted to make homemade salsa. i had saved the recipe a long time ago, but never got around to it. well, now that i've tried it i'm pretty sure i'll be making it from now on. it's a keeper (just like aaron!- haha, ok, i'll stop.)

quick & easy blender salsa

1- 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1- 10 oz can orginal Rotel
1/2 small onion, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
1/2-1 jalapeno, seeded or not (depends on how spicy you like it) we skipped this step completely.
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
small to medium size handful of cilantro, washed
juice of 1 lime

Put all the ingredients in the base of a food processor or good blender and pulse to combine for 30 seconds or so until all the ingredients are finely chopped and salsa is desired consistency. Taste for seasoning and adjust to taste. Serve with chips or over tacos.

i'm thinking you could make this with fresh tomatoes, green peppers, and chilis... but i haven't reached that state of salsa enlightenment. i hope you try this... because it was so good. i had salsa and chips for dinner. no lie.

p.s. i jarred this salsa in an old salsa jar we got from the farmers market this summer. score! it's the little things. i tell you... it really is.

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