The recipes on this blog are what we really eat at home. I consider myself to be an "improvisational cook", so creating structured recipes with exact measurements has been an interesting challenge. But I've done my best to provide the basics while offering flexibility in ingredients and quantities. At our house, we have fun with recipes and don't take it too seriously. Oh, and the food tastes REALLY good! If it didn't, we wouldn't eat this way.
This recipe stood out to me because I’ve never had a grape salsa. I liked the idea of making a non-traditional version of salsa with this combination of fresh and colorful ingredients. I’ve modified the original recipe a little. I eliminated the olive oil, used just red grapes (instead of a mixture of colors), added lime zest, and adjusted the quantities of the herbs. I also added avocado for a creamy element to cut the acidity from the lime juice.
As a kid, I loved the yogurt cups with the fruit on the bottom. I don’t eat dairy yogurt anymore, and occasionally I miss it. There are lots of plant-based options in the stores now, but I haven’t found one that I really like as a replacement. So when I saw a cashew-based version in My New Roots, I thought I’d give it a try. Combining this yogurt with Simple Mixed Berry Jam recreates a childhood favorite that is much healthier than the original and uses in-season berries!
It’s hard to believe that in a few days, our site will have been live for a full year. Starting (and especially maintaining) a blog has been a learning experience and a lot of work for both of us. I continue to be impressed and grateful that Patrick does all of the technical work to keep the site running smoothly. Without him, there would be no site. Of course, without recipes, there would be nothing on the site, but I still give him the credit for turning my original idea into reality.