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The "Perfect" Pico de Gallo

Uncategorized, Food, AppetizerMegan FaletraComment

There is something about summer that makes me crave Mexican food. All the fresh tomatoes, and herbs make me want to make fresh pico de gallo all the time and put it on everything! 

Lately Mike and I have been having our own "Taco Tuesday" night and have been making some incredible tacos that are both healthy and satisfying. But they are nothing without a perfect pico de gallo.

When I was living in Guatemala I was spoiled by the most incredible pico de gallo I have ever had. We put it on everything, fresh homemade tortilla, mixed with avocado, my friends would add it to their chicken, or we would just eat it as a side-dish right out of the bowl. While I don't think it is quite possible for me to ever truly create the perfect pico de gallo I had in Guatemala, I have been working hard to come up with a version that I can say is absolutely delicious, and almost perfect. 


The "Perfect" Pico de Gallo

Ingredients

  1. 3 Garden Vine Ripened Tomatoes 
  2. 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro
  3. 2 small limes (juiced)
  4. 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped and seeded (omit if you don't like spicy food)
  5. 1/2 tsp sea salt 

Directions

  1. Finely chop all ingredients, and juice two limes
  2. Add about 1/2 tsp of sea salt to mixture 
  3. Combine together in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before serving. 

Crushing On...

LovesMegan FaletraComment

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you all have a great end to your work week and have something fun and enjoyable in store for yourselves for the weekend. Currently I am on a little mini-vacation in Maryland/Virginia for one of Mike's friends weddings that is going to be a ton of fun, but I wanted to make sure to share with you all some of my favorite crushes from this week. 

Food

This trick to making super thick coconut yoghurt!

Tacos, tacos, and more tacos! Specifically these tacos that can be found at Vida Taco Bar in Annapolis, Maryland. I may just have to take a trip back down for these bad boys sometime soon! 

Smoothie bowls, not like this one comes as much of a surprise to you all since I have been obsessed with my smoothie bowls for breakfast lately. But really eating your smoothie with a spoon instead of a straw is a total game changer, trust me. 

I recently made a switch to Sunwarrior protein powder to add to my smoothies in the morning. While I know there is a lot of debate around the use of protein powders, I personally see a place for them especially in mostly vegan diets. However, I am very picky about the kind of protein powders I use 

Fashion

In case you missed my fashion post, I am all about florals right now so this romper is totally on my wish list at the moment.

I am usually all about cheap sunnies, I honestly just don't take care of them well enough to ever purchase an expensive pair, but these I have seen on a few people walking around the city and absolutely LOVE them for a fun summer look.

Skin

Now that summer weather has arrived I have been reading more and more about the risks of using a non-natural sunscreen. It really is incredible how many toxic compounds are found in sunscreen. This resource from the environmental working group I have found to be very helpful in determining what sunscreen I want to use moving forward. Right now I am still debating between a few to determine what I like best, but it has definitely been nice to know what to avoid!

On another all-natural note if you haven't yet heard of the SkinDeep app, I would highly recommend downloading it. Another great move by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) this application (and website) allows you to search or scan a barcode and determine a products safety rating based on the ingredients in that product. The lower the rating the better, for example a 0 is the best, while a 10 would be the worst and indicate a high hazard. I am currently in the process of trying to swap out all of my makeup for natural, safe versions so this application has been really helpful in making that process run a little smoother. 

That's it for now friends! Have a great Friday!