Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Happy Canada Day/In Purrsuit Of Flavours

Happy Canada Day!! Its Canada's Birthday! Lets have some yummy cake to celebrate!

Its also time to be In Purrsuit Of Flavours.

So a summertime recipe will be on the menu. We could have posted the recipe for this Canada Day Flag Cake, but *she* lost her recipe, and besides no one here eats such things anymore...our loss...cause it was yummy, but it has way too much sugary yumminess for the way we eat these days, for health reasons.
So to be completely different, here is our Summery Salsa recipe:

Mango Salsa

One ripe Mango, peeled and diced, 1/2 inch size (Sometimes we use two of them.)
One or two jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced into very small pieces. Adjust to taste.
One red pepper, seeded and diced.
One orange or yellow pepper, seeded and diced. (Or use two peppers all one colour.)
One small red onion, sliced, then diced into quite small pieces. (You can use any kind of sweet onion, and sometimes we sub in diced green onions or a lot of chives if the pantry did not yield any red onions, MOL!)
One bunch cilantro, chopped, you can include the stems, or omit them as desired.
About 1/3 to 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice.

Combine all in a larger bowl, and let it sit in the fridge to meld the flavours together. Stir before serving. Great with most anything, even on its own...we love to make this to enhance chili-lime salmon, or any salmon for that matter, its good with chicken too.
Mango Salsa
You can add salt and pepper if you wish, or even some minced garlic, but mostly we do not add those. You can switch out the mango for any other firm and sweet fruit such as pineapple or peaches. Parsley can be subbed for the cilantro, but the flavour will be quite different. You could use lemon juice, but it might be less sweet.

This is tangy, quite delicious, and refreshing. If you are watching the sugar in your diet, you can use less fruit or just make it without the Mango altogether.
We are joining the Weimies and The Canadian Cats In Purrsuit of Flavours.

(Thanks Zoolatry for this special Graphic!)


  1. that is such a super idea to use mangos... we will try that!!!! and a happy catnada day to all our friends!!!

  2. OhMyGoodness: it does sound like awesome GOODNESS, thanks for sharing ... and the pups 'n' kits look adorable!

  3. Happy Canada Day!

    I bet my momma would like that - she loves mango combined wif peppers!

  4. Isn't the first line of the Canadian National Anthem..."Whoa, Canada!"
    Happy Canada Day!

  5. Sounds yummy! Happy Canada day!

  6. Happy Canada Day from all of us! Yum on the mango, let's eat!

  7. Happy Canada day and OMCs those strawberries...I have eaten my weight 2 x's over in strawberries I am certain.
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. This recipe is another "must have" from a great Canadian bunch....of paws and peeps.

    Jean and Shoko

  9. happee canada day doodz....N may bee if "she" googled de inter netz her could find her cake recipe N may bee makez it with out de sugarz ??? !!! ♥♥♥☺☺☺

    1. Well, yes...but we do not do heavy on carbs foods, or much of processed food anymore. And most sugar free things are just chemical soup. (We are into paleo and keto type eating...)
      So the cake layer is out, the jello one, too...and so is the cool whip.
      We could just make a pavlova and fill it with real whipped cream and strawberries...Mmmm...smells like work, and *she* cannot make a pavlova if her life depended on it...just ask the menfolk here, MOL!

  10. Boy this salsa looks super tasty! Happy Canada Day 🇨🇦

  11. You all look so festive for Canada Day!
    We are enjoying having mum home.
    She says that mango salad looks yummy!!!!!!
    Happy Canada Day to your mum!!!
    Purrs,Georgia and Julie

  12. Happy Canada day. Hope you did something special, like make that absolutely delicious-looking salsa! I just ate, and now I'm hungry again.

    1. We had it a few days ago, we were simple with chicken, salad and cherries for the red part, LOL!

  13. Happy Canada Day! That salsa recipe sounds delish!

  14. Mango Salsa now that is for us. Lee would put that on top of plank baked salmon. Cilantro is to our taste. They serve something like this at Bonefish Grill a place we love to eat but have not with the Covid. With the spike Lee says we will probably never eat out again. We could eat the fondant icing of the beautiful cake.
    Stay safe
    Sweet William The Scot