Mediterranean Quinoa Chop Salad

I don’t know if there is any scientific evidence behind this, but during every summer of my formative years, I was in Alaska.  My dad would be there for work so my family would join him as soon as school let out.  As a result, I inadvertently trained my body to believe that a really, really nice summer day was in the low seventies.  During the first summer that we didn’t “go north,” as my mom called it, it hit ninety degrees, my body didn’t know what to do.  I had never experienced a heat stroke but was quite sure that this must be it.  My body was simply never trained…

Mango Avocado Salsa

On a spiciness scale of plain yogurt to ghost peppers, my preference lands somewhere just above plain yogurt.  While every other kid was busy dumping ketchup on everything in sight, I thought ketchup was too spicy.  Instead, I stuck to my Nonna’s homemade bleu cheese dip.  I was a weird foodie kid from the get go. My husband keeps waiting for more of my tastebuds to die so that we can finally add an additional star to our Thai food order.  “Just wait until you get older,” he says.  So far, no such luck.  Sorry.  But Salsa…I love salsa.  Maybe just not spicy salsa. So this Mango Avocado Salsa, may…
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