Sage Aioli

A-I-O-L-I.  Aioli.  Spelling aioli is probably the most complicated part.  Making it certainly isn’t tough.  More importantly, who doesn’t love the stuff?  It goes perfectly with everything: fresh veggies, sweet potato fries, roasted artichokes, and beyond….  There are approximately 1000 takes on aioli out there.  I have tried a good number of them, but this sage-y garlicky version has become our mainstay. This version is made the “cheater” way with mayonnaise instead of starting at square one with an emulsion of egg yolks and oil.  Just make sure your mayonnaise is organic or higher quality.  Why “cheat?”  Less time; same taste.  Seriously, under 5 minutes for this little ditty.  I repeat.  Under…

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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