Of course, she then goes on to decry nuclear power and weaponry. Anyway, since I have taken up the guitar, perhaps I should write a song entitled “The Mango,” in which I explain the wondrousness of this fruit (without any political undertones, although I’m all for sticking it to “The Man”). It would be a great idea if I could actually write poetry, or if I could picture myself singing at the farmers’ market on Saturdays. I should probably just stick with the blog.
For some reason, I had never eaten a mango until this past year. Maybe I have not mentioned this before, but I have always been a very, shall we say, “picky” eater, always sticking to certain staple foods. That is why becoming vegan has been such an eye-opening experience for me. I have tried so many new, wonderful foods and dishes that have been not only delicious, but healthy. When I realized how amazing mangos were, I started trying to include them in as many of my recipes as possible. So go out and eat a mango today! Use the previous recipe and treat yourself to a delightful smoothie. Include it in your salsa or fruit salad. Change up what you eat once in a while and find a new and delicious snack to fall in love with.
Facts about Mangos:
How to tell if a Mango is Ripe:
Mangos come in an array of red, yellow, and green. To tell if a mango is ripe, don’t judge by its color, but whether or not it is a bit soft (but not too soft) and fragrant.
How to Slice a Mango:
Mangos have gigantic seeds in the center. There are a number of ways to slice a mango. What I have found to be the easiest is to use a knife to slice around this large seed and then scoop the flesh out from the skin. Some people like to cut a grid-like pattern into the flesh and then push the skin inside out and break off the small squares.