Sunday, September 9, 2012


What kind of food blogger forgets to bring her camera to an alliance potluck? This girl. Thank you to for letting me steal the salsa photo from her site.

Last night, the Austin Food Blogger Alliance hosted a potluck picnic during which all the bloggers tested out each others' recipes for the upcoming cookbook. First of all, what a great idea. Second of all, it was a blast.

I was honored to have the president of the alliance test my recipe for Coconut Curry Cauliflower Rice at the potluck.

I was also introduced to this amazing salsa recipe by Rachel from And Then Make Soup, which I would love to share with you now! Amazingly enough, I was paired up with Rachel's recipe that is, technically, paleo! Hooray!  I am writing the recipe below just as I made it last night for a crowd, which I thought turned out perfectly. Just serve it with sweet potato chips, eggs, mix it into guacamole or on top of meat (or with a spoon, if you are like me.)

Salsa for the Birds
serves 10
adapted from
4 dried chili pequin peppers
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 1/2 lb fresh ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small red onion, chopped fine
2 mangoes, peeled, pitted and chopped
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
juice from 1 1/2 limes

Grind the salt and chili pequins together with a mortar and pestle to make a fine powder. Combine all other ingredients in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle with salt/chili pequin mixture and stir to combine well. Refrigerate at least an hour before serving. Rachel says it is best the next day, although it didn't survive that long at the potluck =)

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  1. LOVED your curried cauliflower recipe! It was my favorite of the potluck. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Michelle! It didn't have any Sriracha in it at the potluck but it still turned out pretty well, I think! I hope you make it at home =)

  2. Loved the "presentation" of the salsa as much as the (um, *my*) salsa itself. Mmmmmm...

    1. Thanks! I thought the paper bag was kind of fun-- that way I didn't have to worry about making sure I brought my dish home =) YOUR salsa was so delicious. I'm definitely making it again.


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