Fresh Salsas

Every garden bed has specks of radiant and luscious red behind a forest of green leaves. It’s breathtaking, actually. Having never grown tomatoes before, I’m in awe of the time, effort and care that goes into these guys. Last night I sprinkled some lime over my bed. My neighbor told me that my soil is desperate for nitrogen, phosphorous and organic matter since they are all leaking out of the bed with the rain. Also, our soil is definitely not virgin soil and is so depleted. Anyway, hopefully this helps our plants- our bell peppers are really sad looking. Our chilies though seem to like our arid, dry environment. I’ll post some pictures soon!

Anyway, the point of talking about tomatoes is because I’m all about salsa right now. It was way too hot to actually cook anything so I’ve been subsisting off of salads and salsas. You can add black beans, peaches and peppers to either of these recipes. Be sure to taste as you go so you know exactly how much lime and salt and pepper to add.

Tomato & Corn Salsa

  • 2 ears of corn, kernels cut off
  • 4 heirloom tomatoes, chopped and drained
  • 2-3 tbsp basil, chopped
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 thai chili, seeded and minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
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Mexican Style Rice Bowl with Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa

  • 6 medium heirloom tomatoes, chopped and drained
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 thai chili, seeded and minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix the ingredients into a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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