Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss


Dysfunction Chef Friday – Pow Papaya-Avocado Salad

Did you know that Christopher Columbus called papayas the “fruit of the angels?”  True enough!!!  And it’s no wonder, because papayas are at the same time both deliciously sweet and musky.

I’ve been told that this spherical or pear-shaped fruit can grow as long as 20 inches (imagine that!), but the ones most commonly found in the local markets and in the street vendor carts in my neighborhood average a good 7 inches!

Their flesh is most decidedly orange, and its inner cavity contains its black, round seeds encased in a gelatinous-like substance.  (For your Halloween folders? A good color combo.)  I understand that the papaya’s seeds are edible, but somewhat peppery and bitter.  As I write this, I realize that I’ve not tried the seeds.  Not terribly adventurous of me.  Maybe next time?

I have, however, made and eaten (with great enthusiasm) a papaya-avocado salad that I am happy to share with you today.

I call it …

Pow Papaya-Avocado Salad
… because it delivers Super Duper Pow energy!

Ingredients:

4 ripe papayas, small to medium
1 large, ripe avocado, skinned, pitted and diced
1/4 cup raw cashews, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
lemon, juice from one fresh squeezed lemon
2 tablespoons shallot, finely chopped
1 cup baby arugula, chopped   (Younger leaves, known as baby arugula, are more tender and less pungent than the more mature greens.)

Instructions:
Halve 2 papayas, scoop out the seeds (and toss them or try them, if you like – let me know how it goes J )
Set papaya halves aside.

Halve the remaining papayas, de-seed, peel and then dice its ‘meat.’
Place in large mixing bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients with the exception of the arugula.

Toss to combine. And then fold the arugula in.
Fill papaya halves with equal portions of the salad and serve!
(based on a recipe from VegetarianTimes.com)

Spread the word … NOT the icing!

Janice
wise * fun * utterly useful

Janice Taylor’s KICK in the TUSH Club videos!
Subscribe and Receive – as they are HOT off the REEL!

____________________________________________
For the best in wellness and weight loss wisdom, visit Janice:
Our Lady of Weight Loss
join the Kick in the Tush Club
Virtual Shoulder



Previous Posts

#OneWord Thursday: #Money #Money #Money - Show Me the $$$
Hello Tushkateers,  This morning, I woke up with money on my mind.  It could be because this past Tuesday was April 15, Tax Day.  It could be because yesterday’s mail delivery was chock-full of bills.  Or, it could be because as I was drifting off to sleep, a lottery commercial was airing.  (

posted 10:05:50am Apr. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Couch Potato's Dream: Burn Calories While Watching Movies
Dearest Couch Potato, I've got some splendid news for you!  University of Mississippi researchers found that ‘movie munchers’ ingested 28% more buttered popcorn when watching “Love Story” than those who watched the comedy “Sweet Home Alabama.” A Vanderbilt University study found that

posted 11:03:03am Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Tax Day Money Rituals Sure to Manifest Mammoth Returns
Good Day Tushkateers,  Are you ready for a Kick in the Tush?  A money manifesting Kick in the Tush?  As today is Income Tax Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I share, here, with you the most powerful money rituals ever, which are sure to manifest mammoth returns! 5 (simple and highly effective)

posted 10:14:00am Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Puzzled? A Tax Day Full Moon Money Ritual !!!
This week's Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, "In Our Lady We Trust," was inspired by the full moon, scheduled to appear in all its fullness glory on Tax Day, April 15, a time for many about money, and the full moon's ability to bring wealth into our lives! As you click through this week's puz

posted 12:08:42pm Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Puzzled? Grackles are Fat, too?
This week's Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, "Grackle," was inspired by the many, many big, brash, raucous Great-Tail Grackles that are flying through the air, lighting on trees, as well as pecking their way through the freshly seeded lawn, here, right in front of me. "Have you no shame, Grac

posted 9:10:31am Apr. 10, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.