tasty Mexican cabbage salsa

This recipe is one of my favorite summer snacks! My favorite Mexican restaurant in Leavenworth, Los Camparos, always serves it as an appetizer with chips, and I just love it. I made it this Sunday afternoon. Mexican cabbage salsa…

This is a super yummy and super healthy (and low calorie!) snack. Great with tortilla chips, although I love it so much, I sometimes just eat it as a salad!

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RECIPE:

8 plum tomatoes (or about 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes), diced into small pieces

1/2 red onion, diced

3 T fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 head green cabbage (or red, but I prefer green), cut into small pieces

1 clove garlic, minced

1 jalapeno pepper, diced

2 limes, squeezed for juice (more lime juice can be added to your liking at the end, if needed)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Combine all ingredients. Chill a few hours. (It tastes better the longer you refrigerate!!). Serve with tortilla chips.

missing the small town life

Lately, I can’t stop thinking about my hometown–the Leavenworth/Wenatchee area of Washington. I miss home.

We are starting on our 9th month since we moved to Pasadena. We have a visit booked for June 11-19th, which I am really looking forward to. I’m sort of annoyed at myself for missing home so much–I feel like I shouldn’t be feeling this as an adult. But I can’t help it. I just miss it, and I can’t deny it. And honestly, it’s not really even the people that I miss so much. I just miss the area and being able to live there. I miss the simpleness of a small town, and the lower cost of living, and the freedom that brings.

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