Spicy Papaya and avocado salsa salad

One of my all time favorite salsa salad!!! Naturally sweet with a nice kick of heat to satisfy anyone tastebuds. Don’t like the heat….. omit the chili!

1/2 papaya diced

1 avocado diced

hand full of coriander ( cilantro ) chopped

1/4 white onion thinnly sliced

1 small green chili

juice of a 1/2 lime

salt to taste

1 teaspoon papaya seeds

a small drizzle of vitanamse coriander pesto

served with some raw crackers….. enjoy!

Amazing papaya seeds

Naseem, Nasir’s co-researcher, said that the juice of papaya seeds can prevent the kidney from becoming dysfunctional as it contains flavonoids, which can prevent germs from causing diseases.

She also noted that papaya seeds can protect people from several infections and that they can even rid the body of intestine insects. According to Naseem, around 76.7 percent of Nigerian children got rid of intestine insects by simply drinking papaya seed juice for seven days.

She also cited that the Japanese believed that taking in a teaspoon of papaya seeds can protect their liver from some diseases. Likewise, she said that papaya seeds contain a special compound that helps stop the formation of tumors. She also added that such seeds can cure hemorrhoid kind of diseases and that papaya seeds can be used alongside milk to prevent typhoid disease.

Bean Chili A warm spicy fall dish that will warm your body and soul!

I call this soul food ūüôā This is what I like to call¬†a no-stress dish because it is just so easy to make and to throw together! It will satisfy everyone at home and is for sure a crowd pleaser at any¬†potlucks!¬†The flavors all merry wonderfully together and dance happily around in your mouth with explosive¬†flavors. This dish is especially well liked by heat lovers, but if you can’t handle all of that heat just leave some out, you still won’t be disappointed. It’s just that good, and it will keep you coming back for more, even if I do say so myself!!

Serves 6

  1. Start off by toasting your coriander seeds, and cumin powder, this will release all of the flavors and aromas.
  2. Add the olive oil, chopped onion and crushed garlic. Stir till the onions become translucent.
  3. Add the chopped cayenne pepper along with the chili powder and flakes. Make sure to stir for about a minute, making sure not to make it stick.
  4. Add your tomatoes that you have crushed with a fork or a potato masher beforehand. Then go on to add your beans, potato, zucchini, water, maple salt and pepper. When it comes to salt, remember less is always better. You can always add more salt to your dish, but you can never remove it!
  5. Let it cook for at least 25 to 30 minutes or until the potatoes get tender.
  6. Now you can add your parsley. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes longer.
  7. Remove from heat and check to see if you need more salt, and add a dash of liquid smoke.
  8. Serve hot with a dollop of vegan sour cream ( you can use tofutti sour cream ) and chopped cilantro.
  9. Enjoy!!

You will need:

1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

2 tbsp olive oil

1 large yellow onion

4 cloves minced garlic

1/2 to 1 large red hot Cayenne pepper chopped

1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder

1.2 teaspoon chili flakes

1 zucchini chopped

3 -4 potato chopped

2 can whole roma tomatoes ( hand crush with a fork or potato masher ) you want to be able to still have some large pieces of tomato

2 1/2 cans beans I used red kidney, black, and 1/2 can mixed

1 cup of chopped parsley

a dash or two of liquid smoke

1 cups water ( you can always add more if needed )

3 tablespoon maple syrup

salt and pepper to taste

chopped cilantro for garnish

tofutti sour cream