soy glazed garlicy and gingery peppers and edamame.....what a mouth full....literally!
i have to say this was way more than just deliciously dense.........it was a party in my mouth and flava was definitely on the guest list!  am i a dork or what?


Creamy coconut mango rice
2 cups cooked rice....
i cooked up a huge portion of brown basmati rice and saved some for the rest of the week to mix with beans and pesto
1 (14.5oz) can light coconut milk
1 tsp ground coriander
pinch of salt ~1/8 tsp
1.5-2oz naturally dried mango, cut up into bite sized pieces with kitchen scissors...
...looks like orange leather!


this is dried naturally without sulphur dioxide, so it may be a little brown and it will probably be very tough!  you can attempt to eat it on its own, but it may be a challenge!

i use it in my coconut mango muffins.  it re-hydrates very well!  if you can't find it, just buy regular dried, fresh, or frozen mango OR another dried fruit like pineapple or papaya. 
mix everything together in a large bowl.  will be pretty thin, somewhat soup-like.  the mango will be nice and soft after it sits for about 5 minutes.

soy glazed garlicy and gingery peppers and edamame
1tbsp olive oil
1 red bell pepper, small dice
150g (1 cup) fresh or frozen shelled edamame (soybeans)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 inch cube fresh peeled ginger, minced
1 jalapeno*, seeds and ribs removed, minced
2 tbsp soy sauce

add oil to a hot non-stick or cast-iron skillet.  toss in pepper and edamame.  while that is cooking, mince up garlic, ginger, and jalapeno.  throw that in after the peppers and edamame have cooked about 8-10 minutes.  cook an additional 5 minutes.  add the soy sauce in the last minute or so, allowing it to glaze, create a coating around, the veggies. 

top rice with veggies and enjoy the melding of wonderful flavors!  a little sweet, a little spicy, a little salty! 

* i highly recommend using gloves when working with a jalapeno or any other hot pepper!  the capsaicin, the active component in chili peppers, stays on your hands for a long time, even after many washings!  and if you tough your eyes or your nose, you will regret it!