WritersButt Wednesday – Happy Birthday and Salsa
Happy WritersButt Wednesday!
Earlier in the week I promised on Twitter that I’d give you all my new salsa recipe that is so delicious and easy, you’ll always want to have it on hand. So that’s what I have in store for you. But before we get to that, I’d like to wish WritersButt a very Happy Birthday!!
I can’t believe I’ve been giving you all a weekly (most weeks anyway) post about health and fitness and how it relates to your creativity! It’s been a great year and I’ve loved getting to know so many of you who come each week so see what I have to say. This weekly segment even led me to my very first live workshop at an international writers’ conference. Later this month, I will travel to Sacramento to present WritersButt to a monthly chapter meeting for a writers’ group. This is so exciting and none of it would have happened if you all hadn’t supported me, enjoyed the tips I had to offer and worked hard on your own at improving your health through fitness and good nutrition.
So, thank you, truly from my heart.
With that said, it’s the start of a New Year. I LOVE New Years. Not because it’s the time of resolutions as many people think of them but because it represents a fresh start, a BIG fresh start. I enjoy the start of a new school year for this reason. The first wildflowers bursting through the ground in the spring to turn their petals to the warm sunshine. The beginning of summer lake days. They all represent a shift, and an opportunity to make the best of what’s next.
Beginnings are hopeful and exciting.
And so are strong finishes! How did you fare last year? Are you feeling healthier, fitter, stronger, more creative? If not, do you know why?
For 2013, let’s not ‘resolve’ to accomplish a list of tasks. Let’s create routines that will become part of our lives and which will support our lifestyles.
You know what the basics are but let me put them out there again, as a friendly reminder.
- Drink Water – 100oz a day!
- Get moving – exercise!
- Clean nutrition – Food is your fuel, what quality fuel are you giving yourself?
- Sleep – recharge, dream, create, recover
- Gratitude – A gracious soul is open to amazing gifts.
I’m here to support you! I will continue to use Wednesdays on my blog for recipes, workout advice, health discussions and as a place to use all these things to boost our creativity so that we produce more words that are rich and alive for our readers.
And now for my salsa recipe. I saw this on a TV show and it looked so easy and tasty that I had to try it and tweak it to my liking. I call it roasted, but the ingredients are seared/sautéed in a pan, but whatever.
Ginger’s Roasted Salsa
5-6 vine-ripened tomatoes (fresh organic is best)
4-5 whole cloves of garlic (I use a lot – vary for your taste)
3-4 Serrano peppers (again vary for your taste and ‘heat’ level) *
1-2 jalapeno peppers (ditto above) *
Olive or coconut oil for cooking
*Note: Obviously use more peppers if you like it hot and less if not. Most important though are the number of seeds and the amount of fleshy ribs you have to control the heat level.
**You can add onions if you like or other varieties of peppers like poblano, annaheim, etc.
Heat up your oil in a large pan and add in first four ingredients , washed and whole. Keep turning and keeping an eye on them until they are nice and ‘sweaty’ and slightly seared. Remove from heat.
Trim the tops off the peppers and remove the seeds and ribs if you do not like your salsa spicy. Leave them in if you do. Or go for middle ground and remove some and leave some. You will have to experiment with this.
Put all cooked ingredients in a blender, add in some kosher salt and cracked pepper and as much cilantro to your tastes. I like a lot.
Blend to the consistency that you enjoy and then …. ENJOY!
I LOVE salsa. If you have a tried and true recipe you’d like to share, put it in the comments so we can all collect more salsa recipes. You can’t have too many!
Have a great week.
Posted on January 9, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged blogging, fitness, Ginger Calem, health, lifestyle, motivation, nutrition, salsa recipe, WritersButt, WritersButt Wednesday. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.