Monday, October 11, 2010

Stability through Pico De Gallo

"Retirement" has been treating me well. No complaints from lack of sleep or stress from too much work. In fact, I think I may be the first to stress out from the lack of stress in my life. Is that possible? The thoughts of no responsibility, no corporate strain nor protocol and no 6 AM wake up calls to get my butt to work used to make me smile. Now, the thought of stability and financial independence sound way too good right now. Although financial independence is something that doesn't happen over night, stability can definitely be found in the little things... i.e. homemade pico de gallo...

This recipe is from a cooking class at Let's Get Cooking in Westlake, CA. It's fool proof. It's the recipe for pico de gallo that will never let you down... consistent and stable. Because I live in California I was able to gather most of the ingredients from the Farmer's Market this past Saturday - tomatoes were still ripe!

Pico De Gallo
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
4 large plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped
2 serrano chiles stemmed, seeded, minced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 lime - juiced
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste

Combine the salsa ingredients in a medium bowl, mix, taste and adjust seasoning and serve. Que Facil!