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Hi! I’m Melissa

When I was young I had wings, but they were taken from me. When I turned 50, I took them back. I’m now a Chef, Photographer, Entrepreneur, and an Artist. This is my diary about mastering midlife & encouraging women to live a fulfilling life at any age. Click here for my About Page.

Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa

Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa

These were special strawberries because they are the first strawberries I have eaten since I had a dinosaur for a pet and I’ll tell you why.

Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa recipe from the food and lifestyle blog,

When I was young, we lived in the country and had a huge garden. One year, Dad planted 6 bazillion strawberry plants that yielded enough strawberries to cure world hunger for a least a week (reminiscent of a squash episode, if I’m not mistaken). The birds stole so many strawberries they were falling out of trees half eaten (the strawberries, not the birds). I began to loathe strawberries, as did all of our relatives and neighbors (and birds). To this day, strawberries still make me gag but I am an adult and I eat them because I know they are good for me and I want you to be proud of me for creating a recipe I know you will like even though I don’t want to eat it. *Southern debutante curtsy*

Eat well and respect your body. Your life depends on it!

Tah, Ya’ll,

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Makes 5 cups


2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1-2 fresh jalapeno peppers, minced (not pickled from a jar)
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced


Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stir to combine, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving so flavors can marry. Serve with tortilla chips (or pita, or veggie chips). WW Points value does not include any chips.

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