Happy Easter, mamas! It’s almost rainy season in Haiti, so the mangos are sure to follow soon! Here’s a little creativity for you so you don’t get too bored with them. Don’t know how to cut them up? Check out my previous post here!
1. Do a face mask: I haven’t tried this, but someone on TV recommended it with peach, and I bet mango would be just as good. I’m pro-DIY beauty. Mango face mask
2. Make a salad: This has been a fav of mine for a long time. Strangely enough, I believe I first tried it at a church potluck when I mistook the black beans for blueberries. It took me years to recover. If you can’t get salsa, try a little rice wine vinegar; it does benefit from a bit of acid. Mango Black Bean Salad recipe
3. Make sorbet: I love this recipe from David Lebovitz’s book, The Perfect Scoop. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you could probably just stir it every half hour or so. Make sure you scrape the sides. Mango sorbet
4. Make rice pudding: I was served this once and it was soooo tasty! Sticky Rice Pudding with Mango
5. Dry it out: If you have a dehydrator, this one’s pretty easy. If not, you can put it in a low oven–try to cut it thin and evenly. How to Dry Mangos
6. Mango carrot peach popsicles: Peach and mango are really good together; the carrot is just an added nutritional bonus. I put two large, chopped mangos with a chopped carrot into a blender. I add about half a cup of peach juice. Coconut milk is also good and will make it freeze harder. Pour into a popsicle mold or ice cube tray with toothpicks.
7. Give it to your dog: I don’t know if my dogs are weird, but they can peel mangos and eat them. And it is very entertaining. See a video of my dog here.
8. Mango lassis: I first encountered these in Gourmet Today, and apparently, they’re quite popular at Indian restaurants. Mango Lassi recipe
9. Make cake: I stumbled on this gal’s blog, and it turns out she’s a missionary mama in Honduras! NEATO! She had a bunch of other mango recipes, too, so make sure you check out her blog, even if you don’t like cake. But if you don’t like cake, we can’t be friends. Flourless Mango Cake
10. Make curry: I hate curry. I would never make this. But that’s how much I love you, mamas. Maybe you’re normal and you love it. If so, here you go. Mango chicken curry