I had my second post for Parade Magazine’ Community Table published, which is my Cinco de Mayo Salsa post and the third post will be published on Thursday, April 30th that is all Ball Park foods! Also a bonus I hit 7700 likes on Facebook for Seduction in the Kitchen’s fan page. I am in awe of how this hobby of cooking and baking has become a little business for me.
Right now I am on the high-end of the roller coaster. My train car came down and is making the turn and is going up. Life truly is a roller coaster. Trust me I had many times the train car went down the scary hills and it seems like it wasnt going to make that turn and go back up, but it does at one point on the ride. That is what makes life exciting, those up and down moments.
Trust me, it took me a long time to figure out that life really is a roller coaster. For all those down moments, even though seems the train car is coming down and crashing and it wont stop. It really does go back up. At one point that cycle of that ride does come to a full circle and will end and a new ride will start. It may not seem like it, but it will, you got just ride it out. The hardest part is riding out that ride.
I do look at life as half full, I got that way after seeing how being negative can really impact your life, and not in a good way. Everyone is different, it is our own stubbornness to change that keeps us in situations or “roller coaster ride” that never seems to come to the end so we can go on the next ride. I wanted to go on the next ride, so I started realizing I had to change my way of thinking and how I look at things. Instead of saying “why me?” or Why does this keep happening?” I choose to look at it as, ok what can I do to change?
Why the change talk, well I am doing some change in my life, but it was a year ago I realized my old apartment, I needed to get rid of the furniture. It was from my marriage and as silly as it sounds but those couches held bad memories, like catching my ex on it with his now slut wife. I call her that because she had an ongoing affair with him while he was mentally and emotionally abusing me making be believe I was ugly and worthless. Parading her around Cleveland as his girlfriend but would not take me, his wife out in public because it would ruin his image with her. I told you, I been on a lot of roller coasters of life.
Change is good, doing something different is good. That is what I wanted to do with coleslaw. I saw this recipe for these shrimp tacos with mango slaw. I realized, what if we changed it up and made it into all a coleslaw. You get an idea for a recipe, you try it. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. If it doesn’t, you change it up and try again. That is what recipe development is all about. That is what I did with this idea, I played with it and got a good Springtime recipe for coleslaw. Adding the mango and shrimp in this sweet, spicy dressing really take this to the next level.
- 2 teaspoon Asian chili sauce
- 2 limes divided
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 cup ⁄4 fresh cilantro chopped
- 3 lb ⁄4 medium shrimp cooked, peeled, deveined and chopped
- 1 ounce package coleslaw mix 14
- 1 mango peeled and diced
- 1 ⁄2 small red onion diced
- In a small bowl, blend the mayonnaise, chili sauce, lime juice, sugar and set aside.
- In a large bowl, place the coleslaw, mango, onion, cilantro, and the shrimp.
- Pour the dressing over the coleslaw mixture and toss well to coat everything.
- Place in the fridge and let chill for about 30-60 minutes.
- Take out, give a toss and then serve it up and ENJOY!