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Spicy Persimmon Salsa

Persimmon Salsa | She Paused 4 Thought

It is that time of year here in Southern California when persimmons are falling off trees like manna from heaven. One of my favorite ways to eat a divine Fuyu persimmon is fresh.

The Fuyu persimmon is quite hard to describe, as it is sweet like a date, crunchy like an apple, with just the slightest hint of pumpkin. There are two major varieties – Fuyu and Hachiya. This recipe is for Fuyu only; to learn about the different varieties, click here. Continue reading

Fresh Pineapple & Spicy Ginger Sorbet

Fresh pineapple sorbet

With the long days and rising temperatures one thing is for certain; I want to bask in the sun and not bake in the kitchen. When I sit down to the table, I want to cool off.  What’s my trick?  Sorbet!

For now, pineapple is my fruit of choice. Just the perfume of a perfect pineapple transports me to a tropical vacation in paradise; its vibrant, tropical flavor and juiciness makes a delightful sorbet.  Continue reading

Spicy Mango Juice


I recently bought a juicer after watching the movie, “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”.  It appears I am a sucker for sensationalism with a valid point. I am currently experimenting with juicing anything green I can find at my local farmer’s market. After several weeks of drinking green, something orange is a pleasant change.  Continue reading