Sweet and Spicy Mango Salad


Preparing and eating Thai food is like a roller-coaster ride.

That mixed overwhelming emotions once you’re going up. And when gravity starts pulling… You’ll suddenly feel that rush of sour-sweetness from those mangoes, an exhilarating cilantro-shallot kick midway …and before you know it, you’ll taste the adrenalin sting of that spicy, sweet and sour sauce.

Try it, to believe it (=

Phew! What a salad!

Phew! What a salad!

All-Recipes Ingredients:

  • 4 medium mangos – peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 sweet-chili sauce
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Place the mango cubes into a serving bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime juice and olive oil. Season with red pepper flakes, cilantro, shallots, salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk briefly, then pour over the mangos.
  3. Stir to coat, then cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to blend the flavors before serving.

Who am I?


Hello everyone and welcome to Homemade Magnolia!

My name is Magnolia. What’s yours?

Since identity asks and answers the question, “Who am I?”…

I would like to ask a question that is very near and dear to each one of us: our names.

What is your name? Do you know the background behind your name? Is there a story or history behind it?

For me, my name is Magnolia.

Many of you would think that I was named after the flower called Magnolia.

But that’s actually NOT the case. My name is actually derived from an ice cream company in the Philippines named Magnolia Ice Cream.

My dad used to work here plus, we love their flavours… particularly “Double Dutch”! YUM! ^^,

It is still very vivid to my memory how my classmates were making fun of me because it is like naming your child “Häagen-Dazs” or something…

Thankfully, I realized when I moved to the United States that Magnolia is more known to be a flower here than an ice cream brand. That made me feel much better!

I also believe in the saying, “A picture paints a thousand words” and so… please allow me to show you my bulletin board (=

Inside Magnolia Lim's Mind (=

Inside Magnolia Lim’s Mind (=

I guess you just have to look closely… and you will kind of understand where I am coming from (=

It is like a “Portfolio” of all my current culinary ventures and creative endeavours at the best place to be… at home.

It is my hope that this small space in the blog realm would inspire you to craft, cook, over-expose your husband (wink!) and to meditate on what matters most in this life. (=

Now tell me…

What is your name?

And then, we’ll go from there…

Have fun reading!