LiveStrong with A Taste of Yellow is a yearly food blogging event hosted by Winos and Foodies as her way of supporting the Lance Armstrong Foundation and raising awareness of cancer issues worldwide. The idea is to make a dish or drink that contains a yellow food. This is my first time to participate. But this is not the first time I have been touched by cancer. I lost my father to lung cancer. He was barely 50 years old when he was taken from us. For those of us left behind, the experience can either cripple us…or make us aware of strength within ourselves we do not realize exist. And this strength is what I continue to witness, especially from two strong people very dear to me, both of whom are are cancer survivors: my aunt who is a breast cancer survivor for 16 years now and my husband, a prostate cancer survivor of 6 years. We all know the story of Lance Armstrong who was diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago. And has gone on to win the Tour De France 7 times. After a four year break, he came back to the Tour and managed to come home in third place. Let’s all draw from his courage and strength. And keep supporting all efforts to find a cure for cancer.
This recipe was adapted from the book Healthy South Indian Cooking by Alamelu Vairavan and Patricia Marquardt. I just made a few tweaks to fit our tastebuds. And remember, September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
- 1/2 cup ripe mango, diced
- 2 tbs cup minced ginger root
- 1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 habanero pepper
- salt to taste
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor with 1/2 cup warm water.
- Blend or process for a few minutes until smooth. Add more water if needed.
Notes: Excellent paired with grilled fish or curried vegetables.