Tag Archives | mango

Mango Chocolate Hearts

Love is in the air! Mango and chocolate love, that is. If you’re wondering how you can properly celebrate Valentine’s Day and still be true to your caloric intake, try these heart shaped flatbread sandwich cookies filled with mango preserves (or any fruit you wish) and dipped in deep, dark chocolate. A little goes a long way.

Last year my mom bought me a bag of chocolate dipped mango slices. I have to say, at first, I was dubious. Mango and chocolate, really? But then my better half dug into the bag and fell on the grenade. He bit into one and slowly made his way, with the bag, into the next room. When I tracked him down, I could tell he loved them- and so did I. The bag soon disappeared into the ether.

Those chocolate dipped mangoes no longer exist, but in the spirit of love, I used those treats as inspiration for this flatbread recipe. You need a little something with your sweetheart to celebrate. And these little beauties are meant to be shared with your parents, kids, aunts, uncles, neighbors, whomever you’re close to and want to give a little love.

Because, as the talented Dionne Warwick used to sing: what the world needs now, is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing there’s just too little of… No, not just for some, but for everyone. I think this is especially true right now.

So make a batch of these little valentines and prepare to share the love.

ww mango chocolate hearts

-Amy at Flatout

Continue Reading

Spicy Mango Salmon Tacos

Some of you out there have committed to making your own meals, breakfast lunch and dinner, for the whole month. After all, it’s better for you. But what about…tacos? How will you get your fix? We’re here to show you how to make restaurant-quality tacos at home. It’s true! You can make healthy versions of street-style fish tacos in your own kitchen! Skip the breaded fish-grilled salmon is where it’s at! We use our very own spicy Italian flatbreads in a creative way to make soft tacos, filled with chunks of salmon, fresh mango salsa, chopped lettuce, cilantro, and a lime mayonnaise for a lunch or dinner that sings with flavor. Throw away your carry=out menus and watch this video instead:

Continue Reading

Almond Mango Foldit

Three years ago, I moved back to my hometown to be closer to family, and I have to tell you, it’s been a tough adjustment. The city I moved from was slower paced and more affordable, and even though it’s sort of thrilling living in a much bigger city, it can get, well, a little overwhelming when you have to change your car registration over, or guard your parking spot after a snowstorm, or drive for at least thirty minutes to get anywhere. SIgh.

One of the great things about where I live, though, is that I can find almost any kind of exotic food or produce right down the block. Dried chorizo? No problemo! White anchovies? Quicker than you can say “fish!” And all these ingredients within walking distance makes my life more fun, for sure. This ups my flatbread game quite a bit.

In fact, one of the weirdest phenomenons come springtime is the city fruit truck vendors that park on the busy streets and sell bushels and boxes of fresh fruit out of their trucks on the sidewalk. They always have pretty great prices (I get to know my favorites) and they usually first appear in their traditional spots when the first daffodils bloom. They sell mangoes, watermelons, berries, bananas, plums, and pineapples as long as they can until the fall, then poof! They disappear for the winter.

Mangoes are the best from these vendors. I choose the Atalufo mangoes, the golden oblong ones (also known as champagne mangoes) that are pure heaven to eat. If the mango is really good, I have been known to eat the skin, too. This flatbread recipe is a little snack I whip up when the mangoes are in their peak, and plentiful. Don’t blame me if you become addicted to this tropical flatbread Foldit made with a spoonful of almond butter and a wedge or two of mango, some coconut, cinnamon, and lime. It’s easy, beautiful, healthy, and most of all, delicious.

Amy at Flatout

Continue Reading
background aesthetic has no informational purpose 5