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Mexican Marinated Green Beans and Jicama

Last weekend my in-laws asked us what our plans were for memorial day. Funny thing is we had no idea it was the up coming weekend. I guess this is life for busy families with kids.
We talked about BBQ for Memorial day but in the end I wanted Mexican food so ended up having tamales from this recipe, mango guacamole, water melon, seitan chorizos, salsa and a green bean and jicama salad. We enjoyed our meal outside in the wonderful weather.
How do you say yum in Spanish?
 
The table set for dinner with vibrant colors for food with vibrant flavors
Bella working hard on grinding down rice which was one of the many steps before you can use the stone.
 
I got a guacamole stone for Christmas but still have not use it since it require a lot prep work. Yesterday I decided was a good day as any so I worked hard to prepare the stone for guacamole making. I was lucky because when my poor little arms were tired, Bella took over and helped me. Now the stone is ready for use and I did use it and made and served my mango guacamole in it. I don’t know if it added any flavors but my father in-law said the guacamole tasted amazing and it sure was a fun way to serve it.
2/3 cup olive oil
3 tbs lime juice
1 tbs grated lime peel ( green only)
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and chopped very fine
salt to taste
2 tbs cilantro, chopped
2 cups green beans, bottom and top removed and lightly steamed
1 cup jicama, sliced into thin stripes
Blend olive oil, lime juice, jalapeno, salt and cilantro in a large bowl and let it sit for 1 hour. Add freshly steamed green beans and jicama into the bowl and toss with dressing before serving.

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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