It's BBQ season, and you need a Paleo-friendly BBQ sauce. Enjoy the Mango Tequila BBQ Sauce on any meats or BBQ'd foods.
For about a year and a half now I’ve been looking forward to upgrading my phone to a Samsung Galaxy. Despite a few problems, I like my phone, but its technology is outdated and slow. I almost paid out my contract last year, but I had heard rumors about a waterproof version coming out, which is the case with the Galaxy S5 that came out 3 weeks ago. I told myself I’d wait 4 weeks to see if there were any problems before I’d buy mine. For the last 2 months, I’ve been subscribed to Google News feeds and read everything about it that has come out about it. I can’t wait!!!
You know what the funny thing is that is the biggest complaint and the big thing that Samsung’s competitors point out? That the case is plastic as opposed to metal like a lot of the others. But who cares?? Most people are going to buy a case for it anyway? And it won’t dent or ding like the metal ones. Plus it allows you to replace the battery (so you can have a charged back-up batter). It’s waterproof, like I said. The camera rocks. There’s a super efficient low-battery mode that is supposed to let it last for over 24 hours on 10% charge remaining (mine will die within 15-20 minutes at 10% while doing moderate texting).
Yeah, I’m excited.
Speaking of cell phones… Remember when phones were for the convenience of the person who owned the phone, not the caller? Although I’m ok with not looking at it or checking it every time it vibrates, many people are compulsive about it. When you weren’t connected to the phone? I’m almost never further away than a few feet of my phone (the last time I was “unplugged” for more than a day was a couple years ago when I was in Thailand – another aspect of my trip that I loved).
This cellphone society that we now live in came about quickly. It hasn’t even been 20 years that they’ve been commonplace. Texting has only been popular for the past, what? 8 or 9 years-ish? Remember learning about phone etiquette from your parents growing up? This is new and different, and there hasn’t been an established etiquette to be handed down. How many times have you been trying to have a conversation with someone who is interrupted to check a text message? How many times have you seen a couple, or even a whole table of people in a restaurant, coffee shop, or pub and everyone is looking down at their phones? Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been guilty of this as well. I think I’m getting better, and I’m conscious of the fact when I am doing it.
I’ve thought this for a while: We need Seinfeld. One of the best shows of all time. I didn’t appreciate it as much when it was airing, but now I love it! I love that they have addressed so many social situations and shaped so many social norms. Dating situations, social awkwardnesses, work relationships, and even biological functions (one of my favorite episodes is “The Contest”, and how many women learned about shrinkage thanks to George?). The reason I say that we need that show again is that it is the perfect vehicle to address and implement a cell phone etiquette. I challenge you to come up with a better plan.
That all said, I can guarantee you that I will be staring at my shiny new phone for weeks after getting it!
Now, the food: Not surprisingly, I am in love with BBQ’d food. And the act of BBQing. Cooking with fire: yes! The smells, the sites, gluten-free beer in one hand, licking BBQ sauce off my fingers, and my “BBQ naked: show off your buns” apron. The problem is that the apartment I live in doesn’t allow propane BBQs. So I have to take advantage of friends’ BBQs when I can.
BBQ sauces: so many variations, so many possibilities. This Mango Tequila BBQ Sauce is a fresh, sweet, and spicy sauce that would be fantastic on chicken, pork, fish, beef, anything!
Need instructions on cutting mangoes? Check out How to Cut a Mango. Enjoy friends!
- 2 yellow mangoes (cubed and skinned)
- ¼ large onion
- 2–3 green chillies
- 1 ½ oz tequila
- 2–3 Tbsp lime juice
- 2–3 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup fresh oregano
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 5.5 oz tomato paste
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
- Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Pour into saucepan and simmer until thickened to desired consistency.
- Use liberally.
***There is a lot of discussion about alcohol and the Paleo diet. As far as types of alcohol go, tequila is considered to land in the Paleo booze.
- Category: Sauce
- Cuisine: BBQ