Truth: The only reason I'm blogging about salsa for Foodie Friday is because I absolutely adore the smiling Brown Girl spinning around in her flamenco outfit (à la Carmen Miranda) while chopping up veggies (like a ninja!) in the salsa commercial above. And even though salsa has its origins in Mexico, and Carmen Miranda was of Portugese descent living in Brazil, and Spanish flamenco has nothing to do with salsa, I love the commercial! LOL. To be honest, I really didn't think I'd be able to find a salsa commercial online, but I guess everything is on the Web these days.
What I probably should be dedicating this blog post to is the restaurant in Arizona that is serving lion burgers (sigh) in honor of the World Cup currently being played in South Africa. And without getting into a long conversation about being vegan/vegetarian (which I'm not, but which I frequently think about), I just want to say that as an animal lover, the image I have in my head of a lion being slaughtered for any reason - let alone food - bothers me...a lot. It doesn't help that I have a mini-lion (also known as a cat) named Miles who is the king of his own backyard jungle and the
mango apple of my eye.
Soooo...here's a recipe I found on Oprah.com for grilled fish with mango salsa (because I love mangos too!) and here's a link to the whole story behind the lion burger protest from CNN Money. Enjoy the Brown Girl commercial and the salsa, but not the lions, okay? Let's perhaps save them instead. Would you eat a lion burger?