Monday, July 12, 2010


Momma and Monday, that's what M&M stands for. Catchy, eh? Not really, but I just don't like blog titles. Anyway, today is INSANE! I always wish I could bake for hours and blog but then reality hits, ugh. I was in the kitchen for hours today but that's only because we had last minute order for Healthy Bites. We leave for California on Thursday and I cannot wait! Remember, the hubs is racing Vineman 70.3!! Woo hoo!

Anyway, Mom came to rescue and offered to share a recipe. How cool is that!?! My mom is probably the most humble, loyal, and sincere person I know. I'm hoping I get some of that rubbed off on me soon.

So without further a's my Momma and her famous PAPAYA SALAD!


Hello, Lindsay's Mom here (aka Beba, Momma V, Veta). I wanted to share a little background and a healthy recipe to go along with it. Lindsay's great grandmother (Nanaw) was 104 years old when she passed away. Her great grandmother always had good vegetables and fruit with her meals and never ate too much. Plus, I don't remember her eating too much junk food. I am far from 104 but being in my sixties I am trying to stay healthy by my food choices and amount that I eat. We eat a lot of salmon, chicken, fruit and vegetables but we still enjoy our weekly mexican food.

 Papaya Salad
2 heads of Romaine lettuce chopped
1 head of bib lettuce chopped
1 papaya - chop the fruit and keep the seeds for dressing
1 avocado - chopped
Put all above ingredients in a salad bowl except for the papaya seeds

1/2 cup sugar or sugar substitute
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons fresh papaya seeds
2 teaspoons salt
Blend in blender - adding seeds last. Pour over salad (I don't use all the dressing). Can refrigerate any leftover dressing up to 3 days.


Thanks Mom. You made my Monday! Now I'm off to go re-create this recipe! Add a little Grilled Salmon and you've got a FANTASTIC light meal. YUM!

Do you have any favorite recipes in your family? Do share!


Random Q:
Who here still has a MySpace account? I think I had one about 4 years ago with my maiden name. haha!
I heard Google is now trying to out do Facebook and come up with something even better. Glad we can add more to the social media jumble (said is sarcasm!!).


Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Love all the pics of you and your mom. I don't know that I've ever had fresh papaya.

Dorry said...

Your mom is beautiful! You look a lot like her. That salad looks deelish. And yes, salmon would be such a good addition or seared tuna! I want to know more about Healthy Bites...

Sonoma will be incredible. Your husband is a racing machine!

Anonymous said...

Your mother is gorgeous like you!

I have never tried papaya, is not so popular in Mediterranean countries

Bre said...

aww I love this post! tell your mom that I can't wait to try her recipe! YUM! love papaya!
if I move to austin, will your mom adopt me?? haha
hope your crazy monday of baking slows down, and your isn't to crazy before you head off to sonoma!(sooo jealous!)

Abby said...

Aww your mom is gorgeous and seems like such a wonderful person---just like you!!!

And that recipe??!! YUM!


Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

oooh yum!
My mum makes a great vegie soup - however I suspect she doesnt give me the right recipe becuase my attempts never taste as good ;)

Lindsay Cotter said...

For those of you who haven't tried papaya, YOU MUST! Go now, eat it with yogurt on top! Its the best.

april said...

Your mom is so sweet! And beautiful like you too! Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe!

I had a myspace back in the day. Actually I still do because my sister won't let me delete it because she wants me to be her "top friend." LOL!! Do you have a facebook?

Nora@LiveLifeEatRight said...

Aww!! So sweet! I'm close with my parents too. There's nothing like their love and support! That sounds like a beautiful dish!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

I love how much you love your mom! that is too sweet!

and yes! Let's def connect at Vineman. I'll be the one with the '39' on her calf! ;-) Actually, I don't know my specific timing for sat pick up, but I'll be there when your DH starts!

Anonymous said...

YOU AND YOUR MOMMA ARE BOTH GORGEOUS!! goodness gracious!! love it!! i had fresh papaya in brazil.. i cant eat it here anymore bc its not nearly as good!

eden said...

aww thank your mom for me! My mother died when I was thirteen so I tend to befriend all my friends' mothers! I can tell you have good genes!
papaya is AWESOME and so healthy too. I make a mean papaya crumble with almond flour and greek yogurt!

SSB said...

Another great recipe. I have a papaya tree and avocado tree in my yard. I think I'm going to have to make this one a couple times this summer.

Lindsay Cotter said...

Eden, You must share that recipe. Sounds absolutely perfect! And yes, my mom would love another daughter....I'm the only girl in the family. :)

Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said...

3 cheers for mom and her recipe! You are spot on...what a perfect addition to salmon!

The Sutter family has a katrillion (not so healthy) recipes in the family. I even created an online cookbook so the gang could reference them anywhere, anytime.

sophia said...

Aw, that's so sweet what you said about your mom...I'm definitely sure you have her genes, thus her goodness and blessed qualities are in you, too!

Fit Chick in the City said...

I was never on myspace.

You and your mom are so cute together!

Kelly said...

Your mom is so cute! I need to try her recipe b/c I've never used papaya before.

I still have a Myspace account, but it has cobwebs and dust bunnies. I haven't touched it in at least a year or more (maybe 2?). I just delete all myspace things that come in my inbox. I should probably just make the effort to go delete it completely right?

Lindsay @ said...

Your mom is so pretty! Thanks for the recipe Lindsay's mom! The salad looks great. I was just thinking about myspace this morning. I used to have one, but cancelled it a few years ago. I don't think I know anyone who still uses it.

Kelsey said...

Thank you Lindsays beautiful mom for the recipe!!! both you two are ADORABLE!!

mmmm papaya goes so well with this!

xoxo <3

rhodespedal said...

Thank you so much for always sharing such yummy recipes! I had some broccoli slaw on hand so I used it to make your broccoli slaw/greek yogurt/b. dressing with dinner tonight and my fiance and I LOVED it! :)

Is this something that can be made the night before and still good for lunch the next day?

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

omg good luck to your hubs and i wish i would get to meet you while you're in cali?!!! What part are you going to be in?


Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Yes, I totally had a MySpace account, and I think it's still out there somewhere. So funny.

Your mom is adorable, and I love papaya salad although I've never made my own. Thanks so much for the recipe. Moms are the best, no?

Oh, I've been meaning to tell you I found Marmite at the grocery store, but saw the sodium stats and put it back. My ankles are already swelling, and I'm fearing a lot of salt these days...and cankles! ;)

Best of luck to your hubs this weekend!

Fit Chick in the City said...

I was never on myspace.

You and your mom are so cute together!

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

oooh yum!
My mum makes a great vegie soup - however I suspect she doesnt give me the right recipe becuase my attempts never taste as good ;)

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Love all the pics of you and your mom. I don't know that I've ever had fresh papaya.