Mango summer dinner party

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We had quite the festive dinner after I found we had too many mangos. Did I say too many? They were perfect!

It looked like this:

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The fruit salad or guacamole was based on Glowing strawberry-mango guacamole recipe from The Oh She Glows Cookbook of Angela Liddon, starring: avocado, red onion, mango, strawberries, lime juice, sea salt and ‘corn chips for serving’. It was pretty nice to have a guacamole with the sweet fruits mango and strawberry. I’d happily make it again! I left out the cilantro leaves of the recipe.

The spring rolls were inspired on the recipe for Fresh Mango Summer Rolls from Vegan With a Vengeance of Isa Chandra Moskowitz and were made out of rice paper, with as topping/filling mango, green lentil sprouts, cucumber, peanut, carrot and tempeh. And with a dot of chilli sauce from a bottle. Nice! I especially liked the peanut in there, in combination with the rest of course, with the more fresh and sweet things.

We also had filled bell peppers as a dish, from the recipe on the page next to the Fresh Mango Summer Rolls, but there’s no picture. Also, they didn’t feature mango.

I was happy to be using the cookbooks! It’s always so easy to just use the internet for inspiration and to not use the beautiful cookbooks you collected. I really like the Oh She Glows Cookbook of Angela who runs her weblog Oh She Glows. The nicest thing is that it’s just really pretty, with the pictures, the paper that it’s made of, etc. I haven’t used it so often yet, just like my other cookbooks, so I can’t say so much about the quality of the recipes, but it seems pretty good! The same goes for Vegan With a Vengeance, however, this book has the simplest layout ever without pictures, so the feel is pretty different. I would like there to be pictures! So now I’ll just have to make all the recipes to see how they would look. No probs.

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