Salsa for #winners

Wednesday night was what you’d call… a salsa extravaganza. Eric and I decided to try to create a bunch of different salsa recipes, for no particular reason, other than it sounded like fun.

We played with tomatillos, tomatoes, various peppers, corn, black beans, onions, and spices.

The recipes still need some perfecting, but we had fun trying them all.

Obviously, we had to make chips too. Which were soaked in oil. Eric responded with “It’s olive oil! It’s healthy!” Sure Eric, sure.

Sprinkled with salt, pepper, & chili powder, they were hard to resist. I would tell you the recipe, but it really just consists of frying corn tortillas in olive oil, and sprinkling with spices. Some say you can’t fry with olive oil. I say, taste one of those chips.

Maybe a little oregano, garlic, and basil? Those were pretty good too…

I’ll definitely need to find a baking strategy soon.

Thankfully, the chips and salsa powered me through Brand Olympics the next day, a fierce competition at the office, which could best be described as field day for grown ups.

Our team: Winstagram. (#winning)

What you see here, is Eric and I holding our 1st place trophies… quite proudly.

And to kick off the weekend, I hit up Gold’s Gym with Brittany. Since she’s having some ankle pain, we traded in our Friday morning run, for a Friday morning gym session. I did a circuit workout, with 1 minute of each move:

Friday Morning Circuit

  • Plank
  • Mountain climbers
  • Reverse fly
  • Bicep curls
  • Shoulder press
  • Lunges + bicep curl
  • Sit ups
  • “Heels to the heavens” (as Tony Horton calls them)
  • Burpees
  • Squats

I did that little circuit twice, and then finished with a jog on the treadmill. Not a bad way to start the day!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go enjoy a delicious shake that would make Elvis proud…

Recipe to come!

How are you starting your weekend?


  1. I love any and all kinds of salsa! They all look delicious.

    A fiel day for grown ups?! That sounds awesome. And yummmm. Can’t wait for the Elvis shake recipe.

  2. bonnielivehealthy says:

    I love this post! Your salsa and chips look yummy 🙂
    I am going to have to do a salsa night, that is such a good idea. I like mine with fruit in it, especially mangos and pineapples!
    Have you ever tried Cherry Republic? Thier Cherry Salsa is my absolute favorite, if you havent tried it you totally should!

  3. The chips and salsa look awesome! Especially the green tomatillo salsa! I’m definitely trying the chips for sure!
    Your morning workout is pretty similar to my morning workout…I’m working on push-ups lately, and add those in whenever I can too!

  4. One of my favorite “fast mexican” spots has a salsa bar of like 15 different kinds of salsa. LOVE.

    Seriously… chips and salsa are like crack to me!

  5. Elvis = pb&b 😉 I know my king of rock. Whenever I let Kevin help me with the cooking at home, he always adds extra olive oil. Lots of extra oil….

  6. Ohhh those salsas look so good! I adore salsa on just about anything/everything. (And baked chips? Super easy. Cut up tortillas, lightly brush with oil of choice, bake.)

  7. Salsa extravaganza!!!!!!! LOVE IT. And also, want that pb banana shake thang like asap plz 🙂 Happy friday!

  8. I thought you meant salsa dancing at first… 🙂
    I love the #winning and I also love the look of those tortilla chips; they look so perfect and crisp!

  9. So many great things going on in hurrr Liz 🙂 Salsa always= win, I prefer sweet ones, such as mango, pineapple and peach mmm. Love that picture of you two as well… winning indeed 🙂
    Have a nice weekend girl!

  10. Mmmmmm… salsa. My favorite is salsa verde, but I can never make it from scratch, because I never find tomatillos. I’m so jealous of your salsa extravaganza!

  11. I have no idea what that shake is but it looks amazing!

  12. Clever team name!
    I just came across a salsa recipe in my recipe files last night – I’ve never made fresh salsa but need to give it a try. I’ve baked chips before – just spray tortillas lightly with cooking spray (sounds toxic, I know), sprinkle with spices, and bake at 350 until crisp – they cook pretty quickly.

  13. I love the team name! I am a huge fan of salsa, and go through Costco size bottles! 🙂

  14. Tortilla chips are a huge weakness, I can never resist, and homemade? I bet they were crazy good.

  15. salsa is one of my all time favorite things! and congrats on winning. love the name 😉

  16. Yum! I am a huge fan of different salsas – the only issue is that I have no self control around chips. <– We had Mexican last night and I ate my weight in chips and salsa so it's fresh on my mind. lol

    Please post your Elvis Smoothie soon, it looks fabulous!

  17. Brunch makes me so happy!

  18. i love that you guys made all of those salsas just for fun! 🙂 that is NOT my husband’s idea of a good time. he’d be all for me making the salsa and then him eating it though!

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