How To Cut a Mango

I love mangoes! Sweet and delicious, soon they will be out in the stores for us to slice and devour as snacks.  The only problem is, how to cut the the thing open?  There's a peel in the middle so what do you do to get around it?

First, place the mango with the larger, rounded end down on a cutting board and slice all the way through, on both sides.  You leave the pit in the middle.  Next, take one of your slices and score it lengthwise and then crosswise.  Push the fruit up and voila!  You have mango cubes to cut off easily.  Or if you're lazy, just eat them right off the peel.

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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