The Great Fundraising Act

I am very proud to be a tiny tiny part of the Great Fundraising Act that Janetha of Meals and Moves has put together for our fellow food blogger Susan of The Great Balancing Act.

Janetha has put together the auction page – after spending days putting this online auction together.

You can check out the auction page here.

To bid on my donation – click here.Β  The bidding starts at $10.00.Β  The winner will receive two jars of grilled cherry salsa, and a new salsa (thanks to Tony’s idea!) two jars of grilled pineapple salsa, along with three of my favorite hot sauces.

I have to warn you, because jalapenos differ each time, these salsas are a bit on the spicy side – but since they are paired with a grilled fruit, they are the perfect balance of sweet and heat. πŸ˜€

I fired up the front grill as the sun was setting so it wasn’t so hot.

The cherry salsa done:

The grilled pineapple salsa done:

And last, but not least. . . some hot sauce! πŸ˜€

I have to say, I think I like the grilled pineapple salsa even better than the cherry.Β  Tony and I keep thinking of different grilled fruit to make – maybe grilled peaches next??

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 small fresh pineapple, skin removed and sliced thick
  • 1 jalapeno (take seeds out for less heat)
  • 8 roma tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • juice of two limes
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Grill the pineapple 10 minutes a side over medium grill heat.Β  Remove, let cool.Β  Cook the tomatoes and jalapeno about the same amount of time, or until the skin is nice and charred.

Add all ingredients to food processorΒ  and mix well.Β  Adjust seasoning with more salt, cilantro or lime to taste.

So I hope someone at least bids $10 of my salsa gift basket for this great cause.Β  If not, I’ll will ask Tony to bid on it so I don’t feel bad!Β  Please note, the salsa is canned, meaning it doesn’t have to be refrigerated until opened and will last about 2 weeks once opened.Β  Perfect for the spicy person in your life!

And to whet your appetite on things to come this week, I made sweet potato gnocchi with a lentil bolognese for lunch one day this week – love!

Erica, totally thought of you when I made these – you are going to love it if I try it!Β  Okay, maybe after your baby is born!

Hope everyone had a great weekend – I have my game face on this week – I will have a significant loss this week so I can meet my goal of losing 9 pounds in six weeks – I am off to the gym.Β  Have a great Monday and Happy Bidding!Β 

Bidding begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 8:45 p.m. πŸ˜€

17 thoughts on “The Great Fundraising Act

  1. Thanks for the shout out! Looks AMAZING! And hooray for the fund raiser! Your salsas seriously look incredible. I already put my first bid in on it! Kick butt at the gym

  2. The cherry and pineapple both sound amazing…and peach does, too! I am making a peach tilapia dish tonight. Peach always seems to do well with something savory, and the peaches are so good right now! I will definitely bid! I need to make a batch of your Baja Fresh Salsa, too. Guests GOBBLED it up at our last event, there were no leftovers!

    Game face on – you rock, Biz!

  3. My husband would slap me silly if I combined two of his favorite things in one – sweet potatoes and gnocchis? WOW. I am not eve telling him these exist. heehee

    That is such a wonderful auction. I will scoot on over and check it out. Thanks bizzy – missed you when I was on vacay. πŸ˜€

  4. Awesome salsas – both the cherry one and the pineapple salsa sound really good! Good luck with the fund raiser!

  5. The bid’s already up to $70! That is awesome! All the bids are high already, I’m so happy about that

    All the eats on this page looks fantastic!

  6. You have got to be the best salsa maker ever! Love your fruit salsas and I must get off my lazy in a rut butt and make me some!

  7. Grilled fruit is SO GOOD – I went to bid on your salsas but they are already way above my budget. Hope you have a great week – game face ON! πŸ™‚

  8. What a great idea! I LOVE Salsa. Lately I crave really spicy kinds. It always makes a great gluten free treat!

  9. Roz@weightingfor50

    Someone is going to be VERY VERY lucky to get that salsa Vat!!! So excited about the fundraiser….it’s going be be GREAT. Have a good Monday!!!

  10. Wow that looks amazing and such a worthy cause. Good luck on your weight loss challenge!

  11. That salsa looks amazing! I have never made a cooked salsa…

    What a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do for a great cause!

  12. The cherry salsa was amazing..but pineapple..yum!!
    That sounds amazing!

  13. That salsa looks incredible! That sounds amazing. Homemade salsa is always best πŸ™‚

  14. that is so great of you to donate!

  15. I am making this for sure! And I can’t wait for the lentil bolognese!

  16. Love you Biz! Thanks for everything, you’ve been keeping me sane for months. Oh, and the salsa? is MINE.

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