Spotlight Saturday – Dawn from Addicted To Recipes

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I am so honoured to be the first guest post here at Peace, Love, Recipes.   Thank you so much Courtney for the invitation to be a part of your wonderful blog!  My name is Dawn and I write a blog called Addicted to Recipes.  I have been collecting recipes for as long as I can remember, and have a cupboard full of cookbooks and a big binder full of clipped recipes.  I have always loved to bake, and have a huge sweet tooth (cookies are my weakness!) but now that I’m all grown up with a family of my own, I can’t feed them baking all the time!  I was getting tired of the same old meals every week, so in January, I made the resolution to try one new recipe each week so that I could start to expand our family’s meal repertoire.   I started writing my blog at the same time, to highlight my adventures trying the new recipes.   I have been having a great time writing my blog, and my family has certainly been rewarded with some fantastic meals!  It’s certainly a juggle, being a mother to two boys (ages 5 and 9 months), a wife, a blogger, and so much more.  I often wonder how I will “do it all” when I return to my full-time job this summer!

Recently , my Mother-In-Law shared with me one of her favourite recipes, which I prepared for my family and I am so excited to share it with you.  Here is the recipe:



This is a very pretty meal…and such a TASTY meal.  I can see why it is one of Kim’s favourites!  It was our first time having it, and it is one that I will absolutely make again.  It was so fresh tasting and so summery (even though we made it in the spring!).  The marinade sat just long enough on the steak to seep in and it truly was a “hint of thai” but the flavours were right there for us to enjoy.  The onion, pepper and mango mix in the salad was so good too, as was cilantro (love!) and the light dressing on top.

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  1. I am visiting from addicted to recipes! This looks so amazing! I am off to peek around at your wonderful blog! Have a great weekend!

  2. Looks great! Unfortunately, we just discovered my son is allergic to mangoes. Apparently, their skin contains an oil that is similar to poison oak. He gets a rash on his face that lasts several weeks. At least we know what it is now, though. Any suggestions to substitute for mango?

  3. Love this recipe Dawn, I will be trying this, my family would love this.

  4. THis sounds delicious. Just wondering what Fish sauce is? I’ve never cooked with this. Love your food photo too.

    • Fish sauce is a condiment made from fish that has been allowed to ferment. I, personally, have never tried fish sauce. You should be able to find it in the oriental/asian aisle of your supermarket.

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Leigh! Hope to see you around again! 🙂

      • Courtney is bang-on – in the oriental/asian aisle of your supermarket. My husband is actually the one who introduced it to me! The original recipe says that you coul duse soy sauce in place of fish sauce. So maybe that will help?

  5. That looks absolutely delicious!!! 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend and am dropping by from Winky Linky!

    • Thank you so much for stopping by, Anne! I hope you had a good weekend and have a great week ahead of you! 🙂

  6. Oh, my. The family would go nuts for this…healthy, beautiful and delicious! Thank you both for sharing~

  7. Hi Dawn and Courtney, Dawn I so hear you about wanting to feed your family quality food and get out of the same old same old rut. I made the goal to try one new recipe (ok at least one new) a month. I am not quite as ambitious as you are but I have 6 kids so I’ll blame it on that. This looks really yummy I think my husband would love it and some of my kiddos for sure one of my kids would probably just eat the mango and red pepper and another would want to eat just the steak! Looks great.

    • Thank you so much for stopping by, Cheryl! (And I don’t blame you for blaming having 6 kids for not accomplishing your goal – I would not be able to do it either! Lol.)

      • My oldest cleaned up all the mangos, he just loves them. My husband is a steak guy so it all worked perfectly 🙂 I was happy with all of it, especially pairing the onion with the mango in the same bite, just something about it that I loved! One new recipe a month is very good…I’m worried how I am going to keep up with my goal once I go back to work full time this summer. We shall see!

  8. It would have never crossed my mind to use that type of salad…my mouth is watering 🙂


  9. The recipe looks great.. will try to try it out with my family.

  10. I don’t buy or make red meat, so would gladly try this with chicken. How do you think that would work out?

  11. Wow that looks so tasty.. Sounds tasty too I will have to give it a try sometime.

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