GINGERKITCHENdog- Our Week with Brava’s Dogs

When I met Bo, the creative force behind Brava’s Dog, a few months ago to work out the details of our Picnic in the Park event to benefit Cancer Services, I was thoroughly impressed. Here is a young entrepreneur who is chasing his dream and making it work. Not only that, he also has an appreciation for quality food and a desire to introduce people to it. And he truly loves our city. I love meeting people who love our city. It’s so refreshing. I love our city and too often I run into people who want to get out of here. Not only is Bo staying, he’s revving up our culture by bringing us stellar food, as well… I can’t wait until he launches his food truck.

After our first meeting, Bo started reading our blog and would often drop me a line to rave about the yummy dishes we had prepared. I couldn’t believe it. I relished his feedback. To say I was blown away when he asked us to create a recipe for him is an understatement and I dove into the task, carefully crafting my “dream dog.” Eventually, I presented him with 3 original recipes to consider and together we chose a simple, yet powerful, mango salsa. With his permission, I am posting it here. We’d love for you to recreate the GINGERKITCHENdog experience for yourself. After all, it’s important to get close to your food, to know where it’s coming from, and to realize how easy it is to make a wholesome meal with quality ingredients at home.

Thanks again, Bo. That was fun. Let’s do it again soon!


  • 1 large ripe yet firm mango
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced into small pieces
  • 1 medium Jalapeno, seeded and diced into small pieces
  • 1 small red onion, diced finely
  • 1 -2 tbsp lemon/lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Little sugar to sprinkle if your mangoes are not sweet enough
  • Few sprigs of cilantro, chopped
  • Few mint leaves (optional)
  • Sriracha to taste
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Top your dog with the salsa and add a few drops of Sriracha.

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