Jessica made guacamole the other day, and I haven’t been able to think about much else since them (well, except for making cookie dough truffles, but that’s being saved for another day). Seriously, everything she makes looks good, doesn’t it?
I bought some guacamole, the premade kind. It kind of sucked. It just didn’t do it for me or Solomon, and I was determined to fix this situation and have good guac. Imagine my surprise when avocados were on sale and priced decently, rather than the cost of a year of college a piece! I decided 2 should be enough (duh, it wasn’t), did a quick mental inventory of the contents of my fridge, picked up cilantro and headed home to make guacamole.
Unfortunately, once I cam home, I realized the tomato I had was a little yucky. Bummer, because I really love tomato in my guacamole, but can’t win them all. I decided to just go ahead and make guac without tomato, because like I said, I was fully determined to have guacamole! First, I cut each avocado in half and removed the pit. I like to cut into the flesh and turn the avocadoes in on themselves to release all of the meat inside. I totally got this idea from Bobby Flay. I love him!
I threw in a little bit of chopped red onion next. I love red onion in my guacamole because of it’s flavor, and I like the nice bit of color it adds, as opposed to white onions. Foods should be colorful!
Like I said, I normally like tomatoes in my guacamole, and much more texture, but hey, can’t win them all, right? Now was time to flavor it! First came salt and pepper. I decided instead of regular salt, to use one of my fun artisinal salts from Savannah!
Next came my guacamole secret weapon (when I don’t feel like chopping up jalapenos!)
A little garlic powder, lime juice, some chili powder and of course, cumin! I always like to let guacamole sit in the fridge for about an hour before serving it, just to let the flavors come together.
While this was going on, Solomon decided to have some fun with our label maker, at poor Rufio’s expense.
While this was being done, I made myself a green monster because I knew I couldn’t wait until dinner! Joel at YouBar sent me a whole bunch of fun products to sample. YouBar is a company that allows you to customize bars, shakes, trail mix, cookies and chocolate! It’s such a great idea because you can make your creation in any flavor you can imagine, you can control the nutritional content, and make sure there isn’t anything in there you don’t want!
It contains whey protein, egg white powder, organic cane juice, cocoa powder and organic bananas. It has 100 calories, 1 gram of fat and 15 grams of protein. Not bad for an afternoon snack! I threw in some spinach, almond milk and a little almond butter for the perfect afternoon snack!
Oh yeah, and the guacamole? I’m basically an animal for any kind of dip known to man. Bad idea! Despite the shake, I did save room for dinner, and I’ll be posting that tomorrow!
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