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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

G is for Guacamole!

Thank you for all the well wishes. It's amazing what the power of prayer and a little rest can do for your body! I am feeling so much better already. Which is a good thing because I have to take my quarterlies this week. I have to be in top shape to get through them! 

Today's letter is G. I am highlighting GUACAMOLE. Boy do I love fresh guacamole. I slather it on wraps, chips, burgers, tacos, chicken and just about anything and everything I can.  This is my recipe for  fresh guacamole. 

Ingredients
3 ripe avocados (peeled, pitted and cubed)
juice of 1 lime
1/2 red onion, very finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced small
1 tsp jalapeno
3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro chopped
1 tomato, diced
salt and fresh ground pepper
one tablespoon of sour cream (this is my secret ingredient, it makes the guac so creamy and delicious)

In medium sized bowl, thoroughly combine all the ingredients (except tomato) until the mixture becomes like a paste. Add the tomato, mixing gently. Taste. You can adjust here by adding more jalapeno if you like more spice, or more salt and pepper if necessary. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.

Tip:  When making for guests, keep in mind that guacamole will go brown quickly and look yuck. I make my guacamole no more than two hours in advance of company, and refrigerate immediately after I am done making it. 

10 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you're feeling better today! I've never had guacamole before - it's not such a big deal in England lol!

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    1. You should try it it's delicious!!

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  2. We don't want yucky looking guacamole!
    Glad you feel better and hope you do well on your quarterlies this week.

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    1. Thank you so much. I study a lot. I'm very glad I got accepted into the program I did, because it really challenges me! But it's a lot of work. (All worth it, but a lot of work)

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  3. So glad your feeling better, mostly because I'm a little selfish and I want you to keep these wonderful recipes coming. I make a real 'poor mans' Guacamole (mashed up avocados, salsa and lime juice). I'm gonna try yours out for sure. It sounds delicious.

    I have a picture of the cheesecake I made over at my blog today and a little note about you and your blog. I couldn't find a 9" pan so I bought a 10 1/2" one. I'm sure it made the cheesecake a little shorter than normal, but it was still delicious. I do like it better than those heavier ones made with cream cheese. Of course, I'm also telling myself that this one must have fewer calories. Ha, ha, ha!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am thrilled you tried the cheesecake and loved it!! The Italians in my family have a saying, "If you eat standing up, it doesn't count!" Ha. That's how they think. It makes me so happy that you are enjoying my recipes! The only thing I like better than that is to cook and feed people them myself. If you were closer, I would feed you!

      Thank you again for featuring me on your blog. Wow, I was honored you did that for me.

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  4. Glad all is getting well at your sea, never tried guacamole

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    1. Try it and you'll see, it's so yummy! (That's my attempt at a rhyme for you, not sure if it worked, ha ha.)

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  5. Guacamole is my favorite anything and I'm the only one in my house that likes it. I think that's wonderful because I don't have to share. I have also learned your little trick with the sour cream and makes it slightly more creamy. I glad to see you also use cilantro. My guacamole has to have that certain flavor that only cilantro has. Great recipe. Glad your feeling better.

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  6. That's what happens with my mom and her hummus. She is the only one who eats it in the house. Not so with guacamole, we all devour it! It is fattening, but very healthy fat. (So I hear and I am liking that definition)

    Thank you so much for following and commenting!!

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