I thought I would kick off my first post by paying homage to my absolute favorite food in the world. I selected a recipe that highlights its creamy, luscious delicousness. Without further ado, I present – the avocado.
Do you ever play the favorite game with your family? Or on a first date? I haven’t dated in awhile, so I’m not sure if that’s really relevant, but if you haven’t tried it, you should. It’s a quick way to find out loads of info about someone. My oldest loves to play. He is quite the lover of food, too, so his first question is always, “what’s your favorite food?”. Without skipping a beat, my answer is always “avocado”. Its rich but delicate flavor is able to stand alone or in a plethora of other amazing ways. From sauces to dips, salads and desserts. Yes, my friends, desserts. I have an AH-MAZING avocado mousse that you will see find here another time. Even an anti-avocado eating, 12 year old boy was swooning over it!
Despite all of its rich, good-for-ya nutrients, such as Folic Acid, Vitamin K, C and E, as well as its glorious monounsaturated fats, the avocado got a bad rap in my home growing up as a “fatty” food – under the nasty notion that it would make me fat if I ate it. Now that I, and my entire family, are properly informed about this miracle fruit, I eat it whenever I want. And I feel great about it!
I digress. I present to you a kid approved, super simple guacamole. A staple in our home. I have a dressed up, fancier guac I’ll share with you another time. My one favor from you: please do not buy those pre-packaged guacamole mixes. There is often times junk in them. I love salt, but those tend to be extremely heavy handed on the salt. Let’s keep it real and super simple.
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp finely ground pepper
juice from 1/2 of a lemon
Cut your avocados in half, so they look like a boat. Take out the pits. You can easily scoop out the fruit with a spoon. Sometimes I cross cut the fruit before scooping to make it easier to mash. Sometimes I don’t. Add the sea salt, pepper and lemon juice. Mash to desired consistency. My family likes a few lumps, but otherwise pretty creamy. Enjoy with your favorite veggies, tacos or just right out of the bowl. Because you can!
Love and Joy!