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Monday, March 22, 2010


Holy mole, its time for some guacamole! :) There are a million and one ways to make an avocado dip, and most of them are good. I've found that there are a couple key ingredients that need to be part of the mix for a superb guacamole.

1. Ripe, GREEN avocados. If the avocado isn't ripe enough, it won't mash easily and you won't have a smooth consistency. Ripe avocados are soft to the touch.
2. Garlic or onions (red or green). These ingredients add a spice to the guacamole and make it so tasty.
3. The use of cilantro. If its in there, the dip is going to taste better. Guaranteed!

Serves 1 or 2.

-1 large avocado, peeled and mashed.
-1 green onion, finely chopped (green and white tips)
-2 tablespoons minced cilantro
-juice from 1/2 squeezed lemon
-salt and pepper to taste

-Mix all the ingredients together and serve with tortilla chips!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Peanut Butter and Fig Jam Crackers

This is a really yummy snack. Its kind of a more presentable version of a pb&j sandwich. The fig jam is what adds the classy touch. I'm sure it will taste good with other jams, but seek out the real stuff!

It takes all of 30 seconds to make, with no heating or cooking required. My daughter LOVES when I make this and we enjoy it as a quick snack or dessert. Its also great to serve as an impromptu appetizer for guests.

Makes 2 crackers

-1 stick graham cracker (4 squares connected), broken in half
-1 teaspoon peanut butter (I like using the chunky kind for texture)
-1 teaspoon fig jam (any other flavor works)
-optional: top with flax or chia seeds for an added boost of protein and nutrition

-Spread peanut butter and then fig jam onto graham cracker.