Monthly Archives: July 2016
I’m always looking for quick, simple and inexpensive ways to make the good stuff on the go, so here’s one fer ye! It’s a very cool, fast and easy guacamole recipe using readily available & easily found ingredients, straight from your – or your Airbnb host’s – fridge and spice rack. Great when craving something real on the road, or when you need a quick and healthy snack without much fuss.
Gather ye thy holy ingredients:
- One Ripe Avocado (Small to Medium)
- 1/4 Fresh Onion (or 1 TB Dried Onion Flakes)
- 1/2 Heaping Teaspoon Cumin Powder
- 1 – 2 Dashes Cayenne Powder
- Scant 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
I try to use all or mostly organic stuff in my cooking and always encourage others to do the same. In a cereal bowl (or similar), cut, skin and mash up the avocado. Save the seed! You’ll need it if you want to refrigerate any leftover guac…according to livescience.com, science does seem to support that keeping the seed with the guac will prevent some browning, and as well, thou shalt hear a voice behind thee, spewing facts regarding the uber-nutritious avocado:
Few people know that the avocado is an ecological anachronism, that it most likely evolved specifically to entice the tastes and the large gullet of the now-extinct giant ground sloth.
Now that that deadly sin is out of my system, next you’ll want to dice 1/4 of a fresh onion, which equates to approximately 1/4 – 1/3 cup. FYI, if you’re using dried onion flakes, the 4:1 rule applies – in other words, you only need about a quarter the amount of dried onion to get the same taste result. Given that 1/4 cup equates to 4 tablespoons, using 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes will do it. As always, trust your taste buds and adjust accordingly.
Briefly mix the onion into the mashed avocado:
Next, add in your heaping 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder…
…followed by 1 – 2 dashes of cayenne pepper and a scant 1/2 teaspoon sea salt…
…and you are ready to do the final mix!
Next, get ready to serve thyself this Simple as Hell Holy Guacamole. Sometimes I eat it straight up, but here, to show some degree of civility, I’ve used lentil chips, which provided a really nice, light contrast to the guac…enjoy!
Serves: 2 normals, or one Alison Lorraine. Can be stored in the fridge for a day with the seed, but it’s best to use this up asap.
Yours in Great Health,
The first entry on Songs in the Key of Big C is Fate. A slightly different mix was featured on the Dawson’s Creek Season Six soundtrack (thanks out to Mike Wyner at NOMA Music for that). This song is about loss and hope…and saying what’s on your mind. Whatever you do, don’t leave it up to fate…
Also found on: Dawson’s Creek Season Six (Sony Pictures Television).