Avocado

Avo-Mayo, Egg-less/AIP

AIP_Paleo Avo_mayo

This recipe was an amazing find! I have been guiding one of my sisters through the auto-immune protocol (AIP), and she really needed a mayo replacement. I’ve tried a no-egg mayo and succeeded in the past but then failed and wasted so much oil!!!  So when I stumbled upon this recipe here, I was thrilled. Ok, at first I wasn’t when I saw the ingredient list, but then I made it and I was amazed at how much this tasted like mayo…crazy.

So here it goes, I am thankful that this recipe exists!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ¼ C ACV (apple cider vinegar)
  • ¼ C extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. unrefined salt

Instructions:

Place everything in a food processor and blend. (That was simple!)

Shared with Fat Tuesday 

Simple Guacamole

Guacamole

So simple and satisfying to eat, guacamole complements many dishes that I make. I love avocados as a side to almost any breakfast I make, but I usually loose ½ due to me being the only one who wants avocado all the time. So when I make guacamole, I use lemon so it can last a few days in the fridge…no waste.

Guacamole goes great with most any baked/grilled chicken dish, of course as a chip dip (and when I say chip I mean healthy chips such as homemade plantain chips…YUM!), I love to make eggs over easy and lay them on top of sautéed greens (with mushroom and garlic), then spread guacamole over the over-easy eggs and eat…one of my quick favorite breakfasts.

I have a few ideas to use guacamole:

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How do you eat guac??

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled
  • ¼ tsp. unrefined salt- or to taste
  • 3 ripe/soft avocados
  • 2 Tbs. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-2 Tbs. chopped cilantro (optional)

Instructions:

1. Place garlic and salt in a stainless steel bowl, then mash well.

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2. Next add the avocado and mash with a fork.

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3. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mash until the desired texture is achieved.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash Stuffed Acorn Squash With Avocado Salad

 

I had seen many recipes for stuffed acorn squash and I’ve been wanting to try it, but it’s getting more difficult to find acorn squash these days since Thanks Giving passed. I was fortunate to find a couple and give this a try. I don’t really have a recipe, I just cut the acorn squash in half, scooped out the seeds and strings, then baked it upside down on a cookie sheet with about 1/2 Cup of water total for about an hour.

While that was cooking I made a recipe I enjoy “un-stuffed Bell peppers (but not much tomato paste)” that I  used for the stuffing and made some homemade guacamole and added shredded lettuce because I didn’t have enough avocado for everyone.

Once the squash was done, I scooped the cooked mixture of un-stuffed bell peppers into it and baked it for about 15 minutes longer. Once done, I topped with avocado salad.

These are pretty simple to assemble, try it yourself and share what you’ve made 🙂

 

 

 

Quiona Lettuce Tacos

quinoa lettuce tacos

We had some cooked quinoa that had to be eaten, so we looked around and saw what we had on hand and came up with these; quinoa and beans, topped with avocado and cultured salsa layered in romaine lettuce…..so GOOD!

Ingredints:

soaked and cooked quinoa

re-fried beans (or plain soaked-cooked beans)

avocado or guacamole

fermented salsa (recipe coming soon), or you could use any salsa, or my recipe here.

Optional; grated cheese, cilantro

Instructions:

Assemble just like you would a taco, it’s pretty simple. You can’t go wrong.

Note:

These would actually make a good portable food as long as they weren’t moved around a lot. They can be eaten at room temp.

 

Avocado Desert

avocado desert

This is a simple treat that can be eaten as a breakfast, snack, meal re placer, or desert!

Recipe:

½ Cup heavy cream (grass-fed preferably)

1 avocado

1 Tbs. raw honey (or less to your liking)

½ apple -peeled, and minced (optional)

1 Tbs. slivered almonds (preferably crispy) (optional)

1 banana -cut in slices (optional)

Instructions:

Blend the cream in a blender until whipped solid; this will only take about 30 seconds. Then transfer whipped cream to a bowl.

Add the avocado and honey and mash with a fork until well blended and smooth. Then add the apple, give it a quick mix until covered. Then decorate with banana and almonds.

Notes:

You can make a nice presentation (I obviously didn’t), or just mix the banana and almonds with it and enjoy!