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Friday, July 18, 2014

Food Friday: Guacamole!

Summertime is so great because there are so many ripe veggies and fruit in the produce section! One of our favorite summer recipes is Guacamole. It really is so easy to make, you just need avocados, cilantro and tomatoes! Our tomatoes are not ripe yet in the garden, but this will probably come into use again when they are! 

Joshua's sister Allison has a great, simple recipe for guac that we make. I use it every time we make guac for tacos! My other sister-in-law has posted this recipe on her blog here. But I wanted to post it again so it is easier to find, and to share it!
Allison's Guacamole

2-3 ripe* avocados
2-3 tomatoes
Juice of one lime
Fresh chives or green onions
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and Pepper

TIP: *A ripe avocado will be firm to the touch ... but not hard like a rock.  Avoid anything soft, because that usually indicates that it is bruised.  I like to buy my avocados a few days before I need them and let them ripen a bit on the counter.  Of course, you can never be sure until you cut into it ... I guess it's a bit of a gamble.  

To prepare the avocado, cut it in half by running your knife around the outside from the top to the bottom and back up.  Twist the two halves in opposite directions and you will end up with one side with the pit and the other without.  Lay the side with the pit on the cutting board and carefully tap the knife blade into the pit.  Turn the knife 90 degrees and the pit will come out.  Next, cut through the avocado. Then hold the avocado over the serving bowl and press your thumbs against the skin.  The green, yummy goodness will peel away from the skin and you can scrap it into the bowl.  Repeat with each avocado.

Add the chopped tomatoes, chopped chives or green onions, garlic and lime juice.  Mix well.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Daniel 1:11-13
Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.”

Daniel 1:15-17
At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.
To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.

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