I am being reduced to a soulless, primal being. All I want is a venti salted caramel mocha from Starbucks. It’s all I think about. I need to talk about something else.
At the end of day two, because I had skipped breakfast (slept through it…a very rare luxury), I needed something at the end of the day. Made some guacamole and used tomatoes to dip in it. OH SERIOUSLY WOW. It was so good. So here’s my recipe for some really awesome guac.
- One avacado, scooped out of the skin and chopped and smashed
- 1 tsp or so of lime juice
- red pepper flakes (to taste for added PIZZAZ!)
- garlic (or garlic powder)
- chopped onions
- two roma tomatoes
Mix all the ingredients except the tomatoes. Now, if you can eat chips or whatever, then just chop one tomato and add it to the guacamole and enjoy. But if you want to cut that out, use the fleshy romas (or other veggie that can be cut to a good dipping size) to eat the guac. We sliced them in about 1/8″ slices, thick enough to hold their shape, and used a spoon when necessary to scoop onto the tomatoes. It was devine. An amazing and very healthy snack. I was so hungry, I didn’t take a picture. But it probably would just look gross…I mean, a bowl full of smashed green things with lumps of other things?
Anyway, I ate this again for lunch the next day. I gave E a little bit of the avacado and ate the rest myself. I was very full for a few hours. Then massively hungry. I made soup last night and it was probably the best soup I’ve ever made. Take that, comfort zone! Still, I was craving something sweet afterwards. I don’t know if I want that to go away or not, but that is kind of the goal of this program, at least one of them. I just want something yummy so bad! I actually just made C a sunbutter jelly sandwich….and now that is all I can think about. And the coffee. But that is right on the counter….I cut off her crusts….and they are just sitting there…and I want them…..so I ran to the computer fighting tears and wrote this. I feel better now. Whew!
My soup was made a day after roasting the chicken. JD made stock from the leftovers, and we had some really good broth to start with and leftover chicken. I added more carrots, onions, and butternut squash and WOW. I steamed the carrots and butternut squash with a bunch of thyme, and then added it to the broth and let it cook for awhile. I used garlic, ginger, paprika, dill, rosemary, salt and pepper. It was amazing. So so so good. I am good at making soup, but this was a step up. All because I had to go away from my staples of either beans or potatoes. I have never eaten butternut squash before, but we got one on a whim at the store. It was cheap, and we are roasting another third of it with a pork roast right now and will have more for this weekend. New favorite produce! I love fall!