Hello friends! It has been 10 days since we left our home in Missouri and we’ve been living in hotels ever since. We just got to the Seattle area 3 days ago and are quickly looking for a house to rent. We will be living here for at least 3 years so we want to make sure it’s the right place! Meanwhile, my computer and kitchen goods are on a moving truck on the way here so I am not sure how long it will be before I will be back in the kitchen cooking and blogging. I do plan on having a couple of bloggers guest post to help me out during this transition period so make sure to check in!
In the meantime, I wanted to share this recipe with you, one I tried a while back but never got around to blogging about.
Oh the beautiful avocado- one of the greatest foods on earth. Seriously who doesn’t love avocado…especially guacamole? We’re all familiar with the Mexican-style guacamole, but this is a fun twist on the popular dip. You might look at the picture and think it looks just like regular guacamole….well looks are deceiving.
You know sometimes the best recipes can be found on the back of a food package or advertisement. I noticed this one on an ad for Mexican avocados. I instantly knew I’d love it and boy was I right. I adapted it a little to my liking, but not much.
If you like sushi, you’ll love this . The soy sauce combined with the avocado and sesame makes it tastes like a sushi roll…and it’s vegan so I made this for a snack a lot when I was eating a vegan diet. I love it best paired with rice crackers and veggies, but tortilla chips would be fine too. I am sure it would be fabulous on some grilled fish or shrimp as well. You can substitute pickled ginger for the fresh ginger if you prefer (like the kind they give you with sushi). I wish the picture did a better job and displaying the delicious flavor pop of the ingredients. I guess you’ll just have to trust me!
And for those of you who think avocados are “fattening”, think again. Anything you eat in excess can put weight on your body. Yes, avocados are high in fat, but they will not make you fat if you include them as a part of a healthy diet. Most of the fat in avocados is monounsaturated- the “good” kind that can actually lowers cholesterol levels. They are loaded in potassium and folate (which can lower risk of heart disease and stroke). Also high in lutein which helps protect the eyes (especially from age-related problems). It is the best fruit source of vitamin E which protects against several diseases. Shall I go on? Ok some more stats: high in Vitamin C and 1 medium avocado has about 300 calories, 13 grams of FIBER and 4 grams of protein!
Replace that mayo on your sandwiches with creamy avocado and not only will you lower your saturated fat intake you will be getting all those wonderful nutritional benefits!