Time off

Hey everyone, as you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting all that often.

Unfortunately, this may continue a little as I am now readmitted to McGill University in Nutrition.

I’m sure that my year off will serve its purpose as I attended and graduated from the Cordon Bleu culinary school.

Hopefully I can use the knowledge I’ve obtained to come up with creative dishes for all of you!

I’m hoping to post as many recipes as I can, however, my schedule is quite full so I’ll start a segment with highlights from the week. This means that I’ll be documenting what I am making so I can hopefully inspire some of you with some delicious looking dishes!

So without a further ado, I will be sharing my delicious guacamole recipe. Yes, guacamole. I practically live off of avocados. Full of monounsaturated fat, these are the way to go! The recipe is quick, simple and so fresh. I integrate the zest from the lime to really bring out the citrus flavor without making it too sour.

You can serve it topped with a little pico de gallo or pumpkin seeds to change things up, also, you can make cheddar crisps to replace your usual nacho chip if you’re going to have it as a main component of a meal.

Guacamole (serves 3):

  • 2 haas avocados
  • 1 lime (zest & juice)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp. Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped (remove ribs & seeds if you don’t enjoy spicy food)
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Method

  1. Depending on how you like your guacamole, you can either cut the avocado in large chunks or break it down into a purée.
  2. Add the lime zest and juice, crushed garlic clove, jalapeño and cayenne pepper.
  3. Mix everything together.
  4. Season as desired.
  5. Enjoy!

I like to keep small amounts of guacamole in little tupperwares so that they can be consumed whenever as a snack or even a condiment.

In order to avoid oxidative browning, add a thin layer of olive oil over the guac, creating an anaerobic environment. It also increases the fat content of the recipe!

Calories
Fat (g)
Proteins (g)
Total Carbs (g)
Fiber (g)
Net Carbs (g)
2 Haas Avocados (200g)
334
42
4
17.3
13.6
3.7
Lime (zest & juice)
10
0
0.2
3.2
0.2
3
1 Garlic Clove
4
0
0.2
1
0.1
0.9
1 tbsp. Cilantro (chopped)
0
0
0
0
0
0
1 Jalapeño Pepper
4
0.1
0
1
2
0
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
3
0.15
0.1
0.5
0.5
0
Total
355
42.25
4.5
23
16.4
7.6
Per serving (divide recipe by 3)
118
14
2
8
5
3
*All the nutritional information gathered from MyFitnessPal Application
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