Hey, all, I’m back! I first want to take s minute to thank everyone for all the well wishes and words of support and encouragement during my time out from blogging. Your words meant the world to me. It helped so much to keep my mind positive and to keep me fighting, although I am still not 100%, I’m getting there and couldn’t be happier to be back! Details touching on that battle coming soon.
I found myself eating ALL the guac last night instead of actually paying any attention to the game since my team, the Vikings, fell short of making it big. To say I could really care less about the actual game is completely accurate, but there were 4 big events taking place last night that really sparked my interest:
In the spirit of this blog post, you may be able to guess my favorite commercial…Avocados from Mexico
And my other favorite, I don’t know, maybe because it’s just so relatable for me :), The Only Man Whose Bleep Don’t Stink
Disclaimer: I missed pretty much every other commercial because I’m a Chatty Cathy and also have the attention span of a three year old. Sooo maybe I’m not the best judge of the Super Bowl commercials, who knows, maybe I missed the best ones, but these were my faves.
Okay on to the next. I’m a serious Justin Timberlake fan girl so I was pretty jazzed when I found out he was the halftime performer…I also only found out he was the performer the day prior. Yes, I’ve been living under a rock this whole time, I get it, okay. I was a bit underwhelmed by his performance, but never the less, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. However, my favorite bit of it all was the middle school boy he decided to dance along with for a little bit longer than what was comfortable. The kid was pumped, but I’m sure that only lasted until he got home and watched the replay of him dancing for all of America to see and was bummed to find out he has absolutely no hope for a career in dancing whatsoever…poor little guy.
And the most important part of the ENTIRE Super Bowl – The End…when This is Us takes over and the long awaited episode that pretty much every girl in America has been anticipating…I don’t want to say “excited for” because its the episode when the man who stole every middle aged woman’s heart, Milo AKA Jack Pearson dies. SPOILER ALERT! So my question to all of this is…are we through with seeing Milo on the show?! I’m wondering this because after he died they started flashing forward to the future, where they show Randall as an older man and Tess, his daughter, working as a social worker with foster care children. Hmm… I guess my question will be answered tomorrow when the new episode airs!
Okay so on to the good stuff…the guac. Whoever came up with the idea for guac is pure genius and I cant think the avocado gods enough for blessing us with this, oh sooo delicious, fruit. However, I’ve tasted a whole lot of guac recipes and let me tell you, not all guac is created equal. I’ve been making/perfecting my own guac recipe since my high school days. I’ve experimented quite a bit, even things that should never make into a guacamole recipe somehow made their way in…I’ve had a lot of disasters, but I’ve also had a lot of successes. What I’ve found is less is more when it comes to this gem of an appetizer, so I’ve definitely simplified my mix and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you today!
PS – I’ve replaced the traditional corn chip with one of my favorite foods ever to make this completely grain free…plantains. However, if you don’t feel like putting in all the work of making your one chips (although it’s really not to hard) you can always buy them as well, I prefer Terra brand!
**Also,guac is a great topping for my lettuce wrap tacos or can be ate with cut up bell peppers, or crispy pieces of bacon to keep your carb count down!
The most perfect simplified, yet delicious guac. Perfect for game day gatherings, BBQs, and summer get togethers!
In a medium sized bowl, mash avocados with a fork, mix ingredients and serve! Seasonings may need to be adjusted according to taste and ripeness of avocados.
To Make the Plantain Chips:
1. Thinly slice the plantains into equal sized, quarter like "tokens" - I used my mandoline for this but you can use s knife as well
2. Once all plantains are sliced, heat coconut oil in a non-stick skillet on the stove top at medium heat - adjust oil amount based on pan size
3.Fry in coconut oil on medium heat until lightly golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. This may need to be done in batches so you don't over crowd
Ideally, avocados should be soft but not mushy, I usually buy them a few days in advance - however if they are not quite ripe, more salt can be added to counteract this. To prevent from browning, place in a glass container, cover with plastic wrap and press it into guac, and then seal with a lid, so no air can reach it.