Now that the summer is winding down. Many of you are looking to get back into a healthy routine that is sustainable. Everyone seems to get thrown off in the summertime. Ironically, even though the weather provides a perfect backdrop for cleansing and healing, the social aspects of the season take over and social drinking and eating can set us back.
Since having my daughter my struggle is different. I’ve become impervious to the social pressures around food that used to hold me back. In the past I would feel self-conscious about my way of eating. So in an effort to please the crowd, I would dabble in food that I knew would hinder my healing process.
Now that I’ve been confidently eating a cleansing diet for the last ten years I’m confident enough to stick to my guns, but still enjoy my social life. I struggle with other areas these days… Maybe some of you can relate to this.
Ever since having Ava I have lost my patience to cook for myself. Which is partially why there has been a recipe drought on my blog. I’ve been so preoccupied between working, mothering, keeping house, riding and socializing, that when it comes time to cook for myself I have been dropping the ball.
I end up not eating enough because I don’t take the time to prepare my meals or even shop for the right pre-prepared ingredients. So now I have to take a page out of my own book and coach myself on balancing motherhood with self-care.
In an effort to correct my own behavior, I want to tear a page out of my oldest recipe book. So I am sharing my Classic Guacamole Recipe with you today.
This Guacamole has a very bright flavor. I use a lot of acidic vegetables to counterbalance the fatty bland texture of plain avocados. This is what sets my Guacamole apart from the run of the mill Guacamole that you encounter at the salad bar or in premade containers.
I love using my Lava Stone Mortar and Pestle to make this dish. It makes the Guac taste great and saves time on mashing. If you haven’t invested in a Mortar and Pestle yet, I really recommend this one:
They say not to submerge it in water for cleaning and to rub it with a damp cloth to clean. I’ve put mine under water and nothing has happened to it.
This Guacamole is great for busy days because you can make it in advance and keep it for up to 5 days. Just place the avocado pits in the guacamole and keep them in an airtight container. The pits help keep it fresh.
Keep this guac on hand in your fridge throughout the week to glob on top of salads and alongside your starch-based meals. The fat in this dish will leave you satiated and satisfied.
Eating Works Classic Guacamole
- 2 Avocados
- 1/2 Sweet Onion chopped into small dice
- 2 C Cherry Tomatoes sliced in half
- 1/3 C Lemon Juice
- Sea Salt
- Cracked Pepper
- In a lava mortis and pestle mash onions, lemons, and tomatoes until a paste is formed. Add avocado and continue to mash until desired consistency is formed.
- Season with extra lemon juice, salt and pepper.