¡Es Guacamole!

This recipe graciously stolen from allrecipes.com.

The Goods

3 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shallots
3 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
1 medium tomato, diced
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper

The Gettin’
1. In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt.
2. Chop onion, cilantro, tomato, and garlic.
4. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomato, and garlic.
5. Stir in cayenne pepper.
6. Serve immediately.  Guacamole will brown quickly!

The Take

Éste es guacamole perfecto. Usted tiene que intentarlo con tocino curruscante o con pollo. ¡Yum!

Total Time: 10 minutes
Prep –  10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy

Blueberry Muffins

This recipe stolen graciously from Elaine Gloria Gottschall of Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet.

The Goods
2 1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup melted butter (or home made yogurt)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/2 – 3/4 cup blueberries

The Gettin’
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Blend everything together.  (The original recipe added the wet ingredients last to make sure you had a muffin batter consistency, but I skipped this step and it worked out fine.)
3. Stir in blueberries.
4. Spoon the mixture into muffin tin lined with paper cases (or non-stick muffin tin).  We used two spoonfuls per muffin hole.
5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when pressed. Let cool 5-10 minutes.

The Take
Due to the almond flour, these muffins have a slightly sweet, nutty flavor to them.  I love these muffins!  If your muffins (or any other baked goods, especially if you’re not using wheat flour) don’t rise, make sure you have fresh baking soda – it weakens over time.

Total Time: 30-40 minutes
Prep– 10  minutes
Cook– 15-20 minutes
Cool– 5-10 minutes

Yield:  16 muffins

Level: Easy

Banana Pops

This recipe stolen graciously from Fernpixel.

The Goods
2 ripe bananas (with black spots)
pure ground cinnamon to taste
pure ground nutmeg to taste
popsicle sticks (or chopsticks, plastic fork, etc.)

The Gettin’
1. Peel bananas.
2. Cut each banana in half (1 banana creates 2 Banana Pops).
3. Insert stick into each piece of banana.
4. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on all sides, to taste.
5. Put the Banana Pops inside Tupperware or freezer Ziplock.
6. Place container with Banana Pops inside freezer and wait 2 hours or overnight.

The Take
We may not have a banana stand, but these frozen treats are pretty darn good!

Total Time: 2+ hours or overnight
Prep –  7 minutes
Freeze–  2+ hours

Yield:  4 pops

Level: Easy