Right now, I wish I was here. But I’m not…I’m in the 20 degree frigid air of Manhattan.
At least I have a bowl of fresh guacamole to keep me satisfied and warm in my apartment, while I dream of watching the Oscars. Here is a tasty lil’ recipe to serve at your Oscar Party since Avocados from Mexico are at their peak of the season right now…they’re extra creamy and perfect for this recipe (and beauty treatments, too…see below, hehe).
A fun spin on the classic guac, as you all know I’m always coming up with a fun new guacamole recipe and this time I decided to branch out and pick up a fresh ruby red grapefruit…it was staring at me this morning at the corner market and I simply couldn’t help myself.
I haven’t had a grapefruit in quite some time, but they always bring me back to my younger years as a kid growing up as my mother would serve my sister and I a half grapefruit every morning before school…it was the best. Why? Well, my fabulous mother would slice each piece so that is was easy to pop out and pop into our mouths. So, I thought I’d try to incorporate one of my favorite childhood memories into this guacamole.
The result? Amazing. This may just have to be a staple on our table in the summer at the beach house. What do ‘ya think?
- 5 ripe Avocados from Mexico, peeled, pitted and sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp. fresh lime zest
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
- 1 large ruby red grapefruit, peeled
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground white pepper
- In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Process until smooth.
- Transfer to serving bowl; serve chilled or room temperature as a dip with gluten-free crackers and crudites or a spread on sandwiches, pitas, bagels and salads.
And now for my Guacamole Beauty Basket Giveaway.
Avocados are full of unsaturated oils which help lower our cholesterol and moisturize deep into our skin, nourishing us inside and out. So, you can prep yourself with a mini avocado beauty mask for the Oscars and enjoy this tasty Grapefruit Guacamole too. Here are some fun beauty ways to use avocado aside from your classic guacamole. Now that sounds like a great way to spend Sunday night, doesn’t it?
What are your Oscar plans? I enjoy watching the dresses on the Red Carpet then usually nodding off…
I’ll be choosing one random winner on Monday, February the 28th at 5PM EST.
This beauty basket will include avocados and a bath accessory.
Simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite ways to enjoy avocados, whether it’s in a recipe or a beauty treatment.
And I couldn’t help but share these cute little aprons, not too feminine for all of you male cooks n’ chefs but just perfect for a simple lil’ smock-like wardrobe addition to where around the home when things start getting messy whether it’s art n’ crafts with the kids or cookin’ up a hot splattering meal on the stove.
And I leave you today with this amazing story of Graham Kerr, a 76 year old guy who decided to rip out his front lawn and plant a kitchen garden to cook everything he had grown. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?
The best part of the article that rang true to my heart and really stuck with me is something that I’d love to share with all of you:
“For so many years I lived in the tyranny of the urgent, with deadline after deadline,” he says. “But planting the garden allowed me to slow down and watch the miracle of life and nature unfolding.”
Knowing how fruits and vegetables grow, “I understand food properly for the first time, so I cook with greater understanding and simplicity,” he says. “Now you can’t hold me down. I finally discovered what enthusiasm for food really means.”