Grilled Avocado

I LOVE avocados! When I started the SCD and saw avocados were SCD legal, I was ecstatic. The three foods I don’t think I could ever live without are avocados, mangos, and cheese! The grilled avocados I made yesterday were wonderful; any true avocado aficionado will enjoy them. I used mini avocados for mine.

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • Salt (I used pink Himalayan salt; I feel it gives it way more flavor than regular table salt)
  • Pepper

Cut your avocados in half, remove the pits, and sprinkle generously with the grated Parmesan cheese. I put mine in the toaster oven on broil for about 5-10 minutes. Depending on your oven, you’ll want to remove your avocados once the cheese melts and gives a nice brown color. Remove from the oven, squeeze ¬†fresh lemon on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

My stomach can’t handle spicy foods but if you like spicy, you can add some chili powder or cayenne to yours. If you’re not on the SCD, you can also add some Sriracha¬†hot sauce for a little extra kick!

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Holy Guacamole!

I used to think that there was this whole, long, complicated process involved when it came to making guacamole. I had many failed attempts at following recipes online that called for adding things like sour cream and even mayonnaise (yuck!) Luckily, my recipe is pretty fool-proof and requires none of those fancy schmancy ingredients. For this recipe, you’ll need the following:

  • 5 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Juice of one whole lemon
  • Sea salt (use as much as you like to get the guacamole to your desired taste)

Now, here’s the best part of the recipe: all you do is cut open the avocados, mash them up, and mix in the rest of the ingredients. Simple, right? I’ve always believed it’s about the simple pleasures in life.

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