DID SOMEONE SAY NO CARBS?
Team Take A Pic! lol is that a thing ? Can we make it a thing? Ok no lol. Ok we have eaten so much white meat this month but it’s so hard to say no to yummy meat, and obviously we are having some more today. I am always looking for ways to enjoy my dinner. That being said , my family isn’t about that life lol they enjoy their chips and chicken.
So to have that balance , I decided to make a delicious guacamole that we could all enjoy. I think the most important thing about making any salad or side dish is to build on flavors. This is a process that many people who do not do this. I think it’s important to give every bite as much flavor as you can.
So for my onions , I bathe them in rice wine vinegar. It removes the bitterness while adding such good flavor to the dish, I then salt the mix my tomatoes with some delicious chili flakes for that necessary heat that every guacamole bowl should always have. I tend to pick avocados that are almost ripe, this gives you control because you can decide just how mushy you want the side dish to be, my mother loves it when its almost a puree but I love it when there is a bit of bite to it. That rough texture makes you feel like you aren’t swallowing baby food lol.
To tie this whole dish together I threw a lemon in the microwave after poking it with several holes so it can remove the juice. After 15 seconds the juices in your lemon will be flowing and you won’t have a hard time. I would urge you to add in salt as you go along, keep tasting so you don’t have a bland dish.
Another interesting thing to note is, balance the flavors with the main dish, if you are having it with nachos add in more Mexican spices like smoked paprika and chili. I had my guacamole with Mediterranean marinated chicken from Yo Foods. So I mixed in herbs like basil, oregano, parsley all dried. These matched and enhanced the flavors so well. I loved how quick it was for me to prepare that fresh and healthy dinner. Finding a brand that marinates chicken for you ahead of time for you know those days! They have spicy, pili pili and barbecue marinades as well as the one I have here. I literally put on the grill pan and we were good to go. An interesting point, I sprinkled such a small amount of salt.
What do you need?
1 red onion
1 tablespoon of chili flakes
Pinch of basil, oregano, parsley
Salt & Pepper to taste.
1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar
How do you do it.
Soak the onions ( cut into small cubes of course)
Mix the cubed tomatoes with the red pepper flakes.
Cube up the avocado
Mix in the dry herbs
Mix it all up while adding in the lemon juice.
I hope you guys try out this really easy dinner hack. Healthy, and super flavorful! If you are wondering where you can get a pack of the marinated Yo dishes, you can get it from Nakumatt or Chandarana food plus or you can give them a call and they deliver straight to your home. Follow them on social media is you need to keep up with their amazing offers. Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
How yummy right?
Hope you guys give it a try.
I love you guys,
Thanks for stopping by,
Taking Stock FIVE!
Are we all tired of this bi polar weather? I can do with some sun and heat! I took stock on today’s post.
Making: A grilled cheese for dinner tonight. I lack energy to cook. Drinking: Coffee , my day started so early and I need life. Reading: On food plating and props when you are shooting. Wanting: A green smoothie from Art Cafe , that weekend debauchery was a bit too heavy. Looking: Forward to watching Me before you. I heard it’s amazing. Playing: I have been listening to Acoustic Soul by India Arie. Still one of my favorite albums to date. Wasting: Lot’s of time looking online for vacations when I should just get my ticket. Wishing: I would be stronger, I really need a break from my emotions lol. Enjoying: Modern family, Cam and Mitch give me so much life!
Waiting: For my girls wedding this October, maybe I will do a summer wedding look book? Who is up for a holiday vlog?
Liking: Ben Brown’s Arctic vlogs on his channel. That cinematography comes unmatched. Incase you haven’t checkend it out please do.
Wondering: When I’ll shed off this baby weight lol , I am tired of eating lettuce my goodness.
Loving: The fact that I can actually wear ripped jeans for the first time without my flesh pouring out of them like hot lava.
Hoping: I can keep up one video a week on my YouTube channel, it feels good to be back. Marveling: The good work most YouTubers in Kenya are doing. I think Kenyans are hitting the mark when it comes to content creation. Needing: A pair of Chelsea boots and gladiator sandals. Wearing: Ripped jeans DUH! Following: Siyabonga Beyile, he is an amazing fashion entrepreneur from South Africa. He is 21 and he is top 30 under 30 I am following his work and I am simply amazed. Any You Tubers or Instagramers you guys can be able to share with me?
Noticing: Tinder is just a space for PERVS! Knowing: That as always , it’s all going to be ok. Thinking: About how this December I can’t have a mediocre New Years. I spent my last one in Hidden Agenda , at the stroke of midnight the bartender asked me to pay for my Guarana lol. It was quite unremarkable. Feeling: Optimistic. Bookmarking: A lot of Ted Talks. I will be sharing my favorite ones in a post real soon. Opening: A new savings account for the holidays, do you guys have one? Feeling: Ready for love and some god affection.
As always ,
I love you guys.
Live, love and be Inspired.