Monday, April 30, 2012
So I'm obsessed.
I tolerated this lovely green dip/condiment for the past few years, but didn't "like it".
I went to Mexico in February and ate it a few times, started to get a taste for it.
This past 2 weeks, I've turned into a guacamole freak!!!
To quote the lady from the Frank's Red Hot commercials:
"I put that s*** on everything!"
I live in an area where good avocados are definitely not native, and are usually not the best quality at the supermarket.
I've been frequenting the weekend Farmers Market (I typically get farm fresh tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, spaghetti squash, apples, cheese, gelato, chocolate milk, bakery bread - a treat!) and I'm trying to get the majority of our groceries there.
I happened upon one of the vendors 2 weekends ago, selling Mexican fare, including fresh homemade guacamole. I don't know what her exact ingredients are, but it is SO good. Sooooo goooooddddd....
For sure: avocadoes, onion, garlic, cilantro (a lot!), salt and pepper.
I'm sorry, but how on earth was I a mayo fiend for so long when this DELICIOUS and NUTRITIOUS option was so readily available?!?! Healthy fats, not fake saturated fats. And so much more flavor!
At $6 for a 250mL container... I've spent $12 on guacamole in less than 10 days! Wowza! Actually $18 since I bought a container for my brother. Either I find an easy (I'm *not* a cook. At all.) recipe and figure out where to find some quality avocados, or I put this woman's kids through university!
Either way, a win-win. Super yummy nutritious for me (and it boosts my tomato consumption, tomatoes and guac go together better than PB&J!), boosting the local economy!
Have you found any surprises trying out healthier options for foods?