Rese & Co. Living — avocado

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Supper Disaster Averted! 0

I hope you found the opportunity to add avocado to some of your grilling this past week. This weeks recipe was completely unscripted {as are many of my meals}. My husband works late and I can stay at the studio for hours on end and not want to leave and one evening got a little later than most and we had no plan for supper. Does anyone else lack in the planning area like we do? 
So what does a person do? I had a wise woman tell me a long time ago that if you have no idea what you're going to make and your husband is headed home then just start to sauté and onion and figure it out as you go. He will love the smell and think you have it all together! 😂 I might have tried it but Allan was already well aware of the situation. When there is nothing left to do, fling the refrigerator doors wide open and start pulling stuff out. I'm not going to lie, I kind of have fun doing this! So....I grabbed a bag of salad mix that included the nuts and dressing. I don't often do this but it must have been my lucky week! There were a few chicken strips left from my daughters meal, boiled eggs, and, you guessed it...avocado! I opted to heat the chicken just a bit, mixed the salad together, sliced the eggs and avocado to top it and we had a very delicious, very quick, and relatively protein dense meal that would sustain us. 
This has encouraged me to look at more salad options with any leftovers to clean out the fridge. For the summer keep some nuts/seeds, a little fruit such as strawberries or pineapple, a salad mix and you have yourself a little gourmet meal! So as promised, I am ending this with some of my favorite benefits to my skin from eating avocados!
Benefits to your skin when you eat avocados
  1. Avocado contains several essential antioxidants and vitamins that can help nourish you skin from the inside and help you with that natural glow.
  2. Eating avocado (or applying it topically) will help you skin obtain some essential fatty acids which help keep your skin soft and supple.
  3. Avocados are naturally enriched with vitamin C and vitamin E. Both vitamins help combat free radical activity (free radicals cause damage to cells).
  4. Avocado pulp is rich in properties (B-carotene, lecithin, and linoleic acid) that help moisturize your skin from the inside (including chapped lips).
  5. Avocado may help manage acne due to it containing lauric acid which in abundant in anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

Promise you won't tell anyone? 0

I’m letting you in on a little secret…I make THE BEST guacamole! I’m not just tootin’ my own horn, my family measures all guacamole by mine.

Avocado. It's what's for breakfast! 0

 

Welcome back as I continue my love affair with avocados! I love a quick breakfast on a Saturday morning and if you make this right in the avocado shell there is hardly any cleanup. B O N U S! Before you get started, don't get hung up on an exact recipe, just take inventory of what you have on hand and get creative.

Let's get started...

Cut avocados in half and remove the stone. Scoop out about a tablespoon or more of the flesh in each half so you have a larger hole for the egg. Position the avocado halves in a baking pan (lean against each other or wedge a small ramekin in for support). Line the pan with parchment for less clean up.

Crack an egg into the pit of the avocado. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and any seasonings you want to experiment with. Bake at 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes – just until the egg whites set but the yoks are still runny. (If you don’t like runny yolks then whisk the eggs first and pour them into the avocado pit. Now is when it gets fun. Top it with spinach, bacon, sausage, bell peppers, onion, fresh herbs, or whatever your heart desires (or whatever happens to be in your kitchen)! Veggies can be sautéed...or not.  

If you like, dip toast into the yolk and eat or scoop it all out over a bed of hashbrowns.

The Perfect Pair 0

Last week on Instagram I mentioned my current avocado crush and I thought I’d share one of my favorite combos... Avocado Bacon Boats! What? What can be better than avocado and bacon? Enjoy this simple dish with crackers, chips, veggies, or top a burger or chicken with it. I put it back in the shell and give each person their own boat. 

Here’s the recipe : 

Cook 4 slices of bacon crispy {we don’t judge you if you accidentally make 1/2 lb!} Crumble and set aside

In a blender add:

  • 2 avocados
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1/3 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Juice of 1/2 small lime

Blend until creamy

  • Add about 3/4 of the crumbled bacon into the avocado mixture.

Spoon the dip into the boats and top each boat with the remaining crumbled bacon. 

There are so many ways to amp up this recipe but this is a great basic start!