Jan 22, 2009

What I've been Living on this week.

I've been doing the diet thing. **sigh**
And one thing I always miss when I'm being a good-girl is
Rich & Creamy things.
You know... Butter, cheese, mayonnaise.
The good fattening stuff!

Well, this time around I have found a way to satisfy those cravings!!
The wonderful avocado!

I use them in sandwiches, burgers, salads, you name it!
When I stick half of a mashed up avocado on a burger I don't miss the cheese, I don't miss the Mayo. It's working great!
Yes they have fat, but it's the good fat, so I'll take it!

This salad has been my lunchtime staple this week,
You can throw it together in 5 minutes.
It's yummy and feels naughty!

Dana's Simple Avocado Salad

One ripe avocado (cubed)
One handful of sweet Grape Tomatoes, (cut in half)
A few tablespoons of diced purple onion
A splash of lime juice
salt & pepper to taste.

Mix all ingredients up and enjoy!

Try adding some shrimp!
Try adding some fresh mint!
Try adding some cilantro!
whatever suits your fancy!



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7 amazing comments. Talk To Me!!:

Kathy said...

Isn't it sad when you crave avocado as a fat? We are doing the same thing, it is tough!

grandmamargie said...

I love your jadite. How much of it do you have?

Jenny said...

Now that looks like what I want for lunch! Too bad I don't have any avocados...
~Jenny~

siteseer said...

that looks yummy

anajz @ the sustainable backyard said...

Presentation always seems to make it taste better. Love your stem. One trick I used to drink enough water when I was dieting, is that I would either pull out one of my fanciest stems (or better yet go buy a brand new one) and "pretty up" my water with slices of lemons, limes, oranges, or strawberries. All mind tricks, but it worked.
Just a side note--your mention of purple onions made me homesick for Texas. When I moved to Kansas, I had to deal with the locals not liking it that I put red onions in everything. Nowdays, they are just a treat for me when I can sneak them in something.

Dana (the Homesteading Housewife) said...

grandmamargie,
How much Jadeite do I have? Not nearly enough! Can one ever really have too much Jadeite?? I have been slowly selling off my primitive antiques (dough bowls, kegs etc) to feed my Jadeite habit! It is addictive!

We use it daily and It makes me happy!

One day I will have a BIG collection... I've already instructed worker #1 that he better learn alot in wood shop this year.. cause I see a BIG china hutch in my future! Stuffed FULL of Jadeite! :)

Mary Lutz said...

This looks awesome! I love avocados too and they do satisfy that craving for creamy things!!! I'm going to add this to "My Recipe Find" on Efficient WAHM! I have a few of your other recipes on there too :) I think we'd get along great! LOL!

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