Archive | September, 2010

Garlic Guacamole

23 Sep

I love guacamole. What I love more is garlic. I would die for garlic. Ask  my house. Everyone knows when I cook. Why? Because there is tons of garlic in it. I always joke about everyone staying healthy because of my garlicky food.

The other night I decided to make guacamole. From what I can remember this is what I did.

Garlic guacamole:

3 avocados, mashed, save the seeds

1/3 onions, minced

8 large bulbs garlic, minced

1 tomato, diced

cilantro, chopped

juice of 1/2  lime

cumin to taste. I put a good amount in. I like the flavor

salt & pepper to taste

Mix it together and taste. It tends to be better if you let it sit a couple of hours so all the flavors can meld together. If you aren’t much of a garlic fan you can always cut back on that. I on the other hand if I was just making it for myself would probably double that. I really like garlic if you don’t know yet. If you are not going to eat it right away put the avocado seeds on the guacamole. It keeps it from going brown right away.

Banana Cookies!

20 Sep

Whenever I go on trips I like to make snacks for the road. A couple of weekends ago. Our dance troupe went to Jackson, MS. for a performance. I had to pack a dinner and snacks for the trip for myself and my sister. This is one of the snacks I always make for trips because they are one of my favorites. Most all the snacks you buy at the store these days are full of sugar. I like making these because you are the one putting the sweetener in them so you actually know how much sugar you are putting in your body.  The only sweetener is bananas and honey. These cookies have the consistency of oatmeal bread but with bananas in it. Amara had come to hang out with me for the day and we had a blast making the cookies and tasting them to make sure they were good enough to take on our trip 🙂

Sugar-less Banana cookies

4 overly ripe bananas

2/3 c. honey

1 cup butter

2 eggs

3 c. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

3 1/2 c. oats

2 tsp.  salt

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cream the butter and add the honey and eggs just till mixed. In a separate bowl mix  dry ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture.  Mash the bananas and add to the dough. Spoon dough out  on a sprayed cookie sheet. Bake for about 15-17 min.

 Take out of oven and let cool for about 5 minutes before you taste them to make sure that they are good. I think if I remember correctly we made about 3 dozen so I had plenty to leave for the people in my house staying home.