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  • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    I tried guac at a mexican restaurant once. It was pretty bland and tasteless - it made me wonder what the point was behind it. I can see the point for US, but not as a condiment b/c it was seriously pointless to me. It didn't add anything to the nachos I was eating.

    I figured if I chopped it up and added it to my egg salad it would blend right in texture-wise, and since it was pretty tasteless as a guac, I didn't figure it would affect my egg salad much. But maybe I'm fooling myself.

    No salad fixin's at home, so not going to be used as a salad topper... At least not this week. And I'm not really a big salad eater unless we're going out and it comes as a side dish. I'd almost like to mix it in with foods, to be perfectly honest with you.
    Hi Jenn! Didn't want to muck up your guys' thread with my ramblings so I brought it back here.

    Anyway, guac at Mexican restaurants ALWAYS SUCKS ASS. ALWAYS! And I have zero clue why.

    Maybe the authentic way of making it is the bland way, cuz every single place I've been, MAKES it like
    that.

    Like they just mash up the avocados and then sprinkle some of that white cheese stuff on top and
    then charge you 8 bucks for it.

    And I live in California and there is a Mexican restaurant on just about every corner.

    SO, *MY* super secret way of livening guacamole up is as follows:

    3 Avocadoes
    Mash with masher to desired consistency.
    Dice up half an onion (if you like them), throw it in the bowl.
    Press 3 LARGE cloves of garlic, put that in there too
    Dice up a tomato - throw 'er in
    Garlic salt to taste and pepper too (if you like either or both)

    But the super duper secret ingredient is SALSA, and not that crap ass spaghetti
    sauce tasting type like Pace or La Victoria. I use Casa Sanchez from the refrigerator
    section in the grocery store (or the grocery store's fresh made stuff in the same section)
    OR, Herdez brand from the jar or the can in the salsa aisle with the rest of the hispanic
    stuff.

    Just pour the salsa in the guac slop a little at a time, mix it around and keep trying it.

    When it starts to taste the way you THOUGHT it would in a Mexican restaurant, you've won!

    It is absolutely FARKING DELICIOUS on top of steak, or bites of chicken.....aaaaaaah, it's making
    me drool just thinking about it.

    Anyway, good luck and happy new year!


    Julie

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    • Guac recipes that I've seen always include a splash of lime or lemon juice to give it a little zing. My favorite kind of guac is a mix of salsa and guac, and yeah, it's tasty on everything .
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      • True! But don't put too much or the whole thing just tastes like lemon babyfood. Blech. Askmehowiknow...

        ALSO, sometimes a packet of red pepper flakes (c'mon, you know you have some left over from the pizza days!)
        makes it NICE AND HOT, too... forgot about that.

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        • That looks like it would be delish!!
          Thx, insearch, making it tomorrow.

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          • I saw a seasoning packet for guacamole at the grocery store... Just curious what spices are in that...

            Your recipe with the onion and salsa sounds pretty good. I'll have to try it.

            Eating my soup. It needs something, but I don't know what... Here are the ingredients:

            Chicken - lots
            carrots
            cabbage (both red and green)
            celery
            kale
            parsley
            bay leaf
            garlic

            Broth was made with same chicken as the soup, carrots and onion (which were both strained off), pepper and olive oil. It's edible, but the broth tastes weak.

            Went to the gym. Did the following workout:

            Body squats (2 sets of 10)
            Body rows (2 sets of 10)
            Elevated pushups (2 sets of 10)
            Lunges (2 sets of 10 per leg)
            Box steps (2 sets of 20 per leg)
            Bridges (2 sets of 20)
            Hydrant leg raises (2 sets of 20 per leg)

            Then I did some stretching b/c my IT band is really tight and makes my knee hurt, and did some foam rolling. I did it circuit training style so that I was constantly in motion.

            Now my tummy feels vacated and I feel hypoglycemic, which would be expected out of a cardio workout, not what I did above. Expecting to be sore tomorrow.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Could be from the sugar lately. Your body may be using carbs for fuel right now, and you just sapped it. I'm guessing.

              Silly question, did you add salt & pepper to the soup/broth?
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              • I added some salt, but not sure how much. I didn't want to over salt the soup. Added more as I was eating it.

                I added pepper to the broth. I was going to make something else that called for chicken that we generously peppered, then decided to do something else, so I tossed the chicken into the crockpot with some carrots, onions, water and olive oil (was sauteing the onion and carrot).
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Mine came from my (not legal at the time) neighbors.
                  3 'cados
                  1/2 lime's juice
                  enough pico de gallo to make it taste good
                  Mash it all together, leave it chunky.
                  Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                  • Insearch, I found these on amazon; which do you like best?
                    Amazon.com: herdez salsa: Grocery & Gourmet Food

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                    • Looked up that seasoning mix I saw at the store, just out of curiosity... Here is what I found it contains:

                      INGREDIENTS DEHYDRATED VEGETABLES (ONION, GARLIC, TOMATO, JALAPENO PEPPER, CILANTRO), MALTODEXTRIN, SALT, YEAST EXTRACT, NATURAL FLAVOR.

                      So, it's salsa with a corn product, yeast, and "natural flavor"... I'll make some tonight (using the salsa method, not the seasoning pack method... too much yucky stuff in there) and test it out on some corn chips.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Paula inspired me with her goals:

                        Exercise at the gym 3x/week minimum.
                        (I am paying $40 / month for my local gym. For the last 6 months, I have only averaged 1 visit / week. I love it, but I have to use it otherwise it is not worth the price.)

                        Strive to live grain and sugar free.
                        (A nice, positive way to look at it. Unfortunately, half measures don't work for me.)

                        Create a Budget, Follow it. Pay bills on time. Save Money.
                        (Goal 1:To improve credit score and refi new car)

                        Organize and Purge one room or house section / month.
                        (Preparing for the FH yard sale on Memorial Day Weekend.)
                        I plan to emulate her goals, but of course, personalize them for me.


                        Exercise 5x per week
                        My gym membership is free at the gym at work, so I might as well just use it.

                        Follow our budget. Work to remain in the black each week.
                        Our bank never sees the red, but I do. I need to... correction, WE need to stop the extra unnecessary spending that puts us in the red each week.

                        Purge one room of the house monthly.
                        Donate all that stuff to Salvation Army. Make one drop per month.

                        Strive to live grain and sugar free.
                        I love this. It's positive. But it will probably be the hardest one of them all.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Day 1

                          Getting some last minute carb items eaten tonight - i.e. baked potato.

                          Day 1, Tomorrow, Wednesday, looks like this:

                          Calories 1347
                          Carbs: 26 (7.7%)
                          Fat: 98 (65.4%)
                          Protein: 68 (20%)

                          I need to find a way to bring the protein down a touch and increase the fat... given that, though, I have 150 calories left that I can squeeze some fat into if I need to. Not sure what it'll be...

                          Here is my food list:

                          B:
                          2 boiled eggs
                          3 slices bacon
                          1/2 avocado

                          L:
                          3 oz sirloin steak
                          8 oz brussel sprouts with bacon and onion
                          butter


                          D:
                          3 oz pork chop
                          1/2 bag steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrot medley
                          butter
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • Good Luck, Jenn! I'm sugar and alcohol free until our vacation in Feb. - then minimal alcohol and hopefully very little sugar. I plan to make some primal treats with stevia so I won't want junky-food-cookies.

                            Day 1 for me is today. Been a great day! Totally primal and right on with calories. Walked 1.25 miles. Stood at the ironing board for HOURS making the curtains for the 5th wheel.

                            High fives on the eating plans!
                            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                            2. Eat to heal
                            3. Move to live
                            4. Embrace today
                            5. Live with intention
                            6. Respect my body
                            7. Cultivate joy
                            8. Find my passion
                            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                            • Adjusted my plan a touch. Not sure if I'll need all this food or not, but it's there if I do.

                              Todays Meals.jpg

                              Total final breakdown:

                              Calories: 1606
                              Carbs: 8%
                              Fat: 64%
                              Protein: 21%

                              Weird... that's only 93%... where'd the other 7% go??
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Feels like it's been a while since you've had a tracking post like that. Good to see you getting back on board! Good luck!
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