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Traditional Guacamole

Traditional Guacamole

INGREDIENTS:

2 medium   Avocados, very ripe, peeled and seeded

1/8 cup   Lime juice

1 tb   Cilantro, fresh, minced

1 tb   Tomato Salsa

1 clove   Garlic, sliced in half

1/2 tsp   Jalapeno pepper, minced

1/8 tsp   Cumin

1/8 tsp   Salt

1/8 tsp   Black pepper

PREPARATION:

Rub the entire inside of a medium wooden bowl with the cut side of a garlic clove half. Mince the garlic and add to bowl along with the avocado. Mash the avocado with a fork until creamy. Add the lime juice, cilantro, salsa, jalapeno, cumin, salt and pepper to bowl and stir everything into the avocado. Serve immediately.

To store leftovers, flatten the top with a spoon, squeeze some lime juice over the top, then cover with plastic wrap, making sure no air gets trapped between the guacamole and the plastic.

makes 8 servings.


Sweet Potato Soup with Apple Herb Drizzle

The perfect comfort food for a chilly fall day.

INGREDIENTS
FOR THE SOUP:
2 each Sweet Potatoes, washed
1/2 cup Onion, white, peeled & chopped
2 cloves Garlic, chopped
1 tsp Ginger, fresh, chopped
1 tsp Olive oil
2 cups Vegetable stock (or 2 cups water), heated
1 tsp nutmeg
pinch white pepper
pinch sea salt

FOR THE DRIZZLE:
1/3 cup Baby Arugula leaves, rinsed well
1/3 cup Basil leaves, fresh, rinsed well
1/8 cup Apple juice
2 tsp Olive oil
pinch salt

PREPARATION:
SOUP: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Poke several holes in sweet potatoes with a fork, place on baking sheet and roast until soft, about 40 minutes. Remove from oven, cool slightly, and remove skins.

In a heated saute pan add one teaspoon oil. Add Onion, garlic and ginger and saute on medium heat until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add sweet potatoes, sauteed vegetables, stock, nutmeg, salt and pepper to blender and process until completely smooth. Serve in individual bowls and top with apple-herb drizzle.

DRIZZLE: In a blender process all 5 drizzle ingredients together until smooth. If too thick, add a little more apple juice.