It’s hard to believe that May is already here… like whaaaat?? Where did April go? I feel like I’ve said this at the end of every month, but 2017 is already moving so fast. Before we know it, summer will be here and I’ll be sitting outside, in 100 degree weather, eating a big slice of bright red watermelon. I can’t wait! The first “official” day of summer is sometime in June, but here in Texas it’s going to feel like it a whole lot sooner. But first, before I get ahead of myself, we have to make it through May. Obviously because Cinco de Mayo is in a couple days, it’s only fitting that I share my classic tableside guacamole recipe with y’all!
One of my all-time favorite restaurants, Mi Dia From Scratch, serves this phenomenal tableside guac. They add in all of the essential ingredients needed to make basic guacamole (onions, avocadoes, tomatoes, etc.), but they throw in sundried tomatoes, bacon, and a whole bunch of other genius add-ins. Although I didn’t add anything fancy this particular batch, I listed them in the recipe below. Feel free to give them a try!
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Recently, I planted some tomato seeds. I promised myself I would take care of it, but I haven’t checked on them in 2 days… whoops. It’s actually been pretty humid this week, so hope they’re okay! Warmer weathers are ahead of us, so I’d better get my game on if I want my tomato plants to survive. Even if they don’t, I can still get nice, red tomatoes from Whole Foods without the hassle of planting seeds and watering them every day! Anyways, I was so inspired by planting these tomatoes that I wanted to make my own tomato soup recipe. Except, it’s got a fun twist that includes two secret ingredients… turkey bacon and sundried tomatoes.
Let me explain.
I baked about a cup of sundried tomatoes, cut in half, in the oven for 4 hours at about 200 degrees fahrenheit. I drizzled them with some olive oil and salt and pepper, and they were amazing! If y’all haven’t tried making your own, I’ve linked a more detailed tutorial here. Also, I’m not the world’s biggest fan of regular bacon. I know, I know, I’m judged all the time for it. However, I was at Whole Food’s the other day and I saw a package of turkey bacon in the meat section, and decided that I had to try it. And I loved it! If any of y’all haven’t had it before, it basically tastes like chicken, but in the shape/texture of bacon. So now I can say I (kind of?) like bacon, I guess!
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I’ve been wanting to make my own salad for a really long time, because as good as salads from places like Whole Food’s are, nothing beats a good ol’ homemade salad. Yes, I know this is not my usual “sweets” kind of blog post, but after I threw together a salad a couple days ago, I couldn’t resist taking a couple pictures and share this with y’all.
What I love about salads is that you can customize it however you want to make it how you like it, and there are no exact measurements and ingredients needed to make it perfect. I just gathered up a few of my favorite salad toppings (shrimp, avocado, feta, etc.), and tossed it in a few of my favorite greens, along with a lemon salad dressing. You can switch out any of the ingredients that you don’t like. Like I said before, salads are versatile as well as a healthy way to satisfy any craving!
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