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Tonight’s dinner: nachos with home made salsa

20121105-174856.jpgIt’s been really difficult to update the blog lately. Way too much work, no time to sit down and write. Such is life… But tonight’s different and we’re having nachos with home made salsa and sour cream.

There’s not much to share, really. You need some really good tortilla chips – I like the organic (i.e, expensive…) ones from the organic aisle in Superstore. You’ll also need Mozzarella cheese – I buy the cheap, no name bar from Superstore. You’ll need sour cream, and the ingredients for the salsa: tomatoes, bell pepper, avocado, green onion, salt, pepper, fresh or dried cilantro, lemon.

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Quick avocado and egg sandwich


Avocado and egg sandwich.

For an easy fix when hungry, try this sandwich. It’s rich in protein and vitamin B12 (the egg), as well as dietary fiber, vitamin C, K and folate (the avocado).

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Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes Salad

Ingredients for Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes Salad

If you’re looking for an easy, healthy and vegetarian salad, this one meets all three criteria. If you’re lucky, you can get the avocado for 50 – 90 cents at Superstore, making it for a very cheap salad too! The secret is the vinaigrette: always get a good quality balsamic vinegar (I recommend the ones from Lina’s Market). And always mix the vinaigrette in advance, letting it rest for at least 5 – 10 minutes before using it.

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Cheap and easy to make snack

Nothing fancy or very original here. But it’s cheap, tasty and healthy! All you need are some tortillas for the wrap and some veggies for the filling. You’ll need 1 pack of tortillas (try the small ones, 110 calories each from Superstore), 2-3 lettuce leaves, 1/4 red pepper, 1/2 avocado, 1-2 green onions, feta cheese and, if you’re a meat lover, any deli cold cuts.

1. Cut avocado in half, place half (with seed inside)in a plastic bag and refrigerate. Scoop the other half and mix with a bit of feta cheese.
2. Cut green onion. Add to avocado mix. Set aside.
3. Prepare lettuce and red pepper by cutting them into very small pieces.
4. Put one tortilla on a plate and spread some avocado mix. Add some lettuce, pepper and meat. Then wrap and use two toothpicks to hold it in place.

These quantities should be enough for three wraps. Yummy…

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Easy avocado snack

I’m a big fan of guacamole, so whenever I get the chance I prepare this quick, almost-guacamole snack. It’s easy, and all you’ll need is 1 avocado, a bit of feta cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

  1. Gently cut avocado in two and scoop the flesh.
  2. With a fork, mash the avocado flesh.
  3. Add a bit of feta cheese. Just a small piece that you crumble with your fingers.
  4. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice, then add salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.

I always eat it with those President’s Choice crackers you find in Superstore.

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