Most of the fat is good fat from the Avocado as are most of the calories. I find it fairly filling as well.
- Green Onion
- Lime Juice
- Sea Salt
- First halve an Avocado and scoop it into a bowl.
- Add sea salt/kosher salt to taste
- Squeeze half a lime over the Avocado
- Mash the Avocado however you like (I use the tines of a fork)
- Put in your Tuna. Fresh is best but for ease I used Starkist Low Sodium Albacore White Tuna in Water (1 pouch).
- Dice your jalapeno and add it to the bowl (If you aren’t the spicy type a small dice of red bell pepper would have been a nice flavor and color addition to this recipe)
- Mash a clove of garlic with your knife and add it to the bowl
- Finely slice 1 stalk of green onion (feel free to omit or add more of this, it will not change the nutritional values enough to matter)
- Mix everything up (breaking up the tuna out of the pouch shape), then scoop 2 tables spoons of the mixture into 4 leaves of baby Boston/Butter lettuce leaves. It tastes great and fills you up more than you would expect. You could spread this onto crackers or pita chips, but I wanted to save the extra carbs.
Today marks my journey to healthy living. Tossed the smokes in the trash, began watching my exact calories, and following a training routine.
It’s been a while and I even have to look up pictures/videos to know what exercise I am doing sometimes, but the reward is worth it. I want to spend more time with my kids playing on the floor, outside , everywhere, instead of playing for 10 minutes then tell them to find something to do so I can sit on my butt on the coach. A friend recommended a book called Bigger Leaner Stronger, and it honestly inspired to to get out there and do this now, not later.
So for the blog part, right now it is just an update, but I hope to start crafting some high protein, low fat meals soon.
Thanks for listening,
So my first suggestion from my friend Adam after finally getting back to writing on my Blog was a moist Chocolate Cake recipe. I didn’t have time to bake multiple cakes, so I went off Googling. I read many recipes that called for baby food, and other ingredients you wouldn’t expect. I stopped searching when I found one that called for a cup of hot coffee. Being a bit of a coffee lover it beckoned to me. The Cake recipe didn’t include a frosting recipe, so this is where I found a nice Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.
For the cake I followed the recipe to the letter. I used a Fair Trade Rwandan coffee in a French Press, for the cup of hot coffee. My oven baked slower on the right side than the left, so the cake round on the right stayed in about 4 minutes longer than the cake round on the right. This is one of those things you just need to know about your oven.
For the frosting I modified the recipe a little partly because I was lazy. My butter was frozen and my cream cheese wasn’t softened, so it was tighter that it should have been and wasn’t as smooth as it should be (I was impatient). So I added 2-3 TBSP of the hot coffee I had left in my coffee press to the mixture. I also used 3 out of 4 cups of the powered sugar, because I like my frosting a little less on the sweet side. Now I didn’t have the volume I needed to frost my whole cake. When I looked for a frosting recipe I liked volume wasn’t the first thing on my mind. So to increase the volume I whipped 1 cup of heavy cream with 2 tsp of cream of tartar into a whipped cream, no sugar at all. My wife suggested the cream of tartar to keep the whip cream from deflating while it sat. Then I folded the whipped cream into the frosting. Next I committed another cardinal baking sin, I frosted the cake when it was just a tad warm in the center still. Now the icing didn’t melt right off the cake, but it did get a little soft.
My 3 year old son received the first piece and gave me his stamp of approval. My wife and I later had a piece and thoroughly enjoyed it. Adam I think you’ll love it!
Was wondering if you have tried any chocolate cake recipes? Mine come out
Also I have a recipe for Red velvet whoopie pies if you interested.
Well I wasn’t happy with my blog and I set out to change it. Change isn’t always good when your new blog is empty. After many trials and tribulations everything is back.
Expect new content soon!
Today is my wife’s bday and I am happily in lesbians with her (Scott Pilgrim reference for those in the know, not a derogatory comment). I brought her Indian food for dinner and baked her a carrot cake with cream cheese icing, both packed with Macadamia nuts, and all from scratch. Happy Birthday dear. As you can see I wasn’t going for pretty. I was trying to have it done as a surprise. It tastes fantastic!
Check it out, lots of good stuff on there.
The notables this week were:
Indian Butter Chicken and homemade Naan. Both came out better than ever before.
Pizza with homemade NYC style crust. Not my best pizza I over floured the dough in fear it would stick to the peel, but it was better than any take out pizza still.
Orange Shrimp, same recipe as my Orange Chicken, but with fresh shrimp instead. It was good, however it needed more chiles. The wife was upset at the number I used last time, so I was instructed to use no more than 2 Thai chiles. I prefer more like 8.
No full post, but I will say it was easy to make and great left over, even heated in the evil microwave.