Saturday, March 13, 2010


This is what I had for my snack today...Guacamole with tortilla chips. I made some guacamole last week for a shoot and today I was craving for it again. Not a lot of people like avocados. I actually stopped eating avocados a few years ago when I found out that more than 50% of its calories are made up of fats. Then I went back to eating it again, not regularly though but just once in a while when I read that the fats from the avocados are the good fats. In Australia, when we went to a fruit farm, they had this avocado a day keeps the wrinkles away. That was such a good logo right? So now, I try eat avocados when I can , specially when it's in season.

Ok, to make the guacamole, here's the recipe. This would be a good snack for 2-4 people....Oh and please, do not finish this on your own if you don't want to gain weight.




2 pieces avocado

1/2 piece onion, small dice

1 piece red chilli pepper, seeded, minced

1-2 tablespoons lime juice

3 tablespoons cilantro, minced

1 piece tomato , seeded, chopped


1 Slice avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avacado from the peel and slice into cubes. Place in a bowl.

2 Add the chopped onion, pepper, lime juice,and cilantro. Stir. Slightly mash some avocados.

3. Season with salt and pepper. Adjust seasoning as needed.

4. Add the tomatoes and immediately serve with chips.

5. Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation from the air reaching it. Refrigerate until ready.

Serves 2-4.

Pair this off with a cool refreshing drink...Ice cold lime juice with mint. Now, I'm thinking if I should have beef tacos and/or grilled chicken quesadillas for dinner with a fresh tomato salsa...hmmmm???

Sunday, March 7, 2010


This is what I had for breakfast today, soft boiled egg with toasted bread sticks. I hardly cook eggs this way but I've been reading a lot about eggs lately so I decided to give it a try to having it this way today.

Here are a few pointers to getting it can do it in two ways. The first one would be to boil water in a saucepan then turn the heat off. Using a ladle, slowly immerse the room temperature egg in the freshly boiled water. Cover with the lid and allow to steep for 4 minutes. The second way is to place room temperature eggs in a saucepan and fill the pan with water, enough to submerge the eggs. Heat on medium heat and as soon as the water boils, allow to boil for 1 1/2 minutes. The egg whites will be slightly set and the yolks will still be runny.

To serve, immediately place egg in an egg cup and tap the pointed end of the egg using a spoon to take off the top. Serve with toasted bread sliced into sticks so you can easily dip them in the silky and creamy yolks.

Have a good egg morning!