Roasted Red Pepper Guacamole Dip

Did you know that the word guacamole came from two Aztec words ahuacatl (avocado) and molli (sauce)? Being 100% Mexican, I think it’s safe to say that I know how to make guacamole (I basically make this in my sleep all the time) and soon you’ll be an expert too!

You will need:
  • 1 Ripe avocado
  • 1/4 of a lemon (or lime)
  • 1/2 a cup of roasted red peppers (I use jarred Mezzetta peppers)
  • pinch of salt (the amount of salt is really up to you and how ripe your avocado is)
  • a sprinkle of black pepper
You first cut the avocado in half and after you’ve taken off the skin and seed, place it in a bowl to smash with a spoon. You should know that if you dice the avocado before you mash it in a bowl, it makes it a thousand times more easier on you. After you’re done with the stress-relieving mashing part, dice the roasted red peppers and then mix them into the bowl. Add the salt, pepper, lemon (watch those eyes!), and mix in well with the rest.
That’s it! Seriously. What you choose to eat it with is up to you, I go with tortilla chips (classic) unless I have a nice juicy steak in front of me. Enjoy!
P.S. I did not do this in my sleep, just to clarify.
mermaid hugs xx
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Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Flavored water from those annoying vending machines are good right? Well actually, I disagree. I don’t fancy anything sweet very much and all those bottled ‘healthy’ flavored water drinks leave such an unbearable sweet aftertaste. So here is the way to make REAL flavored water. Must I mention it’s super easy?!
You will need (really, this is all you need):
  • 1 Lemon
  • 6 Fresh mint leaves
  • 4 strawberries 
Slice the lemon and cut up the strawberries into whatever size you want, and pour them into a jug that isn’t too large (so you’ll actually get flavored water). The jug I used holds about half a gallon which is equivalent to 8 servings. Once you have the lemon, strawberries, and mint leaves in; top it off with filtered water. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before drinking.
That’s really it and it’s SOOO good!
Well okay, go ahead and enjoy your water.

mermaid hugs xx
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