Oct 4, 2010

Be lazy, eat healthy: Guacamole

I do not really put in much of an effort try to eat healthy, but if something needs no cooking, tastes good, and happens to healthy - well then, I really cannot think of an excuse not to eat it!

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Guacamole - an avacado-based dip which originated in Mexico.  The recipe - and it is really easy to make it yourself at home:

1 medium avacado
1/2 an onion (about 4 tablespoons) very finely chopped
1 small tomato, finely chopped
2 green chilies, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
salt to taste

In a bowl, add all the ingredients, give it a nice mix with a spoon. That's it.  I eat it with Khakras (an Indian wholewheat crisp).


Nutritional Info:
Avocado - Rich source of monounsaturated fat, potassium, vitamin B, vitamin E, vitamin K, and a high fiber content. What makes it my favorite, though, is the total lack of effort involved in using this. Just run a knife all around the avacado, split into two halves, and scoop the flesh out with a spoon.  Squeeze some lemon juice into this and mix it up immediately. Left exposed to air, otherwise, avocado turns this really unpleasant brown colour - quite like apples

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Olive oil - I use extra-virgin olive oil for this. Rich in monounsaturated fats and polyphenols (good for the heart).  The greenish colour in extra-virgin olive oil comes from the polyphenols, which by the way, are also found in grapes...and in wine :)

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Tomato - rich source of lycopene (a great antioxidant).  Lycopene is also found in other bright red fruits such as red carrots, watermelons, and papayas  Cooked tomato and/or the presence of oil increases the absorption of lycopene - this is one time when cooked food is wayyy healthier than raw food :D

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Disclaimer: This is just very general information I got with some help from Google.  Am not offering any kind of qualified medical/nutritional advice here.

93 comments:

  1. :D this is exactly how i like it!!:D lots of people put lots of garlic in it.. i dont like it!:( once i put chopped cucumber in it and i loved it!!:D:D

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  2. Cucumber?? Oh I think I should try it :D How did your juury thingie go??

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  3. blah. anyway... moving on.... :D what up Radsss??? :D

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  4. So who tried this dish ????? I mean eating???

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  5. Working working...:-(( :-(( I had to work yesterday too...scrapped a shopping expedition to the mall cos I didn't finish working :-(( Hubby of course super happy about it all :-((

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  6. super easy and nutritious...i love kahkras...

    first time seeing any dish from your side...even if u don give the motivation credit of cooking to me i will take it myself...:P

    see i motivated you to cook and post :P

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  7. Hahahhaaa...that was nice, Anamika :D

    Aarthi - its yummy, quite like raita actually :D

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  8. you called it raita cos of my cucumber na? :S lol.. and HAW!!! never give up on having fun. work will come and you.. i keep dont mind getting screwed if i actually did it at the cost of having awesome fun!:P hehehe

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  9. I was supposed to work on Friday...did nothing but watch movies, eat, and sleep the whole day. So I guess I had to give up fun for Sunday :D

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  10. lol i had fun till Sunday.. had a blah jury! see i had more fun and got screwed for 1 hour only!! :D

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  11. this looks really yummy...gotta try for sure

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  12. Sure do HD..and hope you like it :) :)

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  13. Ikkkkyyy..did you see the pics on Deb's blog..super super cute puppies

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  14. yeah was just sitting and staring staring..:D:D sooooo cutteee Rads! i want them in my pocket too!:(

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  15. Hehehehee...the yawniee is my fav :D

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  16. And you have Zorro..give me the puppies :) :) :)

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  17. :D they are alll so cute! :D Zorro needs company too.. :(

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  18. Orrrrrr you keep the puppies..Zorro and I shall eat ice creams..and won't share with you either :D

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  19. I have not seen avocados here. :(((( he eh it looks as if that pic is taken by jomol. :P :P

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  20. Ikku this evil radhika has activated that spam control thing.. :(( me not liking...I was so happy spamming until yesterday.... Don't give her cake. grrrrr

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  21. Hiii Rati (smug) - have met Rati before? Why am I getting flashbacks of Calvin and the masked hero now????

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  22. grrrrrrrr...me the dinosaur and I am blowing fire at you....grrrrr

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  23. Hehe yeah.. we can all live in Zorro's pocket!:P

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  24. Okkkkkkkayyyyyyyy...she is
    a) drunk
    b) drunk a lot
    c) verrrrrryyyy drunk

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  25. Rati (verrrryyy drunkkk)October 4, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    who me??

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  26. Hits head..burns blog..runs away and hides head in a bowl of guacamole :D :D

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  27. whhhoooooo? why isn't anyone telling me anything? not liking this!!!:(

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  28. Nobody told me anything either Ikky :-(( Did you see any ad there..cos I didn't and that deleted thing..I want to see it too :-((

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  29. :( sanjeev says its earrings dangling! i dont believe him! i am very wise!

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  30. you know since then.. i'm writing a comment here and forgetting about the verification!!! bah! then i come back after an hour and its still there then i go and verify! like bah!

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  31. Earrings??????? No me not believing that either..hmmmmph...we need to get fraandly with Jomo

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  32. Hahahaa...wait I will take it off for now :) :) Donnnnnt tell Rati..she loves it that way!!!!

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  33. heheeh yeah? why would she like it? too much work!:P please find out! but i thought you knew about a certain first para th the post for which she wanted a restraining order to know which i should be at least married!?!?!! hmmmmmmmppphhhh

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  34. I am realllly old and I am married, and nobody is telling me what it is!!!! I protest...throws shoes..

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  35. i will throw Jomols shoes only! not mine!:X

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  36. Gals gals....8 hours to go :D :P

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  37. Nice recipe!! :-) I love Guacamole. Tasted it many times in Mexican Burittos at Chipotle in New York. Simply loved the creamy yummy stuff

    @Rati ( dinosaur)
    He he..since when did dinosaurs started blowing fire??? :P :P

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  38. lol.. that was exactly what i wanted to ask!! hehehe
    okay Rati.. i have a special cake for you!!!:*:*

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  39. Cali - You get avocados at Spar..and make it yourself now. And, why didn't I think of the dino fire thing!!!!

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  40. Deb, Ikkkkkkeeee, Cali....Yippppppppppppe..is almost 11..teeeheeheheheheheh..seeee ya at IMBB..you all got any questions..all I can think of is unprintable stuff :D :D:D

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  41. Err..I donno what questions to ask!! ... :|.. you guys have any? Looks like I have to google the questions now to ask them at IMBB!! :P :P :P

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  42. Rati told me no questions about married/girlfriend/handcuffs allowed :-(( :-(( Me tooooo want to ask something..anything...its almost 11...was thinking thinking...if I do ask..you girls dont giggle okkkkay???

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  43. You got any questions?? Oh and when are you posting your vampire makeup look on IMBB??? Though I would be very scared for many days after that :-(

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  44. Sooooon... :P I made a video tut for that (for the first time), and I need to find some time to edit it and cut the stuff that are too long or boring!!...

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  45. Oh woooowwwww...a video tut..I love videos :) :) :)

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  46. ok..I guess I can find some questions from what best I can do in my daily beauty regime!!

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  47. Am going to ask a stupid eyeshadow question :-(( cant think of anything else..I don't even do much makeup...:-((

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  48. he he....You can ask this then, how to look better and best without make up!! :P

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  49. OMG...I am so going to ask that...like if you are not asking that already...hehehehheheee...I louuuuuuuuuuuuu you.

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  50. na na...me not asking this! he he..I wanna look like those glam dolls he does make up for!! >:)

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  51. Ooooohh..errr..I cannot open IMBB..are you having the same problem? Cos its 11 now

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  52. same here!! Not able to open the website!! :( Even cleared the cache and trying!! ...ping Rati!!!

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  53. Just mailed her..hope no problem with her site :-(( Poor girl, she was also so excited about this :-(

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  54. yeah...donno what went wrong... :(

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  55. Its some server problem - dont know what it is..keep trying I guess. No idea when it will get done :-(

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  56. And she was like Mr. P is on the computer and the server is down..so I was like..ohhh Cali, Deb, and I can chat with him over mail :D :D :D :D Hope it gets sorted soon, though :-( Cos ppl from different time zones can't stay awake so long na..like Devie

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  57. ohhhhhhhh.....Why this has to happen at the exact moment??..I mean the website was working fineeee till now!! :( grrrrrr..... Yeah..I can chat over email..but how? err... email Id or anything? Should I send my queries to Rati?

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  58. Nooooo....err..that was my joke :-(( :-(( Oh goodness, hope she also didn't think I was serious!!!

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  59. I think it will get sorted in another 2-3 minutes..she just mailed

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  60. yeah...looks like..Atleast something is happening when I clicked on refresh!! guess the website is coming up!! yeayyyyyyeeeeeeee!!! *clapping* *clapping*..and it better stays up..or M gonna attack the server guy for sure, with my vampire fangs!

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  61. Oh okkk..not opening here :-( If you get through do leave me a message, please..

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  62. hmmmm me also trying!! ...It kept on refreshing for sometime and now gone!! Nahiiiiiiiii :( :(

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  63. I was wondering if we all landed on it and crashed that poor server :-((

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  64. he he....where are u hiding?? :P

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  65. lol...Session over. You can come back on IMBB now!! :P

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  66. Oh I did keep coming and peeping..I thought I will wait for the session to get over and read all the comments and answers..nice it was na..I quite liked it :D

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  67. yeah..really insightful....I came to know about so many things. I am a happy and enlightened soul today..Now need to check this Double Wear Light foundation (and other stuffs) at Estee Lauder store. I guess it is only at UB City in Bangalore!! ???

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  68. Exactly what I thought...need an outing to UB city :D :D :D Have you been there before..somehow not gone there till now :-((

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  69. Me also..not yet!! Planning to go there coming weekend now!! :D

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  70. Oh there is this place there..Ecstasy..I think..is a chocolate-desserts only shop..and my sister said its superawesome (the one at Chennai, that is). So if you go there, please let me know if its any good.

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  71. Waiting waiting..might go there the weekend after this one..not sure though :) :) So many good things in life..so less money :D :D

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  72. Heheheeee...we are so sad, we should actually start some kind of a trust fund for ourselves..I mean, who won't want to donate to our noble cause :P

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  73. Okay....disclaimer....I didn't help click any of the photos that Rads is taking...for God's sake...I wouldn't even touch her antique digital camera...eeks....all these dirty pics are taken by Rads herself using the camera her ancestors have been passing down the generations...:))

    Also, I do not even know how to pronounce the recipe's name, although, to tell you the truth Rads, it does look very very tasty......you lazy about cooking...me lazy about cooking........next on my blog...how to cook maggi noodles.

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  74. Hehehheheeee...me eating Maggi right now. No no..I have to give credit to you. JOLMOL TOOK THE PHOTO HERSELF :D :D :D

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  75. I think it would be Gwa-ka-molayyy hehehehheee

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  76. hehheheheh gwa ka molayyy!!! hahahahaha Jomol dint see my camera! thats why u should use the camera to take pictures and not model, Rads!!:P

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  77. Verrrrry funny. I DID NOT model with that camera..I was trying to click a pic and Gaea tricked me and took the photo..grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I am too naive and innocent for this big bad blogging world :-((

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  78. hehehehheeh yeah.. okay.. :P:P

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  79. I love Guacamole...in fact have been in louuu with this dish for many many years now..Lucky that we get nice Avocados here. Have u ever tried scooping the flesh,mixing with some milk n honey,topping with a dash o cream and gobbling it up? It is pure heaven..Chill it up a li'l and lo you are straight up there :-)

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  80. Realllly????????????????? Okkkayyy me trying that...yup..avocados are so plentiful here na..hehehehehee

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  81. Oh....girls...Hey Ikky....you wanna really know what it is....gee......its adult content...XXX

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  82. Jolmol..you want me to publish it here????

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  83. Rati (geeeeeeiiinng)October 5, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    :D :D :D :D :D

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  84. She ran away..she is all sound and fury and all..but actually she pretty scared na

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