So once in a blue moon I’ll post some recipe here on the blog. But there’s been no rhyme or reason to the food posts, and honestly, I keep forgetting. So, here’s what I decided to do: I’m going to have Food Day Fridays starting here on Mitzvot.
I can’t promise I’ll post about food every week, but when I do, it’ll be on Friday. So to all my foodie friends, baking friends, and cooking friends, you’re welcome. To those of you who have no interest in this, take a break on Fridays and we’ll see ya Saturday.
We’e talked about it before; my rocky relationship with food. I have come to the realization that all of me; mind, body, and soul affect my relationship with God. When I’m not eating well, I feel bad about me, and when I feel bad about me, I don’t do well with God. Things can go to a dark place really quickly for me when my body is out of balance.
So for me, eating is spiritual, because all of life is spiritual.
No, I will not be giving a spiritual pep talk with every dish (breathe that sigh of relief). I just wanted to explain why I think food fits here as we talk about everyday life with God.
A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of guacamole and some of my friends asked for the recipe. Here’s how I make guac:
3 large or 4 medium avocados
3 TBSP lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
fresh cracked pepper to taste
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 small red onion (diced)
1 tomato diced
2 TBSP finely chopped cilantro
Step 1: Pick the right avocados. Seriously, this is the most important part. The best way to pick is by feel. Often, the ripe avocados’ skin has turned more brown than green, but that isn’t always the case. Squeeze the little guy – you don’t want him to mash in your hands, but he needs to give a little. A ripe avocado should feel like you’re squeezing a firm stress ball.
Step 2: Make the Guac. Mash avocados (I like to use a potato masher). Add lime juice, salt, pepper, and garlc and mix thoroughly. Then add onion, tomatoes, and cilantro. My Mexican friends taught me that if you really want your guacamole to look authentic, leave an avocado seed or 2 in the bowl, then everyone will know you made it from scratch. Personally, I think this gets in the way of my chip dipping but to each his/her own.
Step 3: Snack your heart out.
Making guacamole is like making chili – everyone has their own take.
How do you make Guacamole?