Forget retail therapy. Grocery shopping is my therapy. Ask me what I want for my birthday and I’ll excitedly blurt out “a giftcard to Wholefoods or Trader Joe’s, please!” Yep ask my mom, she’ll vouch.
True story, this is how a recent conversation went with a new guy I’m dating:
Him: what did you do today?
Me: I went shopping! <extra exhilaration in my voice>
Him: oh really, what did you get?
Me: oh…ummmmm…kale…aaaannnnd… someotherstuff. Yeah…I just went to the grocery store, no big deal. So what’s up with you? <quickly changed that subject!>
I wasn’t ashamed or nothing. Just felt it was too early in our dating history to fully reveal my foodie-behavior-weirdness. Baby steps.
But back to the meat of the conversation: I can literally walk into the grocery store to pick up one item and walk out an hour later with a bag full of knock-your-socks-off goodies (I mean groceries). It doesn’t help that the Whole Foods and the Trader Joes are both literally just a 15 minute walk from my home. But honestly, I’m not complaining. I’ll take the grocery store over the GAP allday, anyday, everyday.
So for those of you who love eggs like me and enjoy making meals using eggs as a main ingredient, then you’ll love my original recipe for deviled eggs. It uses avocado in place of mayonnaise which cuts the inflammation-causing rancid* oil content to zero.
Avocados are full of heart healthy monounsaturated fats which helps keep your mind sharp and your waistline slim and trim. Sounds good to me.
No-Mayo Deviled Eggs
-Boiled Eggs (we used 12 but you can use as many as you like)
-1-2 Ripe Med-Large Avocados, seed removed (pre-mashed if you prefer a creamier deviled egg)
-1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
-1 Tsp of Himalayan Sea Salt
-1/2 Tsp of Black Pepper
-1/2 Lime to squeeze into mix and enhance flavor
-1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
– crumbled bacon pieces (optional)
– chopped fresh cilantro or parsley or basil (optional)
1. Boil the eggs and then let them cool in cold water (makes it easier to remove the shell).
2. De-shell the eggs then cut each egg in half lengthwise.
3. Get a bowl. Scoop the yellow egg yolks into the bowl. Remember to keep the egg whites.
4. In the bowl, add the avocado (pre-mashed or not)
5. Add all other ingredients and mix n mash everything until creamy. A few small chunks of avocado is fine if you like it that way (like I do).
6. Once mixed, scoop the filling into the egg whites.
7. Top your deviled eggs with bacon and herb of choice.
8. YUM – eat up.