Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Original Margarita

Trying to eat and drink healthy is always on my mind especially when allergic to so many things. So in the spirit of moderation, I'ld like to share my favorite (gluten-free) alcoholic beverage, the Original Margarita. This drink is meant to be sipped, but hey, I'm not your mom so, bottoms up!

I love this drink because 1) it's gluten free and B) there's no added fillers to make it seem like you have 'more' of a drink, quality vs. quantity, 3) it's really good and finally D) it's strong!

Inspired from John Staph who calls it an 'Old Coin' and turned me on to this tasty concoction.

2 oz. Patron
1 oz. Cointreau
3/4 oz.fresh lime juice

Shake with ice, strain, and serve on ice. I usually don't salt the glass, but that's just my preference.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Creamy Avocado Dressing/Dip

I recently came across a recipe from from, to spice up my salad dressing. I made some major alteration as I was missing some of the ingredients, but it turned out really good. Say good-bye to boring salad dressings. This is really good as a dip too! Tastes very similar to cilantro hummus.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: none


2 garlic cloves, minced 
1 persian cucumber 
1 avocado, peeled and pitted 
1 cup cilantro 
green onions 
Fresh juice of 1 lime 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
1 teaspoon sea salt

1 Puree everything in a blender or preferably in a food processor.

2 Add 1/4 cup water at a time to your desired consistency.

Leave it thick by not adding the water and use it as a dip for your veggies.
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