Posted on 28 January, 2014

Classic Guacamole

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Classic Guacamole

Maybe it’s because of the cold medicine I drowned 5 minutes ago, but I’m about to get a little personal. Fingers crossed, I won’t regret this in the morning.

Every time I go on Buzzfeed or any of those so-called new sites, there is always a list naming the 18 ways to make sure your twenties is the bomb. Date a bunch of boys, travel the world, take risks, don’t stay at a job you hate and ect.  Granted, there is merit to some of them like going on an adventure because that shit is important for your soul.  Others, though just create expectations. 

Classic Guacamole

When I was 18 I met my now ex-boyfriend at my friend’s house.  I was about to leave for college, but, I figured what the heck? He was cute, and there was just something about him that intrigued me. What followed was a year of long distance, moving in together, getting separate places yet staying together and then finally as of last week breaking up. Our relationship wasn’t perfect. We were both young and trying to find our place in the world. There were growing pains, but what finally tore us apart were expectations from the people around us, the media and what your suppose to do. You are supposed to date a bunch of people, see what you like and don’t like, get crazy, get your heart broken five times over, live a FULL LIFE then you can settle.  But what if that’s not the path you want to take? What if you want to go completely off course and into the woods with somebody you know will protect you? What then?

If you are wondering what this little rant has to do about good old Classic Guacamole? Nothing except for the fact, avocados is the balm to my wounds.  Since the Seahawks is playing the Super Bowl on Sunday, I knew I had to make some kind of appetizer to share.  So here you go! A classic that never fails. Enjoy! 

Classic Guacamole
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 ripe avocados
  2. 2 garlic cloves
  3. Squeeze of lemon
  4. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut the avocados in half and remove seed. Scoop out flesh into a bowl. Smash the avocados with the back of a fork or a potato masher. With a garlic press, crush garlic cloves into the mixture. Add lemon and salt and pepper to taste.
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21 Comments

  • Reply Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies 28 January, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Guacamole is the cure for pretty much everything, I’m sure of it. I agree though — those lists are ridiculously stupid. My path isn’t your path, isn’t some rando lady on the street’s path. Sorry to hear about your breakup :(
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    • Reply Nicole 30 January, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks Kelly! I have started to avoid those list at all cost now.. :)

  • Reply Kayle (The Cooking Actress) 28 January, 2014 at 7:38 am

    YES.YES.YES. It is SO aggravating how judgmental people get about settling down early. I’ve been with Michael since I was 19 and people have continuously told me I needed to play the field, get out there, date, enjoy my 20’s…and I’m like “I don’t drink, I don’t WANT to party, I hate dating. I have a guy I love and a life I love and I AM enjoying my 20’s…MY WAY.”

    You get it.

    Anyway, this guac-looks SOO delicious! Like I want some. asap.
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    • Reply Nicole 30 January, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      THANK YOU! I’m glad somebody has the same view point as me. I was starting think i was a weirdo.

  • Reply Lia @ Luscious Living 28 January, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Breakups suck! Both my brother and I are also going through very similarly described versions with our ex’s/current back and forths in our different scenarios. Yay twenties, right? When in doubt guacamole and a cilantro heavy salsa session with my best gal pals is my medicine for the emotionally rough times. So cheers to that! It looks good, don’t forget that chocolate also heals all woes.

    • Reply Nicole 30 January, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you Lia! Trust me, I have forgotten about chocolate. There is a bar of it laying on my nightstand as we speak.

  • Reply Cate @ Chez CateyLou 28 January, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    What a perfect looking guacamole – nothing is better or more soothing than a big bowl of guac!
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    • Reply Nicole 30 January, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you Cate! Sometimes simple is best, no?

  • Reply Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe 28 January, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    So sorry to hear of your heartbreak sweet lady. Sending you hugs!
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    • Reply Nicole 30 January, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Your the sweetest Amanda! Hugs back.

  • Reply Joanne 29 January, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Honestly, I would have just as well NOT dated a bunch of terrible people during my twenties, but that’s just how the cards fell. And I agree, I hate these expectations about what we SHOULD be doing. It’s really frustrating! Especially when all I REALLY want to do is sit at home and eat guac.
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    • Reply Nicole 30 January, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Right? Then again it worked out for you because you ended up with your current fiance. Nonetheless, staying home and eating guac is healing my broken heart one chip at a time.

  • Reply Consuelo @ Honey & Figs 29 January, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Sorry to hear about your break-up darling! I hope that this guacamole was able to comfort you a little bit at least. It looks delicious!

    Yeah, those expectations pretty much suck. I’m 17 and supposed to have a new boyfriend everyday, and go out and party and stuff and I kinda hate it :–( It’s best not to listen to what people say.
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    • Reply Nicole 30 January, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      When I was seventeen, I was too focused on school to think about boys..haha. You keep doing what your doing.

  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife 29 January, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Hang in there Nicole! This guacamole looks like it could solve the worlds problems, so I think you definitely have the right idea making it.
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    • Reply Nicole 30 January, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you Erin!

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes 29 January, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I love the simple ingredients….nothing beats a good guacamole recipe!
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    • Reply Nicole 30 January, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      I agree! Sometimes simple is best.

  • Reply Elizabeth - SugarHero.com 31 January, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Nicole, I’m so sorry to hear this! (And I hope this doesn’t sound weird or callous, but I love the more personal entries on blogs, I like to get to know the people behind the food!) Breakups are the suckiest but I know you’ll come out of it stronger for it. xoxo!

    P.S. I was the only girl my husband ever dated or kissed, so either buzzfeed’s totally full of it or we royally screwed up. Or both. :)
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  • Reply Danguole 31 January, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Oh Nicole, I’m so sorry!

    I think those Buzzfeed-type things are so popular precisely because they give us all the same kind of anxiety–that we’re not doing it right somehow. There isn’t just one way to live, and to do it right–I wish I remembered that more often, and everyone else did, too. Anyway, rest assured that only you know what’s right for your life and you are doing it right, and no one can tell you otherwise–I mean, just look at that guac! ;)

    P.S. I got vaguely personal in my last post too–not much, but still. I kept rereading it and thinking “Is this too much?” and culling a sentence here, a sentence there. It’s strange because I enjoy reading about people’s lives but assume people don’t want to hear about mine!
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  • Reply Amy @ Elephant Eats 16 February, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Sorry I’m so late to comment on this. Aw, breakups suck….but they’re almost always for the better. I know this might not be so comforting to hear right now, but I truly think that everything happens for a reason!
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