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Showing posts from August, 2011

Irene Inspired Comfort

When you are stuck at home in the middle of a hurricane, tired of hearing the incessant chanting
of   "Irene" on TV, and have an overstocked pantry and refrigerator (in anticipation of the hurricane), there's nothing like escaping into your kitchen to prepare your favorite comfort foods.

Besides preparing dahl (lentil soup) with brown rice, I prepared some guacamole and peach salsa for snacking on with unsalted corn chips while we watched a Bollywood comedy.

For the guacamole, I added 1 tsp of lemon juice and some black salt to the chopped ingredients above.
If you like it hotter, add a whole pepper.  The garlic I used was fresh from the farm and quite potent so I used only half a clove. The chili pepper was from my garden (see blog below).

Dr. Andrew Weil recently posted on the benefits of avocados:  they help lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and are good for heart health. On the vanity side:  avocados are great for the skin and  make excellent hair treatment…

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