Monday, July 12, 2010

ABC, it's easy as 1,2,3..


Like I've mentioned in my previous posts, I was unemployed last year for 6 months and to pass the time I watching a lot of TV. A lot. Especially the Food Network which really inspired me to experiment in the kitchen.


I pledge to you Working Girls that I will do my best to mimic WG1's "Cooking For One" posts with yummy, easy, and cheap recipes to entertain your family, friends, and loved ones and/or concoctions that are made especially for a single working gal. I will try my best not to vent about recipes gone wrong but I will let you in on some of my cooking secrets and tips!


I thought I'd start out my first cooking post with an easy, crowd pleasing, party dip! It is great for a summer bbq, or any other time of year. I call it ABC dip (see? I even incorporated my occupation into this one!) which stands for Avocado, Beans, and Corn because that's literally all it takes to make this delicious blend..


Ingredients:

4 avocados, diced

1 can white corn, drained and rinsed

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

2 limes, squeezed

2 teaspoons garlic salt


Directions:

1. Combine ingredients in a bowl and enjoy with chips, such as Tostitos Scoops. Add more lime and/or garlic salt if desired. Feel free to multiply this recipe so it can be the star appetizer of your party!


Helpful Hint: Pop the limes in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, roll them on the countertop before cutting. This will get the juices flowing and give you more bang for your buck!


Cooking for One?

Add this dip to some chopped tomato, red onion, and romaine lettuce and bring to work as a Mexican-inspired lunch. OR..

Throw some egg beaters in a pan and use the mixture as a stuffing of a healthy omelette. The beans and avocados will give you protein-fueled energy and the corn give it a sweet twist, you won't miss the cheese at all (unless you're obsessed with cheese like me, add the mexican blend you can buy in a bag at the grocery store!)


See? I told you I was going to make this easy, fun, and delicious! Enjoy!


4 comments:

Camille said...

I love your blog... I'm a working girl too. In fact, after several years of trying to eat healthy and maintain the right portions, I just published a cookbook for the single chef.

It's called "Table for One: Perfectly Portioned Meals for the Single Chef" http://www.amazon.com/Table-One-Camille-Funk/dp/1599554321/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277925907&sr=8-1

Maybe we can swap ideas. :) Or if there is a recipe you love, you can link to it. :)

Thanks again!

Bubblygal said...

This is SO good and your suggestion about putting the limes in the microwave...amazing how it brought the juice out! I added sweet onion and cayenne,plum tomatoes. Thanks for posting it. I'm a working girl too that is also a single mom and goes to school at night, this didn't put too much strain on my time either.

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