With fall in full-swing, and Thanksgiving just a couple of days away (can you believe it?!), we wanted to share a quick and easy, but flavorful appetizer that everyone will love! We are all about a healthy dish that you can feel good about eating, especially if you’re like us, and can finish an entire dish by yourself;)One of our favorite cuisines is Mexican food. We LOVE guacamole and salsa on pretty much anything! We didn’t realize how easy it is to actually make guacamole until we tried this one out. Literally, in a matter of minutes, you can whip up this great dip that is super healthy, and packed with healthy fats!
We partnered with La Vaquita to create this fun recipe for y’all that tastes just like you stepped out of Mexico. When we were in Mexico, all we wanted to eat was guac and more guac, so this took us right back to those good memories (and food!)La Vaquita (spanish for “The Little Cow”) is an authentic, Mexican-born brand. Their queso fresco was created in 1971 by Maria Castro, who had learned the small-batch process from her grandmother on her family farm.
Their mission is to show that creating authentic cuisine can be attained in your own kitchen with their cheeses and creams! And, for all you Houstonians, La Laquita’s queso fresco is used at Cordúa Restaurants!
Happy Sunday, aka football/clean up the house day for us! Hope you all are having the best weekend! Although we have a major sweet tooth, we also both really LOVE anything with onions and garlic. Sometimes, a little too much;) In the summers, our mom will make balsamic sautéed onions, and no joke, we will literally finish a HUGE bowl of them in a matter of hours. She will usually use this grill pan on the stovetop, but since we didn’t have one we experimented with using a slow cooker, instead! We have this slow cooker and LOVE it. You can steam veggies in it, make rice, and a bunch of other things! We also use it to make shredded chicken.
We love this balsamic vinegar and buy like three bottles of it once! We love it for salad dressings, marinating meats, etc.
These were literally SO easy to make. All you have to do is cut up the onions, season them, and cook them for about 10-12 hours, toss them in balsamic, and viola, you’re done! Almost no work required!
We love them served with burgers, grilled chicken, or on top of a salad!
Many of y’all may not know this, but I was a MAJOR fast food addict about 8-10 years ago. I used to be obsessed with french fries. Of course, I still crave them, so when the craving hits, I like to make these carrot fries. You can also do the same thing with potatoes, but I love doing it with carrots because it adds a different flavor!
These are so easy to make and can be made with a bunch of different spice combinations. I love to use a combination of paprika, cayenne, and cinnamon for a sweet and spicy kick. And, since these are baked, and not fried, you don’t have to feel guilty eating a whole batch of these. Not going to lie, Sam and I definitely ate all of these in one sitting!
We also like to make our own ketchup, instead of using the store-bought ones. You can make a big batch of it and keep it in the fridge for a few days and use it on a ton of things!
We used avocado oil in ours, which is great for roasting veggies, if you haven’t tried it before!