Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Foodie Friday: Low Carb Guacamole & Chips

I've been waylaid by work and asthma attacks. But that hasn't stopped me from eating or thinking about food. If you are participating in this week's recipe swap, Mr. Linky awaits your permalink. New participants can find information about Foodie Friday on the sidebar (look for the white cupcakes).





It seems like I've been dieting for the last two thousand years, and during that time I strictly avoided avocados. Supposedly they had calories galore and would pack layers of fat upon an unsuspecting dieter's hips.

Now, of course, low carb dieters everywhere enjoy avocados. You can slather on mayonnaise and oil without fear.
But what to use for dippers?
Low Carb Tortillas
Spray a non-stick pan with Pam. Turn up the heat and add a low-carb tortilla. Cook on both sides till crispy. Remove to a platter. Using a pizza cutter, divide the tortilla into "chip" like wedges.
Rinse, later, repeat until you have a whole bunch of chips.

Guacamole
3 ripe avocados-- peeled, pitted, and mashed
mayonnaise
garlic salt
pepper
Tabasco
extra virgin olive oil (about 1 cap-full)
Thanks for participating in Foodie Friday!
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55 comments:

  1. Hi Michael Lee! Believe it or not...I cooked! Or I should say Baby Kitty cooked! What a yummy looking dish...and just in time for the Cinco de Mayo! I am sorry to hear that you have been under the weather and I hope the end of pollen season will soon help! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs...Debbie

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  2. Yum! And good for you, too? Count me in!

    One of these days you should do some critter treat posts! Wouldn't that be fun?

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  3. Debbie, you've made me curious. Baby Kitty has been in the kitchen again!

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  4. Michael, you've been missed! Hoping you're feeling better soon. We're doing our very first Giveaway and Allie is SO excited. Thanks for hosting when you feel badly
    xoxo Pattie

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  5. Pat, that's a good idea. I love grapes but no longer buy them. I used the last of the raisins in cupcakes...I won't be buying any dried fruit, either. Mister is just like me--no self control when it comes to forbidden foods.Last summer he nearly died after he climbed onto a table and ate grapes. He ended up in an emergency hospital after a local vet emptied charcoal into Mister's lungs (then the vet doped up my poor dog on doggie Valium, thinking Mister was "nervous," as opposed to asphyxiating).
    Lessons learned: get a new vet and never buy contraband food.

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  6. Oh, so sorry you have had asthma attacks! My 5 year old had his first this AM.:( My 15 yr. old has them too, so I was prepared. No fun. Love guacamole, yours looks fantastic!

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  7. Your dip looks great. So sorry to hear about your asthma. The pollen is horrible.

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  8. I guess we both had guacamole on our minds this week. I posted a favorite recipe that I make.

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  9. Oh no, now I have to go buy avocados. Looks like the beginning of a party. Just in time for the weekend!

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  10. Guacomole is a favorite of mine. I often take a shortcut and just mash the avocados with a little salt and pepper and stir in a big spoonful of salsa...easy!

    Sue

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  11. I would love to say the dip looks good - But I can't. I have tried it several times, but just don't really care for it, and I am NOT a picky eater. It may be a green thing! :D
    Have a great weekend.
    Glenda

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  12. I love guacamole, and try to eat it only a few times a year. I love it too much! This week I made "Jimmy's Pink Cookies", but gave them all away so I couldn't eat them. I hope you are feeling better soon! And yes, get a new vet. Kiki's vet is awesome, but we're in New York so it would be a bit of a drive :-)

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  13. Michael, I eat an avocado a couple of times a week it seems. They say it is good for you! I adore guacamole, but usually just eat my avocados on a sandwich or in a salad.
    Hope your are feeling better and that your husband is healing. Don't know if you saw it, so I wanted you to know that I posted about the treble clef flatware last Friday. Title of post is, N is for Nantucket. Thank you again. I've already used this flatware many meals. :-)

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  14. Hi Michael,
    I'm sorry to hear about your asthma. I do hope you'll feel well soon. Thanks for your commitment to hosting such a great meme, even when you're busy and under the weather. I'm trying to cut the carbs myself. Thanks for the tip on the tortillas. Love guacamole!

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  15. It looks so yummy - I have been missing guacamole, too! I'll definitely try the chips, they sound healthy and good. Feel better!

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  16. ML, sounds like a hospital there!
    I hope you feel better soon! Our pollen hasn't even started to fall yet. I can't do the porch till it falls..achoo!

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  17. Love love avacados! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  18. Michael Lee, I am so sorry to hear that you had a rough week! And you still got Foodie Friday off the ground and contributed! You are really a superwoman!

    Wonderful recipe for guacamole and chips. I love, love, love guacamole! But, I too, stay away from it because of the chips. These sound delicious and decedent and something that would be satisfying- and satisfying is the key for me.
    Hope you are back to normal and that nasty asthma is under control.
    I said a little prayer for you.
    Yvonne

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  19. Michael Lee, That looks great! Easy too. I've always used the powdered mix; I'm sure this is much healthier. Great photography as usual. You truly are an artist! Thanks for hosting!
    Blessings, Beth

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  20. Love guac! Sorry to hear about your asthma attacks :(

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  21. Hi- this looks delish. I wish I had some right now.

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  22. Michael Lee I am so sorry to hear that you have been unwell. I hope that you feel better soon.

    Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe too. I love avocados and eat them at least once a week! The chips look fantastic.

    Best wishes and take care,
    Natasha.

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  23. Yes, I can do the guacamole, I have just always been stumped on the dippers. Great post!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  24. I have never made quac before. It is something my family simply wouldn't eat. But it looks really good!
    Thanks for hosting!
    ~Liz

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  25. Hi Michael-Sorry you've been under the weather. I'm also sorry for the double mr. linky entry. My first one is incorrect. I've been too busy to blog and after a few weeks I'm 'rusty'. Again, my apologies...Nancy
    PS: Do check out my post. I know that you are a carb counter and this is a pretty neat new product!

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  26. I love how you made the chips! Next time I am out of chips, and so far to the Market! I now know what to do! Love it!

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  27. Guacamole is one of my favorites, and those "chips" look so easy to make I'm going to have to try them!

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  28. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well! Your guacamole looks wonderful!! Great pictures.

    Thanks for Foodie Friday.

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  29. Sorry to read about your asthma attacks. I hear allergies are awful for those who suffer this year - especially in the south.

    I love guacamole too and the low carb tortillas are the way to indulge without guilt!

    Hope you feel better soon.

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  30. Dieting or not, I will never give up my guacamole! Thanks for the simple recipe and tortilla dipper idea.
    Someday, I will participate again in Foodie Friday. If only I could cook! Always a fan....-Delores

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  31. Please take good care of yourself--asthma attacks scare me!!! I do believe I could eat an avocado like an apple--love 'em! I don't even need dippers for guacamole--a spoon will do :) Feel better and take care!

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  32. Thanks for hosting this Foodie Friday. I love your blog. You inspire me so much with your beautiful photos and your upbeat personality
    xoxo

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  33. I love avocado! This looks good and delicious.

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  34. What a perfect snack! I love avocados.

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  35. Yum! I love guacamole. I have been too scared to make it though..mostly afraid of all the fat. Thanks for this version. Avacados are on sale this week so I am going to try it out. Thanks and I hope you are feeling better!!
    Hugs**

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  36. We must both be thinking low-cal/carb this week as my recipe for Foodie Friday is my low-cal pittas! Hope your asthma settles down and you feel better soon. Thanks for hosting.

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  37. Michael Lee,
    So sorry you have not been feeling well. The pollen in Florida has been terrible and we have all suffered too.

    The guacamole looks wonderful! I love a couple of slices on a smoked turkey sandwich or just a cold salad plate. Yum....

    Carol

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  38. I make my chips this way too! Great with some garlic pepper and salt on them. The guac looks good too but hummus is my guilty pleasure! Thanks!

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  39. Your guacamole recipe sounds wonderful. I will try it soon. I was sorry to read that you have been under the weather with allergy issues. I have been suffering with it as well. Here in the South since we had a colder winter I think it was good for all the trees producing all the pollen. It seems here that the pollen is lasting longer and there is more of it. I will be sooooooo glad when we get past this pollen "thingy". I'm sure you will too. Take care.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  40. Your food images are always so lovely... I aspire to do the same. Wish you'd offer a webinar for that! Thanks for being so motivating.

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  41. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE avocados and you have made me VERY hungry this morning :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  42. I love guacamole! I actually had some for dinner last night :)

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  43. I love guacamole! When pressed for time, somtimes I mash the avocado and mix in a spoonful of salsa or ranch or italian dressing. Easy and good!

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  44. I love avocados! Just linked up for the first time and am looking forward to browsing all the tempting recipes!

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  45. Just posted a Pits bread recipe would work with your guacamole!
    http://angieshealthylivingblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/pita-pocket-bread.html

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  46. This looks wonderful! I've got to give it a try...soon;0) I hope your feeling better!
    ~Holly

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  47. This looks delicious, and even better, I have 3 ripe avocados in the fridge as I type! I have not thought of doing the pitas that way before... thanks for the lesson:)

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  48. Love avocados...this sounds easy to make and delicious, too!

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  49. That guacamole and the chips look delicious. Hope you are feeling better. laurie

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  50. Hi,
    I wanted to let you know that I have chosen you as one of my top ten blogs via The Trendy Treehouse! http://robertapm28.blogspot.com/2010/05/its-seems-im-trendy-thank-you-so-much.html

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  51. Homemade Guacamole is always amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  52. Realized after linking up that this is the one for last week. Sorry about that, please feel free to delete the link as I have (now) found the correct linky.

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  53. I'm trusting that this is the way The Chipotle Grill prepares their guacamole and chips...since I'm obsessed with the place!!! Sounds awesome!

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