Saturday, May 14, 2011

My New Favorite Snack (aka I Love Bacon)

If someone gave me the choice between never having sweets again for the rest of my life and never eating bacon for the rest of my life, I would choose to forgo the sweets. Yes, I said it. I chose bacon over sweets. Not just any bacon, but pastured pork, uncured, thick-sliced bacon. Heaven.

After having just received my copy of Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals Cookbook I was inspired to try bacon in a new way. Although the cookbook touts claims of meals in 30 minutes or less on the cover, you are warned in the intro that for those new to certain cooking processes, these meals may take more than 30 minutes. I was kind of bummed because being a single mom half of the time who happens to have a child with an ardor for food, I want something I can get on the table quick. That letdown accompanied with the fact that many of the recipes call for unusual or unique ingredients that are not every day household purchases was kind of lame.

Never fear....there is a silver lining! In the intro Mark reveals some of his go-to super quick and easy paleo meals and snacks. He mentions using an avocado as it's own little bowl and crumbling bacon on the top. Holy awesomeness. I hope heaven is filled with bacon.

And with the other ripe avocado I bought today, I made my own homemade guacamole! I just added the following to my mashed up avo:

1/4 diced vidalia onion (red onion would have been better, but I didn't have one)
3 cherry tomatoes, diced
dash of lime juice
a few shakes of garlic powder

Perfect with raw veggies of any kind! Even Eli was digging it (yes, that's his little hand in the pic trying to snag some more of my home made guac).


  1. i/we love avocado's! know the problem we have? eating and/or buying them @ the right time. usually they're rock hard when we get 'em then by the time we get around to eating them they're too ripe. any advice on buying or eating @ the right time?

  2. I love bacon and avocado, but never thought of having them together until Nom Nom Paleo submitted a recipe for bacon sammies to Chowstalker. Use cooked bacon for the "bread" and your guac for the filling. are gonna love them Heather. :-)

    Glad hubby is back home safe and sound and well fed. And that baby boy of yours just gets cuter and cuter!