Yup. You are 3 minutes away from having a bowl of delicious guacamole sitting in front of you. On your chips. In your taco. On your burger. My kids eat it with a spoon if I let them. Whatever transportation vessel you chose, you need this guac in your mouth. This is the recipe I use when I need guac in a hurry. Like, oh no, I just pulled the nachos out of the oven and forgot to make the guacamole. Not even a problem, man.
This is a sauce that cooks almost all day, has tons of flavor, and is great for many different applications. We’ve used it for spaghetti, lasagna, and zoodles (zucchini noodles). Best of all, it’s basically half vegetables! If this isn’t one of those trick-your-kids-into-eating-healthy things then I don’t know what is. It does take a bit of effort, a bit of standing over a hot pot in the kitchen, but it’s all worth it. You will be swimming in bolognese for weeks. (It’s a good thing, really.)
When it’s way too hot to cook and you inexplicably crave soup.. Gazpacho! When you need a fun to word to say while you’re busy chopping vegetables.. Gazpacho! It’s vegetarian, it’s cold, it’s soup, it’s.. Gazpacho!
It always sounds weird until you eat it, and trust me, it’s on it’s way to becoming a summer dinner staple. At least in my house, it is. Yes, my kids even
eat it demolish it.
Have I mentioned my pressure cooker? When we first bought it, I was scared to death. It gets ridiculously hot. Steam shoots up 3 feet into the air. It’s under pressure, meaning, it could explode at any minute. But it doesn’t. And it probably won’t. Once you get over that, it’s pretty amazing. It gets dinner (or lunch) done in a fraction of the time and energy it would normally take. How can you go wrong, really. Making a perfect and flavorful risotto is only 10 minutes away.
Today on the blog, we’re doing a tomato basil rendition. I am all over anything tomato basil this summer. Go get yourself some market fresh tomatoes (the absolute BEST) and whip this up.
Confession time: I am in love with any sort of food that comes in “bowl” form. Burrito bowls, noodle bowls, buddha bowls, you name it, it’s awesome. These crispy chicken banh mi bowls are no exception. And yes, we are at it again with the quick pickled veggies, but stay with me; these are just a little bit different. We topped it with some sriracha mayo and, my dudes, it tastes JUST like an actual banh mi.
Alright you guys, once again, I meant to take more pictures. Of the pork. Of the flatbread. Of the sliced tomatoes. But you know what? This just isn’t that type of blog. And that’s okay. On to the food.
I had never even heard of pork gyros until last week. It’s an actual thing. I guess I don’t go to the right Greek restaurants. Being the adventurous home-cooks that my husband and I are, we knew we had to give it a go.