Thursday, January 26, 2012

Avocado and Basil Mayo

This is hands down the best mayo I've ever tasted. I've used it on burgers, wraps and as a dip it tastes fantastic and is heart healthy too. If you can get your hands on basil and avocado do try this out.

Avocado and Basil Mayo:

2 ripe avocados, pitted, scooped and cut into cubes
handful of basil leaves
2Tb olive oil (I omitted this)
2Tb lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper to taste

1) Combine the basil, garlic and salt and blend to a paste.
2) Add the avocado and blend till smooth.
3) Mix in the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.


If you are thinking, "why has she put the dressing on a soup spoon"
short answer- I have a 17 mo.
long answer- If this was in a bowl he would have managed to put his entire face in the bowl. He didn't even leave the spoon alone, he kept chanting "icheem-u, icheem-u" (ice cream). Out of the 10 photo I managed to click with great difficulty, 8 were out of focus as I was fending him off with 1 hand and clicking with the other- not easy.

Hows the WFPD going?

I am on week 2 no sugar, no APF, no fried food I thought I would die not so. But guess what my un-co-operative, un-considerate and sugar crazy husband did last weekend. He bought a salted caramel sundae from Haagen-Dazs at the mall and the woman asked, "and you? You don't want anything?" (we are regulars (can one even say this about an ice cream store?!) so she knows us pretty well) I said, "no I will share his" and he said, "she is on a diet". I wanted to decorate his head with that sundae but I just composed myself and smiled a 10 volt smile and bolted from there. He did something even more wicked- he stored half a cup of that sundae in the freezer. I had to fight the temptation to taste it (just salivated whenever I opened the freezer).

I don't know how many inches I have lost as my boy has misplaced the measuring tape. But one can check for weight loss without a tape. How? Just stand in front of the mirror and shake, if things jiggle you haven't lost anything. In my case still some amount of jiggling. And all this exercise and dieting just got me thinking it is SO hard to get a six pack or lose them evil fat parcels called muffin top (which looks cut on a muffin definitely not on the hips).

Another thing - I used to have terrible headaches every time I watched too much TV, too much internet (too much =40mins) or even cutting onions. I had to take pills else my day would be ruined. Its been 2 weeks no headache nothing *fingers crossed* is it because of the diet? And as you know I am not a doctor/nurse/nutritionist, this is just my observation.

Another thing (I am still not done yet) do you like adai? I L.O.V.E adai and yes you guessed it right J doesn't. But I am not concerned about him too much cos except for sugar he doesn't like anything much. I found 2 amazing adai recipes that you must try, listen J ate 5 of them in 1 sitting so thats saying something-
2) (I substituted cracked wheat instead of the oats and followed the recipe of the oats adai)

Now I think I am done, have an awesome day y'all!


  1. Congratulations on surviving the diet ! I wish I had half the self control that u do :(
    Find that tape soon and post measurements end of week 2 ! I am so impressed !!
    And that mayo is very interesting !

    1. Aww...if you want to start something like this and need support just email. That tape I don't know where its gone, I have looked everywhere even the dustbin. If I can't find it I will post pics after wk4 you can tell me if this works or not :)

  2. I so wish fresh basil leaves were easier to get in SG. I am sure I would love that dip. Btw, I am waiting for the final results of the "diet". I am not sure I can keep up the exercise part but atleast I can try to do the food part.

  3. It sounds delicious and not so hard to make.
    Am gonna try it when I next buy avocados.

    Good to see U back:-))!!!

    p.s: I wandered over sometime last year & found the page closed & I was like quite disappointed. Glad u r back:-)).

  4. Hang in there, it'll get better trust me! Your husband's antics do sound evil though, storing half that sundae in the freezer is pure torture:(


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