Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Avocados - Two Ways
And now I get to enjoy one of my favorite lunches whenever they're on sale:
~1.5 tsp. lemon juice
1-2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
Cut avocado in half, remove pit, and dice while still in peel; scoop flesh out with a spoon. Sprinkle with lemon juice, and stir in mayonnaise (I usually use just enough to hold it together) and add salt and pepper. Serve on a piece of toast, or wrapped in a tortilla. Or eat by the spoonful if you're so inclined. I won't tell.
I've also added bacon and/or tomatoes at times. Yum!
And now I have a new recipe that I love that uses avocados, except this one's for your hair!
I know I found the inspiration on other internet sites, but I don't remember where and it's a combination of several different ones I read about.
Avocado Hair Mask
1/4 c. mayonnaise
I didn't measure the oil or honey, just a drizzle of each. Combine in a blender so you don't have to pick chunks of avocado out of your hair!
To use: Wash your hair and apply the avocado mixture. I don't have a shower cap, so I just wrapped my head in saran wrap and then a towel and left it on for about an hour. I washed and conditioned it again after I rinsed it out - I wasn't sure if I would wake up smelling like bad mayonnaise if I just rinsed it out and it wasn't worth that risk.
This left my hair super soft and much more moisturized than it usually is! I have really thick hair about shoulder length, and I still had enough to use this twice. Just put the leftovers in the fridge until next time - you might want to make sure your family knows it's not food, even though it is technically edible. :)
I do have my final Christmas update coming. Soon. Before next Christmas. Okay, hopefully in the next week.