Sing a Song of Sixpence

Tucked in drawers and cupboards, I have an arsenal of powders, seeds and other garnishes and condiments in my nest that intensify the flavors of food, adding an element of surprise to our palettes. While the avocado holds an esteemed praise from all members in our nest, sprinkled with these six seasonings and a healthy squeeze of the lemon, it becomes an irresistible snack or a swift breakfast treat to dress up our toast. I recently combined the dry ingredients in a jar to save on time and to put an end to the juggling of jars. Since I always have a lemon on hand, well suddenly things are looking up.Somethings will always be celebrated around here like name’s days and birthdays. Whether we hike down to the water’s edge for cake on the beach that day or not, we will always have our speckled avocado toast or super-food infused guacamole to scoop up with a chip. I recently learned a trick that I shared with my little bears and middle bear had a look of disdain when he witness it, as if to say “why haven’t you showed me this before!”Frankly, I was thinking of the extra cleanup of the wire basket but after seeing the excitement of preparing the beloved avocado this way…well some things are just worth the extra time of cleaning. What about you, have any tricks up your sleeves?For the toast: Sprinkle

  1. Salt. the right quality and quantity will always underscore notes of goodness
  2. Pepper, a little heat never hurt
  3. Cumin adds a sharp and zesty punch
  4. Turmeric, an anti-inflammatory
  5. Chia seeds for a boost of omega-3 oil
  6. Sesame seed, black sesame help in restoring hair loss
    For the guacamole: Sprinkle all the above into a mortar. Chop desired amount of garlic, onions, cilantro and mash until creamy.

13 thoughts on “Sing a Song of Sixpence

  1. Oh my goodness this sounds like a wonderful and very nutritious recipe! I have never thought of adding chia or the black sesame seeds! I will now, certainly. And the basket? What a great idea. You’re full of surprises. 🙂

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    • Indeed it is. I have been adding black sesame to everything after I lost a lot of hair postpartum and thought why not add chia too! If you combine all the spices in a jar it tends to last even when we use it daily. The basket trick I saw on television (there is occasionally something useful from the TV.) The boys do enjoy smashing the avocado that way and we also turn the basket upside down to let cookies cool on it. Originally it’s a basket to grill veggies in but we don’t have a grill in our current nest so other functions we had to find.


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