Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Go To Meals

Once again I'm joining Hayley & Lauren for the Girl Between the Lines Link Up! Today's theme is a favourite "Go To Meal". I had a hard time deciding what to share but finally settled on two recipes. My Go To Guacamole that is super quick for when you really just need to eat something asap and have no time to wait around for something to cook. And for when you're feeling a little more patient but still want something fairly quick, easy and yummy!

First up guacamole! I know everyone has their own method for making guacamole but since it is so easy and when paired with a bag of tortilla chips or some pita bread it makes for a really quick, filling and sort of healthy meal. 


1 Ripe Avocado
3 tbsp Fresh Tomato
1 tbsp Chopped Red Onion (or about 1 tsp of onion powder)
1 tsp Garlic (I use fresh or freeze dried usually, but if not garlic powder does the trick too!)
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin 
pinch of salt


Mash avocado and spices together. Add tomato and onion and mix well. Taste test and adjust seasonings to your taste! Serve with pita bread or tortilla chips.

Next up, one of my all time favourite foods...

Last Christmas I got a pizza stone for Christmas and since then making pizza has become a bit of a hobby. I usually make pizza for the whole family once a week and it isn't uncommon for me to make a small one for myself for lunch during the week. Toppings are pretty opened ended. The left photo is Garlic Fingers which is just the pizza dough topped with garlic butter, cheese and bacon. (I've been told Garlic Fingers don't exist outside of Atlantic Canada. This is just too depressing to think about.) The photo on the right is a BBQ Chicken Pizza. I top the dough with BBQ/Hot Sauce, cooked chicken breast, red onion, bacon and a mix of cheddar & mozzarella cheese.


1 package yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups flour 
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt


Let yeast proof in separate bowl and then mix with flour, oil and salt. Slowly add in the water, mixing the dough as you go along. You made need more/less water depending on your yeast and flour if you use something other than all-purpose. Once everything is combined and it feels like dough let sit for 45 minutes to an hour. If using a pizza stone roll out dough on parchment paper sprinkled with cornmeal, top with your favourite toppings and slide into a 425 degree oven to bake for 15-20 minutes. If using a pizza pan simply spread dough into greased pan, top and bake for 20-25 minutes. Watch the pizza carefully while it's in the oven since some toppings are more likely to burn and others may take longer to cook through.

Happy Eating! :) 


  1. ooohhh i love love love guacamole!

  2. I looooooove pizza!! :) So bad for me but so good! :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Visiting from the linkup! Love the recipes. I'm a huge fan of guac, and my husband LOVES all kinds of pizza. I may have to come back and use this as a reference... :-)

  4. This is awesome!! I haven't ever made pizza dough from scratch, but would love to try it!!! Thanks for sharing this... I will most definitely be attempting this soon :) The BBQ pizza looks AMAZING!!!

  5. I love that recipe for guac! Every time I have tried to make it, it turns out so gross, haha! I think the tomatoes and garlic probably make all the difference! Thanks for joining us! (p.s. My husband is a HUGE fan of bbq pizza!)