culinary adventure- black pepper guacamole. by- adventureclubviral

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black pepper guacamole

guacamole is a culinary outlaw. guacamole recipes (not created equal) were meant not to be followed. when preparing guacamole for a large group for example, you graciously leave out the chiles or the cayenne, mindful of the many mild palates among the masses. on the other hand, habaneros make a great substitution for jalapenos and perhaps you are making guacamole for just you and you enjoy five alarms ringing with every dip and bite. or when you are preparing guacamole, occasionally spooning a taste while stirring, you think it could use more salt even after you diligently apportioned the recommended amount. guacamole is an outlaw and a great partner for those that feel their very presence in the kitchen is a crime. it doesn’t matter when you mess up and it usually tastes good when you break the recipe rules.
if no guacamole recipes are created equal, and rarely are they followed anyway, it stands that no matter how you do it, it is always a culinary adventure.
for the culinary assignment i am sharing a my latest inspired guacamole recipe. the adventurous ingredient is black pepper essential oil. and in light of all that can be replaceable about guacamole, i have also included a couple of suggested substitutions.

black pepper guacamole recipe:

4-5 avocados, cut in chunks
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 lemon, squeezed
1 lime, squeezed
1/2 bunch green onions, chopped
fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp agave nectar
1 drop black pepper essential oil or
(optional) 1 drop cilantro essential oil or
(optional) 1 drop lime essential oil

add chopped avocados to mixing bowl. gently stir in lemon and lime juice. do not mash.

stir in chopped tomatoes, green onions, jalapenos and cilantro.

add salt and agave nectar. add one drop black pepper oil or cilantro essential oil or lime essential oil (do not use more than one drop of any oil- the flavor will absolutely overpower your guacamole).

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culinary adventure assignment.

I.S.3-show me what you're working with-SE

adventureclubinteractive wants to know what’s cooking! 

this memorial day 65% of americans will be barbecuing (second place to the fourth of july when 71% of americans will be barbecuing). if you plan to host or attend a memorial day barbecue next monday, there is an 87% chance that hamburgers, steaks, chicken or hot dogs are on the menu. there is almost a 100% chance that corn will be offered as a side dish and that barbecue sauce will be provided.

food is a requisite on holidays, for celebrations, community gatherings and get-togethers. surely we come to expect the traditional dish in accordance with the tradition…
but do you ever just get bored and tired of the barbecue sauce at the barbecue?

this week, adventureclubinteractive would like you to share recipes, techniques, and tips that wouldn’t typically make the statistics. recipes that are adventurous, ingredients that are exotic, combinations that are unusual, and preparations that are daring…
feel free to document your culinary endeavors in any format (written summary, photos, videos, do-it-yourself instructions, etc.) but please include a recipe for each submission!

culinary adventure assignment ideas:

  • choose a bizarre ingredient to substitute or add to an old favorite recipe.
    maybe incorporate a bizarre ingredient in multiple recipes throughout the week!
  • attempt to prepare food with an appliance or kitchen tool you are not accustomed to using or that you often neglect. or share unique techniques to use common kitchen items in uncommon ways.
  • forget the statistics. be the outlier. maybe you are attending a barbecue. contribute to the potluck with an outrageous side dish that doesn’t have barbecue sauce. observe the reactions.
  • share a recipe for a timely, laborious, expensive, complex, elegant dish.
    share a recipe that a two year old could attempt to make.
    share a secret recipe. if you don’t know the secret, get in the kitchen and figure it out.
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please submit completed assignments by sunday may 26th via email:
adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com

featured essential oil trio- apply “lemendermint”

lavender, lemon & peppermint

for the past three weeks, adventureclubinteractive has been profiling a featured essential oil.  we began with lemon the oil of focus.  then came to lavender, the oil of communication followed by peppermint, the oil of a buoyant heart.  this trio of oils- lavender, lemon and peppermint- is a wonderful place to begin your essential oil journey and start taking control of your own health and wellbeing!

we invite you to try these amazing oils for yourself and share your experiences with us!

interested in wholesale pricing and helping to empower others to take control of their health?  email us at adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com.

 

featured essential oil- apply peppermint

featured- peppermint essential oil

Peppermint- mentha piperita

“The oil of a buoyant heart”

The peppermint plant is a cross between water mint and spearmint. It has fragrant, hairy leaves and purple flowers. Characteristic of any variety in the mint family are square shaped stems. These are rarely used in any medicinal fashion. Adding stems to your tea, for example will produce an undesirable bitterness. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves only of the peppermint plan.

Peppermint is analgesic, anti-bacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, decongestant, anti-depressant, and is a stimulant. It is safe to be taken internally, used aromatically or applied topically (some skin may be sensitive to applying peppermint neat. It has a warming, burning sensation at first. Listen to your body if the sensation is uncomfortable or overwhelming. Pay attention to any redness or irritation that may occur.  Dilute in a carrier oil or with water as necessary.) Peppermint is not recommended for infants either internally or externally.

Peppermint has an unusual effect- first it is hot to the tongue (pepper) then it is refreshingly cool (mint). When taken internally, it is exceptionally effective as a digestive aid: one drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent in potency to drinking twenty-eight cups of peppermint tea!   Peppermint assists in alleviating irritable bowel syndrome, morning sickness and nausea.  (Some pregnant/breastfeeding women have reported a decrease in milk supply when using peppermint so proceed with awareness.) Peppermint also relaxes the esophagus, helping to relieve gas in the upper digestive system through burping.

Peppermint helps reduce headaches when applied to the temples and the base of the skull. It can reduce body temperature within seconds making it effective in treating fevers, hot flashes, tension headaches or hot weather woes and a lack of air conditioning.

You have no doubt found many over the counter remedies containing peppermint- generally in cosmetics, toothpastes, bath products, cold and cough medicines. The pleasant taste and smell are appealing but the effectiveness of peppermint in these products is likely little to none. Not only does peppermint oil have a rich, chocolate mint fragrance- it is of purity and quality unmatched on the market today. Like all essential oils – a little goes a long way! The benefits of peppermint are numerous. There is enormous value in treating many ailments with only one product, especially when you use a peppermint essential oil that is 100 % natural and organic.

Emotionally, peppermint cools anger and relieves mental fatigue, increasing joy and self esteem.  Inhaling the aroma of peppermint can aid memory and awaken the central nervous system.  Peppermint inspires new thoughts and ideas.

A few adventureclubinteractive peppermint ideas:

Try using 1-3 drops daily over the heart or stomach for the emotional benefits of peppermint Rediscover joy, face the reality of your emotions)

Brush your teeth with peppermint and strawberries… YES this really works! Muddle/ use mortar and pestle for one strawberry at room temperature. Add one drop peppermint and brush your teeth with your toothbrush.

 Try adding one drop of peppermint to a glass of water. Leave your toothbrush in this mixture between uses.

 Try diluting peppermint in any vegetable carrier oil (recommended- fractionated coconut oil). Get creative by adding other essential oils like lavender, lemon, bergamot, rosemary or cinnamon… Use as a massage oil or a luxurious skin oil after shower.

 Try growing your own peppermint plant! Common varieties include chocolate mint, blue balsam, pineapple mint, lime mint and candy mint. Mint plants are extremely productive and very easy to care for in almost any gardening zone. Harvest the leaves often, use them fresh, frozen or dried. Add essential oil to a dried leaves mixture for potpourri.

 Spiders don’t like peppermint. If you don’t like spiders add peppermint to cotton balls or Q-tips and leave between door jam, hole in the wall or any other place you want to deter them from.

 Add a few drops to 16 oz. purified water and one teaspoon of vodka (80 proof or more). This refreshing spray can be used in the air, between your sheets, on your face or anywhere, anytime you want to experience the peppermint essence!

Add one drop to dryer sheet(s) when you do your laundry. Or add one drop to dryer sheet(s) and leave them in drawers or in the soles of shoes.

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