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Great Guacamole

This is something you should never buy from the store, it starts to go bad fairly quick plus it is so easy and awesome when made fresh.

The first thing about guac is that you really need good ingredients since it is served fresh and raw, so when picking your avocado make sure it is ripe.  When you squeeze them, they should give ever so little, if they are rock hard, not ripe, if they are soft, over ripe.

 2 ripe avocadoes skinned and seeded ½ onion diced, I like white but red is good too 1-2 cloves

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Grilled Corn Salad

I normally just grill my sweet corn add butter and salt and pepper or use a compound butter with spices and I am done.  I wanted to do something a bit different with this wonderful BBQ side so I went trolling online for inspiration and after getting some ideas I came up with this.

2 ears of corn charred on the grill, kernels cut off of the cob 2 Roma tomatoes, deseeded and copped to your liking ¼ white or red onion sliced into half rings Hand full of fresh basil, leafs torn Several sprigs of fresh thyme

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Roasted Tomato Salsa

Here is an easy and good salsa that you can make at home with little effort.  If you want to try a grilled salsa, check out this post.

4 vine ripe tomatoes (or roma tomatoes) quartered 1 white onion quartered 1 jalapeño halved 4 cloves garlic smashed Juice of one lime Handful of cilantro Salt and pepper

In a 350° F. oven roast the tomatoes, onion, jalapeño pepper, and garlic for 30-40 minutes, make sure you season with a little salt and pepper.

all roasted up

When done place in a food processer or a blender, add a

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Tikka Masala is a wonderful creamy Indian dish that you can find at most Indian restaurant.  This dish has become a main stay Indian dish for many Brits, I can see why, the spices gives it a nice “glow” and warmth about it.  Some say it has origins in an Indian restaurant inGlasgowand was imported back toIndiabut I am not here to judge where or who first made this dish.  I just care about putting it in my belly!

 This is a fun and interesting dish to make since you get to play with spices you may not know

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