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Plantain Chips with Guacamole

Hi friends!
Happy Friday!

If you have known me for any period of time, you most likely know my most favorite place on earth, Costa Rica!  The country is beautiful, the people are the most friendly I have met in all my travels, and the food, oh the food!  Since my first trip in 2000, I have been there a total of 10 times.  My last trip was Dec 2015 where I took my husband for the first time! It was so fun to experience a country I loved through his eyes!

Like I said, the food is so amazing! I have loved learning to cook typical Costa Rican food on my different trips! My BFF who lives there and his mom have taught me many things over the years!

Since we are celebrating international food day today for Foodie Friday, I will share with you one of the most simple things I made that is inspired by my times in Costa Rica!
Today for Foodie Friday I am linking up today with Farrah from Fairyburger and  Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama for international themed week!


Plantains Chips with Guacamole


  • Large plantain
  • Avocado oil- to coat pan and plantain chips
  • Himalayan Salt- to taste


  1. Peel plantains and slice into thin chips (I used my food processor, but you can use a sharp knife too).  Place them in a bowl.
  2. Drizzle avocado oil on the chips and season with salt to taste.
  3. Coat a frying pan with avocado oil and bring to medium heat.
  4. Place a layer of the chips in the pan and cook for 3-5 min.  Flip the chips and cook for another 3-5 min, or until golden brown on both sides.
  5. Serve with guacamole or enjoy plain!

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Foodie Friday: Avocados make me smile!

Hello loves!  Happy Friday!
Wow, another week has flown by!!  I had all these grand plans to post more about my recent trip to Ethiopia and then my bestie from GA showed up on Friday evening to surprise me for my birthday!!! We spent the weekend doing all sorts of fun activities and then she came to work with me for a few days.  Had a blast with her and I was so sad when she left on Wednesday.  But I am SO thankful I will get to see her again soon!!

I’m linking up again today with my girls Farrah from Fairyburger, Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, and Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats! This week our theme is avocados!!!  They are one of my most favorite foods!  I think I could eat one everyday and never get sick of them.  I love them on omelets, sandwiches, salads, dressings, in smoothies, for chip dipping and baked with an egg.  One of the most common ways I use avocados is when I make taco salad.  I make my own super simple version of guacamole, mix that with a little plain yogurt and I have the perfect dressing for the salad.

Esther’s Guac
1 Ripe avocado
Pinch of Himalayan salt
Pinch of ground black pepper
Pinch of paprika
1/2 tsp lime juice

1. Take avocado out of the skin and remove the pit.  Smash together in a bowl.
2. Add the spices and lime juice and mix well.
3. Enjoy!

See, it is SO simple, but so yummy!!!

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