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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!

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Plantains Chips with Guacamole

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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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Five Things Friday…Dream races!

Many years ago when I first really got into running, the lure of races seemed exciting, but also impossible.  At the time my health was not that great, and I was still deep in the eating disorder that held me captive for 20 years.  I did manage to pull off a handful of races before I went to treatment and was fully on the road to recovery, but the races after treatment have been so much better!  They caused me to dream again, and realize that running a half marathon is NOT impossible like it seemed so many years ago!  8 down and many more to go!
Lately I have been slacking with my running.  Mix the southern summer heat with just plain old life stuff, and running has been on the back burner.  I have been really wanting to get back out there, and I know that racing is one way that motivates me to keep going.  So I am taking some time to look at my dream races again and get my running mo-jo back!!

1. Maui Half Marathon
This has been on my radar for over 10 years now!!! My goal is to get there in the next 3 years!maui Source

2. Rome Marathon
I mean, if I am going to go to Italy, I might as well run a race right?
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(Elizabeth, if you are reading this, we are still ON for this!!)

3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Half Marathon
As soon as I heard about this race a few years ago I knew it was one I wanted to do!  I have already finished several other races with the Rock ‘n’ Roll organization, and they have been fabulous races!  Plus, my bestie lives close enough that I could see her too, so win-win!
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This *might* happen in 2014, but if not, then 2015 for sure!

4. Isle of Harris (Scotland) Half Marathon
My family heritage includes some Scottish roots, and I have always wanted to visit.  Seeing some of the amazing races and the views of Scotland in pictures has made me want to run there even more!!!  And I have a client from Scotland, so I can get all the inside info I need 🙂
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I mean, who WOULDN’T want to run here?!?

5. Mayor’s Midnight Sun Half Marathon
This looks like one amazing race! Running on the eve of the Summer Solstice! Wow!  That just seems incredible!  And I am sure it is perfect running weather too!
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Yes please!

Have you ran any of these races?  Or any international races?
What is one of YOUR dream races?

Xo
Esther
-Chocolate Runner Girl-