My Single Mothers Group And My Recipe

I invented this recipe for my beloved local Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) support group; we meet up once a month at someone’s home and our kids go mental playing, while we share snacks — often home-made — drink tea and coffee, and discuss — among other momentous questions — whether a date for Valentine’s Day is possible, do-able or desirable (Some women have married out, so the answer might just be yes).

I joined Single Mothers by Choice when considering embarking on single parenthood so it’s been many years, and let me tell you, there is nothing better than a supportive and understanding peer group to help you navigate your ups, downs, and angst. Leandro considers some of the other SMC kids among his best friends and we share times with them outside regular meetings, so it is really important to us.

So thus Inside-Out Guacamole – a speedier way to the same great flavor.
And this guac without the mashing is not just for single chicks…It’s got NFL cred…try it on Sunday when Big Blue shows that team from San Francisco where they can put that candlestick….

Inside-Out Guacamole (can be doubled or tripled)
2 ripe Haas avocados (unpeeled flesh should give a bit when pressed with a finger), peeled and chunked
Juice of half a lime
½ Cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
¼ red onion, sliced very thin
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
¼-1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/8-1/4 tsp salt (to taste)
Place avocado chunks in a bowl and sprinkle with lime (for flavor and to prevent browning)
Add the rest of the ingredients, mix gently and serve with large tortilla chips or tortilla scoops.

Natalia de Cuba Romero


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– Joyce Gabbert