avocado dill paleo chip dip.

My mom woke up one day to all of a sudden find that a lot of foods were her enemy. Doctors can not find medical reasoning for this but she has found that cutting gluten, wheat, peanuts, and dairy out of her life works best.

I love making new recipes for her. I love researching about foods. I love chips and dip. And I love when she enjoys new foods.  So I’m giving you the opportunity to do the same.

First I took 1.5 avocados (because I ate the other half yesterday with lunch) and smashed them all up. IMG_3010.JPG Next I made some homemade mayo. (Recipe below.) If you’ve never done this before, you’re missing out! I haven’t bought mayo in almost two years since discovering this! IMG_3011.JPG I added lots of dill, garlic powder, salt, parsley, chives and lime juice to my avocado bowl. IMG_3012.JPG Last step, I mixed half a cup of mayo with the avocado mixture! IMG_3013.JPG Let this sit for an hour or so in the fridge then test it to see if you need more salt, dill, lime juice, ect. If you add more let it sit a little longer then pull out the chips and dig in!!

avocado dill paleo chip dip ingredient list

1 & 1/2 avocados

1/2 cup homemade mayo

3-4 tablespoons dill

3-4 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon parsley

1 teaspoon chives

1 teaspoon salt

simple 30 second homemade mayo

1/2 cup grapeseed oil

1 egg

1 tablespoon lemon juice

salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

Combine all ingredients in a measuring cup.  Use an immersion blender for 30 seconds.  If the mayo is too thin, add a small amount of oil and blend again.  Keep adding until your desired consistency.


monster door.

Quick update.

My neighbors might hate me.

I’d hope not. We were friends before they moved into my house. And I can’t afford to lose any friends.  But now when they leave I do things like this:


I could have done it to my front door but I made a pretty fall wreath. And I couldn’t take that down! No way!

This was a super simple unoriginal thing to do but I’ll tell you how I made it:
Hair- cray paper taped to the wall
Eyes- paper circles and sharpie eye balls
Mouth and eyebrows- painters tape

Time to complete project: 4 minutes.

Now I wait for them to get home. This is the worst part!  I get impatient waiting for people.

Shoot.  I already posted it on Facebook. Oh well.  They “liked” it.

Anyone else feel the need to decorate the neighbor’s when they aren’t home?  I might have also decorated their front porch once and put balloons on their stairs for one’s birthday before too…..

run, bro, run.

I ran with some friends at Edgewater Park in an event called the Brocathalon this past weekend.  I didn’t run the whole thing.  Nosoriee.  Can’t do that.  I am a terrible runner.  My mind gets the best of me, it quits way before my body.  But I am an excellent walker. Walking since 1987, baby!!

We all look 20 pounds heavier than we are. It was 46 degrees outside. 46 degrees!!


Anyways, had a blast!

They had stations set up throughout the run that added a little fun every so often.  Like eating a wing.  That was my favorite station.  I wish there were more of that one.


We also got to ride on one of those multi-person bike/bar things.  Have you ever done this?  Until Saturday I thought that sounded like one of the coolest things to get a group of people together to do.  Now that I jumped on one and pedaled my heart out to barely move.  I will no longer think of these as a great idea.  Seriously, it would have been easier to just run.


The Cleveland Browns Training Camp sponsored one station.  My lack of coordination almost had me eating grass.  Luckily I somehow managed to bounce back from that!


This event was a total blast with my friends.  It’s easy to sit back and judge and we came up with ideas on how each event could have been done better.  But for the $15 entry fee that I paid… it was excellent.

As I said a few weeks ago, I joined in a game of dietbet.  I just have about 2 more pounds to lose this week.  I can do that.  I will do that.  Then I will get my money back, holla!  And take some of others who weren’t so lucky!  Can’t wait.