Do you struggle with work-life balance and wonder how others do it? Our owner, Phil, is constantly looking for ways to manage his time, eat healthy, spend time with family, give ample time to his employees and workplace, all while giving back to his community. One thing that he is passionate about that allows him time to spend with family and friends is cooking for and with them. Outside of the office, it is one of his passions. 

That’s why over the next several months we will be releasing our new video series showcasing Phil’s favorite recipes. It will give you a chance to not only gain access to the recipes and his cooking techniques, but also to get to know him on a personal level. This month, we are starting with Phil’s famous guacamole and coleslaw recipes. 

Game Day Foods

Football season is in full swing now and you know what that means… Weekends are reserved for games which means game-day foods! Whether you are hosting friends, your fantasy football crew, or just having family over for the afternoon, here is Phil’s favorite and surprisingly easy recipe for guacamole. 

Ingredients: 

  • Avocados 3
  • Lime 1
  • Grape tomatoes 1 cup
  • Red onion 2 tablespoons
  • Cilantro 1/2 bunch
  • Salt 1/2 teaspoons
  • Jalapeño Peppers 2

The amounts are merely here as a ratio guide. If you are having a small gathering cut the ratio down or if you expect a larger crowd, double the amounts depending on the number of guests. Honestly, there is never any leftover guacamole at our house, so err on the side of caution. 

Directions:

Once you have gathered all of your ingredients, prep the kitchen with your tools that will be needed to slice, chop, and mix the items listed above. I like to shop for organically grown foods from local producers to get that fresh-from-the-market taste. 

  1. Dice 1 cup of grape tomatoes.
  2. Dice 2 tablespoons of red onion.
  3. Dice 2 jalapeños.
  4. Mix above ingredients in medium bowl.
  5. Chop 3 avocados and dice until they become small chunks. If you find that there are any brown areas, remove them. Continue dicing till smaller chunks become pasty. Hint: keep some chunks. It makes the difference. Mix avocado with ingredients above.
  6. Chop 1 cup or more of cilantro. (I love cilantro so I tend to add more than the average chef.) Add to mixture. 
  7. Add 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt.   
  8. Toss well. Squeeze 1 lime and toss well. Put plastic wrap on top, pushing all air out from underneath. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes so the flavors blend.
  9. When ready to serve, fluff with a fork. Serve with multi colored organic chips and a good store salsa that is fresh and refrigerated. 
  10. Enjoy the guac before it’s gone!