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Guacamole Salad

Wednesday Workout: 20 minute yoga, abs
Yesterday I had meeting/stuff all day with the rest of my music department at school and I have another day of meeting-ish stuff today.  It is nice seeing the other teachers and being in the air conditioning!! It was almost 100 yesterday and is supposed to be 100 today and tomorrow! Crazy! After watching Barefoot Contessa on Food Network on Tuesday (she’s my favorite) I wanted to make her Guacamole Salad for dinner.  I went to the grocery store after school and braved the heat for a yellow pepper, red onion, avocado, black beans and grape tomatoes.


Ina’s Guacamole Salad



  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and 1/2-inch diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup small diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno peppers, seeded (2 peppers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 ripe Hass avocados, seeded, peeled, and 1/2-inch diced


Place the tomatoes, yellow pepper, black beans, red onion, jalapeno peppers, and lime zest in a large bowl. Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic, and cayenne pepper and pour over the vegetables. Toss well.

Just before you’re ready to serve the salad, fold the avocados into the salad. Check the seasoning and serve at room temperature.


My salad! It was SO good and really easy. I will definitely make this again and maybe add corn and another kind of pepper to the next one! I also made Ina style shrimp by throwing them on a baking sheet and drizzling with olive oil, salt and pepper and in 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Seriously easy and always perfect.

After dinner and my Kombucha :) I did some abs and yoga in front of the TV (Yankees game!) to get a workout in because I did not feel like getting on the treadmill or going outside in 95 degree heat.

My yoga mat :) From Target and I love how cute it is!

I followed something very similar to this for my TV yoga session and added in some warrior poses. I love how they open up my hips and stretch me out. I’m a little sore from Pump Tuesday night because I only did it once the week before! I’m looking forward to going to the new release again this Saturday :)

Oh yeah, I’ve been eating my overnight oats for breakfast the past few days! They fill me up SO much and I bought  different type of organic quick oats yesterday to try out soon. The oats in this picture are 1/4 cup = 150 calories (which I think is great). The new ones are 1/2 cup = 150 calories! I can’t imagine eating 1/2 a cup of oats because I’m always stuffed!

Have a good day!!

Phillies Game!

Yesterday, I got to go to Philadelphia with my parents and Colby for a Phillies game! My Mom and Colby are big Phillies fans and were very excited for the game.  Dad and I enjoyed ourselves even though I looked up Yankees tickets to buy for us in August :)

We ate lunch at McFadden’s, a restaurant that connects to the stadium. Since I was in Philly I had to have…

Philly (Chicken) Cheesesteak. It was seriously good and came with waffle fries.

Colby got a free hat today! Free hats for guys for the Father’s Day game.

The bell that got to light up and ring at the end of the game when they won!

Happy at the game :)  My hair looks seriously blonde!


I’m really freaked out by mascots and people in animal/character costumes.  This fear all started with one guy when I was like 1 year old…

The Philly Phanatic

Yes, he is cute but he scares me. He made me cry hysterically when I was little because he came up to me and stuck his big green nose in my face.  I tell my Mom that he scarred me for life.

Found a few old pictures…

First Phillies game with my Grandma and Mom :)

I found it!! My first encounter with the Philly Phanatic that scarred me for life! Look at the fear on my 1 year old face.  Perhaps this is why I can’t help myself from loving the Yankees?


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