Summer is my favorite time of year. Summer means barbecues & summer recipes, swimming, and visits from friends. I just recently celebrated my birthday, and another fun holiday weekend is already headed our way! My little sister [Brie] from college came to visit for my birthday, and we had so much fun!! I love being a tourist, because you get to see so many sites, learn a lot, and eat yummy food – even if it’s in your own city!
We took her to get her first Philly cheese steak at Jim’s on South Street – I sat this one out, because ya know.. the whole gluten free and dairy free thing. If you ask for a cheese steak without a bun though, they will give it to you on some paper! #funfact
Later, we went to the Franklin Fountain – this old fashioned ice cream shop that has been on Man vs Food and all that fun stuff – because I had heard not only were they amazing over all, but they are friendly with food sensitivities and allergies. I went in assuming I couldn’t eat anything, or if I could, it wouldn’t be worth it. Boy was I wrong.
I had OPTIONS. Yeah, Big. Deal. I settled for vanilla and strawberry. It was sooo good. Gluten free, dairy free (made with coconut) and had some agave instead of regular sugar. I have been d y i n g to go back. I actually have it marked on my calendar for next week.
After our fun food excursions, we went to the Eastern State Penitentiary, where I learned even back in the day, prisoners were allowed outside time. The prison later built a solarium, and they even used a form of cold thermogenesis for healing. I had no idea I would get some science fun in at an old prison! We saw where the prison workers used to push a cart through the middle of the corridor and individually handed prisoners their “meals.” I put meals in quotes because who knows what inmates actually ate in there… They make current prisoners eat this stuff called nutraloaf.. EW. I would never make it in prison. Law abiding citizen right here. Thankful for the yummy food I get to eat. Like Party Noms…
I love hosting. I get to make fun recipes for myself, and figure out how to accommodate my guests! Vegetarians. Coconut allergies. Lactose intolerance. Gluten free. Dairy free. Paleo. And of course some snacks for my non-food-restricted friends. Just look at all of the yummy food and drinks we whipped up!
My favorite thing on this spread was the deviled eggs. Avocado deviled eggs, with paleo mayo. And you’re in luck because I’m sharing this recipe with you!!
Have you tried these? What’s your favorite deviled egg recipe? Don’t forget to check the shopping list at the end of the post.
- 1 Dozen organic, free range eggs
- 2 tbs Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo
- Squeeze of fresh lime juice
- half - 1 avocado (1 small, half large)
- 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
- Cayenne Pepper
- 1 tbs vinegar (optional)
- pinch of baking soda
- 1. Hard boil eggs. Cover them in a pot of water, bring to boil. Put in a tablespoon of vinegar and a shake of baking soda - this is optional but will help if any of your eggs crack in the pot. This should take about 20 minutes. Put the eggs directly into an ice bath - this will keep the yolks nice and yellow.
- 2. Peel eggs and cut them in half
- 3. Scoop out the yolks into a medium sized bowl, separating the empty white halves on your serving tray/plate.
- 3. Scoop out your avocado into the bowl with the yolks, and splash some lime juice onto the mix. Mash with a potato/guac masher (or fork) until smooth.
- 4. Spoon the avocado/yolk mix into the empty egg whites.
- 5. Sprinkle cayenne pepper onto each egg
- 6. Enjoy the yumminess!
- If you don't have mayo, sub some extra avocado for the filling. If you are on a low sodium diet, cut the salt!
Paleo, Low carb Avocado Mayo
My Favorite, Organic Cayenne Pepper
High Quality Sea Salt
Stainless Steel Potato Masher