Guacamole and The Little Prince

Good Morning Everyone!

How are you today? Did you have a lovely weekend? I certainly hope so! I posted the other day about how I’ve been devouring books lately and absolutely loving it. One of the books I read was, “The Little Prince” by: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Over and over I’ve seen it pop up on book lists for children to read. I try and poke around these lists to make sure my daughter is reading all of these wonderful classics, yet somehow this one eluded me. Having been curious myself as to what this book was about, I decided to dive into it first before passing the book on to her.

Let’s talk about it for a moment. (Spoiler Alert Incoming!!) 

So “The Little Prince” is about, you guessed it, a little prince who appears before Antoine in the middle of the desert after a crash landing. In his life, the author is a war pilot, etc. etc. This little prince comes from a far away planet made up of only 3 volcanoes (1 of which is extinct), boababs, and a flower which is very vain.

I quickly realized that this book was actually a book of metaphors, and so I was completely drawn in. The entire novel was the little prince telling Antoine his journey from his planet, throughout the galaxy, before finally arriving at Earth. And of course…. how silly and peculiar grown-up’s are. That’s all fine and well. But then there’s the ending.

The little prince begins to realize how much he loves and misses his planet and flower. (Okay, I get that). Yet… somehow the only way for him to get back to his planet is for a yellow desert snake to bite/poison him? Seriously? This book was so light-hearted and wonderful, and then all of a sudden right at the very end it takes such a dark turn! Thankfully, the actual “death” of the little prince isn’t gory or written descriptively. But there was still a part of me that wondered why it was necessary for the little prince to die.

Couldn’t he have vanished into the stars, so that every time Antoine looked up at them they twinkled, and he was reminded of the little prince’s laughter? I don’t know. I just hate sad endings I guess. I love how each planet/person represented a metaphor for life and a lesson to be learned. I love the whimsical pictures, and simplistic writing for children to understand. Will I be passing this book onto my daughter? Mmm…. maybe in a year or two. What are your thoughts? Did you find the ending of “The Little Prince” to be surprisingly dark? Comment and let me know!

And now, onto the recipe!

Unlike the dark ending of “The Little Prince” this guacamole is very light and refreshing! Nothing screams summer like a giant bowl of homemade guacamole, am I right? I actually created this recipe by accident about a year ago. I had made a big batch of fresh salsa using a recipe, and put the leftovers to chill in the fridge. A couple of days passed and every day the salsa got better and better as the flavors could marinate together. I continued cooking other dishes and began to worry about not finishing the salsa before it went bad. So one night I had a few avocados on hand. I mashed them up, and tossed the fresh salsa into it.

The lime, cilantro, onions, and tomato mixed with the avocado and blended absolutely perfectly! I was hooked. Since then, I have been tweaking with this recipe until it’s just perfect 🙂 I hope you love it as much as I do! As for the chips, I prefer these Organic Blue Corn with Flax Seed chips. They are lightly salted and not one bit greasy. Enjoy this recipe everyone and keep on cooking! ❤

Homemade Guacamole
Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole 

Courtesy of: Lisa aka The Noob Chef 

Yields: 4 servings (about 1/2 cup per person)

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 avocados, pitted and mashed
  • 1 handful coriander/cilantro, diced finely
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt to taste

Instructions: 

  1. Grab a mixing bowl and mash up both avocados. Choose how chunky or creamy you like it. (Personally I mash mine pretty well since we are already adding chopped onion and tomato into the mix).
  2. Add your chopped onion, tomato, and cilantro. Mix well.
  3. Add the juice of 1 lime and mix well again! Season with salt to taste and serve immediately with some great corn chips! Enjoy!
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