Allergen Information: Contains eggs & dairy. (Gluten, soy, nut free)
Sometimes a green smoothie just won’t do it for you. (Well, I disagree).
BUT I’m learning this through my meat lovin’ husband.
I love green smoothies. He loves bacon. To each his own, right?
Learning to make things “clean” for him is important, in my opinion! I’ve learned that eventually the need for bacon will overtake and he’ll stop and get something atrocious.
This isn’t judgement. It’s the truth. Ever since we watched Food, Inc., I will NEVER, EVER look at meat the same way again.
If you want to see why we prefer eating meats from local farmers, please watch this documentary on Netlflix!!
So, for this recipe, you’ll need some bacon & some eggs (and a few other things.) But let’s talk about the bacon & eggs.
It’s really, really important to get the “good stuff” in this case. I wouldn’t post a recipe with bacon & eggs without telling you that.
For my bacon, I prefer Savannah River Farms….We’ve actually visited this farm, and we were there the day they slaughtered 6 pigs. I’ve never seen such clean facilities before, and we were SO impressed with their slaughterhouse, as well as the living conditions of the animals.
Note: I did hear that this farm was “bought out” for Master’s Week. If you can’t find a good local option, Applegate Organic Bacon is a great brand you can find at your local health food store.
I don’t eat much meat, but when I do, this is my farm. The taste of this bacon is by far the best we’ve ever tasted.
If you live in the Augusta Area, you can order this bacon on your Augusta Locally Grown order, or it is available at the West End Market & Bakery as well! While you are there, pick up some farm fresh eggs, too. Seriously, what a difference!
It’s important for me to know where the eggs come from, too. Anyone can have chickens and produce eggs, but what the chickens eat is very important. If the chickens are eating corn feed with GMO corn, I don’t want it. Part of eating “clean” foods is cleaning out all the extra chemical stuff, and GMOs are part of that!
The eggs at ALG or West End Market are “good eggs.” If you are out of town, check with your local farmer’s markets and co-ops. Don’t be afraid to ask the farmers what their animals eat. YOU have a right to know!
Ok, on to the recipe.
And, watch Food Inc. 🙂
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 2 eggs (free range/local/organic)
- spices: salt, pepper, cayenne pepper
- Hot sauce of choice
- 2 heaping Tablespoons goat cheddar, shredded (or organic cow cheddar)
- ½ t Vegenaise or Organic Mayo
- 1 teaspoon tomato, chopped
- 1.5-2 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Cut the avocado in half lengthwise & remove pit.
- Using a spoon, make the "hole" a little larger and deeper (enough room for the egg).
- Set avocado meat aside in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and 3-4 drops of hot sauce in the "hole" of the avocado bowls.
- Crack one egg in each avocado bowl.
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes (until desired consistency, keeping in mind you will melt the cheese too)
- When they are done, take out of the oven and top with cheese.
- Return to oven and bake until cheese is melted.
- Meanwhile, mash the reserved avocado with a fork.
- Add Vegenaise and a generous pinch of salt & pepper.
- Stir well.
- Fold in bacon and tomato.
- When the cheese is melted, remove the avocado bowls from oven.
- Top with bacon guacamole and serve hot!