Introducing good carbs and fats to our diet is extremely important for us cysters. Instead of eating a cup of white rice which is about 45g of carbs, a cup of sliced avocado is only 15g! By cutting out high carb foods and introducing good carbs and low carb produce to our bodies, we can regulate our insulin levels. Good food doesn’t necessarily need to be unhealthy. It’s with recipes like this that I have been losing weight and controlling my hormones. By carefully choosing what I eat, when I eat, and how much I eat, I slowly transform into a healthier person every day. I’ll post recipes of everything I eat so that I can help you, too. PCOS doesn’t take control of our lives, we do.
Cilantro is packed with such an intense flavour that this salad doesn’t need a very complicated dressing. This salad makes a great addition to meals as a side, or even for your lunch at work! The lemon juice keeps the avocado looking fresh and delicious! This salad is so refreshing on a hot summer day that you might just finish it in one huge bite! Alternate between different coloured peppers and tomatoes to make it look even more beautiful!
I have a love/hate relationship with food in Japan. On one hand, I hate that you can only get food that’s in season, but on the other hand, I love it because that’s the way it should be. Most of the food here is grown in Japan, and only some of it is imported. I’ve waited all fall and winter for cilantro to come in season and it finally is! I’ve been buying 1-2 packs of it a week and I can’t stop cooking with it. It adds such great flavours to your meals! I can tell you that I’ve cooked a whole lot of curries, salads, soups, dressings during the last couple of weeks, I may be getting obsessed with cilantro! I also noticed that coloured cherry tomatoes were in season so I bought some of those too. The avocados that are grown here are usually the Bacon and Fuerte kind, and the Hass kinds are usually imported from Mexico. I like the Bacon and Fuerte kind better because they are quite bigger than the Hass ones! I can enjoy more of them this way.
This year I decided to grow some herbs because fresh ones aren’t readily available throughout the year here in Japan. All of my seeds have finished germinating and are in little cups sprouting along 🙂 It’s still too cold to place them outside, but I think I’ll be able to do so in a couple of weeks. I’ve planted basil, thyme, parsley, cilantro, rosemary, arugula, radish, lemon, and yellow zucchini. They have all started to sprout and can’t wait to have fresh herbs in my garden for the following months!
Cilantro & Avocado Medley
- 1/2 yellow pepper
- 8 colourful cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 cucumber
Dice the yellow pepper, tomatoes, cucumber and red onion. Cube the avocado. Place all of the cut vegetables in a large bowl.
Chop the cilantro. Add it to the bowl with the rest of the dressing ingredients. Toss gently to mix.
Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.