Red Onion Art and Guacamole

I’m having so much fun with these food collages and recipes – hope you’re enjoying them too! And by the way, if you have some good recipes to share back, let me know! (I love food. 🙂 )

Red Onion Kitchen Wall Art

Red Onion Mixed Media Collage

I’ve always thought onions were a rather beautiful vegetable, especially when you examine a cross section (may be a future art project…) Thus the inspiration for the latest in my fruit and vegetable kitchen wall art series.

I used multiple layers of tissue paper and old sewing patterns in this mixed media collage to create a wrinkled texture, suggestive of the onions outer paper-like skin. This series has been great for letting me experiment with lots of different elements (marker, sewing patterns, paint, vintage paper, oil pastel…) as I build the collages. I love being pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

Check it out at my shop! 25% of all purchases are donated to LiquidWater.com for the drilling of clean water wells.

Red Onion Mixed Media Art Detail

Today’s recipe was tough to choose, but I have to say this is my absolute favorite Guacamole recipe (I know there are a lot out there.) This is from a book called The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast – it’s full of vegan and vegetarian recipes, plus a little devotional.

Guacamole with a Little Kick
yields 6 servings

  • 2 medium sized ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, unpeeled & unseeded
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded & diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cut avocados in half and remove pits. Scoop out flesh and put in a small mixing bowl. Mash with a fork until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill 1-2 hours before serving.

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