Before starting medical school and my residency at Kaiser Permanente's Oakland Medical Center, I went to culinary school and spent time in professional kitchens in New York City. In fact, I have long been interested in cooking, a fascination that was no doubt inspired by my father, Preston Maring.
I have always felt that there is an important connection between food and health. As a medical student in New York City, I gave cooking classes to my classmates. Even though we are both very busy working and taking care of our young daughter, my wife and I still find time to cook together. Some of our favorite foods take a little bit of time to prepare. For us, that's just part of the fun - spending time together in the kitchen (even though we have a lot less of that time since our daughter was born!).
This quick and easy guacamole is the perfect way to tide your belly over until dinner is ready.
Prep time: 15 minutes