So I drop the guy in the middle of no man’s land and I tells him “Say pal, you don’t look so good. You’d better find something to eat before night comes!” And just like that, I vanish from sight! … Yeah, I didn’t give him anything. What, you think I’m just going to hand him what he needs to survive? He’s gotta figure that out for himself! I can’t be going around making his bed and tucking him in at night! … Sure sure, he’s gotta eat sometime, but what’ll that teach him? … Oh, like you would lift a finger for me. I gave him everything he needs. Arcane knowledge, burned deep into his thick skull. The know-how to turn a pile of twigs into a martial weapon. The mind of a chef to turn road kill into gourmet food. If ANYTHING, he OWES ME for all of my generosity. And what do I want from him? Entertainment. Something to do with my time. All I ask from him is simple. Don’t starve. …… yes… yeah sure I’ll be over tomorrow afternoon. I gotta go check up on my little pal. I think he just set a whole forest on fire! What a moron!
I have recently picked up the game Don’t Starve and have been mostly playing on the early access multiplayer version Don’t Starve Together with my husband. I’m not entirely sure if this is a game you can “beat”, but we’ve figured out the intricacies of keeping our characters alive and moving and have even made it through a few days of our first winter without falling to pieces. I’m not going to say we’ve gotten there without a few scrapes and bruises and a couple dead characters here and there, but the self exploration and discovery has kept me coming back to the game for more after each failure. While my husband is mostly in charge of hunting and coming back with piles of pig butts, gears, and spiderwebs, I’m quite naturally the farmer and cook of the home base. I’ve figured out the crockpot has all sorts of different recipes you can create and have tried my best to keep the fridge well stocked.
Although Don’t Starve is anything but simple, I know I’ll be bringing a lot of recipes from this game to life and wanted to begin with something easy. My first recipe from this game is my favorite dip to make for chips, guacamole! While I usually try to stay true to a game’s list of ingredients, I wasn’t sure where I could pick up mole meat and wouldn’t suggest even if I could find it. If you want to be adventurous, go ahead, but I at least have a delicious vegetarian recipe to make sure you don’t starve!
Required Equipment: cutting board, knife, bowl, spoons
– 2 avocado, skin and seed discarded
– 1/3 red onion, diced
– ½-1 jalapeno, deseeded and diced
– 2 garlic, diced
– 1 roma tomato, diced
– handful of cilantro, chopped
– juice of lime (I recommend about 2)
Place the avocado in a bowl. Smash the avocado into small chunks. Do not over smash, you still want some avocado chunks.
Add the red onion and jalapeno. Mix that in well.
Add the cilantro and mix. Slowly add 1 lime’s juice at a time and taste as you add. One thing you don’t want to do is over lime your guacamole, so taste as you add! Finally, add the diced tomatoes and fold in (you don’t want to mush the tomatoes).