Fruits & Vegetables

Veggie Salad Stuffed Avocados

My in-laws live in Draper, Utah, a city just north of us.  Every summer they have Draper Days, an event that lasts for about a week in July and is filled with everything from a children’s parade, to a rodeo, to evening concerts in the park, followed by fireworks.  It’s a blast.  This past July we […]

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Grilled Corn with Vegan Avocado Crema

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Remember that Grilled Corn with California Avocado Crema that I told you about at the beginning of the week?  Well I promised you a plant-based (vegan) version and today I’m delivering!  With summer winding down we have got to take advantage of all the wonderful produce, including corn and avocados!  This version replaces the crema […]

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Grilled Corn with California Avocado Crema

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If you happen to be grilling corn for Labor Day tomorrow, might I suggest that you make it even better with the addition of some California Avocado Crema?  (And if you’re cooking corn…maybe you should?)  Hop on over to The Scoop to grab the recipe!  (P.S. I will be posting a plant-based version later on […]

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Fresh Tomato Gunkan-maki from The Vegetable Sushi Cookbook

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If you are a sushi lover like I am, and you like to cook, there’s a new book out that you need!  It’s called The Vegetable Sushi Cookbook by Izumi Shoji and it takes a different approach to sushi-making than you might be accustomed to!

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Roasted Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo for National Knife Day!

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Happy National Knife Day everyone!  What? You’ve never heard of it? Well now you have, and I’m not just making it up!  It seems almost every type of food has its own holiday, so I think it’s appropriate to stop and celebrate (or at least appreciate) knives, considering it’s one of the most important, if […]

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Avocado Katsu

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I just realized that a bunch of my recipes have been posted over on The Scoop and I didn’t know!  So get ready for some California Avocado recipes coming your way!  I love working with California Avocados, not only because avocados are one of my all-time favorite foods, but also because they give me great themes […]

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Sauteed Bananas

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Happy Friday friends!! How’s everyone’s summer going?  During summer I always find myself wanting to be outside and out doing stuff, rather than stuck in the kitchen, which is kind of ironic, considering how much I love all of the fresh summer produce.  There’s just too much fun to be had, and to be honest, […]

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Summer Berry Shrub

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This post is brought to you by Harmons Grocery. It’s time to up your summer beverage game, and I suggest that shrubs be a part of your game plan.  A shrub is a fruit and vinegar syrup that was popular during colonial America (before the invention of the refrigerator) as a delicious way to preserve […]

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California Avocado Greek Rice Salad Bowls

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I have always had a thing for food in bowls, so the current bowl trend has me very happy.  Whether it’s a smoothie bowl, a rice bowl, or just a bowl of chicken noodle soup, there’s something about eating out of a bowl that is casual and comforting and completely my style.  Plus, bowls are […]

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (Dairy-free, Low Carb, Low Sugar!)

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Squirrel and Bug are both huge tomato addicts.  I also adore tomatoes, but when I was pregnant with them I craved them like nothing else.  I’ve always wondered if the copious amounts of tomatoes I consumed during pregnancy had any influence on their love of the fruit.  Their love of tomatoes also translates into a love […]

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