California avocados

Egg & Avocado Toast—Let’s E.A.T.!

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You know the saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”?  Well I say use one of the lemons and make egg and avocado toast instead.  Over the past few weeks life has gone from normal crazy to crazy crazy.  The Fuji family is moving.  Everything has happened very quickly, so life has consisted of [...]

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Red, White & Blue Avocado Toast

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Happy 4th of July!  The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  I love all the patriotism, the red, white & blue, the barbecues, and the fireworks.  We are visiting family in Utah for the holiday, and just received a big box of gorgeous California avocados from the California Avocado Commission.  Perfect for [...]

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Cotija Chipotle Corn Guacamole

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With Memorial Day right around the corner, I’ve been planning what will be on the menu.  This Cotija Chipotle Corn Guacamole, inspired by Mexican elote, is a must make! One of my favorite treats is elote, a popular Mexican dish of freshly roasted corn that is spread with mayonnaise, rolled in crumbled cotija cheese, then dusted [...]

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Roasted Baby Purple Artichoke Black Rice Salad

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Miss Piggy once said, “After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual “food” out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps.”  Growing up I always looked forward to the days when my mom came home from the store with a bag of artichokes. [...]

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Avocado Basil Greek Yogurt Parfaits {Giveaway}

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With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to share a savory yogurt parfait that is so simple that even your kids could whip it up.  (Just think breakfast in bed for mom!)  The parfait will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.

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Pickled Avocados

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The inside of my refrigerator is starting to look like one big lab experiment.  I seem to have developed an obsession with putting things in jars. There’s a batch of Mark Bittman’s easy  kimchi, several jars of Three Pepper Jelly, some sliced variegated pink lemons marinating in honey, several different types of tsukemono (Japanese pickles) [...]

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Chocolate Avocado Fudge + Scharffen Berger Chocolate Giveaway!

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Chocolate avocado fudge might sound a bit strange, but it’s actually a genius idea, but one I can’t take the credit for.  Pureed avocado is used in place of butter when making the fudge.  The result is a rich and extremely creamy chocolate fudge—and no, you would never guess there was any avocado in it! [...]

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Buckwheat Crêpes with Avocado & Aged Cheddar Cheese

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Buckwheat crêpes filled with aged cheddar cheese and creamy slices of ripe avocado make for easy comfort food that can be enjoyed any time of day.  I’ve got a weakness for crêpes. 

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California Avocado Pops

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Creamy sweet cold avocado pops make a fantastic treat on days when temperatures have you wishing for an ice bath to cool you off.  You only need 4 ingredients and less than 5 minutes to them whip up before they go into the freezer to set.  Easy, right?

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A Tour of the California Avocado Industry

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A few weeks ago I went on an avocado tour, hosted by the California Avocado Commission (CAC).  This year CAC has declared June as “California Avocado Month,” so I thought it would be fun to get us all prepped to celebrate with a look at what I saw on the tour.  Although March through September [...]

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