Avocado Sisters

Summer Fun, Fuji Bites — June 30, 2014

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So far this summer has been a whirlwind.  This past week I was in Southern California to see my brother’s exhibit at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. (How cool is that?!?)  During the week I had a bit of extra time and was able to drive down to see my friend Mimi and her […]

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Spring Chopped Salad

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May 1st, the day the Empire State building officially opened 83 years ago, the day the movie Citizen Kane premiered 73 years ago, the day the first KMART store opened 52 years ago, and the day Elvis Presley married Priscilla Ann Beaulieu 47 years ago, among many other events—who knew today was such an important […]

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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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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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Avocado Honey Ice Cream

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Avocado honey ice cream makes a perfect summer treat, especially because it doesn’t require turning on the oven or using the stove, and only takes a few minutes to whip together.

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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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Brown Rice Yaki Onigiri with Bacon and Avocado

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Yaki onigiri (grilled Japanese rice balls) are one of my favorite comfort foods.  I recently whipped up a batch, using brown rice instead of white rice to help us get an extra serving of whole grains into our day.  Then I topped the onigiri with a bit of bacon and chunks of creamy avocado.  Grilled […]

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Avocado Sashimi

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Avocado sashimi—delicate creamy slices of ripe avocado served with soy sauce and wasabi and sprinkled with a bit of shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven spice).  I know, I know, sashimi is supposed to be raw fish/meat, but hear me out!  In his book, Sustainable Sushi, Casson Trenor writes, “If we are to resuscitate our ailing oceans, […]

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Avocado Spring Adventures

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Spring has sprung in the avocado groves, and we have moved from Fuerte avocados into Hass avocados.  The trees have started sprouting new growth and the avocado buds are starting to blossom. I never knew that avocados could get me into such a springtime frenzy, but they have!  My avocado sister, Mimi Avocado, and I […]

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