Sauces & Condiments

Spicy Avocado Ranch Dressing

I am annoyed.  Scratch that.  I am super annoyed!  It is April 28th and it is SNOWING!  Excuse me?  May starts on Monday and we have cold white stuff falling from the sky?  Not cool.  We had a long, cold winter this year and a cold spring and it’s starting to take its toll on everyone.  I […]

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Baked Avocado Falafel with Avocado Lemon Tahini Sauce

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I love falafel.  Though love may not be a strong enough word.  Seriously.  I recently combined falafel and avocado, and putting two of my loves into one dish is just about giving me heart palpitations.  I whipped up some baked avocado falafel that are light little pillows that are made even more delicious when combined with […]

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Pressure Cooker Mushroom Ragu

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I am in looooooove with my Instant Pot (an electric pressure and so much more!).  My mom gave me one for Christmas last year and I’ve been a bit obsessed ever since.  I feel like I was late to the Instant Pot party, but if you don’t have one yet, you should rectify that problem.  I posted […]

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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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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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Roasted Hatch Chili Hummus

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August is one of my favorite months because it means the return of Hatch chili season!  Every August I go to Harmons Grocery for the first day of their Chili Roast.  The best part about this year is that we just had a brand new Harmons Grocery store open up two weeks ago only 5 […]

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Avocado Pesto Dip

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Avocado Pesto Dip . . . another reason to have a good pesto recipe in your wheelhouse (and I’m biased because I think you should use my Pistachio Pine Nut Pesto recipe that I posted yesterday).  The awesome thing about this dip is how easy it is to make.  Pesto + avocado + a bit […]

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Pistachio Pine Nut Pesto

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  If you don’t have a ton of time to cook, or to try out new recipes, it’s always good to have a set of recipes than you know by heart and everybody loves.  Pesto, in my opinion, is one of those recipes.  It is one of those magical concoctions that comes together in minutes, […]

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Sambal Matah (Balinese Raw Shallot and Lemongrass Relish)—Celebrating Jalapeno Mania!

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I am a chilihead, so I always have my eye out for new ways to enjoy hot chili peppers.  My newest chili recipe acquisition was a recipe for Balinese Sambal Matah.  My take on this recipe will be the next thing I submit to a site I recently found out about that I am super […]

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