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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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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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Avocado Endive Pistachio Salad & An Avocado Grove Adventure

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Need a lucky salad for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day  holiday?  This salad may not be Irish, but it’s bursting with lucky green ingredients!  Crisp juicy endive, creamy chunks of avocado, and crunchy roasted pistachios all tossed in a pistachio dressing.  It feels doubly lucky to me, because it also features ingredients grown here in […]

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