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Avocado Caprese Sandwich {Meatless Monday}

Are you all swept up in the craziness of fall? It’s funny how life just goes from zero to sixty in about 1 minute right after Labor Day. I know cooking is usually the first thing to get taken off the to-do list when life gets busy – it’s way easier to make a pass through the drive through or get take out on the way home from picking up the kids from soccer, or a late night at work. But let’s see if I can convince you otherwise…

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California Power Salad {Meatless Monday}

Why is it that the things that aren’t good for you are always the things you want the most? I’m not even talking about bacon or French fries here. I’m talking about California. In my opinion, it’s one of the most beautiful states – where else can you get beaches, mountains, redwoods, pines, palm trees, deserts and lots of lush green areas all in one state? The weather is almost always delicious – at least in southern California, where I’d really love to be, which means the growing season never ends. Continue Reading..

Grilled Stuffed Avocado Salads

Disclosure:  I received free samples of California Avocado mentioned in the post.  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Avocado and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time.

Have I mentioned that I love avocados?  On those rare nights when everyone is out, and I don’t have to cook, I’ve been known to whip up a bowl of guacamole and grill up a few corn tortillas, and call that dinner.  If I’m feeling especially hungry, I might open a can of black beans for extra protein.  And if it’s summer, and I have pickled vegetables on hand, I’ll add those.  Even though I’ve always known they are a healthy fruit (yes, fruit), I used to feel kind of guilty about eating an entire avocado’s worth of guacamole.   But then I really looked into it, and you know what – avocados are really good for you!  (of course you don’t have to eat an entire avocado yourself, but in case you want to…) Continue Reading..

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