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Avocado Quinoa Cakes {Meatless Monday}

I love a contest.  It’s rare that I win anything, but I love the anticipation of it all, and the thought of what I’m going to do with all that prize money.  I have a nice long list of places to go and things to buy.  After the college bills are paid.  Anyway, just wanted to give you a heads up that this week is full of contest entries… 🙂

In full disclosure, I do only enter cooking contests for products that I love, use and recommend, so any possibility of prize winnings is actually a bonus.  Today’s contest is for avocados, and we all know how much I LOVE avocados!  They’re a staple in my house all year long not only because they taste good and work in so many recipes, but also because they’re super healthy.  Full of heart healthy fats, and lots of nutrients, avocados are a nice addition to so many recipes. Continue Reading..

Why I Love Avocados in December

Almost every December I threaten to scrap all of the Christmas baking, decorating, shopping, wrapping, etc. and take a nice family vacation somewhere warm instead.  My kids are in their 20s, so this isn’t really as horrible as it sounds.  In fact, they’ve been warming to the idea ever since I talked them into having Thanksgiving in Costa Rica a few years ago.  It was heavenly, and I cooked a turkey breast for dinner when we got back.  No worries 🙂

As much as I love the thought of escaping to somewhere warm right now, it’s not going to happen again this year.  Instead, I’m stocking up on fresh Hass avocados.  I know that sounds a little bit crazy, but avocados just put me in a warm weather frame of mind.  And they’re quite a bit less expensive than airfare.

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