Sep 4

Save the Date: Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados


Start dreaming up breakfast recipes for a special Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados link-up party (yes…prizes, too), sponsored by the California Avocado Commission.
Save the Date: Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados |

Even though school is in full swing and the first day of autumn is just around the corner, I am thrilled that I don’t have to give up my California avocados just yet. We are still comfortably sitting in the middle of the growing season, and it’s time to celebrate this healthy fruit’s versatility with a California avocado link-up party…complete with some fantastic prizes.

Kristen of Dine and Dish and I, along with the California Avocado Commission, are hosting Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados, and we want to see your favorite avocado breakfast recipes.

Maybe you lean towards southwestern flavors, or perhaps you prefer to layer avocado with smoked salmon and poached eggs. Whatever your breakfast passion may be, we want to see how you put California avocados into the mix. Two of my favorites are pictured above: Make-Ahead Egg Wrap with Ham, Avocado & Salsa (very handy on busy school mornings) and Southwestern Eggs Benedict with Black Beans, Avocado & Salsa (brunch done southwestern-style).

The link-up party:

How do you participate in the Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados Link-Up? Here’s the skinny:

1) The link-up party runs from September 19 – October 3, 2013.

2) Get busy cooking breakfast with California avocados and post your recipe on your blog. You can enter up to 3 recipes. It is fine to use recipes that are previously posted on your blog, as long as you add the info in 3).

If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay. Just leave your recipe in the comments section of the post on Dine & Dish or Cookin’ Canuck.

3) During the two-week link-up party (September 19 – October 3, 2013), add the link to your California Avocado post to the widget on either Dine & Dish or Cookin’ Canuck. You only need to add it on one site, but it will show up on both.

4) Somewhere in your post, please link to the link-up post on Dine & Dish or Cookin’ Canuck (those posts will go up on September 18th).

5) California Avocados must be listed as an ingredients in your recipe.

The giveaway:

Our friends at the California Avocado Commission are giving party participants the chance to win over $1600 in giveaway items! The giveaway items will include two $500 American Express gift cards, two $250 American Express gift cards and two avocado gift baskets valued at $75! Now that’s a reason to get cooking!

The giveaway is open only to U.S. residents but if you live elsewhere, please still feel free to share your avocado recipes. (Don’t worry, my Canadian readers, there will be a non-related giveaway for you coming soon.)

All giveaway winners will be chosen through

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Disclosure: This post and the party is sponsored by the good people at the California Avocado Commission.

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1 Bev @ Bev Cooks September 5, 2013 at 7:32 am

Breakfast tacos with avocado are my errrr single morning! Du.lish.


2 Ashley@BakerbyNature September 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm

There’s nothing I love more than waking up with avocados!


3 carol September 5, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Just wanted to pass on….you can freeze avocados….yes….you scrape the avocado out and cut as desired…then place on cookie sheet and freeze…when frozen you can place them all in a freezer bag and pull out and enjoy when you want!!!!!!!!!! I also do this when I buy my onions….I hate wasting them or walking in and wondering what that smell is??? a spoiled onion! I cut, slice or dice and put on cookie sheet in freezer and then put all in freezer bag…this way the don’t stick together…just an FYI!….
PS…love your recipes!


4 Marie @ Not Enough September 5, 2013 at 11:12 pm

What a fun project! Too bad I don’t live in the States (I live in Sydney, Australia) I would have loved to participate. I’m a big avocado fan, I eat some almost every day!


5 Amy MS September 6, 2013 at 7:43 am

very fun! Have a few nice avocados sitting at home!


6 Nutmeg Nanny September 8, 2013 at 8:45 am

I could have avocado with every single meal of the day, especially breakfast :) yum!


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8 Aunty B. January 4, 2015 at 8:53 am

Just stumbled across your site…Looking forward to your new, tried and true Recipes for 2015……Happy New Year to all…may it be Healthy and Happy….

Lived in California for 21 years…Love Avocados….


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