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My Favorites: California Avocado 4th of July Blast Link-Up

Jul 11, 2012
California Avocado Collage

It is the height of avocado season, and Kristen (of Dine and Dish) and I asked you to share your favorite recipes for our California Avocados 4th of July Blast. Did you ever come through with flying colors! There were smoothies and soups, salads and avocado fries. You made the most of the creamy, green […]

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California Avocado 4th of July Blast Link-Up {Giveaway}

Jun 27, 2012
Chilled Avocado Soup

It’s time for the California Avocado 4th of July Blast! That means that Kristen of Dine and Dish, the people of the California Avocado Commission and I want to see your favorite recipes using California avocados. Last week Kristen shared some beautiful Salmon Sliders with Tangy Avocado Sauce and I whipped up a Chilled Avocado […]

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How to: Prepare an Avocado

Mar 19, 2011
How to: Prepare an Avocado

Just when you thought you could sound the “all clear” horn after weekends of watching football, culminating in Superbowl Sunday, along comes March Madness, the NCAA college basketball tournament. If you are not familiar with this phenomenon, my two boys would be more than happy to educate you on the finer points of filling out […]

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Spinach Salad Recipe with Chicken, Orange & Avocado

Feb 21, 2011
Spinach Salad Recipe with Chicken, Orange & Avocado

I remember the days when weeknights meant sitting down to dinner altogether, playing a game, and then trundling the boys off to bed. Now that they are getting older, our two boys are involved in more activities. Juggling evening soccer and basketball practices with increased homework loads means that evenings are far less relaxed than […]

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Healthy Cornmeal Avocado Muffin Recipe with Cheddar Cheese

Aug 7, 2013
Healthy Cornmeal Avocado Muffin Recipe with Cheddar Cheese | cookincanuck.com

Tuck these healthy cornmeal muffins, made with avocado and cheddar cheese, into your kids’ lunch boxes. Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. There are many blissful things about summertime. Lazy afternoon at the pool, long summer evenings…and not being required to pack lunch boxes […]

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Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack}

May 14, 2014
Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack} | cookincanuck.com

Make snack time fun (and healthy!) with this Mini Avocado and Hummus Quesadilla recipe. They’re a breeze to make! Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. Nothing happens until the afternoon snack is consumed. There is no homework, no room cleaning, no playtime…nothing. This is […]

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My Favorites: Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados Link-Up

Oct 4, 2013
My Favorites: Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados Link-Up

Don’t miss out on some of these fantastic avocado breakfast ideas from our recipe link-up. I’ll be Thank you to California Avocados for sponsoring this link-up party. The California avocado season is winding down, and Kristen (of Dine and Dish) and I asked you to share your favorite breakfast recipes for our Wake Up Breakfast […]

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Light Chocolate Avocado Bread Pudding with Maple Rum Sauce Recipe

Sep 10, 2014
Light Chocolate Avocado Bread Pudding with Maple Rum Sauce Recipe | cookincanuck.com

A gloriously rich chocolate bread pudding, made light with a secret ingredient…avocado. It’s finished off with a maple rum sauce. Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. I did say chocolate AVOCADO bread pudding. You think I’ve lost my […]

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Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados Link-Up {Giveaway}

Sep 19, 2013
Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados Link-Up {Giveaway} | cookincanuck.com

Link-up and share your California avocado breakfast recipes for a chance at some amazing prizes. Thank you to California Avocados for sponsoring this link-up party. Kristen from Dine & Dish and I are excited to announce that the Wake Up Breakfast with California Avocados link-up and giveaway is open! We can’t wait to see the […]

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Save the Date for California Avocado 4th of July Blast

Jun 13, 2012
Save the Date for California Avocado 4th of July Blast

Here we are, smack dab in the middle of California Avocado month and the green, creamy fruit are showing up at markets everywhere. At our house, we appreciate the mild flavor and the healthy fats that are packed into avocados, and find ourselves eating them straight from skin as well as tossing them into salads, […]

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Mini Guacamole & Olive Cups Recipes {Healthy Snack}

Aug 27, 2014
Mini Guacamole & Olive Cups Recipes {Healthy Snack} | cookincanuck.com

Surprise your kids with these fun Mini Guacamole and Olive Cups…the perfect healthy after school snack. They’d be great as appetizers, too! Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. I’ve come to realize that my kids are in a constant state of “starving”. Actually, make […]

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Spiced Chicken Skewers with Avocado Chile Coconut Sauce Recipe + Summer Entertaining

Jul 30, 2014
Spiced Chicken Skewers with Avocado Chile Coconut Sauce Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Summer entertaining was never easier than with this make-ahead menu, including healthy and tasty Spiced Chicken Skewers with an Avocado Chile Coconut Sauce. Thank you to California Avocados for helping me to share these ideas with you. Every summer we eat as many meals “al fresco” as we possibly can. We’re lucky that our back […]

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Best “How to” Tips for Summer Cooking

Jul 19, 2013
Best "How to" Posts for Summer Cooking | cookincanuck.com

From turning on the grill to peeling peaches and grilling corn, this post is filled with my favorite “how to” posts for easy summer cooking. Summer is in full swing and the farmer’s market stands are overflowing with corn, peaches and zucchini. Whether you’re firing up the grill, preparing to make a peach pie or […]

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Black Bean Sliders Recipe with Creamy California Avocado Sauce

Jun 5, 2013
Black Bean Sliders Recipe with Creamy California Avocado Sauce | cookincanuck.com

I’m teaming up with California Avocados to bring you these vegetarian black bean sliders, topped with a creamy avocado sauce. So, you know that awkward moment when you are grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs for all of your summer barbecue guests, and you realize that one of your friends is a vegetarian, but you […]

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Warm Bourbon Spinach Salad Recipe with Bacon & Avocado

Feb 8, 2013
Warm Bourbon Spinach Salad Recipe with Roasted Red Peppers

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a spinach salad tossed with a bourbon dressing, and topped with avocado and bacon. If you can’t be at Mardi Gras in person, you might as well douse your salad in bourbon. Now, I know this isn’t traditional Mardi Gras-esque food. It’s not gumbo, jambalaya or etouffée, and there’s not even […]

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Shrimp Salad with Red Pepper, Avocado & Dill Recipe

Dec 27, 2009
Shrimp Salad with Red Pepper, Avocado & Dill Recipe

Everything was going along swimmingly. After making a light shrimp salad with a touch of mayonnaise, red pepper, avocado, and dill, I packed it into a small bowl and unmolded it onto a salad plate lined with romaine lettuce leaves. As I was preparing the plate for its photo shoot, I laid it on the […]

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Spinach Salad with Persimmon, Jicama & Avocado with Miso Dressing Recipe

Dec 5, 2009
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A fresh spinach salad, with sweet persimmons, jicama and avocado is paired with a salty-sweet miso dressing. Eat an apple before you go, fill your plate with plenty of veggies, drink lots of water…and so on. These are just of few of the tips provided by the diet experts to help us survive the plentiful […]

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Quinoa, Blueberry & Avocado Salad Recipe

Jul 7, 2014
Quinoa, Blueberry & Avocado Salad Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Punch up the flavor of a healthy quinoa salad with fresh blueberries, avocado, feta cheese and a tangy lime vinaigrette. It’s the perfect potluck salad! My kids are trying to nail me down on one particular question and I refuse to commit to an answer. “Mum, what is your favorite summertime fruit?” I try to […]

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Shrimp, Corn & California Avocado Pasta Salad Recipe & a CA Avocado Trip

Jul 3, 2013
Shrimp, Corn & California Avocado Pasta Salad Recipe & a CA Avocado Trip | cookincanuck.com

Thank you to the California Avocado Commission for sponsoring this post, and helping me to share my love of “all things avocado”. Whether you celebrate Fourth of July or Canada Day, or are just a summertime entertaining diva, there’s a good chance that you need a day off of manning the grill and feeding the […]

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Shrimp, California Avocado & Rice Noodle Spring Rolls Recipe

May 8, 2013
Avocado Shrimp Spring Rolls | cookincanuck.com

Last weekend I made like Billy Idol and let out a rebel yell. Or maybe it was more of a caveman grunt. I become a little overwrought with excitement when the grilling season hits. Last year, I posted How to: Grill Like a Girl…My Best Tips to help any wannabe grillers tackle their fear of […]

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