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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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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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Asian Meatball & Avocado Flatbread Sandwich Recipe

Jun 10, 2015
Asian Meatball & Avocado Flatbread Sandwich Recipe...Amazing flavors! 341 calories and 9 Weight Watchers PP | cookincanuck.com

The flavors in these Asian Meatball and Avocado Flatbread Sandwiches are beyond delicious. Sweet and savory, with a side of healthy! Thanks to the California Avocado Commission for helping me to share this recipe with you. When I was a kid, my most requested birthday meal was spaghetti and meatballs (or meat sauce), specifically made […]

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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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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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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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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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Healthy Breakfast Burrito with Avocado & Chipotle Yogurt

May 13, 2015
Healthy Breakfast Burrito with Chipotle Yogurt | cookincanuck.com

There’s nothing better than a good breakfast burrito that you can wrap your hands and mouth around! Creamy avocado & chipotle yogurt take this healthy one to the next level. Thanks to the California Avocado Commission for helping me to share this recipe with you. When I first met my husband, I had barely tasted […]

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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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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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Salmon & Avocado Salad Recipe with Miso Lime Dressing

Jun 25, 2014
Salmon & Avocado Salad Recipe with Miso Lime Dressing | cookincanuck.com

Creamy avocado and salmon are a match made in culinary heaven. An easy miso lime dressing adds a pop of tang and saltiness to this dinner salad. Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. We finally reached the point where my two boys are okay […]

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Baked Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Apr 13, 2015
Baked Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Avocado Sauce | cookincanuck.com

Seriously, these baked salmon meatballs may be some of the best things you’ve eaten in awhile. They’re made even better with a dollop of creamy avocado sauce on top. Thanks to California Avocado for helping me to share this recipe with you. It felt like we covered all of the seasons on spring break last […]

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Smoky Cucumber, Radish & Avocado Salad Recipe

Apr 15, 2015
Smoky Cucumber, Radish & Avocado Salad Recipe | cookincanuck.com

The fresh flavors of radishes, cucumbers and avocados highlight the flavors of springtime beautifully in this easy salad. By most standards, I had pretty weird taste buds as a kid. My favorite appetizer was smoked oysters dipped in cocktail sauce, I adored toast with mayo and sardines, snacked on radishes whenever I could and ate […]

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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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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 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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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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Devilish Avocado Sriracha Deviled Eggs Recipe

Oct 8, 2014
Devilish Avocado Sriracha Deviled Eggs Recipe | cookincanuck.com

These mayo-less avocado deviled eggs are all dressed up for Halloween, but are fantastic snacks or appetizers any old time. Thanks to California Avocados for helping me to share this recipe with you. There is always a flurry of excitement in our house around Halloween. Costumes, creepy decorations and pumpkin carving, which all culminates in […]

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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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Tequila-Spiked Shrimp Ceviche Recipe with Avocado

Apr 23, 2014
Tequila-Spiked Shrimp Ceviche Recipe with Avocado | cookincanuck.com

Kick of your Cinco de Mayo celebration with this fresh and booze-spiked shrimp ceviche. Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. Picture this. You’re stretched out on a chaise lounge by the pool, with a view of the crashing waves beyond. In your hand is […]

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