posts tagged "avocado"
Posted on August 30, 2010
These Green Chili Turkey Burgers are based on a fabulous recipe from Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint Cookbook. His recipe is actually called Fried Eggs Over Green Chili Burgers, and is yet another high-protein entree from the king of primal that my entire family enjoyed.
Green Chili Turkey Burgers
2 (4 oz.) cans diced green chiles
1 pound ground turkey
1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
½ cup onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
In a medium sized bowl mix diced chiles ... read more →
Posted on July 1, 2010
This super healthy Asparagus Basil Salad is a not just nutritious, it’s a treat for the palate. Trust me, it’s delectable, especially right now using wonderfully ripe vegetables at peak season. I found this recipe in Sunset Magazine. Actually, I didn’t find it, our family friend Mrs. Rose found it and made it for Mr. Rose’s 75th birthday, a fabulous little gathering that the boys and I attended when we were in Davis, California visiting my folks a couple of ... read more →
Posted on August 28, 2009
The other night I was craving a simple, rich and super creamy dressing for our salad. I also wanted something dairy free, so decided I would use avocado as a base.
This dressing is great for both green salads and chopped salads, and I made a combination of both to serve with our salad, using greens from our garden and cubes of cucumber. My husband gave this dressing his seal of approval, emptying out the mason jar in which I had ... read more →
Posted on August 8, 2009
This is a super easy avocado dip that you can whip up in mere minutes. There is no chopping (of herbs) required, because it is made with spice.
When I don’t have a lot of time to make dinner, this is a go to dish. I get one of the boys to do the avocado cutting and scooping while I chop up carrots and celery to accompany this dip. It’s a nice filling side along with a main dish and salad.
You ... read more →
Posted on August 3, 2009
You will find this cool and creamy cucumber avocado soup refreshing on a hot summer day. I’ve been drinking it all weekend and experimenting with it along the way.
I tried making it with raw garlic, which did not go down as smoothly as I thought it would, so I eliminated that ingredient. However I did leave in the raw onion as it added a very sharp yet sweet flavor.
According to my first friend in the entire world, Amy Merideth (we ... read more →
Posted on July 17, 2009
This may be one of the worst food photos I’ve ever taken, however, this gluten free, grain free chicken and “rice” dish is packed with protein and spicy Mexican flavor. It’s not so easy to take pictures of brown stuff; I could say more, however, I won’t go on; let’s just leave it at that.
Since I don’t eat grains, this faux rice is a real treat for me. My husband liked it too.
Mexican Chicken and Rice
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium ... read more →
Posted on July 8, 2009
Here is one of my favorite sandwiches –the Turkey Club. It’s a sandwich on Nutty Bread with avocado, mustard and of course, turkey. It’s hot here, so I’m very happy to make sandwiches for dinner and not have to spark up the oven, stove or grill.
These gluten-free sandwiches are full of protein and tasty to boot. For me, the avocado makes a great whole food substitute for mayo (I’m not in the mood to make homemade mayo today either, though ... read more →
Posted on July 3, 2009
-photo from rr_rocketman on Flickr
Just in case any of you are looking for more recipes for your July Fourth celebrations, here are some wonderful dishes from several of my favorite food bloggers:
Joey’s Kicked Up Rockin’ Guacamole with Lime + Tomatillos from Karina’s Kitchen
Cucumber and Red Onion Salad from The Nourishing Gourmet
How to Grill Zucchini from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Broccoli Slaw from Smitten Kitchen
Raw Mediterranean Salad from Brigitte Mars
Grilled Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive, Caper, and Parsley Relish from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Scallops ... read more →
Posted on April 29, 2009
With a few edits to the classic Cobb, this tasty traditional salad becomes nutritious high protein fare packed with healthy veggies. This Cobb Salad is a great make ahead dish. Prepare individual ingredients earlier in the day or the night before and then assemble the salad just before serving.
Traditionally, blue cheese is one of the main ingredients in Cobb Salad, however, I’ve eliminated this ingredient to create a delicious dairy-free dinner. Of course, Cobb Salad is traditionally gluten-free, so that was ... read more →
Posted on January 6, 2009
Last night my friend Deb and I discussed our ideas and hopes for the new year and the incoming president.
Deb said she is moved to become a public school teacher. I shared with her that I would like to set up a gardening business for young people. I think it would be great fun to get a group of kids in their 20’s fresh out of school, looking for work and help them start a business in which they would ... read more →
Posted on December 9, 2006
According to Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet – 1594), “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” unless it’s not actually a rose, that is.
Unfortunately, when it comes to avocados, we have a problem here. More specifically, guacamole. You see, Kraft is calling a green dip it makes “guacamole.” However, this dip is in fact made out of soy bean oil, corn syrup and green food coloring. Well, let me not exaggerate, 2% of its ingredients are made up ... read more →