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Baked Avocado Falafel with Avocado Lemon Tahini Sauce

Falafel is a favorite topic of mine. These Egyptian and Middle Eastern fritters, made from chickpeas or fava beans (or a combination of the two), are traditionally deep-fried and served in a pita sandwich, as part of a meze (Middle Eastern tray of appetizers), or as a snack.  Confession time: I have an enormous weakness for falafel. If we go out to eat and it’s the menu, there’s...

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California Avocado Balela

I was first introduced to balela when a local retailer began selling it. I bought it once, devoured it quickly, and when I returned to buy it again, they were out and haven’t stocked it again since. At first I was upset because they stopped carrying it… I mean, how dare they get me hooked on something, only to take it away? But now I’m grateful, because it meant I had to get...

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Cajun Shrimp and Andouille with California Avocado

A plate of this Cajun Shrimp and Andouille with Avocados will make your taste-buds sing with flavor. The shrimp, the Andouille, the California avocados and the heat of the sauce all play perfectly off of each other, bite after bite.  You can make this dish as spicy or as mild as you like, however the magic happens when you get a mouthful of spice followed by a bite of creamy avocado to cut...

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California Avocado Brown Rice Congee

This is the time of year when someone in my family is almost guaranteed to have a cold, or some other lovely virus that one of the kids brought home from school to share with the rest of the family. That is when I pull out comfort foods that not only feed the soul, but the body as well. Congee is one of those meals. Congee is a rice porridge that is made in many Asian countries and is a popular...

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