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California Avocado & Green Vegetable Thai Green Curry

Thai food celebrates colors, textures, and flavors, balancing between salty, sweet, sour, and bitter in a dance that turned me into an addict long ago. Avocados fit beautifully into that dance. One of my favorite dishes to order when we go out for Thai food is green curry. But it’s also one of my favorite to make at home, because it is simple and can be customized to suit your mood and what...

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Avocado, Cucumber, Wakame Sunomono

If you know me, even a little, you know that I’m a bit obsessed with Japanese cuisine. One of the things that I love about the cuisine is the amazing things they do with vegetables. Deep-fried, grilled, marinated, stir-fried, parboiled, pickled, and simmered . . . and all done in a million different variations. During this time of year I love a type of salad called sunomono, which translates...

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Chocolate and California Avocado Chia Pudding

At the end of my kids’ first week back to school this year, I was exhausted. Between getting them back into the groove of school schedules and all that goes with that (earlier bedtimes, homework, etc.) and pulling together everything that their teachers needed, I felt ready to turn back the clock and do summer vacation all over again. I was in definite need of a cool, sweet treat. So I...

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Hoecakes with California Avocado, Black-eyed Pea, Cucumber Chopped Salad

I always struggle with knowing what to serve for brunch.  Do I serve something savory or sweet?  Pancakes or quiche?  I always feel like some of the traditional choices just feel like I’m serving breakfast too late.  So I’ve tried to come up with some options over the years that are a bit more outside of the box.  One of my favorites is hoecakes.  Hoecakes...

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