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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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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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California Avocado Nori Roll

Afternoon snacks are one of the keys to avoiding the afternoon “grumpies” for my kids (and to be honest, for me too). I am always trying to come up with new ideas to keep things fun. (Snack boredom is not my kids’ idea of fun.) One of the things they love been loving lately is making what we call “nori rolls.” Nori rolls are made by cutting small squares of nori...

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Avo-Nana Oatmeal Snack Bites Recipe

When my kids come home from school they are always anxious for a snack. Inevitably when I give a list of options my youngest will say, “Is there anything else?” She is currently my picky eater and is very opinionated about how she wants her food. I was making some snack bites recently when she wandered into the kitchen to see what I was up to. She peered curiously into the bowl of...

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