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BBQ Favorites with California Avocados

Barbecue rivalries in America often feel like sibling rivalries, with each state claiming superiority over its counterparts. Americans have a passion for grilling that can only be described as fiery, and good American barbecue is measured by its finger-lickin’ nature, sometimes even on a one-to-five-fingers-licked scale. Each region has a carefully crafted barbecue culture influenced by a...

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California Avocado Baked Eggs with Harissa & Garlic Yogurt

Even after writing an entire book with avocado-centric recipes, I can honestly say I never once got sick of eating avocado. The reason for that is the incredible versatility of avocados. For instance, did you know that the very same fruit you mash up to make good ol' avocado toast can also be a container, of sorts? Cracking an egg in an avocado's indent conveniently offers an edible...

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10 Inspiring Avocado Recipes for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering those who lost their lives while serving in our country’s armed forces. It’s an important day to remember, reflect and honor.  With many of my own family, including grandpas on both sides as well as my best friend having served in the military, the meaning of the day hits close to home for me; and is a...

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Cherry Almond California Avocado Frappe

Spring always makes me think of cherry blossom season in Japan, which on a side note is one of the most spectacular sights. Thinking of cherry blossoms gets me craving cherries.  One of my favorite ways to use cherries is in a frappe. A frappe is basically a fruit milkshake. But doesn’t frappe (“fraw-pay”) sound so much more sophisticated? Frappes usually fall into two...

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