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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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California Avocado Summer Wrap

Did you know avocado is technically a fruit? Actually, I just found out it’s considered a berry which may be why it pairs beautifully with other berries like my all-time favorite, the blueberry.  From muffins to salsa this duo packs a punch of awesomeness and takes some rather ordinary dishes to a whole new level.  In the summer, however, there’s a third fruit many may...

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Veggie Yakisoba with California Avocado

Summer in Japan can be pretty brutal—hot and extremely humid. Despite the feeling of being smothered in a heavy wet blanket every time you go outside, I still love summers in Japan. One of the reasons is because of the matsuri, summer festivals that are full of music, dancing, and of course, food. Food stalls are set up in long rows and offer everything from grilled fish on sticks to...

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