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Spicy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Do you have a food that you associate with your childhood? Maybe peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or mac ‘n cheese? I definitely have several, but the most notable may be a food item that I didn’t personally eat all the time. I definitely ate it, but it’s because of my brother that I associate it with childhood.  He was obsessed with ranch dressing—the ubiquitous...

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Bagels with Smoked Salmon and Herbed Avocado Spread

Bagels, smoked salmon (or lox!) and cream cheese are a classic combination perfect for Sunday brunch or a special breakfast occasion. The next time you want to indulge, try swapping out the simple cream cheese for this Herbed Avocado Spread. Smooth and rich, the spread is mainly made of nutrient-dense California Avocado along with just a bit of soft cream cheese.  Adding part avocado to the...

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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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