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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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California Avocado Acai Bowl

I love a good acai bowl. If you’ve never had one, it may be time to jump on the bandwagon!  An acai bowl is a smoothie that you eat with a spoon out of bowl that features the acai berry, a superfood that hails from Brazil (as does the acai bowl). Acai berries are highly perishable so are usually frozen or freeze-dried so that they can be exported. They are lauded for...

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