Tag Archives: avocado

avocado cheddar melts

13 Nov

IMG_2713Yes, that’s right – the two most delicious ingredients combined together to make an impressive tasting, and filling little open-faced sandwich.

An amazing remedy for the lunch time blues in no time!

Prep time: 3 minutes Total time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

Serves 1

  • 2 pieces of your favorite bread
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 4 thin slices of cheddar cheese
  • red onion, thinly slice
  • mustard
  • black pepper

Directions:

1. Prep: Preheat oven to 350F. Slice avocado, cheddar and onion. Take out your bread, mustard and black pepper.

2. Assemble: Spread a thin layer of mustard on each slice, then add on your avocado. Top with red onion, and finally add on two slices of cheese on each side.

3. Cook: Place on a baking sheet, and let cook until the cheese has melted, around 5 minutes. Top with a crack of fresh pepper, and enjoy!

avocado banana blueberry smoothie

19 Jun

8126608990_b4902babfeOMG, you are going to love this smoothie, and so will your kids!

It’s very filling, nutritious and super tasty!

Serves 3 – Prep time 2 minutes – Total time 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 frozen banana, thawed for a few minutes
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Directions: 

1. Cut your avocado in 1/2, let your banana thaw for a few minutes.

2. Add all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.

3. Enjoy for breakfast or snack!

Photo courtesy of you as machine

colorful tailor-made tacos

27 Mar

photo-22It’s taco night!

What a fun way to include your children in the cooking process – have them come up with some of their favorite toppings, and include them in the cooking process. They can tailor their tacos as they please, and will likely get a little experimental with some fun ingredients!

Start with some shell’s either hard or soft, depending on your liking, cook up some lean ground turkey meat with some spices, bake, then top off with your favorite toppings, and you’re in for an amazing meal!

Here’s how:

Serves 2

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • .5 lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp of your preferred spices: cajun rub or a mixture of cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt, pepper
  • 4 taco shells, or soft tacos
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • optional: shredded cheese of your liking, garnish of cilantro, lime wedges

Directions:

1. Prep your ingredients. Preheat oven to 350F. Mince garlic, cube avocado, dice onion, shred cheese, pluck cilantro, cut lime wedges. Arrange taco shells on baking sheet.

2. Cook and season turkey. Add olive oil to your pan, sautee the garlic then add in your turkey. Sprinkle in your cajun rub or spice mix. Mix turkey meat in pan, and cook for 10-12 minutes.

3. Assemble your tacos. Distribute taco meat into taco shells. If you’re using cheese, add in as well. Place in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until tacos have warmed up, and cheese has melted.

4. Finish. Remove tacos from oven, add toppings, garnish with cilantro and a splash of lime, then dig in!

Buon aprovecho!

avocado egg salad

1 Feb

photo-4Looking to cure the lunch or breakfast blues?

Try making this versatile avocado egg salad! Who needs mayonnaise when you have avocado?!

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 slice of red onion
  • Dusting of paprika
  • Pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil, drop your eggs and let cook for 5-9 minutes (depending on the size of your eggs). Meanwhile, cut avocado in half and peel it. Dice the red onion. Once eggs are cooke, remove water from the pot then run cool water over the eggs to cool them down. Smash them to break their shells, and peel. With a fork mash the avocado and eggs together. Add onion and mix. Dust with paprika and a pinch of sea salt. For an additional burst of flavor add cilantro, or salad greens!