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Salty Tostones with Basil Avocado Chimichurri

I had no idea I would love these as much as I do. But they have me smitten. Tostones are plantains that are sliced and fried. Plantains are very firm bananas – a staple in Latin American countries and the Caribbean. This was my first time messing around with them. I tasted a recipe similar to this while I was working in the Cooking Light studios a few weeks ago, and I was blown away.…

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Appetizers, Featured, Mexican, Sides

Salsa Verde Guacamole

Can I teach you something? I want to talk to you about making guacamole. I have a friend that recently told me it was intimidating, and if you feel that way I want to change your mind. Making guacamole…

Appetizers, Featured, Sides, Vegetables

Artichoke Guacamole

Do you love artichokes? And guacamole? Then, obviously, you’ll love this pretty little combo. I have this thing about artichokes; I love to buy them both fresh and canned, because I could eat an entire one by myself and call it…


Apple, Pear and Gorgonzola Slaw with Avocado Dressing

We’re going away for vacation – 8 days –  so of course its time to clean out the fridge and try to use up all the fresh produce just lingering.   It was an experiment…..and I loved it. 1 Braeburn apple, washed…