Spicy Black Bean Soup with Lime Crema and Avocado

Spicy Black Bean Soup with Lime Crema and Avocado

I have selected two words for 2014.  I think I’m only supposed to choose one but I couldn’t make a decision between these two words. Maybe my new word for the year should be decisive. Someone once told me I had a talent for connecting.  Ok, never thought I’d hear that described as one of my talents.  But I’ll take it. A bright young professional, a former business acquaintance, visionary; someone that waltzed through my life but for a season....

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Sugar-Crusted Salmon with Avocado Peach Salsa… a Guest Post by Alaska From Scratch

Sugar-Crusted Salmon with Avocado Peach Salsa… a Guest Post by Alaska From Scratch

It’s amazing how new friendships are born.  I’ve been following Maya at Alaska From Scratch for a while now and after a few blog comments and email correspondence she has become a cherished colleague and dear friend.  Her delicious food blog captured my attention, but Maya’s writing, her sweet, kind spirit and love of family and friends brings me back almost daily.  It’s an honor and pleasure to have Maya of Alaska from...

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Chicken Avocado Tortilla Torta

Chicken Avocado Tortilla Torta

Oh for the love of all things Avocado.  I’m on an intense avocado kick these days.  I feel like adding avocado to everything. Actually, Suzie Q, my youngest, made that very comment the other day.  “Mom, you add avocado to everything.  Next it’ll be in our dessert”.   Hmmm… I just came across ice cream prepared with avocado.  Trying that one next. Avocado lends a creamy and sometimes buttery texture to dishes.  It’s not terribly...

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Mixed Seafood and Avocado Ceviche

I’ve forgotten how much fun it is to take a road trip.  Cruising down the highway to some cool tunes, aptly selected and managed by my teenage daughter. Stopping for a coffee and then a little snack. Talking, laughing, reminiscing about my daughter’s childhood and the adorable things she did and said when she was little. Thought provoking discussions about life, love and the pursuit of dreams; and how my little girl will someday help...

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Slow Braised Barbacoa with Cucumber Avocado Salsa

Slow Braised Barbacoa with Cucumber Avocado Salsa

I’ve been trying to write this post for at least a week.  I’d like to think my days are so filled with exciting and essential work, of momentous proportions, that I had to continuously delay this post. Nope.  Just my beautiful life.  Work, family, chasing chicken gals who escape their chicken yard, chasing Tank down the street because he thinks he’s a hunting dog (I do a lot of chasing), making the 20 weekly trips to the market ( I exaggerate a...

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