Chilled Summer Seafood Plate from Chef Dino Renaerts

Summer seafood is abundant, so why not put out a plate at your next gathering. Chef Dino Renaerts, Chef, Sommelier, and owner of The Bon Vivant Hospitality Group LTD & Bon Vivant Catering LTD has this tasty seafood creation for us. Chilled Summer Seafood Plate Serves 4 4 oz Dungeness crab meat 8 side stripe shrimp…

Avocado Dill Pasta Salad

The other weekend we went out boating with some friends up to Gibsons. Last time we stopped for lunch at Smitty’s Oyster House in Gibsons, and, as anyone who knows me knows, it’s right up my oyster loving alley, but this time we decided we’d stop and picnic. Quite frankly, I haven’t been a big fan of…

Avocados and Ice Cream

Once again I’ve been fooling around in the kitchen with Avocados from Mexico and as it’s been a bit hot, I thought I’d chill out with some ice cream.  This recipe is inspired by Alton Brown with a few tweeks. Serve topped with strawberries or blueberries for extra super power! Ingredients 3 medium Avocados From…

Avocados From Mexico Canada Day Recipes

We rounded up some recipes and highly recommend you get making some deliciousness this Canada Day, or sooner! Celebrate Canada Day with an outdoor summer picnic that includes classic outdoor eats. An added avocado twist to these picnic perfect dishes is sure to delight your guests without compromising the waistline after a food-filled day of…

Joannie Rochette’s Cilantro Avocado Dressing

It turns out that when I met with six-time Canadian Champion and World Silver Medalist Joannie Rochette that one of her favourite recipes includes Avocados from Mexico. She’s currently an ambassador for Almond Breeze, so she suggests using their almond milk in the recipe, and why not! Here’s her salad dressing, why not whip some up…

Avocado Salad Dressing

This easy recipe is perfect for using up your ripe avocados. Best served fresh. I also like to cut out some of the water and use as a dip for carrots, pita bread, etc. Great with noodle salads too! 2 large, ripe avocados, peeled pitted and diced 1 large garlic clove, minced Handful of fresh…

Chocolate Avocado Peanut Butter Banana Pudding – They’re Not Just For Guac

Our avocado adventures in the kitchen continue and we’ve discovered that they are also AWESOME as a substitute for some of the less healthy fats when crafting tasty chilled desserts. When you use Avocados from Mexico you will increase the nutritional value of your sweet treat by contributing nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients  (plant compounds that promote good…

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Avocado and Tilapia Fish Tacos

Today we are celebrating Cinco de Mayo here with perhaps a margarita or two, some fish tacos and of course Avocados from Mexico are in the mix. They are on sale at IGA at the moment for 99 cents as a bonus, and you’ll find this Ocean Wise Tilapia we use there too! While many think…

Avocados From Mexico, Why We Love Them, and a Salad Recipe

Avocados are certainly one of the health foods we never have to force ourselves to eat, they are delicious and of course, not just for guacamole. This fruit (yes they’re a fruit and not a vegetable) makes it’s way onto our dining table in everything from salads, to sandwiches, to creamy smoothies, desserts, and of course,…