Nigella Lawson Loves Avocados

We love Nigella and Nigella loves avocados! With the launch of her latest cookbook, Simply Nigella, comes many new and exciting recipes. We had the chance to chat with Nigella when she was in Vancouver on her book tour and you’ll hear snippets of the interview soon! In the meantime our post on Avocados from…

Fighting Colds With Avocados

We’re full into cold season and I have already caught one this year. To avoid colds and flus there are lots of great remedies, including that old favourite remedy, chicken soup. Keeping a diet full of fruit and vegetable, all full of anitioxidants is highly recommended, also look for foods that are high in vitamins A, B,…

Thanksgiving Recipes With Almond Breeze

So you’ve got your turkey ordered and your silver’s polished, now what to serve on the side?  Almond Breeze has some great recipes for side dishes packed with nutrition and flavour. Sweet Potato Hummus to start, a Cream of Carrot Soup, Moroccan Quinoa Salad and a smoothie! Sweet Potato Hummus Roasted sweet potatoes and shallots…

Barilla Pasta Giveaway Cookbooks, Cups, Apron and Salad in a Jar

To celebrate the kids going back to school we’ve got a Barilla Pasta Giveaway and some recipes for salads in a jar for you! You’ll win Barilla pasta, Barilla branded apron and measuring cups and a David Rocco cookbook! WOO HOO! This is truly my fav pasta as it cooks up perfectly. Stick exactly to the…

Avocado Topped Family Summer Salad

Recently I drove up to  Kelowna to deliver my aunt and uncle after they flew in from New Zealand. Food has always been a way of bringing our family together, my Mother loves to cook and entertain, and she does a pretty fantastic job in that department; it was no surprise that an amazing meal was…

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…

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…

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,…