Month: September 2013

Ideas for Avocado: Avocado Pizza

Pizza and a movie anyone?  Sometimes I just like to stay in and cuddle with the hubby, eat cheesy pizza and watch a movie.  This kind of pizza fits the bill…tomatoes and basil from the garden, fresh mozzarella, and AVOCADO. Avocado Pizza   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 …

Best BBQ Pulled Pork

As good as the BBQ in the south is, my hubby’s is better.  When we lived in Tennessee we ate a lot of BBQ.  A couple weekends ago the hubby spent all day smoking pork butt, and it could have won a BBQ competition.  This was the best BBQ pulled pork I have ever tasted! …

Ideas for Avocado: Avocado Scrambled Eggs (green eggs and ham) and Omelettes

Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham? This is the eighth post in the Ideas for Avocado series.  The best part about writing about avocados is getting to eat them…now I have an excuse to buy avocados every single week!  I can also find them pretty cheap since we are right here in California.  A …

Homemade Peanut Butter Vitamix Recipe

Maybe some things do last forever.  My parents bought a Vitamix after they got married. That was almost 30 years ago, and it still works like a charm! That thing has survived many years of abuse. When I got married I started telling the hubby about my parent’s blender that lasted forever.  It was crazy …

Ideas for Avocado: BLTA

One of my favorite sandwiches is the BLTA (A=Avocado, of course).   The hubby and I had a long weekend over Labor Day.  On Friday, I decided to make us some lunch.  The weather was sunny and beautiful, so we packed up our lunch and rode our bikes to Lover’s Point in Monterey.  It is …

Hazelnut Chocolate Spread (Healthy Nutella!)

I practically grew up on Nutella. Peanut butter-Nutella sandwiches were eaten frequently in my house. My grandma always had it in the cabinet. My mom would let us eat it by the spoonful as a treat. Nutella was like a major food group in my family. I still love Nutella. But I never eat it …

Spartan Beast Race Report: Monterey

I know this is mainly a food blog but I just wanted to share a race experience.  The hubby and I do lots of races and I think I’ll start adding race reports to this blog as well. Just in case you haven’t noticed, obstacle races are popping up all over the place:  Tough Mudder, …

Ideas for Avocado: Guacamole

Holy Guacamole!  It is about time I put up a guacamole recipe.  This one comes from my mom, who is just as obsessed with avocados as I am. This recipe definitely beats any store bought guacamole. It surprises me to see some dips at the store labeled as “avocado dip” or “guacamole” when they don’t …

Zucchini Potato Hashbrowns

A gopher ate my yellow squash.  Seriously, I went outside this morning to find my squash plant gnawed from the roots and my peppers sunken into the ground.  That makes two pepper plants and one squash plant that have sacrificed their lives to these pesky creatures.  If anyone knows how to deter gophers please let …