breakfast with avocado

Recipe number two!
When my Mom first made this for me, I was sure there was no way I was eating it.  I don't like tomato and at the time, I was still on a "no avocado" kick.  But I tried it and I loved it! 
(This is definitely not anything original.  I'm sure you've heard of it, probably even tried it!)
It's simple, has lots of flavor, and is easy to make. 
Bagel with tomato and avocado
(origin of picture - I forgot to take one!)
One whole wheat bagel
Cream cheese
Lemon pepper seasoning
One slice of tomato
3-4 slices of avocado
Toast your bagel.  Spread both sides with cream cheese.  Sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning.  Layer tomato and avocado.  Put together and and enjoy your bagel sandwich!


greek salad

Do you know what today is? 
The FIRST day to have a recipe with avocado in it. 
Are you excited?  You should be.
My friend introduced me to this salad.  My kids even love it!  There's no specific amounts for any of the ingredients.  Just as much as you want to put in.

Lettuce (I use half romaine, half green leaf...you can be more exotic)
Diced red onions
Diced green bell peppers
Crumbled feta cheese
Tortilla strips  (when I don't have them, I smash up tortilla chips)
Greek vinaigrette dressing


I slice my avocado in half.  Cut horizontal and vertical lines.

Then I squeeze it into the bowl.  Perfect chunks :)
Mix it all up and enjoy!
Remember how I don't take the best pictures...well here's another one for you to look at ;)



i discovered the avocado


Everyone around me was eating them.
They were kind of becoming the "new" healthy thing to eat - add it to your sandwich, salad, eggs, whatever.
But I just couldn't do it.
I had tried guacamole a LONG time ago and hated it.  And because of that I didn't touch avocadoes.
Then my cousin's husband, Moroni, made me guacamole.
I. Was. In. Love.
For the next couple years, every time I saw him, I would beg for more guacamole.
I started buying avocadoes just to make that very specific guacamole.
And within the past 6 months, I've actually started using them in my recipes.
Let's just get to the point.  I love avocadoes now and when they're not sitting in my yellow produce bowl, I'm disappointed. (Do you have a produce bowl sitting on your counter? You should.)
SO...in honor of me FINALLY coming around and joining the bandwagon, we're going to have...

And just for a teaser...add avocadoes to these already Will There Be Food There recipes.
Acapulco Chicken

*avocado pic from here: original picture