This twist on the Mexican staple encompasses everything that an appetizer should be – easy, healthy and delicious. Really, what more could you ask for?

We took this over to a friends house (Thanks Taster for making, food styling and photographing!) and it was a very fun change from the typical guac and tortilla chips. We served it alongside some whole-grain bread that was toasted, carrots and radishes. The only downside? Guac just never tastes as good the day after – all the more reason to eat it up right away!

Guacamole with Basil & Shallots adapted from Bon Appétit

  • 4 medium sized avocados, taken from skin and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup basil, chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • salt & pepper

Lightly mash the avocado, stir in shallots and basil. Season with salt to taste. Serve with toasted whole-grain bread and crudités.


book review: The World Has Curves

This was a book that I was instantly drawn to but was honestly in my pile of “recipes to try, books to read, restaurants to visit and workout moves to do” for months. I’m sure my mother will smile at the visual of me surrounded by a ridiculous amount of papers, but they are all

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avocado & lime salsa

avocado & lime coleslaw

Quesadillas were originally on the menu for dinner, but I needed a vegetable side dish to go along with them. So I spent my yoga class dreaming up a Mexican-inspired coleslaw. My mind is supposed to be clear and focused on yoga and I’m thinking about food. Shocking, isn’t it? Maybe it was the clear

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afternoon tea

source Afternoons always call for something salty or something sweet – but always something. As of late, I’ve been on a sweet kick and as much as I love a good soy chai tea latte, I’ve got a close contender that is much lower in sugar, calories and $$. Is it exactly the same? Of

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roasted cauliflower with brown butter & pepper

While I was at the coop doing my weekly shopping trip, I couldn’t decide what vegetable to serve with one of our meals. While I plan all meals ahead of time, I often leave a “vegetable” open to see if there is anything on sale, something new I want to try, or that looks particularly

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roasted vegetable cheese spread

With a baguette at home and the need for a quick, but delicious topping, an idea came to mind at the Whole Foods Hot Bar. They’ve got roasted veggies that look incredible, I’ve got a food processor at home and could easily whip up a roasted vegetable and cheese spread that would be perfect on

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earth day 2010

I like to be thoughtful of our earth year round, but I must say that the warm, spring days we’ve been having as of late make me appreciate mother nature so much more than blistery, below-zero days.  Springtime in Minnesota is really a sight to see, I swear the population increases by about 75%, but possibly

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