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What happens when avocados are on sale

Avocados were on sale at Whole Foods recently. For a dollar each.

I bought five. Because that’s what happens when I get overwhelmed in the grocery store. I think that buying an excess of avocados is a good idea, when really, I live by myself and it’s going to be near impossible to eat all of them before they go bad.

Enter: a thousand ways to eat avocados. (Okay, maybe just two. I ran out of time and ingredients for more.)

Luckily, I could eat this salad forever. Arugula, chopped avocado, and tomatoes drizzled with basil infused olive oil (via Shutterbean, which I have been promoting all across the internetz). The addition of fresh cracked pepper and sea salt though really puts this into the oh-my-amazeballs category.

Annddd lunch for the week. It looks gross, but is happily delicious. Tuna fish with mashed avocado and tomatoes. (An idea I swiped from How Sweet It Is.)

I hate to admit that I let one beautiful avocado go to waste… but after a packed evening schedule, I couldn’t be bothered to attempt avocado frosting. Maybe next time…

September 30, 2012 Posted by | Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Veggie Friendly | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Citrus + shrimp summer salad

One of my favorite food blogs of all time is Iowa Girl Eats. I can’t remember where I discovered this blog, or when, but it’s my go-to when I want something easy to make and is for the most part, healthy. And when you post that many buffalo chicken recipes without breaking the calorie bank, I’m sold.

So when I was digging through my kitchen leftovers and realized I had some quinoa and shrimp to get rid of, I used this superfood salad recipe from Iowa Girl Eats.

And oh. my. goodness. This basically combines all of my favorite things (seafood, avocado, and pomegranate) into one bursting-with-flavor salad that's full of crunch and texture and citrus. A whole lot of amazing in one huge bowl that will make a million servings. (Okay, maybe just six.)

If you made this for your next cookout, I bet you'd be everyone's favorite person for the rest of the summer.

*If you're following the recipe as linked above, I would recommend using a bit less cilantro if that’s not your thing – the amount called for makes it very strong!*

July 2, 2012 Posted by | Dinner, Lunch, Recipes | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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