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As promised, I’m back with a recipe post. For selfish reasons, it’s a healthy one, so if you were hoping for something decadent and sweet, I’m sorry to disappoint. As you may know, I just came off of a 3-day juice cleanse (it was great and if you live in DC and are at all interested, I recommend Jrink), and in the days since, I’ve been trying to be more mindful of what I eat. Gone (for now) are my days of processed foods and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Instead, I’m making a conscious effort to eat fewer carbs and more fruits and vegetables. The fruit part I’m mastering quite easily, it’s the other two components of my new diet that I’m struggling with, but I believe I’ve found a fast track for my vegetable goal in the form of Healthy Avocado Ranch Dip.
The idea came to me as I was thinking of what I’d have out for a visit from my friend Kate. She stopped by yesterday afternoon, two days after the end of my juice cleanse. Because the usual crackers and cheese weren’t an option, I quickly settled on crudités, but the normal fatty (and oh-so-delicious) ranch dip or ranch seasoning (MSG) wouldn’t do either. I had to step it up, and did so with a fresh, homemade, healthy ranch-inspired dip of my own. Follow along to see how I did it.
Happy Fryday, friends! For today’s treat, I’m sharing a healthier take on the fried Avocado Fries from a few weeks back. Crunchy avocados have since become a favorite snack of mine, but frying isn’t always a great option for both health and convenience reasons. Turns out, the baked stuff is very truly just as tasty and really easy too. So ladies, you really can have it all! If only life were that simple.
Avocados are my weakness, one that I give into every single day. I’m not made of money, but the man whose company I work for is, and the office kitchen has aguacates in ample supply.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that there’s absolutely no reason why I would need to work more avocado into my life, if anything I should be cutting it back. But when it’s Fryday and a beautiful, crunchy recipe like this one comes along, perfect for the not-quite ripe avocados sitting on my counter that I’m impatiently waiting to eat, a girl has no choice but to follow her heart and dive right in. TGIF.
Never would I think of putting an avocado in a smoothie.
Martha Stewart didn’t just think it, she did it. Providing yet more proof that she is a goddess among mortals.
Her Avocado-Banana smoothie is similarly out of this world. And while I’m no culinary visionary, I at least have enough common sense to know that this one was a recipe worth sharing.