Shrimp Avocado Salad

shrimp avocado salad

Are you one of those people who (like me) can't say no to either shrimp cocktail or guacamole?  Then you are going to LOVE this easy, summery shrimp avocado salad.  Cool chopped shrimp, buttery avocado, salty crunchy cashews, sweet cherry tomatoes, tangy lime juice...I am running out of adjectives, so instead I will just say that not only is this a fun conglomeration of so many of my food crushes in one bowl, it also breaks all indoor speed records for making it.  As in, you put everything together in a bowl, you mix it up gently, and you proceed directly with your fork in your hand to the dinner table.  Does it get any better than this?  Nor for us shrimp and avocado lovers it doesn't! Read More & Get the Recipe

Guacamole Pasta

guacamole pasta

Does anyone else out there have a mad crush on avocados?  I love them passionately, and am always looking for an excuse to work them into the menu.  To the extent that the Southern husband will now and again buy me a bag of them at Costco - and you know what that means.  Many Avocados.  And somehow, somehow, I manage to use them all up without any issues.  I think they are a power food (and if they aren't, please don't tell me).  So welcome to my latest adventure with avocados, otherwise known as creamy, dreamy guacamole pasta! Read More & Get the Recipe

Breakfast Tacos

breakfast tacos

I love any excuse to combine bacon and eggs, don't you?  And while the old classic of over easy with a side of perfectly cooked bacon is always A-OK with me, I do like to shake things up a little from time to time, bacon and egg-wise.  This easy and festive version is the perfect thing to make when your house slowly stretches out of bed on New Year's Day, not only because it is full of good things like mashed avocado and warm tortilla and yep, bacon and eggs...but because that little red drizzle over the top is some open-your-eyes-wide Sriracha sauce.  Depending on how much champagne was had the night before, you may want to adjust the amount! Read More & Get the Recipe

Avocado Hummus

avocado hummus

I don't know about your house, but mine is a whirlwind of red and green this time of year, with some gold and silver sprinkled on top.  I'm deep in the sea of wrapping and decorating and card-writing, and as a result there are some nights when the Southern husband doesn't get a regular cooked dinner on a plate.  Nope, there are some nights when I whirl up avocado hummus in the food processor and serve it up with some tortilla chips and a swirl of Sriracha sauce on top.  Hey, it's red and green!  And he never seems to mind. Read More & Get the Recipe

Taco Pasta Bowl

taco pasta bowl

I am a true blue taco lover.  I think I have firmly established my devotion to fish tacos with the grilled fish taco and fried fish taco recipes that I've posted over the past couple of weeks.  But don't think I'm not equally besotted by tradition beef tacos as well - I am head over heels for them as well.  The only, and I mean only, thing that bugs me in the slightest about tacos are the crunchy taco shells that shatter into a billion pieces when you bite into them, sending precious taco filling back on to your plate and/or down your arm.  And while soft flour or corn tortillas are one answer to this issue, there's another solution.  Pasta! Read More & Get the Recipe

Light and Easy Fried Fish Tacos

fried fish taco

Man, have I been in a fish taco mood lately.  Which works out well for the Southern husband who loves fish tacos, and is very happy that I am not in, say, a brussels sprout mood or a chicken liver mood or a couscous mood, all things that I love but he doesn't.  But fish tacos he is happy to eat night after night, which we did until I got things down to my two favorites...the quick and scrumptious grilled fish tacos I wrote about the other day, and these light and delectable fried fish tacos.  And while we did adore the grilled fish tacos....these fried ones?  They are the grand prize winners in my house. Read More & Get the Recipe