Chipotle Coleslaw

Chipotle Coleslaw

This dish is all about the creamy chipotle avocado dressing. Combine silky avocado, zesty lemon and the smoky kick of chipotle pepper. You won’t miss the mayo!

Customize the vegetable and fruit blend to make it your own. Savoy cabbage is particularly good for slaw salads. Savoy cabbage is more tender and less bitter than the green or red cabbage typically used for coleslaw. As such, there’s no need to salt it before serving it uncooked. Dice, grate, slice…it really doesn’t matter much. But, keep the produce sections thin to ease even dressing coverage. Customize the volume as you like. But, who doesn’t like having a salad ready to go in the fridge? Chop now and be veggie-ready for days!

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How to Make Vegan Avocado Pesto

Vegan Avocado Pesto

Pesto adds flavor and texture to nearly any meal, from scrambled eggs, soups, salad dressings, pizza, and of course, pasta. While traditionally made with cheese, it is simple to make a dairy-free pesto. Simply replace the cheese with a perfectly ripe avocado. By doing so, you replace saturated fat with heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. The result is a very silky, fiber-rich and low-glycemic index sauce which is arguably just as tastey as the traditional cheese version. Continue reading

Eggs Diablo

Eggs DiabloEggs Diablo is a healthier version of the classic Deviled Eggs with Greek yogurt and avocado replacing mayonnaise. If you are not a deviled egg fan, give this version a try. If you like guacamole, you will love Eggs Diablo! Green eggs. Perhaps Dr. Seuss was on to something!

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Vegan Pesto with Avocado & Kale

Vegan Winter PestoPesto isn’t just for summer! Using avocado as the base, substituting greens for basil and nutritional yeast for parmesan cheese, this vegan recipe is flavorful, rich and can be enjoyed year-round. You won’t miss the cheese. Your body will love this heart-healthy, low-glycemic and fiber-rich ways to dress pasta.  Continue reading

Cabbage & Avocado Slaw

Cabbage and Avocado Slaw

If cabbage and avocado are good, then coleslaw and guacamole must be even better! This variation on a classic Chilean salad is simple to make, refreshing to eat and a powerhouse combo of fiber and healthy fats with mashed avocado replacing the mayonnaise in traditional coleslaw. Generously salting cabbage for an hour or more makes it tender and withdraws the bitter juices. Add lemon, and mashed avocado and you are picnic ready. Continue reading

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

Avocado and Grapefruit SaladThe heat wave persists. So, avoiding the stove is priority #1. Unfortunately, grilling and barbecuing are verboten on Manhattan balconies.

Salads to the rescue, particularly this one, which I am living on lately. Last week,  I prepared this recipe multiple times, including final assembly in Central Park during the free concerts.

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Eggvocado and Greens

Eggvocado on Greens with Lemon VinaigretteEggs and avocado for breakfast. Tex-Mex meets healthy. What’s not to love?! This dish has it all; irresistible texture, excellent nutrient value, simple preparation and a festive presentation. Get your brunch on!

This version of Eggvocado has a higher egg to avocado ratio than the Tim Ferris version. I also prefer the eggs’ texture when cooked at a lower temperature, ideally in a cast iron pan. However, a toaster oven will work just fine. Continue reading

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Avocado Chocolate Pudding Recipe

The ingredients and the adjectives ‘raw’ and ‘vegan’ do not exactly scream ‘guilty pleasure’.  But, one taste of this 10-minute, no-cook dessert says ‘decadent indulgence’. So, I keep myself stocked with Haas avocados and make this several times each week. Thankfully, the recipe can be halved easily as a method of self-enforced portion control. Trust me. Continue reading

Non-Sushi Seaweed Rolls

Salmon RollsIf you can make a sandwich, you can make these rolls. And like a sandwich, the filling options are endless. Salmon pairs well with the seaweed. So, when baking salmon for a meal, I simply bake a few extra fillets for use the next day. Or, skip the salmon for a vegetarian option. Get creative! The ingredients used here are simply examples to get your ideas rolling. Just be sure all fillings are vegetables are thinly sliced and in bite-size pieces. Continue reading

Silky Avocado Sauce

Avocado Sauce Recipe After devouring an avocado-dressed pasta dish in an Italian restaurant, I was determined to recreate it at home. Surprise! This seemingly decadent dish sauce is not only a snap to make, versatile, but healthy too, full of fiber and monounsaturated fats. Use this avocado sauce over pasta, as a dip for vegetables. It also serves as fantastic addition to Mexican or Asian dishes with added heat via either hot sauce or wasabi. This recipe works fine with frozen avocados for most dishes, such as “Non-Sushi Sushi Rolls” post. Continue reading