I just received a beautiful shipment of fuerte avocados from CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com

 

Avocado cut in half

I’ve posted previously about CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com and mentioned that it’s a family farm and how each avocado is inspected, hand-selected, and hand-picked before it’s shipped to consumers.

The Holtz family avocado farm in 1973

The farm in 2010

 

Avocados in a box

Here are some of my favorite recipes using avocados:

Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastries (with a vegan option)

What’s not to love about squishy warm avocado, with melted cream cheese, flavored with two kinds of salsa to give the bites just a touch of sweet from the mango salsa and a kick from the green salsa verde.

Open Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastries

Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastries

Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream (Raw, Vegan, GF)

You cannot “taste” the avocado.  Trust me on this one; it’s really rich, creamy, sweet, and very ice cream-like.

People write to me frequently telling me how much they love this healthier recipe for ice cream.  And that their unsuspecting husbands and kids do, too.

Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream in bowl

Cheater’s Guacamole

3 minute recipe.  No veggie, onion, or garlic chopping required.

Guacamole on chips

Vanilla Avocado Banana Smoothie in a Bowl

Sweet, creamy, pudding-like.  Or thin it out a bit more and drink it with a straw like a smoothie.

Vanilla Avocado Banana Smoothie in plastic container

Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

This recipe takes 2 minutes to make and when I bring it to a party, no one ever guesses what the secret ingredient is, and it’s instantly devoured by all.  People tell me they prefer it to traditional chocolate mousse made with boiling cream and sugar.

Raw Vegan Chocolate MousseRaw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Would you like to win a shipment of creamy, delicious  fuerte avocados from CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com that have just come into season and are being hand-picked right now at their peak?

Avocado cut in half

Avocado cut in half

To Enter the Giveaway:

1. Tell me your favorite way to eat or use avocados?

or

Tell me about a great recipe that uses avocados.

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