Life, like food, is better when shared! GNG is adventurous in the kitchen, and in life, and is collecting golden nuggets wherever she goes to share with you. If you are hungry for life, or simply hungry, stop by her kitchen and see what’s cooking. Take a golden nugget and pass it on.
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No Bake Chocolate Avocado Pie
While out here on the Chesapeake Bay, my focus is on delicious no fuss food so we can maximize our time on the beach. This also means that I may not always have time to catch the perfect photo but promise the flavor will not waiver.
Living in a bathing suit all summer inspires me to find SOME meals that are on the lighter side. This quick and easy No Bake Chocolate Avocado Pie recipe did not disappoint. It took less than 10 minutes to make with the help of a Keebler Chocolate Ready Crust and Reddi Wip whipped cream.
Here came the true test. What would my very picky eater Morgan think? He didn't feel like posing for the picture, but his plate says it all!
No kidding, when I looked over and saw him scarfing down the pie I ducked behind the breakfast bar and did a little dance. Score!
No Bake Chocolate Avocado Pie
3 large ripened avocados
3/4 cup 100% maple syrup or agave
1/4 cup high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Ghiradelli)
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
Optional toppings: whipped cream and fresh berries.
Place ingredients in a food processor, cover, and process until smooth.
Pour mixture into the pre-made ready crust, cover, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Note: If you are looking for a dairy-free whipped cream option, check out this Coconut Whipped Cream via The Kitchn. Just a heads up, for optimal whipped cream consistency you will need to chill a can of coconut milk overnight in the fridge before making it.
Looking for more chocolate avocado dessert ideas? Check out my post on Avocado Fudgicles!
After my dad retired from over 40 years of paper mill management, he did a short stint working at Moe's Southwest Grill before he and my mom moved down here to Maryland. After working a shift, he would often bring home Moe's famous queso and heat up their fresh tortilla chips in the microwave. I started craving Moe's queso, this unique white cheese dip packed an addicting heat that I had never had at any other Mexican restaurant. I started searching the web looking for the best copycat recipe and found the closest replica at Seeded at the Table . I think it's right on the money! Download the Printer-Friendly Recipe Card Moe's Famous Queso (Copycat Recipe) Here are my go-to recipes for guacamole and restaurant style salsa .
Whole Foods opened up across the street from our neighborhood. Like, literally, across the street. It has been a long time coming and highly anticipated, so when they finally opened their doors, I went THREE times on the first day! The ever-changing salad bar is our bank account's downfall. Every day at noon it keeps calling my name, taunting me with quick, easy, and healthy options for lunch when I'm hangry. I always get a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a bigger receipt than I had hoped for. So, I decided that I would start making batches of these sides in my own kitchen so that I could enjoy them all week long without the guilt. You can purchase the Whole Foods Market Cookbook on Amazon! First up, one of my absolute favorites, the Indian inspired Cracklin' Cauliflower! It's so good that I recommend making at least a double batch! Download the Printer-Friendly Cracklin' Cauliflower Recipe Card
Last Saturday we packed up and headed to our borrowed beach house for the summer. Before heading out, I stocked up on a bunch of Lidl's Sauces and Marinades for quick and easy meals at the beach. Lidl has a great variety to choose from, and look at the prices!!! So far we have tried Ya Mon Jerk Style Marinade, To-Kill-A-Lime Sauce, Nashville Style Barbecue Sauce, and Bailando Habanero Mango Sauce. All have been bold and flavorful. Scott especially enjoys the Nashville Style Spicy Barbecue Sauce, which definitely has a kick to it. On our first night I served up this grilled steak marinated in the To-Kill-A-Lime Sauce, with a refreshing Watermelon Cucumber Salad, and fresh grilled corn. So good! The next night I used the Nashville Style Spicy Barbecue Sauce for BBQ Chicken. This spicy BBQ chicken went great with grilled fingerling potatoes and a chilled Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad. The then I turned up the heat even more with the Bailando Habanero Mango Sauce. . It reminds me