Smashed Avocado Sweet Potato Bites

Smashed Avocado Sweet Potato Bites

  I love snack foods. Not just like chips and pretzels and stuff (although, let’s be real, I love those too!) but appetizer kinds of things. Cheese plates, mini tarts, and all sorts of other bite sized things are among my favorite. I think it’s because you can... read more
Tuna Stuffed Mini Avocados

Tuna Stuffed Mini Avocados

I love mini veggies — if I have the choice between a regular eggplant and a baby one, I’m going with the baby eggplant every time. I always choose small zucchini, baby carrots (real baby carrots, not the trimmed ones you buy in the bags for snacks!) and baby greens. Smaller vegetables are not just cute, but they also taste better, and just maybe more nutritious. For some things, a smaller size means you’re not wasting them, like these mini avocados I picked up at Trader Joe’s.

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Fried Egg Onion Rings

Fried Egg Onion Rings

I’ve fried eggs in olive oil in the past, and while they taste okay, olive oil really doesn’t have a smoke point high enough to fry anything without smoking up the house. This last time, I decided to try using my Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil, and it was perfect — the flavor is amazing, especially with a little drizzle at the end.

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Beet Noodle Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Beet Noodle Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

I love most vegetables, but beets are one that I have kind of a love hate relationship with. I love that they’re sweet, nutritious, and pretty. I hate that they almost always taste like dirt. Despite that, I’ve cooked them in a dozen different ways — roasted, steamed, in a smoothie. I’ve even made ice cream out of them (that was my favorite way to eat them, for real!)

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Chorizo Sweet Potato Bowl

Chorizo Sweet Potato Bowl

I’ve been using my Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil for a while now, and I have some favorite flavor combinations that I tend to rely on. The fragrant, floral taste of the oil goes beautifully with citrus, black beans, herbs, and spicy foods like jalapeños or chili flakes. If you look through the recipes I’ve created here, you’ll see a lot of these common flavors, because they really do showcase the oil.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Body – 5 Ways to Spruce Up and Renew in 2018

Spring Cleaning for Your Body – 5 Ways to Spruce Up and Renew in 2018

Spring cleaning is a concept ingrained in many of us every March and April as we get rid of the winter and welcome the spring. For me, this includes catching up on dusting, cleaning out the garage, and storing away winter clothes and linens until the fall. But this year, I’m trying something new. I’m spring cleaning my body with a few simple steps and I’d love for you to join me! Here are five ways to spruce up and renew in 2018!

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