Avocado- Grapefruit Cocktail

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It’s been a long time since I’ve done this recipe. I absolutely love it and it’s been in my mind for weeks! Finally I was able to prepare it! It is so simple yet delicious. The creaminess of the avocado with the surprise acidity of the grapefruit!

The  acidity of the grapefruit prevents the avocado from getting dark, so you can prepare it ahead of time. It is the perfect starter for this coming mother’s day!

AVOCADO GRAPEFRUIT COCKTAIL

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Avocado Toast

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There is no excuse to have such a delicious breakfast. It is easy, full of flavor, healthy and prepared in no time!

Poached egg = protein, checked

Avocado = healthy fat, checked

Toast = healthy whole grain protein carb, checked

Red paprika = natural spice, cecked

Overall, this is a very well balanced breakfast to start you day in a delicious way!

AVOCADO TOAST

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Rosemary Cheese Crust

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This may be the perfect garnish to a nice salad, perfect complement to a soup, swap it for bread, you name it! It is just grilled cheese with fresh rosemary. When I was cooking, the aromas of the rosemary and the burning cheese filled my kitchen inviting me to savor this delicious side dish.

This time I used a mild cheddar cheese and fresh rosemary. You may use parmesan and any kind of fresh herb, use your favorite! I have a rosemary plant outside my kitchen window, so it is always inviting me to use it in my cooking.

I noticed that this cheddar crusts are chewy, while the parmesan ones are crispier. So depending on what you are looking for you may choose the kind of cheese you want to use.

ROSEMARY CHEESE CRUSTS

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Salad with a Beautiful Salmon Rose

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Last time I went out to dinner with my siblings, I ended up eating spaghetti with meat balls and my husband some pizza, all what we are not supposed to eat if we want to lose some body fat. On the other hand, my siblings stuck with their diet and they had just a salad. Of course, nobody forced me to eat my spaghetti and I enjoyed it. But.. next time I saw them, I decided to invite them over and prepare a nice salad for everybody, after all they set the example. There are lots of vegetables in this salad and is garnished with a beautiful Salmon “rose”. Presentation is clue, we eat with our eyes. We had a lovely time and we all felt really good, satisfied without overeating.

SALAD WITH SALMON ‘ROSE’

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Cabbage Leek Soup

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I like to have a nice warm bowl of soup when it is cool cloudy outside. It seems to be leeks season, so I decided to do something delicious with them.

I’ve mentioned cabbage have many health benefits like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cancer prevention, digestive tract and cardiovascular support. In addition to the health benefits, both leeks and cabbage, are a low carb vegetable and contains fiber, so I guess we should include them more often to our diet. They pair very well, so enjoy this comfty easy to prepare soup.

CABBAGE LEEK SOUP

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Molcajete Salsa

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This is a Molcajete. It is a utensil that the indians created to grind vegetables to prepare all different kind of salsas. It is made out of volcanic rock. It is like a bowl with three legs and a separate oval stone.

Today I made salsa, have I mentioned that we all Mexicans love to pour salsa over everything? Well yes, we do. Tabasco can’t beat a real homemade salsa. And even better, a blander can’t beat a molcajete, it gives the salsa such a nice different texture. That is why I still use it.

This is a really spicy (hot) salsa, but we love spiciness too! You may adapt the ingredients to your convenience.

MOLCAJETE SALSA

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Chicken with Leeks, Sundried Tomatos, Mushrooms and Rosemary

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This recipe came out of the blue, and I really, really liked it. It has all the ingredients I like. As all my recipes it is simple, easy and delicious. The aromas while cooking and while eating are so great, I barely waited to be ready!

Plenty of vegetables, you can have your dinner prepared all at the same time. Better, slow cooker will do it for you!

 CHICKEN WITH LEEKS, MUSHROOMS, SUNDRIED TOMATOES AND ROSEMARY

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Cabbage “Steaks”

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This is a very different way to eat cabbage. Cabbage is a great vegetable, full of vitamins and enzymes. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cancer prevention, digestive tract and cardiovascular support benefits. Need more? It is the fountain of youth!

What I did, is that I grilled a thick (about 1 inch) slice of cabbage in a pan with butter, olive oil and fresh garlic. It came out so, so good! I really recommend it. It can  be a nice vegetarian plate or a side to your main dish. Give it a try! I bet you are going to love it!

CABBAGE “STEAK”

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Smoked Salmon Rolls

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This is a very simple recipe, yet full of flavour and I belive it looks very elegant. In case you want to impress someone! I had it as a main course, but half the portion can be served as an appetizer or even as finger food if you make the rolls smaller.

Give it a try, and let me know how it works for you!

SMOKED SALMON ROLLS

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Regular Bun, Thin Bun or No Bun!

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Today I cooked this absolutely delicious steak burgers! When I cook burgers at home, I like to have them without the bun, with cheese on top and some avocado slices. My husband had it with a thin bun, but this part is completely up to you.

This time I used two kind of cheeses. I topped it with gorgonzola cheese and then layered a thin slice of mild cheddar to cover the gorgonzola, I really liked it! Don’t forget about the avocado. Mmm! Just delicious!

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