Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bag of Salad Greens: Yes, Grow Salads In a Bag Of Soil!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Margarita's Avocado Tacos

I'm an avocado fan!  Would you believe I eat avocados every day? Avocados are rich in the good kind of fats- raw, plant-based and nutrient dense monounsaturated fats with  omega 3 (alpha linolenic acid) and omega 6 (linoleic acid)s. It also contains fat soluble vitamins - C, E and K, vitamin B6, folate, potassium, magnesium and lutein.  Most days, it costs less than a dollar each at Sunflower Market -- so cheap but so nutritious!

With my anticancer diet, one thing I really avoid is sugar because it feeds cancer cells.  Sometimes I need an evening snack. Instead of eating a slice of cheese, bread, pie, cake or sweet snack, I’d slice an avocado, scoop up the flesh and eat half of it!  It’s so filling and comforting to my tummy.  So much better than eating carbs that’s converted to sugar in the blood resulting in a sugar spike.

Did you know Avocados from Mexico’s website has a fan section: "Recipes from Avocado Lovers" ?   Would you like to try recipes from avocado fans?  If so, check it out.  You might even want to share your own favorites here ==>  submit a recipe to the Recipes From Avocado Lovers website from Avocados From Mexico  You can upload recipes, download wallpapers, ringtones and other fun items too.  I enjoy trying out new avocado recipes. Here's a taco recipe from one of my amigas. The real star of this taco is avocado.

Margarita’s Avocado Tacos

4 flour tortilla (small)
2 Tbsp butter from grass-fed cows
¼ tsp garlic powder
1 avocado, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
fresh lime juice
½  cup shredded Sharp or Monterey cheese
cilantro/parsley sprigs

In a skillet, warm the flour tortillas to make them pliable.
Mix butter and garlic powder and spread thinly over warmed tortilla.
Spread a little butter and sprinkle garlic powder over the warmed tortilla.
Add sliced avocados, onions, tomatoes and cilantro/parsley. Squeeze lime over taco and top with cheese.
Fold tortilla and enjoy!

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