Avocados 101- How to Pick, Store, Ripen and Recipes

Avocado 101 Caras Kitchen

THE GOOD FAT. More the like the BEST fat. I used to be so afraid to eat avocados because of the low-fat craze of the 80’s/90’s but I’ve official shed that skin. Now I eat them on the daily and the love runs real deep.

It should be of no surprise to anyone that follows Caras Kitchen on instagram that I eat them all time so I wanted to show ’em a little bit more love. Today I am sharing my favorite recipes from other bloggers, some of the health benefits you can recieve by eating them and how to pick, store and take care of these gems.

Lesss go!

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Green Goddess Grilled Cheese | Vegan

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Continuing Grilled Cheese Week in style, today I offer you a gift from the food gods! Green Goddess Grilled Cheese. Its legit. I have zero fear of over selling this sandwich to you as it is fantastically delicious in every way. As you bite and chew every last morsel I guarantee you will enter a blissful state of mind where the lines between deminsions blur and you find yourself in a field of avocado dreams. Wait, what? Avocado dreams? sign me up. Basically what I am trying to say is this sandwich is awesome and I highly reccommend you stop whatever you are doing and go make it.

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Pineapple Jalapeno Guacamole | Happy Cinco de Mayo

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HAPPY Cinco de Mayo! Lets Celebrate with one of the best things ever: Guacamole!

There are so many different ways to make it, and none of them are wrong. As far as I am concerned, anything with mashed avocado is a good idea. and when you insert salty, crunchy chips its heaven on earth. This is the first time I have ever made guacamole with pineapple and jalapeno, and based on how quickyly I ate the entire bowl by myself, it wont be last. Yeah, I know. How indulgent was that. It was tasty! And to be honest, it was sort of unplanned. I had a little bit of pineapple left in the fridge when I reached in to grab the cilantro and thought it would be the perfect thing to balance the bite of a little extra jalapeno. Don’t you just love kitchen serendipty?

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Chocolate Mousse with Coconut Whipped Cream – Raw, Vegan

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Chocolate pudding, or snackpaks as I knew them, were one of my favorite things in my brown paper bag lunch growing up. Looking back, I sort of can’t believe my mom sent those with me because they are so unhealthy, but they are delicious. These days, I still indulge in desserts but I strive to make them as healthy as possible while tasting as unhealthy as possible. Does that even make sense? I think you get it. This recipe is exactly that- its healthy but taste sort of unhealthy. The chocolate mousse is made with avocados, raw cacao, pure maple syrup and love. duh. Have to add in a dash of that. And the coconut whipped cream is three ingredients, none of which are dairy. You can serve this with the coconut whipped cream and cacao nibs, or serve with fresh fruit. Either way, you will not be dissapointed.

Its. So. Good.

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