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Jackfruit Smoothie

Sip the true essence of jackfruit in this refreshing smoothie

Sip the true essence of jackfruit in this refreshing smoothie. Almond butter adds creaminess and staying power with protein. Jackfruit is naturally sweet enough that you don’t even need to add sugar or honey. Ingredients: 5 jackfruit pods, seeds removed 1/2 cup milk, your choice (I prefer...
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Jackfruit BBQ

If you eat mostly vegan or vegetarian and find yourself jonesing for the taste of pulled pork, you are in luck.

If you eat mostly vegan or vegetarian and find yourself jonesing for the taste of pulled pork, you are in luck. With jackfruit BBQ, you get the sauciness and meatiness you crave but without the saturated fat and cholesterol. Unfortunately, it’s low in protein...
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Ricotta-Stuffed Jackfruit with Cinnamon

These stuffed jackfruits are sweet and creamy enough to serve as dessert.

These stuffed jackfruits are sweet and creamy enough to serve as dessert. You can enjoy them right away with a fork-and-knife wrap them individually and freeze, nibbling on them as a frozen treat. Pull them from the freezer a couple of minutes before biting...
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Boozy Popsicles with Vodka Lemonade

With this crazy hot heat, cool down with an icy boozy pop

With this crazy hot heat, cool down with an icy boozy pop. My friend Brett, who is known for his tasty cocktails, showed me how to make these easy breezy boozy pops in Electric Lemonade flavor. You just need a few simple ingredients, including...
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The Best Easy Guacamole

I've made all sorts of versions of guacamole. The one I perfected when I'd fly down to Cabo as a private chef is the one in my cookbook. But I have a new one for you, from an unexpected place.

It’s the kick-off to 4th of July week! I will just be hanging locally this year, but you can bet I’ll be digging into lots of guacamole. I’ve made all sorts of versions of guacamole. The one I perfected when I’d fly down to Cabo...
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California Avocado and Chicken Pad Thai

This is an easy pad thai recipe that is so simple and delicious and ready in 45 minutes from start to finish. As seen on Arizona Midday KPNX.

This all-in-one chicken pad Thai recipe will satisfy your pad Thai noodle craving while delivering plenty of protein and fresh produce. Fresh California Avocados are in peak season March through September, making this the perfect light dinner to enjoy during warmer months or any...
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Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Think you don’t have time to make your own holiday treats? Think again. Impress your guests with these festive dark chocolate covered pretzel rods dipped in crushed candy canes that are as delicious as they are easy to prepare. Peppermint-Studded Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels 1 bag...
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Quick and Easy Fall Drinks with Cocoa Flavanols, Heart Health Benefits

Enjoy your favorite fall flavors without the added sugars and calories

Recently I teamed up with the CocoaVia® brand to educate my readers about the health benefits of cocoa flavanols. Sponsored by my friends at CocoaVia®, written 100% by me. As the weather dips into cooler temperatures, you may be tempted to indulge in hot café...
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