Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Food Frenzy: Avocado

It is official. I am full blown obsessed with avocados. It blows my mind that I had never really even given them a chance until 2010's Super Bowl when I tried my friend Betsy's guacamole. Slowly but surely I fell in love with guac, and anything it came on. I have now progressed to Avocados and ANYTHING I can put them on. Sandwiches, check. Taco salad, check. Makeshift guacamole, check. Nachos, check. Next up I want to try something a little crazier like putting them into some stir fry or doing some kind of vegetable/seafood salad or something with them.

If you have ANY suggestions for great recipes involving Avocado, send 'em my way! It doesn't hurt that they have all sorts of health benefits either. (Heart health, lower cholestrol, eye health, potential cancer prevention... can't argue with that!) ;-)

Spinach Taco Salad chock-full of carrots, onions, tomatoes, and a heaping helping of avocado chunks!

Monday, April 11, 2011

How Sweet's 'Better Than Crack Brownies'

For this recipe, I'm just going to link you up with the original recipe from How Sweet It Is, because she is hilarious and I don't think I can do any justice to her original post. These brownies are true to their name (all the best desserts have controversial names!), and can almost not even be adequately described to someone who has not tried them. The brownies covered with the fluffy-crunchy-chocolatey top layer has the most amazing combination of flavors and textures, and they are not even difficult to make!

Check out How Sweet's original recipe here*! And follow her if you don't already, because if you're following this, you're clearly a foodie to some degree which means her blog and her mouth watering recipes are right up your alley.

(*As a side note, I accidentally bought semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate, and that worked out just as well! I've had them both ways, and the semi-sweet is still delicious but just tones down the sweetness a tiny bit, which may be good for those of you who don't like "sweet" in overwhelming quantities... though one could argue that in this case, this recipe might not be the one for you! ;-) )

Just looking at the pictures makes me hungry! Enjoy!