Tag Archives: Avocado

How To Create A Brunch DIY Avocado Toast Bar

diy avocado toast bar

Avocado toast has been getting a bad rap right now and it shouldn’t, because it’s downright delicious and affordable when you make it at home. Also, a brunch dish cannot be blamed for an entire generation being unable to afford a house in an overpriced city centre.

Don’t even get me started.

I catered a Vegan Baby Shower with Jenni Bost (all photos in this post also by Jenni) last month for our friend Lindsay Ingalls. If you missed it – see my post on this Vegan Cheese Platter I created. Now you’re thinking, what do you serve at a vegan brunch that doesn’t require eggs or meat?

Avocado toast to the rescue! (more…)

10 Foods You’re Probably Not Eating Enough Of

Kale-Caesar-Salad

By: April + Michelle of GetRealGurls Nutrition

 

We all love top ten lists, am I right?

But why do nutrition lists always seem to feature crazy “superfoods” that you’ve never heard of, don’t know how to prepare or can’t find at your local grocery store? Frustrating.

So in the spirit of gettin’ real, we’ve comprised our list of the top ten common, everyday, healthy foods, you probably aren’t eating enough of, but should. In no particular order – we don’t discriminate when it comes to healthy foods – here they are:

 

1. Beans – like kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas, white beans, navy beans, lentils – we don’t care, they’re all healthy. Full of soluble fibre, magnesium, folate and potassium- all important nutrients the average person doesn’t get enough of. Try this Minestrone Soup recipe.

 

2. Leafy greens – like kale or collards – nutritional superstars compared to their other leafy counterparts like iceberg or even romaine lettuce. And you can eat them as a “chip.” Ever make kale chips? Yum. Here’s a recipe for Kale Quinoa Fritters + 5 Healthy Salad Recipes.

 

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Avocado + Egg on Sourdough Toast

Avocado egg toast

I love eggs and avocado together, so this recipe was right up my alley. I found this healthy breakfast idea in a fitness magazine and have been making it for a few months now. It’s my go-to for getting my eating back on a healthy track. I also have a couple other breakfast ideas that I make all the time.

If you’re going gluten-free, you could easily substitue gluten-free bread instead of sourdough. I like serving this up with some freshly sliced ripe tomatoes and some sea salt on top.

I also bought this mini avocado masher and I use it like crazy for making guacomole or for this recipe. It’s super handy to have.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Sourdough loaf
  • 1/2 Ripe avocado
  • 1 egg
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • Red pepper flakes & fresh ground pepper to taste

 

PREPARATION

  1. Mash 1/2 of a ripe avocado in a bowl, add a sprinkle of finely chopped rosemary
  2. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top and stir
  3. Toast a slice of sourdough bread
  4. Take your garlic clove and rub it all over your slice of toast
  5. Spread the mashed mixture on top
  6. Fry your egg sunnyside up, sprinkle with red pepper flakes and pepper
  7. Slide on top of your toast, add small sprigs of rosemary to your plate & enjoy!

 

 

Beauty Hacks: Avocado Treatments

Avocado-Beauty-Treatments

By: Daniela DiStefano

I have a confession to make: I’m allergic to avocados. My sushi rolls are always missing the key avocado ingredient, and I’m the only one at the party who doesn’t get excited about the big bowl of guacamole and chips. For years I’ve been admiring avocado-based recipes from afar and passing them by at the grocery store. There’s been quite a void, but I finally found a way to bring them back into my life thanks to Miss Ava Cado.

You see she’s the sassy spokesmodel for avocados from Mexico who taught me how avocados can be used to create natural beauty treatments at home. She shared her avocado beauty tips and tricks at Tips Nail Bar in Toronto via beauty expert Janine Falcon who chatted all things beauty and avocados while some of the city’s best manicurist gave us an avocado hand treatment and manicure. (more…)