Chicken Avocado Salad

chicken avocado salad

This chicken avocado salad is another easy, healthy and delicious recipe, perfect for using up leftover cooked chicken. It’s from The Short-Cut Cook: Make Simple Meals with Surprisingly Little Effort by Jacques Pepin. In the recipe’s notes, Jacques says that this chicken avocado salad is a great way to use leftover chicken. I couldn’t agree more. The […]

Southwestern Beef Salad with Chile Lime Dressing

Southwestern Beef Salad

This Southwestern Beef Salad with Chile Lime Dressing was a big hit when I made it for dinner recently.  I liked it because it was easy to make. It’s a no-cook, one-bowl recipe, perfect for summer. All I had to do was some assembly. And Rod liked this Southwestern Beef Salad’s main ingredients: beef and […]

Avocado Pear Smoothie

Avocado Pear Smothie

My exploration of power foods continues this week with this lovely pale green Avocado Pear Smoothie, a refreshing healthy way to start the day with just 4 Weight WatchersPointsPlus value. A group of bloggers led by Mireya of My Healthy Eating Habits, is working their way through the healthy ingredients contained within Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes […]

Lightened Up Quinoa and Corn Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Lightened Up Quinoa & Corn Salad with toasted Pumpkin Seeds

This yummy quinoa and corn salad with toasted pumpkin seeds is a lightened up version of one in the cookbook, Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients, from the editors of  Whole Living Magazine. It’s another recipe that’s helped me overcome my initial aversion to quinoa. (Camilla’s Lemony Lentil & Quinoa Salad was the first […]

{38 Power Foods} Chilled Asparagus Soup with Spinach and Avocado

Making Chilled Asparagus Soup with Spinach and Avocado in the Vitamix

The temperatures have soared into the triple digits here in Phoenix, so when I was trying to decide on a recipe for this week’s 38 Power Foods Group, started by Mireya of My Healthy Eating Habits, this one for chilled asparagus soup with spinach and avocado immediately caught my eye. Each week we’re blogging about one of […]

Ina Garten’s Avocado and Grapefruit Salad Makeover

Lighter Healthier Avocado Grapefruit Salad

I can’t seem to get enough of this deliciously easy avocado and grapefruit salad lately. Full Disclosure: It’s actually Ina Garten’s Avocado & Grapefruit Salad Recipe from her Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home - made lighter and healthier. I love Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Cookbooks. Everything I make from them […]

Guacamole Recipes


I’m a huge fan of avocados and love collecting guacamole recipes.I think I’m making up for lost time since I grew up without this nutritious, delicious dish. Guacamole, a mashed avocado dip, is originally from Mexico, dating back to the Aztecs, where it was revered for its high vitamin and fat content. (I often wonder how […]