Cook & Be Merry in the May 2010 issue of the Easy Reader Beach magazine was devoted to the California Avocado. Not only is May the beginning of the avocado season, it is kicked off by the Cinco de Mayo festivities, during which the California Avocado Commission estimates 84.1 million pounds of avocados were consumed in the U.S. this year.
My own recipe in the Beach was Exquisite Salad ~ Rice, Chicken, Asparagus, Avocado with Cilantro Vinaigrette. I have been making this recipe since about 1990, and every time I take it to a potluck, people ask me for the recipe. I was also filmed making this dish for the Torrance Cable Network in 1991. I think the recipe is still on their website. That cracks me up.
I also went to a Food Blogger Lunch at Ciudad restaurant with Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, which was put on by the California Avocado Commission. The Crispy California Avocado Taco recipe in the Beach came from the Ciudad Day, along with Chicken and Avocado Skillet Chilaquiles and the California Avocado and Mango Desert.
The Salmon with Avocado and Sweet Chili Sauce recipe in the Beach came from Grace-Marie’s Kitchen, the Cooking School at Bristol Farms in Manhattan Beach. I think of all the new avocado dishes I ate this month, this was my favorite one. Just awesome. Grace-Marie’s Cinco de Mayo class also included a marvelous Fiesta Papaya, Pineapple and Avocado Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing. Oh, and by the way, Grace-Marie’s Salmon recipe and my photo are going to be featured on the California Avocado Commission’s website in the very near future. I’m so excited about that!
Thank you, Easy Reader Beach Magazine and your artists who take my words and photographs and turn them into such a beautiful creation. You’re the best.
- Exquisite Salad
- Food Blogger Lunch at Ciudad with the Two Hot Tamales
- Crispy California Avocado Taco
- Chicken and Avocado Skillet Chilaquiles
- California Avocado and Mango Desert
- Salmon with Avocado and Sweet Chili Sauce
- Fiesta Papaya, Pineapple and Avocado Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
- Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms
- Easy Reader Beach Magazine