3/21/2013

Citrus Avocado Sandwich

Citrus Avocado Sandwich! 


So this past week, my dad has been in the mood for AVOCADOS! It's like he can't get enough! I personally don't like them... I have texture issues and, like bananas, avocados have that weird "slippery" texture I can not get past. Hence no guacamole for me... But that's beside the point... So here's what would happen for the past week. My dad would buy avocados (2 at a time) and I would find something quick to do with them because I just didn't want them in my kitchen lol. But by the time I got rid of the second one, he would buy two more and bring it home. So I gave up and decided to make something that I WOULD try and came up with this heavenly sandwich....



Here's everything you'll need:

1 Ripe Avocado
1 Small Plum tomato
1 Tbsp Chopped Chives
1 Clove Minced Garlic
1tsp Sesame oil
1/2 tsp cilantro
1/2 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Pinch of dried basil leaves

Start by dicing the avocado and tomato.
In a small pan, quickly toast the garlic in the sesame oil. 
Cool, and add to a mixing bowl, followed by the rest of the ingredients. 
Mix well and you can then add the diced avocados and tomatoes. 
Lastly add some salt and pepper to taste.

Slice a piece of fresh bread lengthwise on the side. 
Insert a generous amount of the avocado mixture. 
And here the best part, take a bite and taste how glorious this sandwich is! 

I still don't like "avocados" but this recipe, I absolutely LOVE! 
Give a try and let me know what you think!



*Bon Appétit*


3/03/2013

Cilantro French Fries

Skinny Cilantro Seasoned Fries

You may feel just as guilty eating these fries but you'll KNOW they're much better for you. My baked homemade fries will save you some calories to spend on that dessert you've wanted to eat for a while :) If you think about it, it's almost like defying gravity... All the flavors with none of the extra fat. Actually, it's closer to a "cheating death" feeling. So go ahead and enjoy these savory fries!

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/Bon Appétit\

3/02/2013

Vanilla Chocolate Sauce

Vanilla Chocolate Sauce
A decadent chocolate sauce with a hint of vanilla. Use this on your favorite desserts and don't be afraid to be generous... if you're going to MAKE your own chocolate sauce, you might as well treat yourself.
Follow these easy steps to make it happen:

*Bring 2 cups of water to a rolling boil in double boiler.
*Add 2 Cups Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips in the top container followed by 1/4 Cup of Light Corn Syrup. Mix both ingredients until the chocolate chips are completely melted.
*Next, add the last 3 ingredients: 1/3 Cup of Whole Milk (or half and half), 2 tsp of Vanilla Extract, and 1 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter. Keep stirring until the butter dissolves and all the sauce has an unified consistency.

Your sauce is ready to be served! You can freeze or refrigerate this sauce to be used again and again!
Too sweet for your preference? Mix it up! Use dark chocolate instead.
Want a thicker sauce? Use less milk or add more chocolate chips.

Experiment with this because chocolate sauce is hard to screw up so go ahead and add your own touch to it :)... but please don't go too crazy. I mean you don't want to substitute fish stock for the milk or add parsley in there... Let's keep it a dessert?

Want to see how I used this on my Perfect Profiteroles? Click here


~Bon Appétit~