Although this may seem like a summer dish, I believe avocados should be eaten year round. I have always loved avocados and cannot remember ever saying I was tired of eating them. A few years ago I stumbled into Lemonade, the restaurant, and I've got to say that the endless choices of items on their menu made me an addict. If you've ever been to Lemonade you know that it can be a bit intimidating. Cafeteria style, and endless choices could have you dashing for the door. But no, not me. I had to have some of the mouthwatering dishes! I was no more than 5 people away from ordering when I saw something amazing....... An avocado stuffed with shrimp? I could not contain myself!! Nevertheless, I waited in line like a good girl thinking of nothing but that stuffed avocado. Yes I ordered it, nothing else. Yes I devoured it, to the last spoonful. Needless to say, I had to make this at home and keep it in rotation. What you see above is my interpretation of it and I must say I outdid myself with this! Cilantro, lime, cucumber, salt and pepper. Oh, I must not forget the two tablespoonfuls of coconut oil that I cooked the shrimp in. There is heaven on earth. :)
So, I absolutely love almond milk and use it every chance I get. I finally decided to start making my own, I mean, I had a ton of almonds and what better way to use them than to make some delicious almond milk! Although my son begs to differ, I really do think homemade almond milk tastes the best!!! I had no better place to put it in than in an old and trusted mason jar. Anyone share my passion? What else do you do other than drink it? I actually found a "VERY" delicious gluten-free cornbread muffin recipe and used my homemade milk in the mix. It was a tad bit drier than I'm accustomed to but it was absolutely delicious!
There’s just something so amazingly comforting to me when I bite into a vanilla cupcake with a rich, buttery frosting. Would you believe me if I told you that I had to make these three days in a row? I could not keep up with the demand! (:
You see, I had such a craving one night after dinner to eat something sweet. With nothing on hand I sat here and thought, “What could I possibly make that wouldn’t take all night?” I looked inside my pantry and noticed I had plenty of Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour. Vanilla paste? Check. Unsalted butter? Check. Eggs? Check! I must say I was ecstatic and I got to work immediately.
If you notice, I’m using spring themed baking cups. That was a total accident as I just grabbed the first ones I found but these will definitely be on the Easter dessert table because they’re just “that good!” So, these beauties you’ll be seeing again on Easter with a little more decoration for the kiddos. The frosting? I’ll be talking about that at a later date. This frosting deserves its own story. Till next time !
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