Fresh and easy guacamole

Give your child the gift of healthy avocados by making some super fast guacamole.

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Now spice-loving, Mexican-food-purists might get upset. This guacamole contains no spice. Not one little bit. My little boy is pretty sensitive to spicy food and it makes it easy on his whole system to avoid chili peppers.

Feel free to add diced fresh or roasted hatch chiles or jalapeƱos. You can make a separate chili-free batch just for your little ones or pile it on for spice-loving kids. Around here it’s easier to make just one big batch of guacamole and then add hot sauce on our individual plates.

If you’re worried about the calories in this green fruit, just check out this article talking about the health benefits of avocado.

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Cilantro pesto with roasted spaghetti squash

There’s something about cilantro that can make a gray day sunny and a sunny day even better.

It’s such a vivid shade of green and it’s flavor is just as bright and cheery.

And recently my friend Michelle contributed some Q and As for the blog. One of the questions she asked was if I had any recipe suggestions for spaghetti squash that did not involve making it pasta-like.

And maybe you’ll say that pesto still makes it pasta like. Well, sure. Kinda. But usually cooks are roasting spaghetti squash into tender little pasta-like noodles and topping it all with normal tomato sauce.

Cilantro pesto is far from normal.

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Hatch, tomato & herb salsa

Salsa lovers all have personal preferences.

Some like chunks of tomatoes and onions, others a puree. Some like it hot and some like it mild.

I’m somewhere in between. I’d like a little spice, but not too much. Enough texture to taste each bit, but not chunky.

So we’ll just call this my personal goldilocks of salsas. You may like it a little hotter, a little chunkier or with a  specific pepper. Feel free to mix it up.

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