As you've probably noticed, we are sort of obsessed with avocados here, and on the rare occasion when I have leftover guacamole, I cannot bear to see it go to waste. So after whipping up a batch of homemade guac for a recent party, I used the remaining deliciousness to make a vegetarian sandwich on my new favorite chili bread.
Here on YumSugar, we've gone a little avocado crazy, but with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, how can you not be? A little while back, I stumbled across a strawberry-salsa-stuffed avocado recipe, and with the berries' fragrance overpowering my farmers market, I remembered that I had wanted to give it a shot.
Although I've never thought of using strawberries as a base for salsa, the resulting dish is outstanding! The sweet berries are complemented by the acidic lime juice, spicy jalapeno, and creamy avocado. The salsa-stuffed avocado makes a perfect alternative to a side salad, and the strawberry salsa alone would be tasty on pork, mild fish, or tortilla chips. To get started on your own strawberry salsa, read more
More often than not, we require Monday night meals that are speedy and effortless — but that doesn't mean dinner has to be boring and tasteless.
Set aside your routine chicken and pasta dishes in favor of a lean, light fish dish that uses leftover tuna steaks, maximizes seasonal ingredients, and cooks in no time. To make a unique and untraditional Monday night meal, read more
Recently, Party and I partook in Edible Pursuit, a food trivia event produced by Edible San Francisco. While there, we tackled a surprisingly difficult question about which fruits ripen on the vine.
Since Spring means the onset of some of our favorite fresh fruits, we thought we would test you to see if you can tell us which seasonal fruits continue to ripen after they've been picked.
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It's Dungeness crab season right now in San Francisco, and I can't wait to take advantage of the extremely fresh catch. After seeing TeamSugar member lengel's recipe for tropical crab salad, I already know what I'll be making with my crabmeat. With ingredients such as mangoes, avocados, cilantro, and radicchio, the salad looks crunchy, sweet, savory, bright, and zesty all at the same time. To see the healthy recipe, read more
- Few things are simpler, less expensive, and more satisfying than homemade shortbread. — Los Angeles Times
- Restaurants, facing dire consequences, are now willing to bend over backwards for customers. — New York Times
- How has the classic martini transformed itself over the years? — Washington Post
- Coconut comes in different varieties; pick the sweetness and texture that suits your palate. — The Oregonian
- This Winter welcome the earthy, bittersweet flavors of radicchio into your kitchen. — San Francisco Chronicle
- Did you know that avocados are better sipped than dipped? — Chicago Tribune
- This Valentine's Day, give in to the allure of complex chocolate desserts. — Boston Globe
Every year during the Super Bowl, guacamole is so popular that on game day alone, Americans consume approximately 50 million pounds of avocados. This year's big Sunday should be no exception, and I'll be taking advantage — particularly with avocado prices predicted to rise this Spring.
Here, I've found two recipes. The first is a classic rendition of the green dip served with chips. However, If you're looking for something more bite-sized (and a healthy alternative to chips), turn to the advanced recipe. It harks back to the 1960s, when it was popular to serve guacamole in tomatoes. To see both recipes, read more
Hot weather at the peak of avocado-growing season last June means this Spring California farmers expect to have the smallest avocado crop in the last 10 to 20 years. Americans buy almost 1 billion pounds of avocados annually, and this number is increasing.
Unfortunately, California farmers, which normally supply 85 to 90 percent of domestic avocados, foresee harvesting approximately a third less fruit than they did in 2008. This increased demand and smaller supply will mean a rise in prices.
While avocados will abound during bowl season, the California Avocado Commission predicts they'll be in short supply by the time Cinco de Mayo rolls around. Experts are guessing that the shortage will come late Spring to early Summer, when imports from other countries, such as Mexico and Chile, are at their lowest levels.
I'm wondering if this anticipated price increase will mean a rise in cost at restaurants and dining establishments as well. Come Cinco de Mayo, will you still make guacamole if it means paying $2 for an avocado?
I love avocados especially in the form of a chunky, flavorful guacamole. When I found a recipe that included one of my favorite Fall fruits, pomegranate seeds, I was thrilled! I served this colorful and simple guacamole with tortilla chips, but it would be a great addition to tacos and delicious on grilled pork.
Each bite of this guacamole is perfectly balanced. The texture of the creamy avocado is offset by the spicy serrano chili. The juicy and sweet mango contrasts with the occasional burst of crunchy and tart pomegranate seeds. If you want to enjoy this scrumptious, distinctive guacamole, read more