Tuna Salad with Lentils: Theme and Variations


Isn’t this a pretty salad?  Just looking at the photo makes me want to make and eat it all over again.   Our fresh avocados are especially buttery this time of year because they are high in oil content late in the season.  Creamy avocado and juicy red peppers in a tuna salad with lentils…that’s what I want for lunch!

It’s too hot to cook,  so I’ve been reinventing summer salads for our meals, adding colors and flavors to help us survive the blistering heat. Continue reading

Pomegranate Balsamic Shrimp Salad with California Avocado

Five Happiness Balsamic Shrimp Salad


A big box arrived today from Organic Girl® Good Clean Greens!  Inside?  Two chilled containers of Five Happiness Tasty Salad!  I couldn’t be more excited to try a new salad mix, because this one includes baby bok choy leaves, along with baby red chard, tango, mizuna, baby arugula, baby spinach, baby green chard, baby green romaine, and baby green oakleaf lettuce.  What to make?  The name “Five Happiness” made me think of five yummy shrimp on top.. Continue reading

Simply Avocados: Easy and Healthy Summertime Meals

eggs with ham, mushrooms, avocado

Top scrambled eggs with sliced avocados!

California avocado harvest is in full swing now, so  we have lots of ripe avocados in the kitchen.   I don’t usually plan special recipes,  but find ways to incorporate avocados into our everyday meals.  That’s one of the best things about avocados…they add something special to every dish! Today I’m sharing some of the meals we enjoy with “simply avocados”.  Continue reading

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