Avocado Brownies….Whaaaat??

Yummy Brownie Recipe

No need for butter — this brownie recipe from Dr. Taz Bhatia, integrated health expert and author of What Doctor’s Eat, uses avocado in its place.  I realize for most of us these are not the most go-to ingredients in the pantry, but I can assure you, they are worth the extra trip to the grocery store.  I’ve made these twice in one day today and they are delicious!

This is brilliant! Not only are avocados one of the most nutritious fruits, (Yes, they are a fruit) they are also an excellent source of monounsaturated fats such as oleic and linoleic acid. These fats promote the health of your heart. They play a vital role in regulation of cholesterol AND replacing the butter called for in your usual brownie recipe plus replacing the vegetable oil with the healthier coconut oil is definitely a win-win! (Here’s a link of a Huffington Post article from years back, if you’d like to know why.)

By the way, you’ll never taste the avocado. I have the pickiest children alive, and they never knew. Ha!

For information on how to pick, ripen and store that perfect Avocado click here. ;)

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Don’t Let Them Win

In light of what happened early yesterday morning in Orlando Florida, it is important to know that the main objective of terrorism is to terrify. They want us to fear and live our lives in that pexels-photo-69096fear; thus changing the way we live our everyday lives.  We are wiser and so much stronger as a country to begin living in that fear.

Who do you love? Who loves you? Live your life through that love and not the fear. Take the time to stop in the moments you are with the people you love, and feel your love for them. Live in THAT!

Don’t let them win.

While life is uncertain, love is certain.

 

Bourbon Bacon Jam

I came across this recipe and made it yesterday. Holy-Moly it is or shall I say was beyond incredible! We ate it with Pretzel Crisps, original flavor.  Everyone loved it, so I will be making more very soon.

Check out this yummy food blog that I plan on stalking; Tastespotting.com (Warning; Do NOT look at it if you are hungry.)

This recipe is a keeper!

Bourbon Bacon Jam {recipe}

makes a little more than 2 cups

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Ingredients

1 lb bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup Bourbon
½ teaspoon hot, cayenne, ancho chili, or paprika powder (optional)

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