Sweet corn with avocado basil butter

Care of Amy Symington Ingredients: 6-7 cobs of sweet corn, husked, washed and roasted or grilled 1 cup basil 1 avocado 1 lime zested & juiced 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar pinch of sea salt & cayenne Directions: 1. Prepare the sweet corn. Depending on the size of the cobs, roast or grill for 10-15 minutes at 375°F or on medium heat until the kernels are tender. 2. Place all the remaining ingredients into a food processor and mix until smooth. Spread on top of the sweet corn to taste. Read More

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Little Avocado Chocolate Ganache Tarts with Olive Oil Pastry + Coconut Cream

Care of Laura Wright Serves: makes 8 if you re-roll the pastry scraps (or 6 with leftover chocolate ganache) Notes: I stayed simple with mine, but orange zest, various types of booze, almond extract, orange blossom water or ginger would all make nice additions to the avocado-based filling. Pastry Ingredients: 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp/100g whole spelt flour 1/2 cup/55g light spelt flour 1/4 tsp fine sea salt 1 tsp granulated sweetener (coconut/maple sugar, evaporated cane) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp water 1 tsp lemon juice (or white wine/white balsamic vinegar in a pinch) Chocolate Ganache Ingredients: 1 medium-large sized ripe avocado, peeled + pitted 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, melted 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (depending on how sweet you want this) 2 tsp vanilla extract faintest pinch of ground cinnamon (mostly to boost the flavour of the chocolate) tiny pinch of sea salt Coconut Whip Ingredients: 1 can of full fat coconut milk (Thai Kitchen’s Organic + Whole Foods 365 brand are my faves), refrigerated for 24+ hours 1-2 tbsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 6-8 muffin cups with olive oil,… Read More

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Avocado Love

Care of Laura Wright This fruit in a sneaky vegetable-ish disguise is easily one of my favourite foods. Period. It hails from tropical climates and grows in over 900 different varieties. The texture is smooth, creamy and luxurious. It tastes good with almost everything savoury. It can be slipped and whipped into luscious desserts with surprising ease. It’s also incredibly healthy for a variety of reasons. Today, I’ll talk about some health benefits and guidelines for avocado selection. On fat, folate + all the other goodies: The energy from avocados is primarily sourced from their fat content. This may seem like a health concern at first glance. It’s worthy of note that the fat contained in this fruit is monounsaturated, which is heart healthy and won’t raise cholesterol. In fact, the good fat in avocados has been proven to reduce cholesterol and increase the ratio of HDL (“good”) cholesterol to LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Their creamy flesh is also incredibly rich in fiber, antioxidants, folate, and more potassium than bananas to boot. Do keep in mind that avocados are rather high in calories, about 300 per whole fruit. For your everyday health: If you love avocados and make a… Read More

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