Posts Tagged ‘Avocados from Mexico’
Cheese Grits with Chorizo and Roasted Tomatillo, Poblano Pepper and Avocado Guacamole
Poultry & Pork • Tags: Avocados from Mexico, breakfast duos, cheese grits, cornmeal mush, Jarlsberg cheese, KitchenPLAY, Mexican chorizo, Southern food
When people find out that Amir and I love to cook, one of the first questions is “What’s your specialty?” Does anyone else find this one hard to answer? Most of us in the food blogging community dabble in a bit of this and that, so it can be difficult to say that your blog falls into one genre. We love exploring various ethnic foods–mostly for the challenge, but also as a way to expand our range of techniques, ingredients and tools. We also love desserts. There is a fat sweet tooth in both of our mouths. If I had to choose another category that excites us, it would be our version of Southern Californian food. That would be a mix of our Southern favorites with Californian flavors. Today’s recipe fits the bill, and it features ingredients from this month’s KitchenPLAY sponsors–Avocados From Mexico and Jarlsberg USA.
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Mini BLTA Whoopie Pies
Special Events • Tags: avocados, Avocados from Mexico, Bootleg Theater, Matt Timms, savory, The Takedown, whoopie pies
For the last few days, you may have heard us talking about the big Avocado Takedown that took place yesterday at the Bootleg Theater. We have been knee deep in avocados over the last few days, and we can thank the folks at Avocados from Mexico and Matt Timms of the Chili Takedown for that. Matt’s name may be new to you, but he’s been taking the East coast and other cities by storm with his local cooking competitions that always find themselves centered around one special ingredient. Call it Iron Chef for the people, if you will. This was his first Takedown in Los Angeles, and he had the illustrious avocados of Mexico as the weapon of choice for all participants. About three weeks ago, we signed up for the event, and of course, we started racking our brains for a submission idea. Little did we know, this contest would take on a life of its own.
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