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Guacamole Bites for Cinco de Mayo

It wouldn’t be Cinco de Mayo without guacamole, but I wouldn’t be The Smart Cookie Cook if I didn’t make a classic into something smarter like these Guacamole Bites. I know they look fancy, but don’t run away! I made these in less than 30 minutes. Everyone loves chips and dip at parties, especially because […]

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Avocado, Egg, and Tomato Brunch Sandwich

You’ll actually want to get out bed for this Avocado, Egg, and Tomato Brunch Sandwich. Lately, Sunday brunch has been characterized as a trendy meal that you have as a more of a statement than actual nourishment for they day. But for my boyfriend and I, we don’t have Sunday brunch to be cool or […]

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Readers’ Choice Wednesday: Avocado & Egg Double Cheese Flatbread

(Does that look like a silly face to anyone else?) Everybody knows it’s important to listen to their mama, and that’s why I’m appeasing Mother Cookie in this week’s Readers’ Choice Wednesday. She wanted something with avocado, and so avocado she shall get. I went through all the obvious options during my brainstorming process: guacamole, […]

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Crispy Potato Bites with Guacamole

Those who know me well know I’m not much of a party animal. I’ll take chilling at home in my PJs over loud music and crowds any day. But when you bring food into the equation, I can change my tune entirely. In fact, I’ll put up with just about anything if you promise me […]

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Hummus & Avocado Zucchini Bites + How-to Video

Am I on a hummus kick lately? Perhaps. But can you really blame me? There’s not a dip on the planet that’s creamier or easier to make. It’s simple, but that’s what makes it so incredible. You can make it in a flash, and then you can serve it on or with anything under the […]

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Roasted Chickpea Salad w/ Avocado + The Secret to Perfect Roasted Chickpeas

I’m generally a patient person, except when it comes to food. If I’m craving something, that food can’t get in my belly fast enough. This can be a difficult characteristic to have, especially when it conflicts with my perfectionism. I want to make elaborate dishes, and I want them to come out flawless, but that […]

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Creamy Sweet Potato & Avocado Sauce w/ Multigrain Pasta, Summer Squash, & Snap Peas

People always ask me why I’m not 300 pounds from running this site. They think that a) I only make unhealthy recipes and b) I eat all of them. It’s true that I post a lot of indulgent foods, and it’s true that I taste-test all of them. However, I usually give most of my […]

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Roasted Summer Squash w/ Avocado, Caramelized Onion Salsa, & Feta

Would you judge me if I told you that I put love and care into crafting a gorgeous, delicious meal that was just for me, and no one else? That’s right, I made myself a wonderful dinner, and I didn’t share with anyone. It was like date night…with myself. Frankly, I think I’ve got the […]

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Quinoa, Jalapeno, & Avocado Burgers

Lately, I’ve started taking orders from local Smart Cookie readers who’ve requested everything from Lion Cupcakes to my famous veggie burgers. I really love working with you guys because you come up with some awesome stuff. I probably would’ve never thought about making delicious chocolate cupcakes that look like cute, little lions had it not […]

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Healthy Cookie: Creamy Avocado Sauce & Roasted Cherry Tomatoes w/ Spaghetti (Squash)

Every time I eat an avocado, I think it’s a trick. Something can’t be THAT good and THAT good for you; life just doesn’t work like that. And yet, unless science is lying to me, that delectable avocado is loaded with nutrients and creamy richness. It’s miracle food, my friends. Now that I’m on a […]