Posts Tagged ‘avocado’

Salad Pizza

Posted: 23rd April 2014 by doomthings in Dinner, Lunch, The Foodening
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And so should you.

Salad Pizza | doomthings



  • Your favorite pizza dough
  • Cornmeal (for pizza peel)
  • Mini tomatoes, sliced
  • Goat cheese
  • Avocados, cubed/sliced
  • Arugula
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Roll out (for thin crust) or hand-form (for normal crust) the dough.
  2. Place on peel sprinkled generously with cornmeal.
  3. Spread a thin layer of olive oil on the dough.
  4. Layer tomatoes, avocadoes, and goat cheese.
  5. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and pepper to taste.
  6. Transfer pizza to preheated pizza stone in oven.
  7. Bake at 500 degrees F for 10 – 15 minutes (or until crust is lightly golden).
  8. Top with arugula as soon as it comes out of the oven and serve once slightly cooled.

This pizza makes my insides feel AWESOME.  Try it.  TRY IT NOW!

Avocado Banana Bread

Posted: 4th May 2013 by doomthings in Snack, The Foodening
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So, another banana bread post.  Yay!  I actually made this one first, but wasn’t sure I wanted to post it because it was good, but not as good as regular banana bread or the chocolate chip banana bread.  Don’t get me wrong, I still thought it was good, it was just more crumbly and more cake-like than moist bread-like.  I think this is because I swapped the butter for avocado one-to-one and avocado doesn’t melt like butter.  Another big change is that I omitted sugar entirely.  I found, in multiple places, that people had omitted sugar because they used  super-ripe bananas, which are already pretty sweet.

If I make this again, I probably add sugar.  The original recipe called for 1 cup of white sugar, but I would start with 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar (my favorite kind of sugar; I substitute this in lots of my baking because I love the molasses taste it adds).  To make the texture more moist, I would probably add another banana (the original recipe calls for 5, yes, 5!  I think that makes it way too banana-y, but it’s really your preference.).  Despite these changes, I still thought it was really yummy!  Go forth and bake!!


  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 avocado


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, bananas, and avocado.
  3. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into a greased and floured bread pan (or any smallish pan!).
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 – 60 minutes, or until it passes the toothpick test*.

*Toothpick test:  Insert a wooden toothpick in the middle of the bread.  If it comes out clean, the bread is probably ready.  If it comes out with batter, keep on cookin’!

Normally when I want to eat something with avocados, I exclaim in my husband’s face that I plan to buy them but never have a plan.  So we never buy avocados.  This time I was prepared!  I read up on avocados how to use them for things other than sandwiches and guacamole.  Using them for pasta sauce worked out perfect because I love cream sauce, but it doesn’t love me.

Avacado Spinach Pasta | doomthings


  • Half a box of pasta
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and scooped
  • lemon juice to taste
  • lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil + extra for veggies
  • handful of fresh basil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • parmesan cheese to taste
  • ground pepper to taste + extra for veggies
  • mushrooms (optional)
  • onions (optional)
  • spinach leaves (optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to box directions.
  2. Combine avocado, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, basil, and salt in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Toss sauce with pasta.
  4. Add parmesan cheese and pepper to taste.
  5. Saute mushrooms, onions, and spinach in extra olive oil and ground pepper.
  6. Add veggies to pasta and serve immediately.

This was pretty delicious.  It was quite filling without making it feel like I downed a pound of heavy cream, and it didn’t sit heavy in my stomach.  This was a great idea. +5 intelligence.


I’ve heard things about avocados not really lasting more than a day, so we’ll see how my leftovers turn out.