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Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding in the food processor from I Heart Vegetables on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Elizabeth Parent of I Heart Vegetables is a certified health coach and veggie-loving blogger located in Richmond, Virginia. She’s a plant-based eater who rarely follows a recipe and loves sharing simple, healthy recipes anyone can make. Liz is full of contagious energy, and she shows us eating well doesn’t have to be boring – it can even include wine. She can be found on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Hi everyone! I’m Liz, the blogger behind I Heart Vegetables, a little corner of the internet dedicated to healthy foods, vegetarian recipes, and a few sweet treats here and there. I’m getting married in May, and I’m lucky my soon-to-be-husband Alex is mostly on board with this vegetarian lifestyle.

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding in the food processor from I Heart Vegetables on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - @elizparent

I can’t wait to share a kitchen with him, but I’m pretty sure I’ll drive him crazy with my kitchen appliance collection. I swear each and every one I have is important, but we’re quickly running out of counter space. Oops.

Luckily, I just got the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth® Duo 14 Cup Food Processor with Second Bowl. This thing does double duty. It has two different size bowls, so it’s perfect for a little bit of salsa or a giant batch of tomato soup. I love the slicer for veggies, and I’ll definitely be making my own nut butter in it. Plus it’s dishwasher safe, so Alex won’t get stuck with too much to clean up. (Really though, Alex usually does the dishes. I’m a lucky lady.)

I am all about fast and easy recipes. I’m not much of a recipe-follower myself, so I usually just try “a little of this” and “a little of that” until I get it right. (Alex’s engineering background makes him a much better baker. Apparently, some things do need to be exact.)

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding in the food processor from I Heart Vegetables on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - @elizparent

 

I have a bit of a sweet tooth but I generally try to satisfy it in a healthy way. Sometimes it’s fruit, but sometimes it has to be chocolate. There is no apple in the world that could distract me from chocolate. So when a chocolate craving hit the other day, I knew there was only one thing to do. Grab an avocado and make pudding.

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding in the food processor from I Heart Vegetables on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

Say what? I swear, you will not taste the avocado in this recipe – and the healthy fats will do your body good. I can’t pretend this whole recipe is a superfood, but at least you’ve got some good stuff in there to balance out the chocolate.

These are the types of recipes I like. A handful of ingredients that you already have in your kitchen, whipped into something delicious. Chocolate just became a superfood! Shh, don’t tell anyone until they’ve tasted it. Ready? Let’s go.

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding in the food processor from I Heart Vegetables on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - @elizparent

 

 


Chocolate Avocado Pudding
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
1 ripe avocado
3 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tbsp chocolate chunks
sprinkle of salt
Instructions
Slice and pit the avocado and scoop the flesh into a small bowl food processor.
Begin blending the avocado until smooth.
Add in the maple syrup and cocoa powder and continue to process.
Scoop it into a small bowl and stir in the chocolate chunks
Finish by sprinkling a bit of sea salt on top.
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Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding in the food processor from I Heart Vegetables on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - @elizparent

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding in the food processor from I Heart Vegetables on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - @elizparent



Fried Oysters with Slaw and Lime Cilantro Avocado Sauce

 

Like many people who live near oyster reefs, I have a love/love relationship with the slippery bivalves. Some people prefer them raw, some fried, some grilled with herbs and butter, and I like them all. Today is National Oyster Day, so let’s salute the briny fruit of the sea with a recipe based off one we ate in Austin, Texas while in town for the BlogHer Food 2013 conference.

The oyster we ate was fried perfectly with a crunchy exterior and juicy interior, so it didn’t take away from the texture of the oyster as over-frying can dry out the meat. It sat atop a light sauce on a piece of bread, and it was topped with herbs. In our version, we add avocado to the sauce and a creamy slaw under the oyster for some crunch.

 


Fried Oysters with with Lime and Cilantro Avocado Sauce
YIELDS: 6 servings

We love to use the Cool Touch Deep Fryer (35020) to fry oysters. It is best to fry in batches to keep the oil at the right temperature. This recipe makes a great appetizer for a get-together or could be served as a part of a main course for dinner. Find the recipe for the Creamy Coleslaw here
Ingredients
Lime and Cilantro Avocado Sauce
8 sprigs cilantro
1 clove garlic
1 avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Fried Oysters
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 pints raw oysters, drained
Vegetable oil for frying
French baguette, sliced into 1/4-inch thick pieces
Diced tomatoes, if desired
Chopped Cilantro, if desired
Creamy Coleslaw (Recipe linked above.)
Instructions
For Lime and Cilantro Avocado Sauce
Using S-blade, add cilantro and garlic clove food chopper bowl. Cover and pulse until finely minced.
Add avocado, mayonnaise, lime juice, dried red pepper, salt and pepper. Pulse until mixture is well blended.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes: about 3/4 cup
For Fried Oysters
Heat deep fryer to 350°F.
In large resealable plastic bag, add flour, cornmeal, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Seal bag and shake.
Add half of the oysters to bag. Seal and shake until oysters are coated.
Place a single layer of oysters in deep fryer basket. Carefully lower basket into hot oil and cook until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining oysters.
Top a bread slice with Lime and Cilantro Avocado Sauce, Creamy Coleslaw, two oysters and drizzle with sauce. Sprinkle with tomato and cilantro before serving.
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Recipe from the Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen.