Goody Bag For a Good Cause #LayerOnLove #ad #CollectiveBias

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Today I want to talk to you about something that no many of us know. The holiday season is very special for everybody, but there’s many people thar don’t have the necessary means to supply the most basic needs, such as coats, scarves, gloves and more.
This is one of the reasons why Coca-Cola® a great company that has been on my table for many years, has join forces with the One Warm Coat® a non-profit organization that whose mission is to provide anyone in need with half a million coats this holiday season.

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And definitely this is a great time to give back and bring the family together to help and also teach our children about how good it is to give without receiving anything in return. It is also an excellent time to go to Walmart and purchase some Coca-Cola® products, also all the materials you will see here are from Walmart, so this season think that everything you need you will find it in your local Walmart.

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And we can all join and help achieve this great mission, just purchase Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Fanta, Coca-Cola life and Diet Coke and then join by sharing how you are helping this season, use the hashtag #LayerOnLove in all your social media.

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And to help the cause I made this goody bags, to spread the word around. Nothing to fancy or complicated and reminds people that they don’t need a reason to give just a good heart. With the goody bag, I made this printable TAGS that you can print and ad to the goody bag, is great way to remember why the bag is so important. Also to my friends that I know need a 2Liter Coke, I add a candy cane and the tag, so they can remember too.

FOR THE GOODY BAG YOU NEED:

  • Party transparent bags.
  • Candy Canes.
  • Hot Coco Mix packages
  • Diet Coke 1/2L
  • Gloves
  • Ribon
  • Tags

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And this is very simple, just place all the items in a bag, close with the ribon and attact the tag to it. You can use any ribon color you like and or any flavor of Coca-Cola products that I mention before. The gloves are just a token to remind them why the cause is so important and they can easily donate them.

By coming together and inspiring your followers to donate to One Warm Coat® on Coke.com/LayerOnLove, we could collectively help to put a coat on one million people in need this winter.

10 Activities to make your Summer Olympics a 10 #Olympics #summer #kids

The 2016 Summer Olympics are Here! And we can’t wait to watch it. It is the first time we are going to enjoy this amazing event and had the opportunity to tune in to enjoy this fabulous event.

Now until August 21st the whole world will be abuzz with Summer Olympics, and there is so much opportunity for learning and getting active! Here are (a perfect) 10 tools to foster Olympic-worthy learning and help you host your own Olympics at home!

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Learn About the Olympics

1. Summer Olympics Fun Pack – Printable!

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This pack has crosswords, medal tally sheets, coloring pages, and my favorite – a Venn diagram comparing modern and ancient Olympics! A lot of punch in one downloadable package, making it a great start to learning fun with Olympics. Suitable for Pre-K – 5th-grade levels. $4.75.

2. 2016 Summer Olympics Lapbook with Study Guide – Printable!

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Get the details on all of the summer games, the history of the Olympics, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Created by one of my favorite resources, Knowledge Box Central. Tip: You can print as many of these lap books for your family and friends to build knowledge and community while you watch the games. $5.

3. Sporting Events Interactive Foldable Booklet- Printable!

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For the avid sports – watching kiddos, this foldable game tracker allows them to track scores in each game for the summer 2016 Olympics. Use this as an opportunity to practice math based on their skill level – whose in first, second and third place? What percent is 4.8 out of 10? I love this handheld, interactive, printable tool! Just $1.

4. 2016 Summer Olympics Interactive Bundle – Printable!

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There’s a little something in this bundle for everyone, from writing prompts, to coloring – great for the littles who need an activity while the group watches swimming. Suitable for 6-10-year-olds. $4.99, down from $7.99.

5. Summer Olympics Bingo!

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Whether you’re planning a viewing party with other families, or you have a class full of excited viewers, this is a fun group activity for all ages. Bone up on Olympic vocabulary with this classic game with a timely theme. Speaking of which, let the games begin! $2.

6. Olympics Online Unit Studies

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For homeschoolers looking to mix things up this summer, this online course by 5-star reviewed Online Course features self-directed research projects, unit studies, and a deeper dive into the history and global meaning of the Olympic games. Great for elementary and middles school level kiddos comfortable with the internet. $15.

 

Host your Own Olympics at Home!

7. Scoop and Toss Game

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Scoop and Toss Game features 2-15″ scoops and a softball-sized plastic ball can be used for a number of outdoor games including baseball, jai alai or catch. This would be a great game for field day!

8. Playground Balls

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These classic rubber playground balls come in a set of three assorted designs. Inflate with standard pump and needle.

9. Play Ring Set

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These fun play ring sets can be used in the yard, park, in the pool or at the beach! The big foam-ring paddles have a stretchy nylon center that makes toss and catches games tons of fun.

10. Resistance Tunnel

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Many children love the feel of climbing through the tunnel. Some of the benefits that can be realized are deep pressure input/touch, increased a sense of body awareness, motor skills, balance, coordination, prone extension, and self-regulation.

May the best Olympians win!

Healthy Summer Foods Are Easy to Find

Healthy Summer Foods Are Easy to Find
As summer gets into full swing, healthy eating becomes an increasingly trendy topic. Luckily, it’s easy to find perfectly delicious, healthy food that’s in season throughout the summer, and the fact that there are so many options available makes it easy to adhere to a healthy diet. Depending on where you live, there will be different seasonal options available at different times, so by purchasing what’s readily available, you can create unique recipes that will expand your horizons.

Eating Local
Another perk of utilizing seasonal ingredients that are readily available is that those ingredients will be local, so, in turn, you will be supporting local farmers and producers. Ensuring that your local economy, especially in terms of food, is thriving is a great way to create a more sustainable economy as a whole.
Purchasing locally sourced food also creates sustainable farming and production practices that have less of an impact on the environment. Not only will you be eating food that is healthier, you will be reducing your carbon footprint. There’s a symbiotic relationship that occurs naturally between those who produce food and the consumer when there’s a focus on eating what’s readily available.

The Versatility of Beets
A great vegetable that grows in summer, beets offer a wonderful flavor that can be used in many ways. Beets can be cut up and used raw in salads, roasted and served with goat cheese, or pickled and saved for later use. No matter how they are prepared, beets are packed with antioxidants and are known to be a great anti-inflammatory. Such a tasty, versatile vegetable should have no problem finding its way into your diet.

Tomatoes and Corn
Nothing says summer like these two powerhouses. There is no better time to eat tomatoes than in summer, which is the season for a number of delicious, juicy varieties that grow just about anywhere. Tomatoes are also high in antioxidants and can be used in as many ways as you can think of. Corn is another summer staple; nothing rounds out a summer barbeque like corn on the cob. With these two options available in just about any locale, there’s no reason not to make them frequent additions to your summer diet.

Add Delicious Fruits to Your Diet
Vegetables aren’t the only healthy food readily available during the summer. There are plenty of delicious fruits, too. Berries, watermelon, peaches, and much more are around in the summer and make for tasty, refreshing treats during those hot days. Not to mention, most fruits are rich in essential vitamins. Nothing tastes quite as good as fresh, in-season fruit, which is just another reason to enjoy all the options while they’re at their peak.

Learn New Recipes and Ideas
Yet another benefit of adhering to what’s locally available to you is that you will find new recipes and ideas that you may not have tried previously. By experimenting with new foods that you may have had little experience with, you will be challenging your palate and your cooking regimen. Opening yourself up to new ideas, in terms of cooking and eating, is the best way to discover the most delicious dishes around.
There are plenty of resources that offer recipes and ideas that’ll get you heading down the right path. Hampton Creek is one of many sources of ideas and information. Take advantage of what you can do with fresh food and fresh ideas.

Get the Entire Family Involved
Everything from shopping at your local farmer’s market to going on a berry-picking excursion can be great fun for a family. You can meet the people who make your food, and your kids can take in the knowledge that comes with learning about seasonal ingredients. Don’t hesitate to get everyone involved in the process.

Do What It Takes to Create a Healthy Lifestyle
Simplicity makes everything easier, and your health is no different. If what comes easy happens to be incorporating healthier foods into your diet, you’re sure to take control of your eating habits in a meaningful way. Do what it takes to create a more sustainable, locally driven approach to food and you will be rewarded. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with different options in order to find new combinations that appeal to your taste buds.

Pasta Vegetariana #FortyDaysofFlavor #Clamato #Ad

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Si ustedes se han preguntado de qué forma celebramos los Hispanos la cuaresma todos les contestaremos que es diferente en cada familia.  En mi caso personal, recuerdo que desde pequeña nos enseñaron a respetar este tiempo, ya que el mismo es sagrado y no debemos por nada ofender las costumbres que heredamos.

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Además no pueden faltar las noches en familia compartiendo las más deliciosas comidas, las cuales están hechas a base de vegetales o mariscos. Esto se debe, no sé si ustedes saben, a que en este tiempo de meditación y convivencia familiar se acostumbra a no consumir ningún tipo de carne. Recuerdo como mi abuela paterna nos preparaba deliciosos platillos sin carne; para nosotros como niños era impresionante saber que algo tan simple era increíblemente delicioso.

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También recuerdo que entre las cosas que hacía mi abuela con mi tía, me encantaban las pastas y las empanaditas dulces, ¡qué ricas! Esa era para mí una de las mejores partes de estas celebraciones.

Por supuesto que no podía faltar el plato estrella, el que a todos en la familia les encantaba y por el cual los nietos siempre hacíamos fila con un plato en la mano para no perdernos la oportunidad de comer.

Esta delicia, que mi tía llamaba ‘la pasta con todo’ y mi abuela le decía ‘fideos vegetarianos’, tenía la particularidad de que se preparaba con cualquier cosa que hubiera en la alacena. En esa época,  durante la cuaresma y semana santa el comercio no abría, así que mi abuela y mi tía tenían que jugárselas con lo que tuvieran en la casa.

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Tan sencilla y humilde como muchos de los platos que se preparan en esta época, pero no deja de ser deliciosa, especialmente porque es hecha con uno de los ingredientes estrellas: CLAMATO. Este coctel de tomate que le da un delicioso y único sabor a esta salsa, sin dejar de lado el valor tradicional que tiene.

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Una de las cosas que me encantan es que ahora podemos ir y conseguirlo a cualquier hora y cualquier día, y en uno de mis lugares favoritos para comprar, Walmart, esta es una gran ventaja sobre todo en este época.

Esta es una de mis recetas favoritas durante la cuaresma; déjame saber cual es la tuya en un comentario.

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Deliciosa pasta vegetariana, ideal para preparar durante el tiempo de cuaresma.
Servings Prep Time
6 personas 15 minutos
Cook Time
25 minutos
Servings Prep Time
6 personas 15 minutos
Cook Time
25 minutos
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Print Recipe
Deliciosa pasta vegetariana, ideal para preparar durante el tiempo de cuaresma.
Servings Prep Time
6 personas 15 minutos
Cook Time
25 minutos
Servings Prep Time
6 personas 15 minutos
Cook Time
25 minutos
Ingredients
Servings: personas
Instructions
  1. En una olla de fondo grueso, caliente a fuego medio, derrita la mantequilla con el aceite, agregue la cebolla, chile dulce y cocine por 3 minutos, luego agregue el maíz dulce, cilantro, hongos y sal-pimente bien.. En un tazón mezcle el Clamato, salsa de tomate y ketchup, agregue esto a la mezcla de vegetales, baje el fuego y cocine por 15 minutos. Utilice este tiempo para cocinar la pasta de acuerdo a las direcciones del paquete. Una vez la pasta cocinada, agréguela a la salsa, revuelva bien y apague el fuego. Sirva inmediatamente y coloque trocitos de aguacate para darle un gustito aun mas sabroso
  2. Recuerde que usted puede adaptar esta receta de acuerdo a los vegetales que tenga en su casa.
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Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich with San Luis Sourdough® breads #ad

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Have you wonder ever what is the best bread to make the most delicious sandwich? Well today I have the answer for you, and is very simple. First let me tell you a little bit about San Luis Sourdough® breads, I love to have a good quality bread for any kind of recipe I make for my family and San Luis Sourdough® breads are the perfect bread to have on hand.

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I’m very proud to be working with this company today, not only have an amazing product but they carry a long history its local roots, unique slow-bake process and authentic taste and texture, San Luis Sourdough Bread Co. has been a California favorite since 1983. And this is just one of the reasons I love it, it is also Non-GMO Project Verified, and giving my family the absolutely best is what my motto is all about. If you want more information just click HERE

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Now the sandwich, you are going to love also how easy this sandwich is, and ok, the bread I choose to make is the Sourdough Deli Bread, but you can definitely use any of the San Luis Sourdough® breads variety, but in my opinion the deli bread is quite delicious and perfect to make the sandwich even better, and of course the method I used to toast the bread in the pan in low heat complement the flavor a lot.

The ingredients are very simple and is super easy to make, you will find the this sandwich can be made with a lot of different ingredients, but today I want to take you to my childhood favorite, because this combination of ingredients is been my go to for many years and my grandma use to make me the same sandwich but with the addition of tomatoes.

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So I hope you like it and please tell me what is your ultimate favorite sandwich combination to make with San Luis Sourdough® breads.

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The ingredients are very simple and is super easy to make, you will find the this sandwich can be made with a lot of different ingredients, but today I want to take you to my childhood favorite,
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
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The ingredients are very simple and is super easy to make, you will find the this sandwich can be made with a lot of different ingredients, but today I want to take you to my childhood favorite,
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. First melt some butter in a skillet. In a bowl mix eggs, salt and pepper and half and half, combine and cook, make a simple omelet. Spread the beans in each slice of bread and place one slice of cheese in each bread.
  2. Once the omelet is ready cut it in four and place one portion on top of the cheese and then a quarter of the avocado. Place the other slice of the bread with the cheese on top; spread butter and place on the skillet to toast, don't forget to smear some butter on the other slice of bread and toast it too.
  3. Serve with some chips and salsa or just like that. It is delicious either way.
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Help End Child Hunger #HungerIs

Help End Child Hunger #HungerIs

We are definitely very lucky, my girls have food every day to enjoy and we can say the we are super blessed. But there was a time when I was younger and my father struggle to put food on the table, and we all know how incredible difficult as a parent is, to see your child have to fish for food every night. Thank God this lasted just a short time, after a few months my father was able to have a steady job and bring food to the table every day.

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But did you know that one in five children in America live in households without consistent access to adequate food, yes we have a lot of families struggling to put food on the table. And this is the matter of what I want to bring your attention to.

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We can help this families and end the Hunger, companies like Albertsons Safeway family will be having a national “Hunger Is” campaign.

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Taking place September 1st through September 30th, 2015 to help aid in the relief of childhood hunger in America. This program is designed to raise awareness, volunteer hours, and funds that will improve health outcomes for hungry children and their families. And is very simple to do it.

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TWO WAYS YOU CAN HELP

Donation Campaign:  You will be ask by the cashier to donate at register while checking out if you would like to donate to the Hunger Is fundraiser.

Brand Partnerships: You can purchase participant products like ConAgra (Marie Calender’s, Healthy Choice, Bertolli’s and PF Changs), Coke, Unilever, Kellogg’s, Campbell’s, Organics, or Open Nature products and Hunger Is will provide one meal to those in need.

Is not difficult and I’m sure you can do it, just remember how lucky our families are to have food everyday on the table and by helping you will teach your kids how important the value of giving is.

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So don’t waste any more time, go shopping today and donate.

If you want to learn more VISIT HUNGER IS

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway . The opinions and text are all mine.

Sticky Mini Bars #BakeInTheFun #ad #CollectiveBias

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Can you believe is almost Fall season? I love this time of the year. All the change in the air, stores decorate windows with beautiful illustrations of turkeys, pumpkins and more; and the best part is all the delicious bake goods you can make.

I have to share with you today one of the most easy, delicious, simple recipe, inspired by all the fall flavors you can find. This is a recipe I created with few ingredients because my little one loves to bake and my oldest daughter want me to create a recipe she can make with her sister and it did not require a lot of ingredients.

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So we start storming with ideas and one of my daughter mention lets make something with M&M’s® and that is how this recipe began to take shape. First we went to Walmart for a few ingredients all of them where pick by my girls because this are there favorites. We buy Mott’s® Apple Juice, Mott’s® Apple Sauce Original, Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Cake Mix and Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Cream Cheese Icing, on the side I bought for me some Snapple® Apple Single you know to keep me cool during this process.

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I was so impress with my girls that we adventure and decide to buy the M&M’s® Pecan Pie 9.9oz, this pecan pie flavor is the perfect combination to our experiment. I want to mention also that this sticky bars are made with only this ingredients so you will be surprise how delicious this recipe is, and is perfect to make for all the upcoming school events and parties you are going to be attending.

I love how we can connect making treats, this is my favorite part of fall, making memories with my daughter and also creating recipes that will be a great way for then to share with there kids some days.

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Oh I can’t  forget, we have a Coupon for you; So go to Walmart and buy as many as you want M&M’s® Pecan Pie 9.9oz make the recipe and let me know how you like it.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box cake mix Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Cake Mix
  • 16 oz apple sauce Mott’s® Apple Sauce Original
  • 1/4 cup Cold apple juice Mott’s® Apple Juice
  • 1 1/2 bags of M&M’s® Pecan Pie 9.9oz

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 13×9 baking dish.

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In a bowl place the cake mix and add the apple sauce and the apple juice, mix until well combine. Place the mixture in the baking dish and spread evenly.

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Grap a bag of M&M’s® Pecan Pie 9.9oz and sprinkle over the cake, then place the other 1/2 bag in a bag and brake with the help of a roller, this little pieces will give the cake a nutty flavor.

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Bake for 28 minutes. Once ready immaterially place in a cooling rack to cool completely. Cut in little bars, place in a container and you can perfectly store them in the fridge.

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Enjoy with a cold glass of apple juice.
This recipe makes 1 13×9 baking dish.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 28 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

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Cold Avocado and Cucumber Cream #SaboreaUnoHoy #ad

This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Hass Avocado Board. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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Summer is coming to end and we start the with the everyday running of the school days. Now the my kids are in school I love to make healthy and well balance lunch using “Good Fats”, you know that are a lot of kinds of fats in our food and I want to bring to you a little awareness in this, over 75% of the fat in fresh avocados is naturally good fat making them a great substitute for foods high in bad (saturated) fat. Avocados are virtually the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fat, and they are sodium, cholesterol and trans-fat free.

Hass Avocados bring the good fats again to the table and you can prepare healthy and delicious meals with this amazing ingredient. The start of fall also brings Latino families the opportunity to enjoy and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and showcase their traditions with friends and family. So many of our traditions are rooted in the food, because nothing is better than a conversation a plate of guacamole, and the family recipes we share. Fresh Avocados play a central role in many Latino recipes and traditional foods.

Unfortunately Latinos also share the issue of higher type2 diabetes rates across our community. Eating well to maintain a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. Specially if came from a family like mine, where diabetes is on both sides. I grew up looking at my grandmother struggle with the food se eats, and for me it was very important to learn how to help my family to maintain a healthy life style.

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In so many ways and because avocados form a huge part in our everyday diet we need it to learn more and more different way to eat it. A lot of the recipes I learn during this process are so delicious and fresh and my hold family was super grateful and happy. Not only we are eating better but we also enjoy our meals more, our visits to the doctor are positives and we change the way we look avocados, now they are part of our healthy life style, a key in our nutrition and of course a delicious one.

You can find more information here Saborea Uno Hoy 

Today I’m sharing this fresh perfect for this last days of summer, Cold Avocado and Cucumber Cream, so refreshing and delicious, you can add, chopped tomatoes and some  oven bake tortillas. I know you will love this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cucumber
  • 2 Hass avocados
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 4 teaspoon extra virgen olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 dashes of tabasco

DIRECTIONS

Peel and eliminate the cucumber seed, do the same with the avocados.

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Then add everything to the blender and blend until you have a very smooth and homogeneous.

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Place in a container and refrigerate before serving.

This is a delicious cream that you can serve as an appetizer.

This recipe makes 4 servings.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy