The Avocado Queen Welcomes You

This blog is mostly about raw vegetarian/vegan recipes, many of which incorporate avocados. Since I became a raw/live food vegan several years ago, avocados became an important part of my diet. I'd even say that they are my favorite food, and as it turns out, they are also considered one of the world's healthiest foods. While my primary purpose here is to showcase avocados and how awesome they are, I will also share some recipes that are just plain good raw/live food as well as vegan food.

Most recipes are accompanied by a meditation or reflection - posting as "food for thought."

Wishing you peace, love, joy, and blessings wherever you are in your journey towards health...

All recipes of the Avocado Queen are original creations. In some cases, variations on other recipes have been made and credit of that original source has been given.

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Recipe for Celebration - Salsa Verde

Celebrate life.  Celebrate yourself - your accomplishments, the day you were born, the day you got married, the day you graduated, the day you learned how to stand on your head.  Actually, the day, the reason, the time doesn't matter nearly as much as the fact that life is being celebrated. We have all achieved something in our journey.  (As I see it, being born is most certainly an achievement!)  It matters little whether the success we've had seems large or small.  What matters is us...that we honor and celebrate who we are and the gift that we are to the world.

Life is a gift that is always worth celebrating.  Celebration is a way to express honor and gratitude.  In celebrating we give thanks and honor to ourselves and others.  When we celebrate with family and friends, we feel closer to each other as we share our achievements, accomplishments, and other special moments from life's journeys.

Recipe for Celebration - Salsa Verde
Pulse chop the following ingredients in a food processor:
  • 1-2 handfuls of cilantro or parsley (chop first before you add the remaining ingredients)
  • 1 avocado - cut into cubes
  • 4 tomatillos - cut into cubes
  • dash of sea salt
Recipe Notes
1. The recipe above will serve 3-4 people.  Just double or triple the quantities for more servings.
2. The first time I made it, I used parsley (since we did not have cilantro on hand), and it was fabulous!
3. Tomatillos are those little green tomato things, often with an onion-like skin, in the produce section, usually near real tomatoes.  Tomatillos are not tomatoes.  Due to their natural flavor, there is no need to add lime juice to the recipe.
4. You could use tomatoes instead of tomatillos, but then your salsa wouldn't be verde any more.

Celebration calls for special "party foods".  Salsa Verde is perfect for just such an occasion.  Try it with Golden Tortilla Chips, a recipe from Everyday Raw by Matthew Kenney.  The recipe is posted with permission at Wellsphere.

As you prepare this dish, consider what you are celebrating and why.  As you eat it, be present to your celebration, and perhaps even say "cheers" with salsa loaded crackers.


Recipe for Excitement - Ginger Orange Salad Dressing

Let life be exciting.  Take a moment to wake up to the exciting possibilities in life.  Feel energized, revitalized, and renewed.  Remember life as a child?  We were so excited.  We believed in endless possibilities.  And those possibilities were always exciting!

This recipe incorporates a favorite archetypal breakfast beverage - orange juice.  Let the orange juice be a reminder to awaken consciousness...just as so many of us wake up each day, enjoying this energizing beverage.  Ginger is a warming spice.  Let its warmth revitalize and renew the body as well as the soul.

With this recipe for ginger orange salad dressing, make your greens and veggies exciting!  Enjoy salad in a new way, perhaps as you never have before.  With new possibilities, come new and exciting experiences.

Recipe for Excitement - Ginger Orange Salad Dressing

In a blender, combine the following:
2-3 inches of fresh ginger (or more if you're feeling spicy!)
1 clove of garlic
2 TB nama shoyu
1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (or more to thin the consistency)
1 avocado

Toss the salad dressing with your favorite greens (such as swiss chard, romaine lettuce, or a mix of baby greens) or other veggies.  Experience the excitement in your mouth.  Awaken your consciousness to exciting possibilities in your life.