Our Love of Avocados, Football and Fall

Our Love of Avocados, Football and Fall

Some 10,000-plus years ago, according to archeological evidence, an extraordinarily forward-thinking Mayan, Olmec or Incan native in what is now the Mexican state of Puebla saw a pear-shaped, wrinkly fruit hanging from the boughs of a leafy green tree and plucked it. While those early tribes undoubtedly celebrated what we now call avocados for their hearty, creamy flesh, humankind wouldn’t start calling it a superfood for at least a few more centuries. Since that initial discovery, the fruit (technically a berry, believe it or not) has been cultivated in tropical climates all over the world and is one of Mexico’s biggest exports. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s time to celebrate the world’s most versatile fruit and learn more about why it’s earned the moniker “super” in the first place. So, Are They REALLY that Super? In a word: yes. Because they are fat soluble, avocados help the body absorb other fat soluble nutrients like Vitamins D, K, E and A. Compared to other fruits, avocados rank the highest in lutein, a powerful antioxidant that could help fight off heart disease. Eating 1/2 an avocado provides almost half your daily allowance of Vitamin C and Folate and gives you a whopping 8-10 grams of fiber, roughly 1/3 of your daily requirement. Avos are also full of healthy fats but don’t have any cholesterol, which makes them a heart healthy substitute for cheese or mayo on a sandwich. Just in Time for Football Season As fall approaches and your favorite teams take to the gridiron, pick up a few humble avocados to prepare healthy and delicious snacks for your friends and...
A Delicious House Party Appetizer

A Delicious House Party Appetizer

Are you planning on throwing a house party? Perhaps you’re hosting a shower for a best friend or planning to invite your friends to come over to watch a sporting event;  We all know that party food choices are one major dilemma for party organizers.  This may lead to a stressful preparation if you don’t plan ahead.  While main dishes are the center of attraction, we can’t deny the fact that a delicious appetizer brings the crowd together. So I will give you a great recipe that will surely make every guest of yours want for more and remember the occasion. Before you prepare the ingredients, make sure to use only the best kitchenware.  I strongly recommend using our iKitchenPlus Chilled Dipping Bowls.  This bowl looks stylish and is break-resistant so you can grab it safely without worries.  The bowl sits securely on the ice container keeping your food fresh and chilled for hours.  Plus it comes with a lid so you can always store it in the fridge in case of leftovers. Now, let’s prepare the following ingredients for Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Homemade Chips.  You have two options to prepare the chips.  You can either bake your own chips for a tastier and delicious recipe or you can use a store-bought potato chips. Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Homemade Chips Via: the kitchn Yields 4 to 6 servings (2 cups dip and chips) For the chips: 1 pound small white or gold potatoes 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste For the dip: 8 ounces (1 cup) sour cream...