All About Avocados: Recipes

Hope everyone had a nice weekend and the week is off to a good start. It was the annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival this past Sunday. Fallbrook is the next town over and according to all the signs and brochures it's "The Avocado Capital of the World." I love avocados. We go to the festival every year. It's a fun day. Lots of music and flea market type booths. Contests... Miss Avocado. Best Guacamole. Best Dressed Avocado. So cute...

I chatted with local growers and learned a lot about the different varieties. I've had a few (my favorites are Reed and Hass) but I seriously had no idea there are so many varieties of avocados (also known as alligator pears.) Alligator Pear Capital of the World, not as catchy I can see why they went with avocado ;)

Southern California Food Festivals Day Trips

It was a gorgeous day. After a few days of rain the sky was the bluest I have seen in awhile, everything was so fresh and clean. I got a lot of walking in. A good thing considering all the fat grams in avocados.

I actually did pretty good. A few bites of Guacamole (no chips of course) and this yummy creation for lunch. A ceviche filled avocado half...

Food Festivals Southern California Day Trips

I'm going to try and recreate it one of these days. It was yum.

Some of my favorite weight loss surgery friendly avocado dishes...
Shelly's Melted Roll-up
Shelly's California Roll Salad
Shelly's High Protein Avocado Dip
Shelly's Avocado Deviled Eggs
Shelly's Fiesta Shrimp Cocktail
Shelly's Crock Pot Carnitas
Shelly's Mexican Crab Cocktail
Shelly's Cannelini and Avocado Salad
Shelly's Guacamole Shrimp Cocktail
Shelly's Mexican Layered Salad