photo cred Cat Did you know that January is Avocado month, not officially, but it's when these little devils are in seasons. Technically a fruit, did you also know that in Brazil avocados are viewed more like a sweet treat (with sugar added to them) rather then a savory treat like us North Americans tend to view them (ie. like guac or a lovely companion to the salad)? Either way, I love 'em. Who doesn't. So here's what I made today in honour of them. Fiesta Avocado Salad 1 cup org. corn 1 cup cooked black beans 1 cup org. cherry tomatoes 2 avocado diced 4 tbsp fresh lime juice 3 tbsp hemp oil 1 tsp cumin Himalayan salt & pepper to taste Combine in a bowl and add more or less of any of the above ingredients as it changes for me every time I make it. Yum.

photo cred Cat It seems that I have an avocado obsession of late. Throughout my journey to rid my daily life of processed food and focus on what really counts - beautiful whole foods, I've realized that I can eat avocados guilt-free. The avocado is beautiful. Even visually, it's gorgeous. Dark and pebbled on the outside and perfectly green and smooth on the inside. They are packed with nutrients, phytochemicals, monounsaturated fat, more potassium than a banana and contain a wide array of essential vitamins (B's, E, & K). And let's not forget the taste. Personally, I could eat one everyday. Oh yeah, I do. So when Ron introduced me to his "GuacaSalsaMole" dish, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Over the 2 weeks that he and Simmah were visiting, the dish was made constantly. Here's what you need: 6 avocados, diced 8 – 10 Roma tomatoes 1 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped 2 fresh limes - juiced ½ large red onion chopped 2 tbsp freshly ground cumin 1 tbsp freshly ground pepper 1 tbsp Himalayan sea salt, or enough to season to your taste The avocados and tomatoes are roughly chopped (big-ish chunks) and the whole shabang goes into a bowl. Don’t think “precision” when making this dish. Think “chop ‘em up and chuck ‘em into a bowl”. (thanks Simmah) Do yourself a favour, make this for friends, family or just yourself and enjoy the perfection of The Avocado.