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Egg Spinach Baked Avocado | Playful Cookinglink to Egg and Spinach Baked Avocado

Egg and Spinach Baked Avocado

We all have those weekends when you want to make something that looks fancy and not so ordinary. You want to wow your family but at the same time, you feel just so lazy to stand by the stove for making something fancy. Well, on those days, you can make this Egg and Spinach Baked Avocados. It’s easy, quick and I think it looks mighty lavish!

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Avocado Collard Green Smoothie

When the whole world was going gaga about smoothies, I walked away from it. About a few months back, I finally decided to give it a go. Now, I too have my version of green smoothie. I find it hard to believe that I am saying this but I love this green smoothie. This particular smoothie is with avocado and collard greens. I don’t necessarily stick to collard greens all the time. I just keep the base of the smoothie same and add whatever greens I have in stock.

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Romaine and Avocado Salad with Anchovy Dressing

This is perhaps the simplest salad I ever made. One that needs no planning, barely any chopping and definitely no cooking! I love a big bowl of crispy salad, any time of the day. And most of the weekday lunches, I try to build one. Sometime, it’s with a lot of greens, some raw veggies, lemon vinaigrette and a soft boiled egg on top. And then on the other days, I go bold on the flavors. Romaine and Avocado Salad with Anchovy Dressing is one such strong flavored salad.

Avocado Cucumber Cold Soup | Playful Cookinglink to Avocado Cucumber Cold Soup

Avocado Cucumber Cold Soup

Last year was a crazy year for us, and a very special one. A tiny person arrived in our life and turned it upside down. We became a family. Avyan took his first flight when he was just 4 months old when we moved back to India. We sold all our stuff and started from scratch with 6 suitcases packed with clothes and baby stuff, well, mostly baby stuff.   It was not an easy year for us. There were a lot of frustrating days, but others were filled with bliss and fun. A mixed bag it was. I have no…

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Zucchini & Avocado Cold Soup with Crispy Sticks

This is how I like to define a soup: smooth, comforting and hot steam coming off the top. Take a spoonful, blow a couple of times, slurp a little and slurp it all.. aaaahhhh! and repeat.  Then, I learned about cold soup. No kidding.. I really didn't know. In India, no matter how high the temperature shoots in summer and how humid it gets, we still like to eat hot sandwiches and hot lentil soups with equally hot rice/roti . Then, we cool ourselves off with some nimbu pani (lemon juice) or some chilled ice-cream.