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Absolutely Avocados Giveaway from Gaby Dalkin

As we’re finishing up the details on our Kitchen Makeover, I’ve got another good friend here to visit (and another awesome Cookbook Giveaway!)

I had the opportunity to hang with Gaby Dalkin a couple times last year at food events. And the word that comes to mind when I think of Gaby is FUN! Gaby makes every moment memorable with hilarious stories and her infectious smile.

She’s also a kitchen dynamo! On her blog What’s Gaby Cooking she creates fabulous healthy meals… along with many drool-worthy desserts.

Thanks so much for being here today Gaby.

WhatsGabyCooking.com

Hey Everyone!!

I’m so excited and honored to be blogging over here on Spicy Perspective today! Sommer is one of my favorite bloggers out there, she’s such a doll, and I’m so thankful she asked me to pop in for the day!

So….  let’s see. A little bit about me…. I blog over at www.WhatsGabyCooking.com where I feature tons of original recipes that are mostly healthy and California fresh with the occasional indulgence like my uber decadent Slutty Brownies!  I live out in Los Angeles with my husband  (just married a few months back!) and my little kitten, Stella.

I used to be a private chef for some fun celebrities here in LA and now I’m focused on my blog and my soon to be released book!

Absolutely Avocados Cookbook from amazing Gaby Dalkin

I also am totally obsessed with avocados! In fact, I wrote my first cookbook, due out in a few weeks, that is 100% all about avocados!! We’re giving one away, so read on for more details!

I wanted to share some of my favorite avocado recipes with you here today! Some of these are in the book, and some are just on my blog.

Cheesy Guacamole on ASpicyPerspective.com from Gaby Dalkin! #guacamole #avocados

Cheesy Guacamole is my latest and favorite guacamole recipe. I eat guacamole at least once a day! (that’s totally normal right?)

Nacho Loaded Potato Skins on ASpicyPerspective.com from Gaby Dalkin #avocados  #nachos

Nacho Loaded Potato Skins are my go-to for any kind of fun and casual gathering. And this is a total man-pleasing recipe too. I’m fairly certain this is one of the reasons my husband proposed.

Sweet Pulled Pork Tacos with Avocado Crema on ASpicyPerspective.com from Gaby Dalkin #avocados #tacos

Sweet Pulled Pork Tacos with Avocado Crema is a great and easy weeknight meal!

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad on ASpicyPerspective.com from Gaby Dalkin #avocados #salad

And lastly, BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad is my go-to lunch! It’s easy enough to make a big batch of this and then take it with me for lunch.

Feel free to check out What’s Gaby Cooking for more avocado recipes along with tons of other great ideas for snacks, meals and boat loads of desserts!

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118 comments on “Absolutely Avocados Giveaway from Gaby Dalkin”

  1. I’ve become a avocado monster the past year, I really wish we could have some avocado trees here! My favorite way is sliced up in hot soup. A creamy tomato based tooth with avocado on top – pitter patter goes my heart!

  2. Omlet with spinach, tomatoe, goat cheese and avocado! Oh, now I’m hungry.

  3. Mashed onto a tortilla with strawberries

  4. I love avocados! I use them often in place of mayonnaise, cream, anywhere that I want the beautiful color and the creamy texture.

  5. I Love guacamole! YUMMM!!!!

  6. Avocados are incredible. I love eating them freshly sliced with a squeeze of lime juice, sea salt and dash of pepper. Mmm….

  7. I love avocados! What a great cookbook idea!

  8. Sprinkled with flaky salt and freshly ground black pepper!

  9. Avocados sprinkled with freshly squeezed lime juice, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper are my favorite way to enjoy… although I can see the merits of eating guacamole every day. (Sounds totally normal to me!) What a beautiful cookbook… the best ones are written from the heart, passion, and experience, as yours definitely is. Thank you.

  10. Love avocados! lately I’ve been starting my day with Avocado toast and I love making chocolate mousse with it!

  11. So excited for Gaby’s book to come out! I love making guacamole with my avocado!

  12. Avocados are hands down my most favorite ingredient on earth.

  13. My favaorite way to eat avocados is in guacamole. It’s my favorite dip at the Mexican restaurant.

  14. I love eating avocados on cheesy scrambled eggs. I dice it up after the eggs are cooked and add chopped cilantro and lime juice if I have those too!

  15. My favorite way to eat avocados is simply mashed with a little salt and lime juice. I usually dip blue corn tortilla chips in it.

  16. I love avocados in salads, in guacamole, in fajitas or on top of fish or chicken! Love them just about anywhere and any way!

  17. I am drooling over each one Gaby! Your book is simply gorgeous.

  18. I love avocados so much. Spread it on toast, eat it on my chips, put it in my smoothies, put it in my recipes. The possibilities seem endless :)

  19. Guacamole! Is there any better way?!

  20. I love avocados , i eat them in recipes, I eat them sliced on sandwiches, I eat them all by themselves! I love the Hass avocados of my native California and even have grown to like and appreciate the avocados here in Florida , they are different and have a different flavor and taste that are unique .

  21. My experience is limited with avocados as I live in an area where they are NOT abundant, pricey and not the freshist.

  22. I love to eat a fresh avocado with a spoon straight from the skin!

  23. Amazing recipe book about such an amazingly delicious food! Love eating them with just about anything including my eggs in the morning! Thank you!

  24. We adore avocados in this house so I’d love to win Gaby’s book. So proud of her too!

  25. I love Avocados spread on sandwiches with swiss cheese, tomatos, pickles, thinly sliced onion on rye bread or the same grilled. ALSO LOVE AVOCADO SMOOTHIES!

  26. my favorite way to enjoy avocado is to split them in half, with a splash of lime juice and sprinkle of kosher salt and black pepper. oh…and just scoop the goodness out with a spoon. :P

  27. I love eating them with salsa and a spoon.

  28. avocados are good! love the multiple ideas

  29. I am always looking for new ways to include avocado in recipes. Love, love, love them.

  30. Love seeing Gaby here! She’s the best! And thanks for the awesome giveaway. I love using avocados for chipotle avocado mayo.

  31. I love avocados on fish tacos! Some times I like to make a spicy guacamole and other times I just love giant slices on them. Oh wait, I love a club sandwich with avocado almost as much. Is this a west coast thing? lol

  32. I’m a guac girl!! Gimme a big bowl of guac and some chips (or a spoon…) and I’m a happy camper for…well, until I run out. ;-)

  33. I love avocados and if I’m not devouring them with a spoon, I put them into my favorite dishes, from eggs, to sandwiches to dinner even in scones. YUM!

  34. guacamole all the way

  35. i would love this cookbook. i love avacados.

  36. I love putting sliced avocado on Turkey Club Paninis!

  37. Avocado, bacon and jalapeno dip with homemade Tortilla chips! Oh my!

  38. My husband and I just like to cut one in half and split it for a night time snack. We eat it plain, out of the skin with a spoon. YUM! Thanks :)

  39. I love to keep it simple and just made homemade guac whenever I have ripe avocados!

  40. Just smashed with lemon juice, salt, and pepper on a sandwich is good enough for me!

  41. with a sandwich

  42. Avocado mac and cheese!

  43. I love a ripe avocado spread on toast with a sprinkle of salt.

  44. Love Avocado’s!!! The book awesome! Guacamole n chips is one of my favorite snacks.

  45. I live in southern Mexico and it’s avocado season right now, which means avocados are cheep and plentiful. I am learning all the different types and how they are used, including all the regional ones grown in the various microclimates here. However, my favorite way to eat an avocado is still to simply open one it up, sprinkle with salt and pepper and eat it with a spoon…..although it is hard to beat a good guacamole….

  46. I like to mix avocados with tuna in place of mayonnaise! I also like to add avocados to wraps and sandwiches!

  47. A perfect way to perfect Avacodo’s

  48. I love guacamole. Yummy.

  49. Mixed with salsa! that’s my favorite way :)

  50. Lets see – Am – Toasted wheat/multigrain bread w/avacado smeared all over w/a little salt & red pepper flacks – Lunch – BLT w/o bacon or with and avacado smeared on it – dinner – endless

  51. It’s all about the guac for me! Can’t get enough….The book looks fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. I love avocados on just about everything. In fresh tacos, in my kale salads and smashed on top of toast. Or how about just right out of the skin with a spoon :)

  53. I love avocados on top of my salads. They add such a great creaminess to it! Or I love to just eat them plain! Yum!

  54. Sweet Pulled Pork Tacos with Avocado Crema looks soooo yummy!

  55. We always love the quac

  56. I really enjoy guacamole.

  57. While I really like guacamole, I also enjoy avocados sliced over a salad.

  58. I’m a fan of avocado crostini- yum!

  59. Mashed avocado with chickpeas on toast…sooo good!

  60. Total bummer! I live in Denmark, and I just so wanted that book, but hey ok, I’ll just follow the blog instead ;o)

    Many wishes from Vibeke and have a very nice weekend!

  61. I use in my own salad dressing and of course with Nachos.

  62. That Bbq chicken quinoa salan looks amazing!

  63. Those sweet pulled pork tacos with avocado crema sound amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  64. I love them scooped right out of the shell or mashed with a little salt and pepper and smeared on toast or crackers.

  65. Guac, in a salad, or just with pieces of onion and tomato and seasoned with salt and pepper! Pretty much anyway though. Oh yeah, and baked with egg and bacon in it!

  66. I love avocados and eat them every week!

  67. I like adding avocados to my salads.

  68. I love avocado on a burger yummmmmmmy!

  69. Love avocados, especially plain or drizzled with a bit of lime juice and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Guacamole – another favorite! Thanks for offering the chance to win a great cookbook.

  70. Smashed avocado and roasted garlic on crusty bread with a sprinkle of sea salt. BAM!

  71. Sounds like an awesome cook book! Can’t wait to check it out! I love avocado in my soup, on sandwiches, and made into guacamole to go with everything!

  72. Avocados, one of my favorite foods,. As I set here, trying to figure out what I’m going to do with the four avocados waiting to ripen, I see your announcement of a give-a-way. I think to myself, self, you need that book! I grew up in Arizona eating avocados all the time. My Dad, during a serious illness, ate tons of them and afterward declared that avocados saved his life. I never doubted him with how jam packed full of good things avocados are, it makes sense.
    So hopefully I will win and get to try some new and wonderful new recipes. :)

  73. I love avocados: healthy, versatile, beautiful, easy as an ingredient and easy solo…I also love avocados as a dessert (yes!) with a little dash of sugar and a generous sprinkle of lime.
    Fabulous cookbook, congratulations.

  74. What an awesome cookbook! Avocados are a must here in Austin, TX. I love avocados with shrimp or in salads.

  75. I love making overeasy eggs and putting avocado slices on top, all on toast. Best breakfast ever.

  76. my favorite way to eat them is the way they are naturally spread on toasted bread next to a clove of garlic…yum!

  77. i put avocado on just about everything i can..i love them. I love the idea of a cookbook dedicated to avocados…can’t wait to see it!

  78. i love to eat them with my salad, on tacos, on enchiladas, on burritos- oh so good
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  79. I just like to eat them cut in half with a spoon! No need to add anything when they are ripe and buttery! Otherwise I like adding them to almost anything when in season!

  80. I love them mashed on top of a baked sweet potato with lime juice. Perfection!

  81. I am so excited for Gabys new cookbook! As a fellow avocado addict, I cant wait to cook up a bunch of her recipes.

  82. I adore avocados!!

  83. I like avocados sliced with a little sea salt.

  84. I love avocados sliced on toast with a fried egg.

  85. I just put them on a sandwich today.

  86. My favorite is an avocado sandwich with mayo on white bread. Hello childhood memory. :) Love all of these recipes and can’t wait to get the book!! Congrats Gaby – you rock sista! xo

  87. Drooling over that guacamole!

  88. Avocados are one of my favorite foods!

  89. So excited for your book Gaby!

  90. Looking good! I can’t wait to see the cookbook!

  91. I like eating avocado in all shapes and formats… just put some salt in it and it’s good to go for me! :)

  92. Straight up, no fuss.

  93. my favorite way is smashed up with salt and spread on anything

  94. This cookbook looks wonderful-congrats!! I love avocados—I especially love them on toast with tomatoes!

  95. Oh yum! Gaby, everything looks amazing – you’re avocado enthusiasm is infectious… Can’t wait to see your book!!

  96. I love avocados smashed with some sugar. makes for a great spread on toast.

  97. Congrats, Gaby! We eat avocados a lot – can’t wait to check out your cookbook!!! xoxo

  98. That does it! Putting more avocados on the grocery list today. These all sound so wonderful…and Gaby’s cookbook looks amazing!!

  99. I love putting avocado on almost any type of sandwich.

  100. Can’t even wait for Gaby’s book! Yay Gaby!!

  101. SO cute!!! I am VERY excited for Gaby and her scrumptious new book- I can’t wait to guacamole it up around here!

  102. I’m so stoked for her cookbook!! It’s going to rock my socks off!

  103. Such and amazing cookbook! Avocado’s are possibly one of my favorite foods! I have been using them in everything lately!

  104. I love eating avocados straight out of the shell!

  105. I’m so excited about this cookbook!

  106. I love avocados, always looking for more ways to bring it into the meal.

  107. Love Love Love avocados and could eat them every day! Congrats on the new cookbook!

  108. Congrats to Gaby on her new cookbook! We love avocados in our house!

  109. Such a GREAT feature ladies!! Can’t wait to check out the recipes in Gaby’s cookbook!

  110. I love avocados! What a great book!

  111. I LOVE avocados and use them all the time. They are so healthy and delicious. Thanks for the recipes!

  112. We love avocados. We eat them plain often. Just slice em up and eat them. I also love them in soup. They get warm and extra mushy.

  113. YAY GABY! Oh… this made my morning. For many reasons. Mainly, because I adore Gaby and then there’s the whole avocado thing… I’m obsessed. Well, maybe not as obsessed as she is… but close. And margaritas. We both love margaritas. Now I want a margarita. And guac.

  114. Love the idea of loaded potato skin.