Eggs in an Avocado (baked or poached!)

Eggs in an Avocado (baked or poached!)

I love experimenting with new ways to have my favorite things and this recipe has three of my favorite things (avocados, eggs, bacon and hot sauce)! I came across a recipe similar to this one when I was researching avocado recipes for work. As you may know, I am a fitness instructor and manager at a gym in Whistler, Canada. I live and breathe fitness and healthy eating, and I love it! I knew avocados where good for you and I wanted to share some health properties and creative recipes with our members. Here's one of the things I came up with and some of the facts I found..

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Arugula & Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinegarette & Parmesan Crisps

Arugula & Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinegarette & Parmesan Crisps

The inspiration for this salad started with the pomegranates- they're incredibly tasty but are something I rarely buy. Mainly because I HAVE NO IDEA how to de-seed them. Every time I try, I squirt juice into my face and get mouthfuls of the bitter white stuff inside (YUCK). So the last time I was in the grocery store, I intentionally put one in my cart and said, "By golly I'm going to conquer this Pomegranate." With a little research, I discovered there is a way to tastefully de-seed a Pomegranate (god bless Youtube).

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Salad Nicoise with Seared Ahi Tuna

Salad Nicoise with Seared Ahi Tuna

I'm a firm believer in two things: 1) that eating healthy can be incredibly delicious 2) pulling culinary inspiration from around the world is the best way to achieve 1).  I love scouring through international recipes or better yet, cooking with friends from other countries. I had the pleasure of being raised in Hawaii by my Canadian mother and French nanny. For this reason, French cooking is particularly close to my heart and for this blog post I've chosen Salad Nicoise with Seared Ahi Tuna.

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