I recently received a box of California Avocados from the California Avocado Commission as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program. My family did not have any trouble devouring all six avocados since avocados are one of our favorite foods.
I used my cilantro-lime vinaigrette taco salad recipe (adapted from a Cooking Light recipe) to make a refreshing avocado salad. I kept it simple with avocado, corn, black beans and bell peppers but you can adjust the salad fixings to your tastes and what you have on hand.
My family has come to the conclusion that the best nachos we've ever had are from...home. In our opinion, these nachos are better than restaurant quality because each chip is loaded with toppings so that nobody complains about the pile of plain chips underneath the top layer of nachos. The key is to use homemade guacamole and salsa, and to marinate the chicken. But even if you're short on time and choose to use store-bought versions of the ingredients, serving "sliders" is a great way to present your nachos.
Chili con carne (Chili) is Spanish for "chile peppers with meat." Traditionally, chili is a simple stew made of chile peppers, meat, cumin, garlic and onions. In my variation of chili, I include tomato paste to get the flavor of tomatoes in the broth without the chunks of tomato. I also use pinto and black beans for extra lean protein and fiber. Serve it with warm corn bread and honey.