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20 Minute Light and Easy Meal: Chorizo With Avocado, Fresh Lime and Cilantro Over Garlic Toast


To me, cooking a meal is one the most intimate and personal things a person can do.  Cooking takes me to a different place.  Time slows down a little and I find myself absorbed in the excitement of trying a new dish.

My brother Jeff and sister-in-law Ashley come to visit quite regularly and they’re my perfect taste testers.  Lucky for me, they seem to enjoy my cooking (or so they claim). This last time that they visited, I made chorizo on garlic toast with avocado, lime and cilantro.

I bought chorzio at the grocery store and cut it into chunks and pan cooked to heat up.  Then I put Texas Toast in the oven to cook and while that was cooking I roughly chopped one whole avocado and added two tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice and a dash of salt and pepper.  Using my hands, I mixed all of this together.  After the bread was cooked, I drizzled some olive oil on the bread and laid down a few chorizo slices and then topped with the avocado mixture and some roughly chopped fresh cilantro. The sides were fresh green beans cooked with sliced onions in chicken broth and grilled zucchini marinated in Asian sesame sauce. This whole meal took about 20 minutes to make.

If you’ve never experienced that “ah” moment while cooking, you might want to think about taking some cooking classes.  I know, schedules are tight and life is crazy, but I’m a firm believer in making time for the little things.  Life is too short. If you like food and feel adventurous or maybe you just want a way to bring the family together by having everyone help make a meal, cooking classes would be so perfect for you.

The Taste of Home magazine is the world’s number one food and entertainment magazine and they’re bringing their cooking school to Binghamton October 29th from 5pm-9pm at the Osterhout Concert Theater at BU. At 10am this morning we’ve got a special chance for you to get your hands on tickets to the show before anyone else. 

If you’re not a Hawk Rewards member, you’ll want to sign up so that you can get the special pre-sale code. To learn more about the Taste of Home Cooking School, check this out.

Hope to see you at the cooking school!

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