Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Avocado Giveaway! Enter Now For Your Chance To Win!

Welcome to the first ever Domestic Divas Giveaway!

You all know what a big fan I am of eating seasonally, so this giveaway is in honor of avocado season.  Here's what you could win:
  • Norpro 18/10 Stainless Steel Avocado Slicer - creates perfect slices for sandwiches, salads and snacks; easily separates the peel while slicing
  • Avocado Cutter - includes great recipe for Avocado Pasta Salad With Red Pepper And Feta Cheese
  • Avocado Tote Bag - perfect for replacing plastic bags when you go to the store
  • $20 Coupon For Border Grill or Ciudad (off a check of $50 or more)
  • Free Taco Coupon from the Border Grill Taco Truck
All you have to do is post a comment below with your favorite avocado dish (click here)!  It can be anything from guacamole to a great salad (recipe is not required).  Then, I'll put all the participants names in a hat and draw a winner.  The contest closes in one week, on Tuesday May 4th at 10am!  So make sure to get in your entry.  I'll mail the prizes to the winner.

Not only are avocados versatile and delicious, but they're loaded with great health benefits.  They're high in oleic acid (a monounsaturated fat that helps lower cholesterol), potassium (regulates blood pressure), folate (important for heart health), lutein and vitamin E (healthy eyes).  Not only that, but eating avocado with other vegetables (say in a salad or salsa) increases absorption of the healthy nutrients from these foods.  It's like a double bonus!

On Saturday, I went to the most amazing luncheon hosted by the California Avocado Commission!  The event included a cooking demonstration by the amazing Chef Susan Finger (check her out on this season's "Top Chef Masters") and Chef Mary Sue Milliken, at their restaurant Ciudad, which serves their signature modern Mexican fare.  Wow, what an amazing treat to have two legends teaching us about cooking and preparing our lunch, filled with amazing avocado recipes! We were also put through a "Top Chef" style guacamole challenge, and I'm proud to report that Allison from A For Aubergine and I had the 2nd place winner!  I'll be posting our winning recipe, along with pictures from the event, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, get your entries in to win these great prizes!


  1. I love guac but sometimes my favorite thing is just to salt a half of an avocado and attack it with a spoon. Just how my mom taught me!

  2. Lots of lime and red onion when making guac - highly addictive. :) Also love it instead of mayo with some honey mustard on turkey sandwiches - so creamy and delicious and healthy!

  3. Brandywine tomato slices on mayonnaised sourdough bread, pepper jack cheese slice, avocado slices, and maybe a few thin slices of sweet onion. Add a cold glass of milk and that's a meal.


  4. Chocolate Avocado Mousse. Can't believe it is made with avocado!

  5. My favorite is a simple grilled cheese and avocado sandwich...Mmmmm. My 3-year old likes hers straight-up with just a spoon--a food that comes with its own bowl? How perfect is that?

  6. Great ideas you--you guys are amazing!! I just did the drawing this morning. Wrote names on paper and pulled from a bowl, and the WINNER IS:


    Congrats!! And thanks to all for participating. I promise to do more drawings coming up.