Creamy Avocado Pasta Sauce

creamy avocado pasta

My name is Francesca and I’m addicted to avocados….

Anything I can add them to, I definitely do! 

Seriously, I love them so much!

In this I recipe paired them with just a few fresh ingredients and had a delicious pasta sauce the whole family loved!
This recipe came out of one of those days when you are in desperate need to go grocery shopping and need to make a quick dinner. Honestly,I think some of the best meals come out of those days!

It doesn’t take a bunch of fancy ingredients to make something delicious, and this sauce is proof of that.

This sauce was served with 2 Cups of cooked pasta (whichever you choose)

  • 2 Ripe avocados pitted and peeled
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • 3 Large leaves of basil
  • 1/4 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. While your pasta is cooking, combine all ingredients in a food processor .
  2. Mix until you reach your desired consistency, I prefer it creamier but a chunkier sauce would be good too!
  3. Adjust taste with more salt and pepper if you prefer.
  4. Toss your pasta and sauce together right after draining your pasta. While pasta is still hot.

It’s fresh taste is amazing and my kid’s loved the green colour of the sauce! Frankie said it looked like ninja turtle ooze (I promise it doesn’t!!!) 

Whatever makes them eat dinner right..?

(kid’s are weird lol!)

Enjoy,

Fran

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Chocolate Pound Cake + Fudge Glaze

I think it’s pretty much a given that chocolate and Valentines Day go hand in hand!

I can tell you from experience that if you give me chocolate I’ll definitely be your friend! If that chocolate comes in the form of cake….. Well then you just guaranteed yourself a new bff!

This classic chocolate pound cake is perfect for any time of year. The glaze gives it an extra fudgey, rich finishing touch that is absolutely amazing! Top with your favorite berries to add a festive feel and dig in to this dessert with your Valentine!

chocolate pound cake

  • 1 1/4 Cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 4 Large eggs,beaten

Glaze

  • 1/2 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp corn syrup

Pre heat oven to 350 and grease a loaf pan

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda mix until well combined. Set aside
  2. In a small bowl mix together sour cream, vanilla and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add your eggs one at a time.
  4. Then add half of your flour mixture, combine well. Add your sour cream mixture, mix well. Then add remaining flour mixture. Mix until well combined.
  5. Pour into your prepared loaf pan and spread evenly. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Let cake cool about 20 minutes before removing from pan, then allow to finish cooling on a wire rack

Chocolate glaze

  1. Combine your glaze ingredients in a small sauce pan. Cook on low heat, constantly stirring until smooth. Pour over your cake evenly allowing the glaze to drip down the sides.
  2. Top with berries or sprinkles of your choice!

Seriously, every chocolate lovers dream!

I would definitely be someone’s valentine if they made me this cake!

Enjoy,

Fran