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In Motherhood on
March 26, 2017

Love at first bite

Yesterday Landon turned five months old. Wow, does time fly? I feel like it was just yesterday that we were telling our family that we were pregnant! L has been sitting with us at the table for dinner these last few weeks, so we thought it might be time to let him try his first foods. TJ took the highchair down from the attic and set it up right away. The baby fit perfectly in it and it was nice to “officially” include him as a member at the table.

TJ and I decided to let Landon try avocado for the first time today. To our surprise, he seemed to really like it! It amazed me how right away he knew what to do with the spoon. During his first bite he took a second to think, “oh, this is different” but after three more bites, he seemed to be on a roll. He was even leaning his head towards the bowl for more! He must have ended up eating around 10 small spoonfuls in all. Of course we got some video footage of the special moment. Overall, TJ and I were very happy with how well Landon did. Seems like there is no turning back now- this kids going to be eating french fries in no time 😉


In Recipes on
June 2, 2015

Avocado Egg Rolls

So today I figured I would share with you a special treat that I made this weekend for TJ and I. If you know me, you would know that I LOVE avocado and I love egg rolls So what better idea than to put them together and make avocado egg rolls?! Yumm…right?


1 cup of vegetable oil

3 ripe avocados

1 tomato

1/4 cup of diced red onion

fresh cilantro leaves

juice of 1 lime

salt & paper for taste

1 package of egg roll wrappers

sour cream for dipping


Bean Salsa (optional)

1 red pepper

1 can of black beans

1 can of corn



1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

2. Prepare your tomatoes, red onion and avocados by dicing them into small pieces.

If you choose to make the bean salsa as well, you would chop up one red pepper and add that to your corn and bean mixture.

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3. In your medium bowl combine the diced avocado, tomatoes, red onion and some cilantro. Here you will add some salt and pepper (amount is your preference) and add some fresh lime juice to your mixture

PS; Depending on how you like your egg rolls, you could always include corn or red peppers here instead of serving it as a salsa. This would provide more flavor and fullness to your roll!


5. Open up your egg roll wrappers and lay them flat as you fill the inside with your avocado mixture.  The key here it make sure to wet the edges of your wrapper with water to make the edges stick together when folding them together.

Working one at a time, place your mixture in the center of each wrapper. Bring the bottom edge of the wrapper tightly over the filing, folding in the edges.



6.  Working in batches add the egg rolls in the preheated pain with your vegetable oil. You will fry each side for around 3 minutes. Make sure to monitor for burning.

Once cooked, transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to let them cool down.



7. When the rolls are cooled down you will transfer them to your serving plate.

I lined our plates with the bean salsa mixture and then halved the egg rolls and placed them on top of the salsa for looks.

You can garnish the plate with cilantro if you choose.

image154Hope you enjoyed these Avocado egg rolls! I know we did!