C.H.E.F. Recipes (Cheap Healthy Easy Fast)

Pumpkin-Avocado-Caramelized Onion Pizza

Food is seen as so many things depending on our mood or our social activity. If we’re depressed we eat foods that comfort us whether healthy or not, when we’re happy we often eat fatty food, when angry, crunchy simple carbs will do thank you…and so on.

After having a rather large lunch while out with family yesterday, I didn’t want a big or heavy dinner nor did I feel like cooking, but I did. I ruffled through the pantry and refrigerator and found a few items to create a thin crust, fairly healthy pizza. So off to work, very little work, I went and the result was extremely satisfying and delicious so I want to share it with you in hopes that it will inspire you to create with wild abandon.

Pumpkin-Avocado-Caramelized Onion Pizza                                           Avocado Pizza

I used a pre-made thin crust that I had in the freezer

Leftover pumpkin from roasting one last week

1 avocado, peeled, sliced, chunks

1 lg. onion, sliced and sauteed in 1/4 cup white wine

tomato paste

olive oil

mozzarella cheese – I used shredded

Spread tomato paste thinly over crust, spread pumpkin over that, later with caramelized onion, sprinkle avocado over top, lightly drizzle olive oil over all then top with a small amount of mozzarella cheese…don’t over-do it.

Bake at 450° for about 10 minutes and enjoy!

You could use flour tortillas for single serving pizzas, everyone can create their own.

15 Days of Dips · C.H.E.F. Recipes (Cheap Healthy Easy Fast)

#4 Creamy & Crunchy Guacamole


1 ripe avocado

1 clove garlic

1/4 of a sweet onion

1/2 small green bell pepper, diced small

6-8 cherry tomatoes chopped or 3 Tbs of good quality, organic canned tomatoes

juice of 1/2 lime

drizzle of olive oil

1/2 tsp. salt and a few grinds of black pepper

Mash avocado until smooth and creamy adding lime juice and olive oil to help make it smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix gently but well.

Chill for at least an hour or several hours. Goes well with tortilla chips and carrot, bell pepper or other veggies. It tastes delicately nutty and fresh. Enjoy!

15 Days of Dips · C.H.E.F. Recipes (Cheap Healthy Easy Fast)

1- White Bean-Avocado Dip

White Bean-Avocado dip

1 can white beans of choice-rinsed and drained [ white, great northern or butter beans are a good choice]

1 Haas avocado halved, peeled

1 tsp. lemon juice

2 tsp. dried dill [or 4 teaspoons fresh dill]

1 small clove garlic crushed or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

2-4 TBS. olive oil, sesame oil or grape seed oil

a few grinds of black pepper

Mash beans and avocado well or puree in blender or food processor, add remaining ingredients and chill at least 2  hours. Serve with carrot sticks, pepper strips, snap peas, celery, and other favorite veggies or with pita, Rye toasts, or non-GMO tortilla chips.

Whole Rye dippers