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Shake Shack Adds Avocado Bacon Menu Nationwide

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Avocados and bacon have become quite the iconic duo in the past few years. The pairing not only checks off a silky and crispy texture but richness paired with saltiness in each bite. 

Popular burger chain Shake Shack has utilized both flavors and created a new Avocado and Bacon menu that officially hit stores nationwide. 

This new menu features an Avocado Bacon Burger and an Avocado Bacon Chicken Sandwich. The burger will feature freshly sliced avocado, Niman Ranch applewood-smoked bacon, cheese, and ShackSauce. The sandwich boasts a crispy chicken breast served with freshly sliced avocado, Niman Ranch applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, pickles, and buttermilk herb mayo. 

Additionally, customers can now add avocado to any of their orders for an additional $1.35 charge. 

Shake Shack’s new items are available now and will stay on the menu through June 30. 

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Sweets

This Avocado & Chips Chocolate Bar Is An Unlikely Must-Try

From shakes, toasts, and even beer, we’d like to think that we’ve seen it all when it comes to avocado-flavored food iterations. But this latest sweet, an avocado chocolate bar with actual tortilla chip bits inside, is one that comes out of left field. Yet even though the combo is a head-scratcher on paper, and either open or curious mind will lead you to a chocolate bar that is surprisingly delicious and hits familiar flavor profiles and textures.

From the creative chocolate minds over at Compartes, namely founder and owner Jonathan Grahm, this new avocado & chips chocolate bar is a limited-edition flavor that capitalizes on the success of last year’s avocado chocolate bar.

What sounds like the wrong flavor duo to make into a chocolate immediately becomes validated once you realize the valuable crunch that the bits of tortilla chips provide. Think of the satisfying crip you get from a Nestle Crunch bar, only with the complimentary saltiness that plays well with the smooth and creamy avocado-based chocolate.

Available online for shipping nationwide and select retailers for $9.95, this new Avocado & Chips bar is a new take on the tried and true salty and sweet dynamic that we all love.

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Get The No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe That Looks Just Like An Avocado

Using avocados as dessert vessels is a pretty popular fad right now. Avocado lattes and gelato that looks like the fruit come to mind as fun examples. This No-Bake Pistachio Avocado Cheesecake might be one of the easiest ways to get in on the fun while looking just like a real avocado.

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Serving as the “fruit” part of the avocado is the no-bake cheesecake base, which utilizes avocados and Wonderful Pistachios No Shells to keep prep time down to a minimum while delivering big on flavor.

The “pits” use more of the pistachios, along with bananas and agave to create a sweet, nutty core that complements the tangy cheesecake.

Anyone could easily be fooled into thinking these desserts are actually avocados. It’s a simple way to both have a little fun with your friends and create a sweet, nutty, and memorable treat.

Take a look at the recipe below if you want to make these for yourself.

Ingredients
For the cheesecake filling
2 large ripe avocados
3 tablespoons agave nectar
1/2 cup of nonfat vanilla or honey Greek yogurt
1 bag Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Lightly Salted soaked in hot water for at least 3 hours (or overnight)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the avocado “pit”
2 cups Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Roasted & Salted
2 small ripe bananas
1 pinch nutmeg
2 tablespoons agave nectar

Directions

Step 1
In a food processor add Wonderful Pistachios No Shells after being drained from the water. Process until pistachios have become smooth.

Step 2
Core our avocados with a regular spoon, careful not to rip the skin.

Step 3
After the pistachio mixture is smooth, add the rest of the ingredients for the filling minus the greek yogurt.. Mix until smooth and then add Greek yogurt. Mix again and then scoop into avocado peels. Set on sheet tray and chill in fridge for 1 hour.

Step 4
Combine all ingredients for the ‘avocado pit’ in a food processor. Mix until desired consistency about 3-5 minutes. Remember to clean sides of food processor to fully incorporate pistachio and bananas.

Step 5
Using a spoon, scoop a small amount of mixture and roll into a ball. The ingredients will be wet. Place balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Place “pit” inside refrigerator firm avocado cheesecake filling. Plate and serve!

Photos by Pete Pham


Created in partnership with Wonderful Pistachios

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Culture

People Are Suddenly Proposing With Avocados And We’re Not Sure Why

Marriage proposals are one of the most intimate gestures you can make. Whether it’s outlandish or simple, popping the question is one of those moments that sticks with you for the rest of your life. So why would you want to turn your big moment into a silly trend?

Apparently one such trend involves using an avocado to pop the question,  Mashable reports.

The idea is to keep your significant other in the dark by carrying around an inconspicuous avocado, rather than a ring box. Once their guard is down, the proposer gets on their knees and pops the question — the ring embedded inside the de-pitted fruit.

We asked the Foodbeast team what they thought of this ridiculous trend and here’s what they had to say.

Constantine

I’d do it in an avocado shell if the person I was proposing to was super into avocados. But not the flesh, that just gets messy.

Analiese

The worst trend I’ve seen all year. Humanity must be stopped.

Reach

That’s the dumbest thing ever this side of the Flowbee.

Isai

That’s the most basic bitch proposal I’ve ever seen. I hope she responds with a toast.

As for myself, I’m just wondering how he’ll feel about avocados if the marriage doesn’t work out. I’d hate to have something so delicious tainted for life.

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Woman Finds 5 Pound Avocado That May Be A Guinness World Record

A woman who happened to come across a 5 pound avocado on her morning walk may be in line for a Guinness World Record.

Hawaii resident Pamela Bryant Wang discovered the massive fruit while on a Sunday walk. The avocado was underneath a tree that hung over a street, and free for anyone to take.

“I see avocados every day, and I pick up avocados every day, but this one… it was hard to miss,” she told West Hawaii Today. After taking it home and showing to some friends, she was convinced to have the avocado weighed and submitted to Guinness World Records to see if hers broke the record for heaviest avocado.

Currently, that number is set at 4 pounds and 13.2 ounces. Wang’s find checked in at 5.23 pounds, which is more than enough for her to claim the title. Guinness will verify if her results are valid or not within a couple of months.

As for the avocado, after being officially measured and weighed, half of it was enjoyed by Wang and her friends, who commented that it was “very good.” The rest was given to a local restaurant for their customers to enjoy.

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10 Foods Guaranteed To Make You Feel Good

Let’s get real for a sec: We all have those days where we just wake up feeling down in the dumps and can’t shake it all day long. Happens to me all the time, so I feel ya. However, I’ve also found quite a few cures for those downtrodden days in edible form. Everything on this list will lift your spirits and get you going to survive the rest of the day. You got this!

Avocados

Who doesn’t love these creamy, delicious fruits? Great in guac, ceviche, and more, these California staples are also great sources of omega-3 fatty acids, tyrosines, and folic acid, all of which can help get rid of any sad feelings you may be having. Maybe that’s why Californians seem so chill all the time?

Swiss Cheese

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Reuben sandwiches got Swiss and always make me feel good, and the cheese may be the reason why. Swiss is high in Vitamin B12 and zinc, both of which balance your brain and keep it on point to keep your mood feeling good. Can’t find any “holes” in that argument.

Green Tea

思いがけないプレゼントが…✨届いていました❤️ ハンドメイドの品を通してお付き合いいただいている方から、お手紙と共にお礼のお茶をいただきました(o^^o) . まろやかでいてしっかりしたお茶の風味が新鮮に香る、素敵なお茶でした。 . 心遣いがとても嬉しくて💕 より一層、美味しさが広がる…。 . 気持ちをカタチにして伝えるって、素敵な事だな…。 私も、キチンと感謝を伝えなくてはなぁ。心に留めて日々過ごそう。 . あいにく和菓子が無かったので、チョコレートといただきました〜〜。 . 今度は桜餅と飲みたいな(*≧∀≦*) . . #ありがとう💓 #贈り物 #感謝 #お茶 #癒し#ティータイム #japan #teatime #thankyou #present#greentea

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Not gonna lie, I’m more of a tea person than a coffee person. Green tea is a personal favorite of mine, and the dopamine it helps produce to boost my spirits may be the reason why. It’s the perfect “matcha” for your drink choice when you’re feeling moody!

Chocolate

Turns out that Professor Lupin was onto something un-magical when he gave Harry Potter chocolate to fend off the chilling effects of a Dementor attack. Chocolate is also rich in tyrosine levels, so it’ll produce a good amount of dopamine in the brain as a result. No wonder Harry felt so good after eating that chocolate!

Tomatoes

Salsa dance is fun and spirited, but it’s got nothing on edible salsa in terms of making you happy. Tomatoes are naturally high in serotonin, which is often known as the “happy molecule.” It’s known to help maintain a positive mood, and tomatoes are one of the few natural sources of serotonin that we can eat. The next time you eat pico de gallo, you can feel good from the zesty flavor and the serotonin as well.

Spinach

Popeye was always a happy guy, and it wasn’t just the health benefits that made him feel fly. Spinach has impressive levels of magnesium, folic acid, and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, all of which help regulate brain function and improve your mood. Eating greens isn’t just good for you ‘cause it’s healthy, it also makes you feel elated as well.

Eggs

Rocky used to chug eggs as part of his breakfast, and he definitely shared the Brotherly Love that you’d expect from a guy from Philly. Since eggs contain a true wealth and variety of mood-boosting nutrients, including vitamin B12 and D, tryptophan, and tyrosine, all of which cause pleasure and happiness in your life. Factor in the protein, creamy yolk flavor, and ubiquitous usage, and eggs are one of the best feel-good foods you can ingest. Maybe not as raw as Rocky did though, that dude was a hardcore champ.

Cashews

You’ll likely cashew me outside with these nuts, ‘cause they’re tasty, mood-lifting, and nutritious. Like other nuts, cashews are high in tryptophan, zinc, and magnesium, all of which contribute to the creation of the cheery hormone serotonin. You’re gonna dig having these nuts around to make you feel radiant. How bou dat.

Yogurt

Yogurt can be a delicious, silky treat that works for both breakfast or a snack. This dairy product also will delight you with it’s high amount of tyrosine that turns into the feel-good hormone serotonin. It’s versatile use in both savory and sweet meals means that you can incorporate this uplifting staple into almost anything you eat.

Turkey Breast

The tryptophan in turkey that we often blame for that Thanksgiving food coma isn’t just useful for making you sleepy. It also is a morale boosting molecule, as is the chromium and iron that can be found in copious quantities in turkey. So when you fall into that Thanksgiving slumber, you can relax knowing that it’ll make you feel better and gratified as well.

Ribeye Steak

Everybody rags on red meat and steak as being bad for you, inflammatory, and a cause of cancer. Sure, it may be known for that, but a good piece of ribeye steak can also be beneficial. Ribeye is plenteous in iron and tryptophan, which are both crucial for brain health and combat depressive feelings. So relax some, you don’t have to feel too guilty about cutting into a juicy, delicious steak anymore.

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Produce Company Debuts ‘Avocado Light’ With 30% Less Fat And We’re Confused

The pervasiveness of the ever popular avocado can be found on a daily basis. We mix them into guac, smash them onto toast, utilize them as burger buns, and do just about everything else imaginable to them. They’re also touted as a great source of monounsaturated fat and help support cardiovascular health. However, the latest innovation around avocados, Avocado Light, aims to cut that total fat amount drastically.

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Spanish produce company Eurobanan has invented the Avocado Light product under their Isla Bonita brand. The new avocado variant, which is naturally cultivated in tropical areas of Central and South America, contains 30% less fat than other avocados, but retains all of its other nutritional benefits. It’s presented as a lower-fat option for those who want less overall fat in their diets.

However, it’s curious as to why someone would cultivate a fruit that gets high praise for its natural fat content. Sure, avocado is tossed on everything with abandon, but is that enough to merit a lower-fat option? California Avocados are recommended at only 1/3rd of one for a serving, and many people definitely consume more than that in a sitting, so that could be a possible reason.

Regardless, if you’re interested in trying Avocado Light, you’ll have to wait for a little bit. The fruit will officially debut in Madrid on October 18th, although it has started appearing in Spanish supermarkets and specialty stores already. There’s no current plans to bring the new avocado product overseas, but knowing our love for all things involving this fruit (well, nearly all), there will definitely be a demand for it.

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We Can’t Unsee These Glorious Loaded Fried Chicken Finger Fries

If you love loaded fries, you’ll want to head to Bruxie, one of Southern California’s premier spots for fried chicken and waffle sandwiches, as soon as you can.

Bruxie has always excelled as the purveyor of ultra-savory fried chicken sandwiches, but now they’re stepping outside of their own shadow, and showing off some architectural skills with their newest limited-time menu item.   

Behold, The Motherload! Bruxie’s cheesy, loaded tenders stacked with double-dipped chicken tenders on a bed of golden waffle fries, smothered in their signature spicy buffalo sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes and avocado.  

That’s not all – this behemoth also boasts pepperoncinis, crispy onion straws, and is complete with a sunny-side up egg. Because Bruxie knows exactly how we like it.

This mouthwatering extravaganza of flavors is only available for a limited time, so grab a fork and some friends and head to Bruxie to try The Motherload while you can!

If you love Bruxie’s delicious fried chicken and waffles as much as we do, you already know there might be a wait. We’ll see you there.

Photos by Peter Pham


Created in partnership with Bruxie