Winner of Your Best Avocado Recipe

August  6, 2014

Congratulations to foxeslovelemons, whose Green Goddess Chicken Sandwiches won the contest for Your Best Avocado Recipe! This contest was brought to you by our friends at Avocados from Peru, who are just as obsessed with avocados as we are. 

Green Goddess Chicken Sandwiches

Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking.
I didn't have a big interest in cooking until my roommates and I started making food for ourselves in college. We had a copy of "The College Cookbook," probably given to one of us as a gag gift, which we used frequently. I think we cooked every recipe in it. This was when I learned how fun cooking could be -- and how much more affordable it was than eating out all the time. 

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What's your least favorite kitchen task? 
Making a grocery list. I wish I could just go to the store or farmers market and buy things spontaneously. However, as a recipe developer and a food photographer, I have to make an airtight plan as to what I'll be cooking, when I'll be cooking it, and the exact groceries I'll need for each dish. I spend about three times as long making my grocery list and checking my pantry stash as I do actually shopping for ingredients. It's tedious at best. 

M.Z. Wallace + Food52 Market Tote  Green Goddess Chicken Sandwiches

Your favorite kitchen tool?
My dishwasher. I run it more often than I'd like to admit. I do whatever I can to be eco-friendly in other ways so that the guilt of my dishwasher dependence doesn't keep me awake at night.

More: Master the art of loading your dishwasher.

What is your idea of comfort food?
Homemade ice cream. From the unintentionally rock salt-speckled version the ancient wooden machine would churn out when I was a kid, to the less labor-intensive version I make now, homemade ice cream always makes me smile.

Foxeslovelemons  Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

What is your greatest kitchen disaster?
When I was in culinary school, I needed to practice making hollandaise sauce. However, I didn't want to eat all of the finished batches. The plumber was not pleased when he found out I had poured all of my extra hollandaise sauce down the garbage disposal: My old house, with its original plumbing, couldn't quite handle the egg and fat assault on its pipes. It was ugly.

How do you use avocados? Let us know in the comments!



This contest is brought to you by our friends at Avocados from Peru -- check out their site for even more avocado-filled recipes! 

All food photos by James Ransom except for the photo Foxeslovelemons.

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Sarah B. August 11, 2014
Congrats Lori!!!
foxeslovelemons August 12, 2014
Thanks so much, Sarah!
Kukla August 6, 2014
Congratulations on your win Lori!! Great recipe! Looks Beautiful too!
foxeslovelemons August 6, 2014
Thanks so much, Kukla. I really appreciate it!
inpatskitchen August 6, 2014
Yay Lori! Thrilled for you!!
foxeslovelemons August 6, 2014
Thank you, Pat :)
drbabs August 6, 2014
foxeslovelemons August 6, 2014
Thanks so much, Barbara!
Annie S. August 6, 2014
Great sandwich! I shared it with the Farmer's Market stand where we buy our chickens. I have made it twice.
foxeslovelemons August 6, 2014
Thanks so much for sharing it, Annie! I hope everybody enjoys it :)
lmikkel August 6, 2014
Yay you! I have loved trying your recipes and am thrilled for you on this win. Haven't tried this one yet, but know it will be awesome.
foxeslovelemons August 6, 2014
Aw, thanks so much Leslie. I really appreciate it!
healthierkitchen August 6, 2014
Congrats, this is still at the top of my list to try!
foxeslovelemons August 6, 2014
Thanks so much, healthierkitchen! My "to try" list is HUGE, so I know the feeling :)
ChefJune August 6, 2014
Congratulations on the win! Almost any sandwich is enhanced by the addition of avocado.
foxeslovelemons August 6, 2014
That is 100% true. Thanks ChefJune!