Absolutely Avocados

You guys. I have big news. Big, crazy, exciting news.

And no, I’m not pregnant.

Well, kinda. In a weird way.

I wrote a book! A real, hold it in your hands, flip through the pages, put it on your coffee table, book. And it’s all about avocados! I mean did you expect anything else for my first cookbook? I’m basically a walking avocado.

Absolutely Avocados by Gaby Dalkin

And it’s finally almost here! Absolutely Avocados. I’m super pumped to say the least. If you follow me over on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve seen some quick glimpses into the cookbook writing/editing process, but now it’s all buttoned up, and is off at the printers printing away. I got to work with my dream team and bestest friends on it too. Matt and Adam did all the photography and food styling for it and I am just beyond thrilled with how it turned out.

It took a whole lotta avocados, months of recipe testing, lots of face stuffing/taste testing, and tons of love to create this book. I feel like it’s my child. And I am so jazzed for it to come out in mid-April. I’ll be hitting the road once the book is published and having fun book parties with lots of guacamole consumption all across the country.  I hope I get to meet lots of you guys! I’m planning the tour as we speak, type, read, (what?) so if you know of somewhere super awesome to go, I’d love to hear about it in the comments! I mean it’s our mutual love (borderline obsession) with avocados that was the source of inspiration for this book in the first place!

It’s loaded with 80+ avocado recipes ranging across breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and yes dessert too! It’s available for pre-order on Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble  or you can ask your local book store to get some for you independent bookstore –  feel free to order a copy, or two, or thirty (especially if you’re blood related to me – mom and dad I’m looking at you! and all my aunts, uncles and grandparents too. Oh heck, anyone else who wants to be part of the family, same goes for you.)

So there it is! My big news of February 2013! Thanks for being the best readers out there and loving avocados just as much as I do!! You guys rock. Now go have yourself a happy friday and have a margarita or two for me and some guac 🙂

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  1. Sequoia N.

    Oh my goodness! I thought I was the only one this obsessed with avocados! My friends all think I’m nuts. I cannot wait to add this to my shelves! Placing my pre-order today 🙂

  2. Shannon Holmes

    Hi Gaby
    Made your Avocado Choc. Chip Pound Cake (Shine video with Reluctantly Healthy) hoping my kids would eat it and it’s a hit! Even knowing there are avocados in it which they proclaim they despise, they tried it and they love it! I was hoping you would share the nutritional information for the recipe? I’d really appreciate it. Thanks so much and best of luck with the book!
    P.S. I love it too and so did “Mom” friends!

    • Gaby

      Hey Shannon!! So glad you you and the kids and your mom friends loved it!! That makes my day.

      Unfortunately I don’t have the program to calculate the nutrition info – I’m working on getting it over the next few weeks – so check back soon and hopefully I’ll be able to answer your question.


    • Shannon Holmes

      Thanks Gaby, I’ll look forward to it!

  3. Bekah

    I heard about your book in Redbook! I am a new vegetarian and recently finally came to terms with avocados, so I am THRILLED for what your book has to offer!

    • Gaby

      Thanks Bekah!!! I’ve got lots of vegetarian recipes coming up for summer – and most of them with avocado!

  4. Molly

    I will be buying this! I am obsessed with avocados… I eat them with a spoon. I will be sharing this website with my family!! This is very inspiring.

  5. Jennifer @ The 52 New Foods Challenge

    Me and my kids are experimenting with avocados. Our latest surprise was chocolate pudding made with avocados (even I couldn’t believe how yummy it was). We’ll DEFINITELY be picking up a copy of your book to take our avocado adventures to new heights.