24 Weeks: Tostadas With Salted Caramel

May 14, 2012

KERF + BERF are blending into one! After an afternoon of writing, it’s hard not to start my KERF posts with my weeks of pregnancy : )


Usually the food is a giveaway which blog I’m writing for : ) This was a banana, milk, yogurt and peanut butter smoothie topped with Oh’s!


This evening Hillary brought over dinner and a movie! Just like the ole LOST days. Matt and I helped assemble these great tostadas!


Layers of crunchy tostada chips with refried beans, chicken seasoned with taco sauce, melty cheese and jalapenos.


Baked at 350* for 15 minutes!


We ate them with a knife and fork, and they were delicious!


Matt made an avocado crema with 1 avocado, about 1/3 cup greek yogurt, Southwest seasoning, lemon juice and salt. This was SO GOOD – the best of quac and sour cream in one! Served over a “salad.”


Over dinner we watched “No Woman No Cry,” a documentary by Every Mother Counts and Christy Turlington Burns. The film follows the stories of high-risk pregnancies in other parts of the world – where hospital care is scarce. I will have a post on BERF about it soon – it was a good eye-opening film.


When Hillary offers to bring dinner, I make sure our fridge is stocked with her favorite – Jeni’s Ice Cream!!! Salted Caramel is always EVEN BETTER than I remember!! It should totally be renamed “Toasted Marshmallow” because it’s 100% roasty sugary good.



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1 Sana May 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Jeni’s Ice Cream is on my next grocery list. I hope it’s worth the splurge!!


2 KathEats May 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Start with Salted Caramel – it is the bestttt!! (Although I’ve only had one other flavor because i keep going back to it :) )

And just remind yourself that a scoop at Ben & Jerry’s is $4.30!


3 Aubrey May 15, 2012 at 6:21 am

I finally bought this last week after reading about it here for a while – WOW! It really is that good. I actually hid it in the back of my freezer because my husband wouldn’t know the difference, and I will make it last a good six weeks :)


4 Nicole May 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm

In the fall, Jeni’s makes a Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallow flavor. So good! Like pumpkin ice cream but fancier. This reminds me I need to see if I can still find Savannah Buttermint in the scoop shops as well as the White House Cherry.


5 KathEats May 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Omgggggggggggggggggg i must find that flavor!!!


6 Annette @FitnessPerks May 14, 2012 at 8:54 pm

WOW, that sounds like the perfect meal to me–Mexican inspired and ice cream. YummyY :) Happy 24 weeks to YOU!


7 Allie@LiveLaughEat May 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I thought you were making this a BERF-ish post because you ate melted salted caramel on tostadas—the start of a salty sweet preg craving. Ha!


8 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 14, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I can’t wait to hear your review of that documentary! I’ve heard of it before, I’d love to hear what you think of it!


9 mary @ minutespermile May 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm

crazy documentary. woman and child health and nutrition is a serious issue on a global level.


10 Molly @ RDexposed May 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm

We do the “avocado crema” from time to time, too! It spreads so nicely and you can get more on your fork. 😉


11 Sarah May 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Do you mix it by hand or in a stand mixer/blender?


12 Molly@RDexposed May 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Actually we just mix by hand plain yogurt and avocado. Whip it GOOD!


13 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn May 14, 2012 at 9:21 pm

If you are ever in the neck of the woods of NYC…. go to Pure Food & Wine and have their salted carmel chocolate tart thing. It is SOOO good!


14 Angel7 May 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm

That avocado crema looks divine–creamy goodness!!!

Jeni’s Salted Caramel icecream… Great way to end a dinner :)



15 Mel May 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Plain avocado is something we just can’t warm up to at our house. But served like that with Southwest seasoning added to it might just do the trick!


16 kristen @ verbs and vignettes May 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm

man, that looks delicious. avocado in any form is ok by me.

and “salted caramel!” i’m trying to come up with salted caramel popsicles for the summer. i don’t think i could go wrong.


17 Carla May 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Hey Kath! What proportions did you use in your pb banana smoothie?? I’d like to make it!


18 KathEats May 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Cup of milk, half big banana, 1/4 cup yogurt, 4 ice cubes, 1 tbsp pb


19 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 14, 2012 at 10:09 pm

That ice cream just makes my mouth water – YUM!


20 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner May 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Mmm…avocado crema. I love avocado ‘sauce’ mixed with zucchini noodles for a pasta dish. So good! And I’m hurting for that Salted Caramel ice cream–I may just have to break down and have it shipped to me.


21 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 14, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I dont even like ice cream (give me cookies or brownies!) but THAT ice cream sounds fab.

And the guac + sour cream combo, can’t go wrong there!


22 Khushboo Thadani May 15, 2012 at 12:46 am

I need that ice cream in my life…ASAP!


23 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 15, 2012 at 5:22 am

The avocado “dressing” looks delicious!


24 Emily @ Life on Food May 15, 2012 at 5:23 am

That ice cream sounds delicious. Your whole dinner sounds delicious. I think I am going to change my dinner plans. I love me some Tex Mex.


25 Cheryl @ Happy is the new healthy May 15, 2012 at 5:46 am

Smoothies with a crunch…yum! For a while these were a regular occurrence in my photos but I can’t remember the last time I had one. That needs to change!


26 Simply Life May 15, 2012 at 6:01 am

I’m heard about that film- will be interested to hear your thoughts about it!


27 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 15, 2012 at 6:23 am

Those tostadas look amazing! I’ve never had an avocado crema before but it looks like I’m missing out! Definitely need to try it :)


28 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 15, 2012 at 6:25 am

Jeni’s ice cream looks divine…I just want to dive into the bowl!


29 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 15, 2012 at 7:07 am

I love the looks of that avocado crema! It’ll make the perfect topper for my tacos on Wednesday night!


30 Rebecca May 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

By this post title, I was about to get totally grossed out by your pregnancy cravings. And then I realized that these are all foods I crave too (but not together!) 😉


31 Beth @ DiningAndDishing May 15, 2012 at 9:07 am

I am totally in love with Jenni’s ice creams as well! She has another great flavor too: sweet potato with torched marshmallow. Not sure if it’s available where you are but I think you might really enjoy it!!


32 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

Oooh… avocado crema- that sounds great! I’m obsessed with Ashley’s (edible perspective) black bean crema – have you made that? (I’m sure you have- I was really late to the party on that one!).


33 Sara May 15, 2012 at 9:24 am

Those tostadas look AMAZING! Your blog always leaves me with food envy 😛


34 Jessica May 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

I am going to OHIO this summer to meet my husbands family for the first time…Jenis is in his hometown….SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I know where I am going


35 Rachael May 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm

My twin sister was flown to NYC by Christy Turlington to do an interview for the NWNC film. Her piece didn’t make the cut but she said Christy was very nice and she loved the chance to tell her story. She was interviewed due to her experience nursing a friend’s baby (my sis was nursing her son at the time as well) because her friend had passed away during childbirth. It’s heartwrenching but we are so proud of her!


36 KathEats May 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Oh man, so sad. That would have been a good addition to the US side of the story


37 Ansel May 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I’m pretty sure guac is spelled with a G not a Q. Just sayin.’


38 KathEats May 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Yeah, I can’t get those letters right in my brain


39 Sarah May 15, 2012 at 7:48 pm

That documentary was very good (and intimidating)! I’m glad you caught it.


40 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 16, 2012 at 1:05 am

My life is incomplete without that ice cream </3

Okay maybe not, but still 😀


41 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I talked about your avocado crema in my blog post today, I noticed you had some more on vacation last week. It’s my new favorite way to eat avocado! I think I like it even better than guacamole! Just something about the tang from the yogurt I think. Thanks so much!


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