Tuna Avocado Egg Salad and A Book Review
Happy Friday, friends!
I’m popping in today with double the fun….. it’s a recipe and a book review. I’ve had this recipe and pictures ready to go ever since Easter and I really had intended on sharing it sooner, as a way to use up any extra boiled Easter eggs. If you don’t happen to have any already boiled eggs; you’ll need to boil some up because this Tuna Avocado Egg Salad is a super tasty lunch idea. Once your eggs are boiled; the salad comes together in less than 10 minutes. I love serving mine wrap-style, but the salad would also be great served sandwich style or even stuffed in a tomato….. good idea, Kim!
- 1 5 oz. can tuna packed in water, drained and shredded with a fork (I use Wild Planet brand)
- 2 hard-boiled eggs chopped
- 2 hard-boiled egg whites chopped
- 1 large Haas avocado or 2 small avocados, pitted and diced
- 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- dash of garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. I stirred in the diced avocado last. You'll notice in the pictures that there are tomatoes in my wrap; those were added on top of the salad mixture before folding my wrap.
Cholesterol 83.5 mg
Sodium 54.7 mg
Potassium 3.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Sugars 1.0 g
Protein 6.2 g
I just finished After Her, a novel by Joyce Maynard, loosely based on the Trailside Killer case that terrorized Marin County, California, in the late 1970s. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but I do have to admit; I kept waiting for something crazy suspenseful to happen throughout the whole book. At the very end, finally, there was some suspense, but it didn’t last long and then the book was finished. Maybe the suspense was my waiting for the suspense…. haha. I hope my mini review doesn’t turn you off from reading After Her because it really did keep me entertained and I loved all of the characters so much.
A summary of the book from Amazon:
Summer, 1979. A dry, hot Northern California school vacation stretches before Rachel and her younger sister, Patty—the daughters of a larger-than-life, irresistibly handsome (and chronically unfaithful) detective father and the mother whose heart he broke.
When we first meet her, Patty is eleven—a gangly kid who loves basketball and dogs and would do anything for her older sister, Rachel. Rachel is obsessed with making up stories and believes she possesses the gift of knowing what’s in the minds of people around her. She has visions, whether she wants to or not. Left to their own devices, the sisters spend their days studying record jackets, concocting elaborate fantasies about the mysterious neighbor who moved in down the street, and playing dangerous games on the mountain that looms behind their house.
When young women start turning up dead on the mountain, the girls’ father is put in charge of finding the murderer known as the “Sunset Strangler.” Watching her father’s life slowly unravel as months pass and more women are killed, Rachel embarks on her most dangerous game yet . . . using herself as bait to catch the killer. But rather than cracking the case, the consequences of Rachel’s actions will destroy her father’s career and alter forever the lives of everyone she loves.
Thirty years later, still haunted by the belief that the killer remains at large, Rachel constructs a new strategy to smoke out the Sunset Strangler and vindicate her father—a plan that unexpectedly unearths a long-buried family secret.
Something to think about….
Have you read After Her? Do you enjoy reading suspense? I think that may be favorite type of book to read.
Do you have any book suggestions? I need to find something new to read!
Any big plans this weekend? I do, I do! Of course, Mother’s Day is Sunday and I’m planning a day of relaxation. My mom, sister and I have a pedicure appointment and then we’ll be going out to dinner. Can’t wait!
Have a great weekend! And to all of you mama’s out there, have a fantastic Mother’s Day!