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This man is one of my favorite artists. He’s a teacher, and painter living in Israel. Since it’s First Friday, the first Friday in January, the new year, I chose to feature Eli Alexander Shvadron. I’m actually lucky enough to own several of his prints! If you’re ever in Jerusalem, look him up…he’s quite inspiring!
And, to go along with our ‘Art and Chocolate’ theme, I’ve included a delicious Avocado Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe below!
He was kind enough to send me a little blurb about himself and his amazing work:
Mini Chocolate Avocado Muffins
1 large, ripe avocado- mashed
1 cup sugar
3/4 cups applesauce, unsweetened
3/4 cup skim milk
2 2/3 cup whole wheat or white flour (or a mix, one cup of each)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 Tb baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line mini muffin tin tray with paper liners.
Beat eggs, applesauce and milk in a large bowl. Sift in the sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt and flour. Stir well. In a separate bowl, crush the peeled avocado until it is a creamy texture. Mix into remainder of ingredients until just combined. Mix in the mini chocolate chips.
Spoon into muffin tin. Bake for 15 minutes.