Avocado Pomegranate Grilled Cheese + Site Changes!

Lately I find myself making meals that require minimal ingredients, but a whole lot of flavor. Like yesterday’s Pancetta Pasta. 7 ingredients. Today’s Avo Pom Grilled Cheese- 5 ingredients (including real butter). 

This combo is KILLER. And really pretty.

Avocado Pomegranate Grilled Cheese #FitFluential

I bought a beautiful chunk of fresh mozzarella the other day, had some ripe avo, needed to use up the last of my pomegranate arils, and was craving grilled cheese (don’t ask). Lone behold this crazy combination.

It’s….

  • Sweet
  • Crunchy
  • Goey
  • Buttery
  • Satisfying

Avocado Pomegranate Grilled Cheese #FitFluential

All of my favorite things!

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Avocado Pomegranate Grilled Cheese
 
Ingredients
  • -4 slices of whole wheat bread (or gluten free)
  • -4 think slices of mozzarella
  • -2 tablespoons of pomegranate arils
  • -1/2 avocado
  • -1 tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. In a large pan, heat about 1 tablespoon of butter to medium heat.
  2. Prep sandwiches (serves 2) by placing 2 thin slices on mozzarella, 1 tablespoon of pomegranate arils, and ½ avocado on top of a slice of bread. Repeat. Then, place another slice of bread on top.
  3. Cook each side of the sandwich, COVERED with a lid, for about 2 minutes, or until it begins to turn golden brown and the cheese melts.

updates

Things are finally coming together with the update of FFF! I have been working with the amazing Julie from Deluxe-Designs.net to do a few things to Fit Foodie Finds. We decided to live edit my site instead of putting it “under construction” for a few days. So if things looked wonky or out of place over the last couple of days- that is why! Here’s what we (she) did-

  • Transfer servers from Dream Host to WP Engine in order to increase speed and have better customer service.
  • Install the Foodie theme on my Genesis Framework in order to make things more searchable, user-friendly, and overall prettier.
  • Create a visual Recipe Index in order to make finding certain recipes and ingredients more seamless.
  • Re-categorize and tag all 1,000+ recipes and posts in order to make things more searchable and user-friendly (still a work in progress…I’m about half way done!).

foodie

The foodie theme allows me to have a more intricate home page- where readers can see more than just 1 or two posts. It’s much more visual, too with thumbnail photos and the READ MORE button rocks my socks.

LAYOUY

recipe-index

Oh the recipe index, I LOVE YOU. Along with the Foodie Theme, comes the coding for this beautiful, visual recipe index (which you can find in the top menu called…Recipe Index). This gives me the ability to categorize my recipes by category and sub category. When a post is published with the certain recipe categories, the recipe index is automatically updated with my feature image..instead of me having to go in and manually update my old recipe section (which I often forgot to do). HECK YES. 

RECIPES 

The recipe index is still a work in progress because when I made the switch from Blogger to WordPress in may, all of my categories and tags got messed up and I never fixed them…leaving me with about 1,000 posts that needed to be re-categorized and updated with a square, feature image for the index. I’m about half way done and plan to finish this week (fingers crossed!). I’m at about early 2012 and cringing at the site of my photos from way-back-when 😀

That is all for today! Have a beautiful week!

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  1. says

    I love the theme changes! Especially for food blogs I find a more visual navigation so useful. And the recipe index looks amazing too! I’ve been planning to make some changes to my blog design for a while, but the damn thesis is priority for this week. Cannot wait to finish it and start working on the blog.

    • says

      TOTALLY WORTH IT. I am so happy with how it turned out and Julie from Deluxe-Designs.net is AMAZING. Are you doing the theme change yourself? I commend anyone who knows how to do CSS/HTML. It is so foreign to me, that’s why I turn to experts 😀

  2. says

    I never saw your old design, but I love this one! And this recipe?!?!? Oh. My. Stars. Hello! Cheese, toast and avocado – how could you go wrong? The addition of pomegranate seeds makes my mouth water!

  3. says

    So cool! John is in the middle of updating our site right now and it seems we’ll be making many similar changes. Excited to see how yours turns out!

  4. says

    I’m definitely saving this recipe!! I crave grilled cheese on a daily basis!!
    Love all the new updates to your site. I really love that I now get an email notification when you reply to my comment! That will be the first thing I add to my blog someday when I switch to self hosting… Which will be sooner then later :)

    • says

      o0o Man that was tricky because I checked the box that said to do email notifications, but I didn’t realize you needed to download a separate widget. So all the time! I totally thought you guys were getting emails and you weren’t. #liveandlearn

  5. says

    I am new to the site so all I can say is that the new design looks great. I just redid the design of my blog (and am still tweaking it), so I totally understand the time and effort that goes into it. Nicely done! :)

    In regards to the sandwich, such great ingredients to put in a grilled cheese. At this point, if I could, I would put avocado on everything. I have even been eating it plain. So yummy!

  6. says

    I love avocados and pomegranates. I am also a major grilled cheese fan. I would never have thought to combine all this flavors, what a great idea!

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