caprese of cinders [avocado caprese salad]

I didn’t start playing PC games until very recently. Sure, I have a gaming resume full of obscure Asian MMORPGs, but that isn’t the core of western PC gaming. I didn’t have the thrill of experiencing Diablo or Diablo II when they first hit the shelves years and years ago. Because of this Diablo void in my life prior to May 2012, I never built up the nostalgia factor for Diablo II.

I never had a chance pour countless hours into a game only to be rewarded with a seemingly meaningless item. But, now it was my time to enjoy the grind for all of its worth. My time to figure out why so many people have figuratively chased the carrot on the stick. My time to become one of them.

But one cannot grind without proper nourishment. So, here’s a quick and simple Demon Hunter dish that can be made before your Nephalem Valor runs out.


  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  4. 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
  5. basil
  6. 2 heirloom tomatoes
  7. 1 avocado
  8. buffalo mozzarella


Prep time will be about 15 minutes. Cook time to reduce the balsamic vinegar is about 5 minutes.


  1. Wash and slice your heirloom tomatoes into thin slices.
  2. Cut your basil into thin strips.
  3. Dice your avocado.
  4. Roughly chop your buffalo mozzarella.


  1. Pour 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar into a small sauce pan.
  2. Place pan on medium heat.
  3. Let balsamic vinegar reduce.
  4. Remove and let cool.


  1. Now it’s time to assemble your caprese salad. Place your tomato slices on a plate.
  2. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over your tomatoes.
  3. Place mozzarella.
  4. Place avocado on top. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle chopped basil over the salad.
  6. Finish with a drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

And that’s all it takes to create this simple dish.

Now, back to item grinding. Those legendaries aren’t going to find themselves, now are they?

For what it’s worth, I’ve enjoyed my time playing Diablo III. The 200 and some odd hours spent in the realm of Sanctuary have been fun for me. Arguably, Diablo II and Diablo III are very different games. And yes, people have very strong opinions about each game — but I don’t let that bother me. The game is meant to be played, not bickered over. But, to each their own, right?

I like Diablo III and will continue to support it. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a carrot on a stick to chase.

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