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Avocado 
 
Jul. 18, 2012 10:52 pm 
Updated: May 8, 2013 11:19 pm
        If you ask me what food I would choose to eat for the rest of my life if I could only eat one, without hesitation I would say AVOCADO! I think that I would even be happy about being forced to only eat avocados; I just love them that much. Rumor has it that it avocados actually supply fairly balanced proportions of carbs/fats/sugars/protein/vitamins, so it may be possible to live off of them, but I definitely wouldn't recommend it. 
       I love how creamy and rich they are, and how they can practically be eaten during any meal. At school I eat at least half of one on a salad daily, and the way that it mixes with the dressing to coat all of the salad components ensures that I never become bored of eating salads. When I was little, my favorite way to eat them was straight out of its skin, with lemon juice and a little bit of sugar sprinkled on top. One of my favorite restaurants in Mexico serves an incredible cream of avocado soup, which tastes just as fresh and rich as digging straight into an avocado. And of course guacamole is an awesome way to eat avocados as well, although many times their flavor isn't allowed to shine through quite as well. 
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Jul. 19, 2012 5:26 am
I've just recently become an avocado fan. They are so good on almost anything. I especially love them sliced thin in fish tacos.
 
Jul. 19, 2012 6:14 am
I have never been a big fan... but I may have to give the avocado another go! You and MA make them sound good!
 
Jul. 19, 2012 6:35 am
Oh I totally agree! I looove avocados so much!!!:) My favorite way to eat them is just barely mushed with a little bit of lime juice. Yummm. Awesome blog!!:)
 
Jul. 19, 2012 7:05 am
I like avocados, but I guess I need some different recips for them, cant seem to get away from guacamole.
 
Vicky 
Jul. 19, 2012 10:16 am
Hey Cliff, try filling half an avocado with tuna salad/crab salad/ coleslaw/ diced fresh tomato and yogurt - any cool refreshing salady thigh you enjoy. Thinly sliced avocado is also great on sandwiches or if you are puttin' on the Ritz with smoked salmon and cream cheese... They are definitely worth giving another chance.
 
Vicky 
Jul. 19, 2012 10:17 am
Sorry I didn't mean to write "thigh"... thing was the word I was after - must have been a Freudian slip!
 
Keri 
Jul. 19, 2012 4:16 pm
I love avocados, too. I always get a kick out of threads on The Buzz where people ask for advice on what to do with a "leftover half" of an avocado. HUH? Who has a "leftover half"??? Seriously...I'm like you. I could eat them every day, all day long. My favorite ways, other than in guacamole, are in sandwiches (avocado, tomato, mayonnaise, and a little salt and pepper - PURE HEAVEN!) or just eaten right out of the skin with a spoon. Someday I'm going to live where I can have an avocado tree!
 
alinae 
Jul. 19, 2012 5:14 pm
haha @Keri I am totally with you...there is never any leftover avocado in my kitchen. @Terry, My dad has never liked them much either, but maybe start slow by adding a few slices to your favorite salad or sandwich, or as @CookandBakeGirl recommends, with just a little lime juice so that you can appreciate the flavors
 
Jul. 20, 2012 4:03 am
I grew up in So. Calif. and believe that is where my first love affair with avocados began. They are a staple in my house and I've tried them with just about everything. Florida has some huge avocados that come around this time of year, but they just don't have the same creamy taste as Haas do. Try mango and avocado salsa, or eggs and avocados.
 
May 8, 2013 11:19 pm
hey guys try them battered and deep fried they are awesome. I went to a resteraunt that served stuffed deep fried avacados that were mouth watering. they were cut in half and stufffed with a cheese mixture battered and deep fried. I have been trying to find the recipe ever since. I found one that sounds similar and I will post it when I get the chance to try it.
 
 
 
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Hi Everyone! My name is Alina and I am a college student from Philadelphia, PA. I started baking in high school and for the past two years have been cooking quick and easy meals in my dorm as well. I love following tons of cooking websites, blogs, and photo-journals online for inspiration, in addition to my mom's old cookbooks and her tried and true recipes.
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