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Posts tagged ‘avocado recipes’
Posted: July 22nd, 2014

Avocado in any form. Vegetables dressed in bread crumbs and baked. Best of two delicious worlds. From www.myrecipes.com.

Avocado in any form. Vegetables dressed in bread crumbs and baked. Best of two delicious worlds. From www.myrecipes.com.

Barring McDonald’s, I’m not a huge fan of french fries. This is probably because about 90 percent of the time, they’re terrible. They’re hard to get right, frankly, and unlike my husband and son, I don’t like them undercooked, fluffy, bitter, burned or cold. I don’t like them out of the freezer AT ALL, and I’ve never made a decent batch myself. Even when they’re pretty good, they’re not really that good. Oh, I’ll eat them if they’re in front of me. Don’t get me wrong. But I’d just as soon eat Brussels sprouts. And I hate Brussels sprouts.
For some reason, however, I love other vegetables breaded and baked (or fried). This includes zucchini, green tomatoes and eggplant. When I was a kid, we went to a greasy spoon down by the lake all the time that had the most amazing breaded and deep-fried green pepper rings. I wish I knew how to make those. Or perhaps not.
Anyway, I think deep fried food is overrated in general. Drag veggies through breadcrumbs and bake them, though, and I’ll meet you at the oven, plate in hand.
Well, fresh local baby zucchini is coming into gardens and produce sections now, and will be unstoppable for the next few weeks.
I want to try this recipe for these Baked Zucchini Fries as soon as possible.
Also, in honor of the avocado recipes coming in Loaves & Dishes tomorrow, Avocado Fries are tantalizing.

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Posted: February 19th, 2014

Look at this lusciousness that I found on allrecipes.com.

Look at this lusciousness that I found on allrecipes.com.

I love egg salad. To be less precise, I love eggs, anyway I can get them. Hard-cooked ones don’t last long when I’m around — not even my mother in law’s purple pickled ones.
As for egg salad, I could eat it with a spoon. I only put it in a sandwich when other people are looking.
Eggs are pretty good for you, a lean source of protein,. It’s the mayo in egg salad that bears homicidal tendencies.
Imagine my delight at finding this recipe for Avocado Egg Salad, which calls for mashed avocados in place of mayonnaise.
Considering avocados sit on my favorites shelf right next to the eggs, this is a pretty big deal: Tasty and creamy AND nutritious.
I’ll admit that the resulting egg salad is green, and it might not win any beauty contests. Unless the judges get to taste it. Then it will win a lot of hearts and minds.

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Posted: June 14th, 2013
Baked Avocado Salsa from www.melecotte.com, which we saw on www.hellawella.com, makes me want to race to the nearest produce section.

Baked Avocado Salsa from www.melecotte.com, which we saw on www.hellawella.com makes me want to race to the nearest produce section.

Sometimes foods get hot, white hot, as in rockstar hot, and they’re all you hear about in the foodie community for months, even years, as chefs jump on the wagon and churn out creative ways to use them. For example, you might have heard a little about bacon there for a while …
Now, thanks in part to recent Subway commercials, but a long time coming with the rise of southwestern and Latin American cuisine, avocados have hit marquis food-media status.
Consider this slideshow, 17 unbelievably delicious ways to stuff an avocado, from www.hellawella.com.
Every idea looks better than the one before it, many of them jumping off the twice-baked potato concept, highlighted by a BLT stuffed avocado, avocado with poached eggs (poached eggs are another white hot food), baked avocado salsa, baked avocado this, baked avocado that.
How about Cilantro-Lime Jalapeno Chicken Salad in Avocado? Mmm hmm. That’s what I’m talking about.
Incidentally, my husband went to Subway to get a sandwich with avocado and complained that they don’t give you enough. It remains to be seen how much would constitute enough avocado in my house, but armed with these ideas, I’m planning to find out.

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