Saturday, November 16, 2013

Why You Need Avocados in Your Life

Avocados are delicious and healthy. They're the perfect snack and add some colour/freshness to a meal. They're commonly referred to as "nature's butter" and definitely complement meals just as well. Personally, I'm a salty snacker and I find avocados are the perfect food item to satisfy my salty cravings (ie: I don't need chips to be happy. But guacamole is great with tortilla chips!)

How to tell if an avocado is ripe:

Q: Is it dark coloured? 
A: Yes. 
Translation: Off to a good start on the ripeness test. 

Q: Is it soft if you press it (but not mushy)?
A: Yes
Translation: I'm perfect! Eat me now! It should be noted that avocados require timing. They are perfect for a brief period of time before becoming overripe.

Here are a few of my favourite ways to have avocados:

1) Slice and have with steak

2) Cut in half. Remove the seed. Drizzle with olive oil, soy sauce, and fresh cracked pepper.

3) Guacamole (great for gatherings or movie nights)
  • Mash avocado
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper
  • sprinkle with cilantro
  • optional:
    • diced red onions
    • Frank's Red Hot
    • powdered garlic vs diced garlic

Aside: Life if like an avocado. The timing is hard, but when you get it right, it's perfect. I love food. BUT, if you want to prolong your avocado's life, put it in the fridge- it will buy you a few extra days.

Thoughtfully yours,


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