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Old 09-09-2010, 02:20 PM   #11
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The other day I had a half an avocado in the fridge and was just looking for a little treat that wasn't sweet. I took a little plate, sliced the avocado is thin slices, fanned them out on the plate (comfort food MUST be pretty lol), drizzled them with copious amount of olive oil, and sprinkled them generously with fresh ground Orange&LemonPepper and fresh ground SeaSalt (both "Olde Thompson" brand grinders...awesome). This would be tasty and attractive as a side dish for just about anything.
Consider tucking in a kalamata olive, cherry tomato, and a tiny wedge of favorite cheese in the arch for color and taste.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:32 PM   #12
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In our house, avocados are used in taco salad, diced and added to pita pocket sandwiches with thinly sliced strips of smoky beef from the charcoal grill (rare thank you), diced and added to tacos, burritos, sliced thinly and served as a refreshing side dish with any kind of chicken, diced and added to gazpacho, and even added to home made chunky tomato soup.

Once in a while, we've even been known to slice up an avocado and eat it as a snack, or with cheese and chips or crackers.

Avocados are great with savory foods. I love fresh avocado slices in a carne asada burrito.

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Old 09-09-2010, 08:03 PM   #13
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they are very greasy ,are too many bad for you?

i always feel bloated after nachos and guacomole.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:39 PM   #14
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they are very greasy ,are too many bad for you?

i always feel bloated after nachos and guacomole.
The Margaritas will counter that effect! Tequila has that
anti-aging property.Everybody looks younger after a few.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:44 AM   #15
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I use avocados like mayonnaise, just spread it on any sandwich I'm fixing.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:13 AM   #16
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they are very greasy ,are too many bad for you?
i always feel bloated after nachos and guacomole.
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The Margaritas will counter that effect! Tequila has that anti-aging property. Everybody looks younger after a few.
I like how you think, 4meandthem .
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:48 AM   #17
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Cut an avocado in half, remove the seed by tapping it with your knife and twisting it out. Pour a little French, Catalina or Russian dressing in the hollow and eat with a spoon.

Or...after removing the seed, hold the avocado half in your hand, and score the meat with a knife. Scoop pieces out with a spoon, combine with halved grape tomatoes, and sprinkle with Italian dressing, or even just plain lemon juice, salt and pepper. The two really compliment each other.

Avocados are fattening, but they have the good kind of fat that lowers your cholesterol...like olive oil and cashews...so if you like them, you can include them in your diet without feeling guilty.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:18 PM   #18
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Not popular in America but common on European menus, avocado vinaigrette, avocados halved and the cavity filled with vinaigrette dressing and sometimes small shrimp.
Also you can bake avocado such as halving one, scooping out and mashing the pulp and mixing it with chopped hard boiled egg, minced onion, chopped olives S & P and topped with bread crumbs and dotted with butter, then baked for approx 10 minutes at around 375 F.
You can also bake halved avocados stuffed with tuna salad or seafood salad, topped with crumbs.
FYI if you didn't know, "avocado" is the Aztec word for testicles!
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ha hahahaha. So now we can say that someone has brass avocados.

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they are very greasy ,are too many bad for you?

i always feel bloated after nachos and guacomole.
Avocados do have a high fat content. But as was stated, the fat is very high in mono-unsaturates, like olive and walnut oils. But as with everything else, though it is a healthy fat, the weight gain from eating too many isn't. So, moderation in all things still applies.

I'm not one who insists that Itallian food be made only with Italian ingredients, or that Asian food can't be served alongside something from France. I ten to mix and match ingredients to suit the mood I'm in. In that vein of thought, avocado is great with plain bruschetta. Just sprinkle on appropriate seasonings.

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