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Old 09-22-2005, 10:04 PM   #11
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Dear Shunka,

Thank you so much for the tip-I'm a vegetarian, hence I won't try the BLT combo, but will certainly try to use the soup recipe.

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Old 09-24-2005, 10:50 AM   #12
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I put some Avacado in my pesto when I make it. Anyone in need of some Basil? I find I'm overrun with it. Friends and neighbors are hiding behind curtains when they see me coming with more.

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Old 09-24-2005, 11:46 AM   #13
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Here's one of my favorite quick soups, which tastes great with avocado slices on top:
(I've changed it to remove all meat products for you)

Cold Weather Mexican Soup

Boil vegetable stock (about 2/3 full in stockpot)
4 russet potatoes, each skinned and cut into large cubes.

When potatoes are cooked, add:
3 cans diced tomatoes
1 jar Trader Joe's Habenero and Lime Salsa (if you don't have Trader Joe's, any GOOD medium-spicy salsa will do)
4 stalks cut-up celery
1 small pkg. frozen sweet corn
1 can (undrained) pinto beans
1 can red kidney beans.

Boil till flavor mixes well.
Top each individual bowl with a large serving of shredded cheddar, and put a few thick tortilla chips on top.

Float many slices of avocado on top!
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Old 09-24-2005, 11:51 AM   #14
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Oh here is another thing I like to do with avocado... very simple and easy... take a piece of flour tortilla or similar type of flat bread... spread across the half with sliced avocado, sliced cheese--the type that melts well... fontina, gouda, edam, asiago, emmentar etc.---, sliced tomato and grilled onion. fold the tortilla/bread in half, broil it in the oven on the both side quickly, just enough to brown the surface and let the cheese melt... very nice lunch or snack!!
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Old 09-24-2005, 01:06 PM   #15
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yow, another avocado thread. avocados are my favoritest of foods, i eat at least one a day... they are very rich but also full of the good fats!

i eat a lot of avocados on toast, simple but delicious. just mash 'em up, add some salt, and spread on freshly toasted bread... yum! im not a vegetarian, but i dont eat meat everyday... avocados take the place of meat in my sandwiches fairly often. i love a tomato, lettuce, avocado and cuke sandwich! i also like to make pasta with sauteed summer veggies like zucchini, yellow squash, yellow beans etc and add fresh avocado at the last minute so it gets warm but not cooked. another favorite in my house is garliced mushroom tacos with avocado. put some garlic in a pan with oil and cook it very slowly so that the oil gets garlicy and the garlic itself turns soft and light brown... remove the garlic and add some whole portobello caps to the oil, and fry them until they are golden brown. mash the cooked garlic into some avocado with salt, pepper and lime juice and put the mushrooms into corn tortillas with a big dollop of the garlic avocado mixture on top. add chopped tomatoes for color and sweetness... this is making me hungry!
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Old 09-24-2005, 05:27 PM   #16
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Also, just cut in half, remove the seed, pour a good-quality balsamic vinegar into the hole and eat with a spoon, gathering some avocado and a bit of vinegar.

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Old 09-24-2005, 06:39 PM   #17
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I put some Avacado in my pesto when I make it. Anyone in need of some Basil? I find I'm overrun with it. Friends and neighbors are hiding behind curtains when they see me coming with more.
Some how I doubt it would survive the trip overseas Or I would gladly take you up on this offer!

Have you tried freezing it in ice cube trays and then popping the ice cubes into a freezer bag or container for future use in things like stocks and soups? This something I often do with excess herbs, chopped shallots/chives and even stock.

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Old 09-25-2005, 03:12 AM   #18
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We used to eat avocado with honey on it when I was a kid.

There is no such thing as a little garlic.
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