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Old 10-15-2004, 11:46 AM   #11
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I love the southwestern eggrolls. I have had them in multiple restaurants but a good one was when I was in Belleview, WA.

Stuffing: Black Beans, Sweet Corn, Red bellpeppers, garlic, cilantro, jalapenos, cumin powder, limejuice and ofcourse lots of diced avacados.

Wrap in eggroll or in wonton wrappers. Fold, seal, fry and enjoy.
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Old 10-15-2004, 01:09 PM   #12
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Avocados - my favorite food on the planet! I eat at least 2-3 a week. As for the calories/fat, don't worry - they are unbelievably healthy. They are also so very nutritious for your skin!!!

Here ya go:

Beef Deluxe:
2 avocados, peeled, sliced
2 pounds of roast beef
1 red onion, sliced thin
½ c. oil
¼ c. EVOO
½ c. wine vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
½ tsp pepper
Chopped fresh herbs of your choice
Arrange layers of avo slices, beef & onion; repeat.
Mix remaining ingreds in bowl; pour over layers. Marinate for several hours. Serve on good crusty rolls

Chicken over Avos
8 large halved chicken breasts
2 celery stalks, incl. leaves
1 onion, quartered
Salt & pepper
2 c mayo
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 cube chicken bouillon
1½ tsp curry (optional- I omit this and use cardamom or rubbed sage instead)
2-3 avocados, peeled & sliced
2 c. shredded cheddar or jack
In a large pot, simmer chicken, celery, onion, salt & pepper in enough water to cover. Cook till onion is tender, and chicken is done. Remove from stock & cool. Shred chicken. Reserve stock for another use. Preheat oven to 350. Combine chicken, mayo, soup, bouillon & curry, if using.
Place avo slices in baking dish (13x9) Pour chicken mix over and top w/cheese. Bake 20 min till bubbly.

Aussie Pasta (thinkin' of you, WayneT)

1 pound Fettuccine (about 500 grams)
oil & butter for frying
1 pound chicken breasts, cut into strips (about 500 grams)
3 avocados, peeled, cut into chunks
½ pound bacon, cut into small pieces (about 250 grams)
1 cup grated cheese (about 250 grams)
Fresh herbs
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 minced medium sized onion
Boil a pot of water & add pasta. Cook till done.
Heat skillet with oil & butter, fry onions, garlic herbs, bacon and chicken. When chicken is nearly cooked through, add avocado and lightly mash with a wooden spoon while cooking. (As chunks heat up, some of them start to mash, thus forming pasta sauce.) When chicken is cooked through, add cheese and stir till melted and mixed in with avo sauce. Plate the pasta in a swirl and place a large serving of the chicken/sauce on top. YUM!
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Old 10-15-2004, 02:00 PM   #13
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I didn't read all the posts so I don't know if this was said - avocado is a GREAT nutritional source - the fat is a good fat - but when you start adding mayo and stuff it makes it a "bad" thing. Just a simple guacamole with avocado, chopped tomatoes, cumin, cilantro, lime juice isn't bad at all - I can't imagine that the Ry Krisp crackers are bad for you either.

Another way I like it is cut in half, pit removed, and fill the "bowl" a tad with balsamic vinegar.
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Old 10-15-2004, 02:24 PM   #14
 
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I love the southwestern eggrolls. I have had them in multiple restaurants but a good one was when I was in Belleview, WA.

Stuffing: Black Beans, Sweet Corn, Red bellpeppers, garlic, cilantro, jalapenos, cumin powder, limejuice and ofcourse lots of diced avacados.

Wrap in eggroll or in wonton wrappers. Fold, seal, fry and enjoy.

I've got to try this one one day!
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Old 10-15-2004, 02:35 PM   #15
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chocolatechef - I have had something similar - they are quite addictive - so beware!!!! LOL YOu can even make them with something as simple as taco meat.
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Old 10-15-2004, 02:56 PM   #16
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Here are some new ideas.

Fruited Couscous in Avocados
1 c Couscous
1 c Apple juice
1/4 c Prunes, pitted & chopped
1/4 c Dried cranberries
1/4 c Dried apples
1/4 c Apple juice concentrate, thawed
1/4 ts Cardamom, ground
1 tb Maple syrup
1/4 c Pecans, toasted & chopped
Avocados, halved, pits removed, edges rubbed with lemon juice

1.Place couscous in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
2.Bring apple juice to a boil in a small saucepan; add dried fruit and simmer for 5 mins until fruit is softened. Take off heat and pour over the couscous. Cover & set aside until the juice is absorbed.
3.Stir in the apple juice concentrate, cardamom & maple syrup. Set aside.
4.Fill avocado halves with couscous mixture. Sprinkle with pecans and serve.

Avocado Bread
3/4 c Mashed ripe avocados
3 Eggs
1 c Vegetable oil
3 ts Vanilla
3 c Flour
1 1/2 c Sugar
2 ts Cinnamon
1 ts Salt
1 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Baking powder
3/4 c Walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease the loaf pan and set aside.
1.Mix the avocados with the eggs, oil, and vanilla. Blend well.
2.Add the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Fold in the nuts.
3.Bake for 1-1/2 hours. Cover the top loosely with foil after the first 30 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Avocado Veloute
6 tb Butter
1 c Finely minced scallions, green part only
2 Garlic cloves, mashed
2 lg Ripe avocados
1 Lemon, juiced
4 tb Flour
6 c Hot chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground white pepper
3 Egg yolks
1 c Heavy cream
1/2 c Heavy cream, whipped

1.In a small heavy saucepan melt 2 tb butter. Add the scallions and garlic and cook, covered, over low heat for 5 minutes or until the scallions are very soft but not browned. Remove them to a blender.
2.Add the coarsely mashed pulp of avocados. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the lemon juice and blend the mixture at high speed until it becomes a smooth puree. Set aside.
3.In a large saucepan melt the remaining butter. Add the flour and cook the mixture, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes without browning. Add the hot chicken stock and whisk until the soup becomes slightly thick and very smooth. Season the soup with salt and pepper and let it simmer, partially covered, for 30 to 40 minutes.
4.In a mixing bowl combine the egg yolks and cream; blend them well. Fold the avocado puree into the cream and yolk mixture. Pour the mixture into the soup and, stirring constantly, heat the soup through without letting it come to a boil. Correct the seasoning and keep the soup warm. Serve the soup garnished with chives and a spoonful of whipped cream.
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Old 10-15-2004, 03:01 PM   #17
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Ya'll are making me crave avocados now!!
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chocolatechef - I have had something similar - they are quite addictive - so beware!!!! LOL YOu can even make them with something as simple as taco meat.
Oh, oh. There goes my girlish figure!
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Chocolatechef, it can go the same place mine did!!!!!!!!!! LOL
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I just love avacados I eat em striaght up, or smushed- on sandwiches or in salad.
Iam going to try some of these recipes thought.
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