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Monday, October 3, 2011


I believe in fueling our bodies with healthy food.
(and fueling my emotions with dark chocolate - but that's another post)
So imagine my joy when I found this gigantic avocado at a Mexican food market! (I put the lemon in the picture so you could see that the PIT was the size of a lemon - that means this avocado was roughly the size of a football) Everyone was gone and I thought - "how about a ymmy salad with this avocado?"
Now, normally I can down an entire avocado all by myself, no problem. But this monster was way too big. (PS - I love having salads this yummy ... other than salt & pepper I don't need to add any taste enhancer!)
So I made guacamole. I used Alton Brown's recipe.
Then I thought, if I down this whole bowl of guacamole myself, that wouldn't be considered healthy. So I made a delicious dinner - lime rice (cafe-rio-style), shrimp, mango salsa.
The real reason I didn't eat the entire avocado wasn't because I didn't have room in my tummy - it's because I didn't want to repeat the artichoke episode. When I was about 8 years old and our family was serving artichokes, I sat at the table long after everyone was gone and I ate everything that everyone else was too full for. I got so sick that I couldn't eat artichokes till adulthood. If I had to go 15 years without avocados it would be a sad, sad world!

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  1. My word, that IS a giant avocado! I find it fascinating how large some fruit and vegies can grow. But the beautiful food you have prepared and enjoyed with that one avocado is pretty impressive.
    And definitely a good thing you didn't repeat the artichoke episode ;o)

  2. Making me hungry for some guac, girl!

  3. Guacamole is one of my all-time faves! Now I want some, too! I also love salads made with shrimp and avocado. Yum!

  4. One of my favorite things! I could eat them every day. Never seen one that big but I think I probably could have eaten it all by myself :)
    It's only 7:00 a.m. but that salad looks like a fabulous breakfast to me :)
    I also don't eat dressing, just never took to it. I prefer the taste of the veggies and fruits.

  5. Woah mama! I too love avacado. I eat it alone with some salt. YUM!

  6. nice story! and guess they really know how to grow 'em down south of the border!

  7. Those big green avocados are my fave!!!! Your food looks so yummy:)

  8. Guac is one of my favorite things on earth!! xo

  9. gosh that looks so good. i wish i could find avocado's that size. have a lovely day!!

  10. I love avocados! I've never seen one that big.

  11. That thing is a monster! You did make wonderful use of it though, and it all looked incredibly appetizing!

  12. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog, and I'm so glad you discovered it today because it lead me to you! I am a big fan of avocados and guacamole...and this looks oh so fresh and yummy!

    Liesl :)

  13. Scrumalicious, you made my mouth water and I've just had lunch!

  14. Holy Guacamole,indeed! Looks delish! Thanks so much for visiting me at my blog! I am happy to know ya! :) - Jocelyn

  15. I can taste it!!! I want some now!!! I have always said, if I was on an island, all I'd need was an avocado tree.

    Bless you.


  16. Now that's an avocado!!! I could eat them all day, everyday and never get tired of them. The guacamole looks so good right now. I will be craving one of these all night now.
    You have a great blog.

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