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Monday, October 3, 2011

Holy GUACAMOLE!

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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18 comments:

  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)

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  2. Making me hungry for some guac, girl!

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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  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.

    Erin

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  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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