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  • Finally, I've had an avocado!

    For the first time in ages (read: since about mid-July)... I usually shy from the grocery avocados because the few times I'd bought them, they become overripe in a matter of 48 hours and I couldn't use any of them. But I got one of the big Florida avocados this past week at a farmer's market just established on campus (!) and split it between yesterday and today.

    Delicious...

    <----happy now

    They also have Haas avocados (the smaller guys) on sale at Publix (for the SFL people) at 10 for $10... at least, the Publix I use.


    So, yay avocados!
    Last edited by Velocity; 10-17-2010, 10:58 AM.
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  • #2
    That's the main reason I hate to buy them. They're pretty expensive and taste like crap when overripe!
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    • #3
      When you avocados start to get soft, pop them in the fridge, it will slow down the ripening process a bit until you are ready to eat them. When I buy them on sale at the store, I tend to grab a bunch in varying stages of ripeness so that I can eat them gradually through the week

      Oh, and if you want to eat just half, keep the seed in the center of the unused half and wrap tightly in plastic wrap before putting in fridge. The second half will usually hold up for another day or so this way.

      Speaking of avocados, I think I have two ripe ones on the counter now to go with my primal enchiladas I made yesterday (using egg crepes). Yum, hurry up lunchtime!
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      • #4
        Right on, velocity! Welcome to the club.

        Meadow's advice is spot-on -- everything that I was going to say, from years of trial and error.

        Also, I buy mine in varying degrees of ripeness and then line 'em up on the kitchen counter accordingly. The one I am planning on eating that day yields ever so slightly to my touch, the ones for later in the week are rock hard.

        There was one person here who HATED avocados. It occurred to me long after the thread was live that maybe he had only had an overripe one, which is so easy to do, and they are NASTY.
        "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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        • #5
          Yep Meadow has the right of it, and like TigerLily I buy avocados of varying ripeness and eat them through the week. I just had two eggs scrambled in olive oil, a touch of cheddar cheese, half an avocado and some fresh salsa. What a wonderful and filling breakfast. YUM! I adore avocados!
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          • #6
            good 4 u. throwing u a party avocado's are risky but worth it when u get a perfect one
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            • #7
              I've had only one and it got nasty, quick! I have yet to venture that way again.

              I would like to try it again, but I will definitely need a plan for it before I buy it; How will I eat it and when? Without a plan and a sure fire way of finding the right one, I'm afraid I may never eat another one.
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              Current weight ~145

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              • #8
                I want to learn to like avocado. I've gotten eggplant and cabbage under my belt, so avocado is my next step. I just don't know what to do with it.
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                • #9
                  Maybe you could ask whomever is working produce to select an avocado for you "for today." That way you will be sure to get a good one.

                  The best avocado I've ever had in my life was selected for me by a Mexican produce man while I was living in south Texas. He asked me, "For today?" I said yes, he chose accordingly, and it was absolute perfection.
                  "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                  • #10
                    split it in half, sprinkle some salt or salsa over one half, and grab a spoon!

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                    • #11
                      I had 6 on Friday.

                      I do this every now then with a particular food; go crazy with it then don't eat again for ages!

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                      • #12
                        ME TOO!!! I had a few pieces in a salad before - it was blah - but I felt rude picking it out or eating around it, so I just choked it down.

                        I bought a few today though because I am DETERMINED to like it! I ate half and it wasn't too bad. It tasted like a pear-kiwi combo to me. The one in the salad must have been bad or something? Not sure. Anyway, it's not the greatest fruit I have tasted, but I can learn to like it for its health benefits.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by AuntPol View Post
                          I want to learn to like avocado. I've gotten eggplant and cabbage under my belt, so avocado is my next step. I just don't know what to do with it.
                          Make guacamole and use it as a salad dressing. Or put it on top of a dish like ground beef with sautéed veggies. Or eat it with veggie sticks. Or with a spoon, mixed with salsa.

                          You can also cube it to throw into a salad, slice it to put atop a hamburger (or other meat "sandwich")... umm... some people put them into smoothies. Others make puddings with them (I've seen a recipe floating around here for a chocolate pudding that uses avocado).

                          There's a lot that can be done.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Velocity View Post
                            some people put them into smoothies. Others make puddings with them (I've seen a recipe floating around here for a chocolate pudding that uses avocado).

                            There's a lot that can be done.
                            I made avocado ice cream this summer (with coconut milk). It was heavenly and tasted a little like premium pistachio ice cream. Looked like it too...I didn't tell anyone it was avocado until after they ate it.

                            I had never had an avocado (except for guacamole) until last year. I've been missing out all these years even though I don't think they were that available in this area until fairly recently.
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                            • #15
                              Guacamole style: Chop into cubes or slice and squeeze a lime and sprinkle chili pepper (or a dash of hotsauce) over it. Put in a salad, on top of meat chili, or eat straight up. Might also add some cilantro.

                              In South America it was served at steakhouses sliced with tomato and onion and sprinked with vinegar or lemon juice. The only side! No potatoes or anything (this was an Argentinian steakhouse in Caracas), just a big steak and the avocado salad.

                              Firm but not hard and not soft. It should resist squeezing but shouldn't feel like a rock. No soft bits at all.

                              Now I am hungry. I wonder if I have any avocadoes on hand right now?

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