Do you ever think about what food you would choose if you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life?
My sister Dani, always says 'tomatoes!' without a doubt in her voice. For me it is always a toss up between avocados and mangos...I could live on a deserted island with either and be happy as can be. But there had better be a lime tree...
Right now both avocados and mangos are perfectly ripe for the picking at nearly every grocery store. Sure, they don't fit into my 100 mile diet- I know I know - but I eat as much locally as I can to balance out my tropical food addiction. The other option is way worse- flying to Mexico or Nica for my fix would create a pretty big footprint:).
Forgive me for my weakness and perhaps you will even join me...here are my fave avocado snacks right now:
My go to fresh fix :: Throw together a simple (but to die for) bowl of diced 1/2 avocado, 1 mango, grated fresh ginger and douse it in fresh lime juice. I was going to post of photo of this salad as I was just eating it when I began this blogpost...but it is gone now:)
Crazy Chocolate Custard:: you can eat this straight up, dip fruit into it or even ice a cake/cupcake with it after it thickens up in the fridge! Sounds gross but it is unreal...so creamy!
1/2 cup dates
2 cups avocados (2-4)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tbs vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2cup maple syrup or to taste.
Blend and drizzle in a bit of water if needed to lighten it up.
Classic Guacamole:: I grew up in a house where 'guac' ruled all. My mom grew up in California so she learned how to cook 'tex-mex' style and we were lucky to grow up on 'Chile Rellenos, Enchilada and Tostadas...all of which were smothered in glorious fresh guacamole:) I don't usually go a week without eating a batch and I really don't have a set recipe that I follow...but here is the idea for a batch:
1/4 cup red onion finely diced
1/4-1/2 cup fresh tomato diced
1tbs fresh chopped cilantro
juice of 1/2-1 limes
pinch of cumin
pinch of salt & pep
You can spice it up with chile flakes if you like...
There you go...the trick now is to go out and find the perfect avocado...Thrifty's never disappoints:)