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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm tackling this avocado thing very slowly

My tastebuds do not like to be assaulted, (I'm guessing no-one's do), so once they have been, that particular food item is usually off the menu.
For many years, if not for life.
Rarely do I give in and give things a second chance.

Sometimes though, thoughts of these foods which were repulsive to me come into my mind and I think that maybe I should give them another try.
Like celery, which I hated as a child and now happily eat filled with peanut butter, or cooked in soups.

Working at the checkout, seeing dozens of people buying dozens of avocados daily, made me think that I might just be missing out on something.

So I bought one, I tasted it, it wasn't so bad....
Then I had many wonderful comments on how to eat it, what to do to make it more palatable.

Since then I've had small cubes tossed in a salad, and today I mashed a little with salt and fresh gound black pepper and spread it on toast.
The first bit was very, very small. More of a nibble. But it was okay. Nice even. So I ate the whole slice.
Yay me!

Maybe in time I'll give eggplant another chance?
Hmmm....

13 comments:

  1. Delores; it was really more a case of "these things are half price this week, so if I don't like it I can throw it away without having wasted too much money".

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  2. Definitely mash it up with some lime and a guacamole mix and scoop it up with some tortilla chips!!!

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  3. Jennifer Kay; lime? most people have recommended lemon. I've been using just salt and pepper. I'm not sure we have guacamole mix out here....

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  4. Grilled eggplant on toast very yummmy indeed give it a try :-).

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  5. Lime or lemon. Either are good. My sticking point is Brussel Sprouts. And I have been thinking it is time they got another try - but I am not there yet.

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  6. there is an Old El Paso mix for guacamole that my kids LOVE. Try it, it is really nice.

    And eggplant I can only handle in moussaka. Otherwise it is rubbery to me.

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  7. I love mixing a whole and mashing it with milk and sugar. Then add ice for a cool snack.

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  8. Windsmoke; maybe. In another year or ten...

    EC; I love brussels sprouts! Last winter I tried roasting them, big ones, cut in half and roasted along with the carrots etc.
    My back is much better now, thanks.


    Kelley; El Paso, okay, writing that on the shopping list. Thanks
    Eggplant is rubbery? Another reason not to try it just yet.

    Joni; I'll stick with the savoury tips for now. When I'm used to those I'll try your idea.

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  9. Yes! Good on you - that's the way I like my avos too.

    Now for eggplant - add it to something like a curry - it soaks up the flavour and has a texture similar to a mushroom.

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  10. Kath; eggplant can wait a year or two....

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  11. Congratulations!! It's not easy - but you DO know if you REALLY don't like them, you DON'T have to eat them, don't you??!!

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