We are changing here at the Osbornes. Working towards a healthier diet. It may be a journey.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Guacamole and Avocados
I just thought you'd like to know. Avocado is good for you.
It has been shown to inhibit prostate cancer. I don't have one, but a love people who do.
It has been shown to prevent breast cancer. That's a good thing.
There are some benefits for heart health, lower cholestrol, reduction of stroke risk.
It has antioxidants. That's good for you, although I can't tell you why.
Are you ready to eat Avocados yet?
As I've mentioned, I come from farmers. My Grandparents actively worked a farm during my childhood in the central Willamette Valley, Oregon. They don't grow avocados where I grew up. I remember a vacation when I was a kid with my parents and Grandparents in California. I think this was a trip to Disneyland.
We were driving around looking at things and came upon avocado trees. We stopped, of course. The farmer offered for us to pick up the fallen fruits for some very low cost. My family loved a bargain. They got a paper sack and picked up a bunch of them. We took them back to the motel room and ate them.
My grandmother salted avocados, along with tomatoes, and watermelon. I remember her standing there with a spoon and a salt shaker shoveling avocado into her mouth. It's just a wonder we aren't completely fat! I come from a family of eaters.
So here is how I make Guacamole.
2 avocados, peel and pit removed, mashed well with a fork
1 t. salt
The juice of 1/2 lemon for 2 small avocados or the juice of 1 lemon for 2 large avocados
about 1/4 of a Japapeno pepper, seeds removed, finely chopped (That's not much. You probably want more, so go ahead and add more.)
1 T. Olive oil
Mix well. Get out the chips.
Makes me happy! How about you?
Darn! Now I want a Margarita. Remember to check back later, if you dare.