If you know me in real life, you know I’m a really picky eater. I rarely try new foods. When I got the opportunity to do this giveaway, I thought to myself, this would be a great time to try an avocado. Jamie loves them, so I thought, yep—it’s time to try one. I really know nothing about these little guys. The closest I’ve been to anything avocado is an avocado stove in the 70’s. I checked out The Amazing Avocado website. I found out I had a lot to learn.
I didn’t even know how to tell when it’s ripe, or how to open one (peel it?) In keeping it real, I did try it, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t make a recipe with it but….
I did see a lot of uses online for the parts of the avocado. I rubbed the inside of the skin on my very old, dry hands. It felt great! So, the next time you make guacamole or another fabulous recipe with an avocado, make sure you save the skin to rub on your hands after you wash the dishes.
Speaking of reusing the skin….
After I peeled on of my avocados, I broke up the peeling into pieces. I simmered them on very low for about 3 1/2 to 4 hours. I had to keep adding water as it boiled down. I was hoping to use this for some avocado projects.
So, that’s my repurposed avocado.
My niece Missy was thrilled to be the benefactor of a couple of my avocados. Check out her BATT (bacon, avocado, tomato & turkey) sandwich. Missy says she only buys avocados from Mexico, because they’re the best.
Presentation isn’t everything, is it? I’m sure Missy’s salad in her plastic dish with her plastic fork tastes just as good as a salad from a 4 star restaurant. The avocado, makes the dish, not the container.
I shared this photo of an avocado pit on facebook with the game “what is it” Most people got it right away. I just loved it because it looks like a tree.
I have started one of the pits in water to see if I get a sprout, but meanwhile you can watch this really cool time lapsed video of a sprout growing for 50 days.
Some interesting facts:
- Avocados have the “good fats”
- Avocados substituted for common “bread spreads may help reduce fat, saturated fat, sodium and calories
- Cut calories, fat and sodium by putting 3 slices of avocados on a sandwich which has only 50 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, most of which are “good fats” and zero grams of sodium.
- Avocados from Mexico are available year round.
This is a sponsored post from One2One Network and Avocados from Mexico. All opinions stated are my own