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Old 01-17-2013, 03:39 PM   #31
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The California ones (and the ones from Mexico) are the fattier variety so more caloric but full of the good fat. They are exceptionally creamy so they are the ones I use too.
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Great idea, I'll try that.
Wonderful info! Thanks!
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #32
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Avocados are 19 cents each at Aldi this week!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:57 AM   #33
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I like them, but can't eat more than a spoonful or so at a sitting...
then there's the dreaded "turns brown" issue.
what do y'all do about that?
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:46 AM   #34
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I like them, but can't eat more than a spoonful or so at a sitting...
then there's the dreaded "turns brown" issue.
what do y'all do about that?
Personally, I never have any left over to turn brown. If I don't finish a whole one, someone around me will.

Sometimes I buy Wholly Guacamole. It isn't too spiced up so I use it in anything I would a plain avocado, and it comes in 100 calorie packs so it isn't too much to open at one time. I used to buy the regular size packages and we didn't finish that unless a crowd was having chips & guacamole.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:57 AM   #35
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Sometimes I buy Wholly Guacamole. It isn't too spiced up so I use it in anything I would a plain avocado, and it comes in 100 calorie packs so it isn't too much to open at one time. I used to buy the regular size packages and we didn't finish that unless a crowd was having chips & guacamole.
Good to know they make them in small packs - I love chicken w/ guac but I can't see myself using an entire avocado just for a bit of chicken!
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:05 AM   #36
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I see Wholly Guacamole also makes a plain avocado pack. I'm going to check those out as I just threw out 3 as I couldn't eat them quick enough. I love the guacamole packs also but really like the smooth sweetness of plain avocado.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:28 AM   #37
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:24 AM   #38
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One trick is to leave the pit in the half you're not eating, then wrap it in plastic wrap very tightly.
Or you can mash up a lot, add a little acid (vinegar, lime juice, etc) and press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of your container then put the lid on.
Air is what causes it to oxidize, so making sure there's no air-to-surface contact helps a lot.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:30 PM   #39
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I like them, but can't eat more than a spoonful or so at a sitting...
then there's the dreaded "turns brown" issue.
what do y'all do about that?
i just pour a bit of lemon juice on it, put it in a container with tight fitting lid and refrigerate.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:58 PM   #40
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I top half an avocado (peel still on) with shaved parmesan cheese and broil it for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbly - SO yummy and filling.
Oh, wow. I'm going shopping and parmesan just made my list.


I just don't let the brown bother me if I know it's just from the day before. If it tastes bad, that's one thing, but I don't begrudge a little oxidization.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:02 PM   #41
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Although they aren't part of my regular daily food plan, I do enjoy them fresh off the tree here in Florida from time to time. I sprinkle a little balsamic vinegar on it and am in absolute heaven!
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:30 PM   #42
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Avocados are part of my daily diete because they are full of potassium.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #43
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I made the chocolate avocado pudding today and it is really yummy! Very decadent!
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:58 AM   #44
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I made the chocolate avocado pudding today and it is really yummy! Very decadent!
Completely off the subject, but in your lovely new avatar I can see that your fireplace and wall paint colors are the same as mine.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:24 PM   #45
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Completely off the subject, but in your lovely new avatar I can see that your fireplace and wall paint colors are the same as mine.
Love that wall color too!! And I'm glad you like the chocolate pudding. I have yet to try it but it is most definitely on my to do list.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:03 PM   #46
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omg omg omg for 0.19 at Aldi??? I thought last week was good at 0.29, I bought 10!
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:10 AM   #47
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Avocados are 19 cents each at Aldi this week!!
I wish! They run around $1 each regularly in my parts. I thought 5/$2.88 was a good deal lol
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:10 AM   #48
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I love avocados. So does my family. I buy 10 each week. I live in California and they are generally not to expensive if you go to the right stores to buy them. The Mexican markets always seem to have them at a good price.

Keep them in the dark and they will stay hard. Bring a couple out each day to rippen on the counter. That way they won't spoil. Once you cut them, they can go brown. I must eat the brown part unless it gets hard. If it is hard, then I cut it off. It is usually only a very thin layer that gets oxidized.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:12 PM   #49
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Every time I see avocados on sale 5 for $2.50 I stock up. I make guacamole every few days, sometimes a few days in a row. I make sure to eat all the guac within 16 hours and the browning isn't too bad.

Three avocadoes
three cloves garlic (love me some garlic)
salt
pepper
1 tsp lemon juice

So simple and delicious. I could eat it every single day.
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I just made a non-LC recipe utilizing avocado. It is a Pinterest recipe where you slice a very ripe banana and put it in the freezer. You then put it in a blender along with the avocado and 2 packets of Splenda and blend until a smooth ice cream like consistency. Viola! Banana ice cream! The avocado is pretty indistinguishable and lends a creaminess to the ice cream.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:27 PM   #51
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Avocados are 19 cents each at Aldi this week!!
There are $1.79 at Price Chopper!
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