December 16, 2012
local store has had excellent prices on avocados over the last few
months, sometimes as low as seventy-eight cents each. The prices are
going up again so I thought I’d do some things with the last of the
lower priced avocados. Getting to know your produce manager can help you
save money … they are who will know what’s coming in season, what’s
going on sale, etc. Also, you can arrange bulk purchases with them for
some produce items.
used to love the mustardy taste of deviled eggs. This isn’t identical,
probably doesn’t even qualify as a “faux food,” but it’s still mustardy
good. Prepared mustard isn’t raw … mustard powder to taste can be
a bowl, mash one avocado until mostly creamy but still slightly
chunky. Mix in the mayo, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper. Cut the
remaining avocados in half and fill with the mixture. Sprinkle with a
pinch of paprika.
the macadamia nuts, water, and salt until smooth and creamy, which may
take a minute or two. A personal or bullet type blender can be used
carbs: 26 gr
protein: 4 gr
are looking good right now, and are priced well, too. This is really
simple and comes together in just a few minutes, with the blending
taking the most time.
core, and chop the pears. Peel and chop the carrots. Process all
ingredients in a blender until very smooth. This may take several
minutes if using a regular blender.
carbs: 45 gr
protein: 3 gr
2 pears, sliced ($1.40)
Cut the grapefruit by first slicing off
about 1/4″ off the top and bottom. Stand the grapefruit up on a cut
side and slice along the outside curve of the fruit, cutting away the
skin and pith. Use a sharp knife to cut each grapefruit section away
from the membrane.
pears and onions, and chop the lettuce. Toss together and sprinkle the
walnuts on top. Whisk together all the dressing ingredients and drizzle
over the top.
carbs: 40 gr
protein: 5 gr
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
This wasn’t the most photogenic dish I’ve ever made, but the orange and chocolate went together so well.
all ingredients in a food processor fitted with an “S” blade and
process until very smooth. Add coconut oil to room temperature or warmer
ingredients only, otherwise the coconut oil will harden into little
lumps before it has a chance to blend. Chill for at least a half hour
before serving. Top with a few orange sections and/or pieces of fruit
and a pinch of orange rind, if desired.
carbs: 41 gr
protein: 5 gr
total protein: 17 gr