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Avocado recipes

#1 Postby ChaserHUN » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:09 am

Do you all know some good avocado recipes(raw)? Because on it's own it's not really good, but I don't really want to combine it with fruits or other stuff, I know about guacamole, but any other ideas?
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#2 Postby xjohanx » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:09 pm

he asked for raw recepies.

my favourite is:
split avocado in two halfs, remove the seed. add freshly grounded black pepper.
share with a loved one or even better eat it all yourself.
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#3 Postby I'm Your Man » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:36 pm

a very simple recipe with avocado that everybody knows: do some spagettis with 2 zuchinnis, make a sauce out of 1 avocado, add garlic, salt, some fine herbs, mix and eat!
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#4 Postby ChaserHUN » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:19 am

Ahh, I don't add olive oil, I still have a hard time eating it, I don't like that fatty taste in my mouth, with soy milk it's better, but soy milk is a bit expensive and I wanna get my foods as cheap as possibly, so any advice what to do with that fatty taste? ( I follow food combining so I don't wanna mix the whole garden together)
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#5 Postby medman » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:37 am

This is a very different, very awesome raw vegan recipe I learned from Woody Harrelson's Voice Yourself web site (which I learned about from the movie Go Further). He has a full-time raw vegan chef, lucky bastard.

Chocolate of the Gods Mousse
Yields 1 dish

INGREDIENTS

* 3 avocados
* 1/2-cup maple syrup
or 1-1/4 cup soft dates (as an alternative sweetener)
* 2-4 tablespoons organic evaporated cane juice* (optional- for a sweeter tooth)
* 1-tablespoon non-alcoholvanilla extract
* 1-1/2 tablespoon cold-pressed coconut butter or olive oil (I recommend Omega Nutrition coconut butter as it does not smell or taste like coconut- which interferes with the fine flavor of chocolate)
* 3/4-cup raw carob powder
* 4 tablespoons organic cocoa powder (add a touch more for "darker" chocolate- I adore dark chocolate)
If raw carob is not available, use a total of 2/3-cup coca (as cocoa has a much stronger flavor than carob), adding more to taste
* 1-pint raspberries or sliced strawberries
* Fresh mint leaves

*An unrefined, organic "raw sugar"- produced by a company called Wholesome Foods- available in most health food and natural food stores

TECHNIQUE

If you are using dates:

pit the dates and cover with fresh water to soften for 5-15 minutes

In a food processor:

Blend avocados (scooped out of the skin without the pit!), with sweet ingredients, vanilla and coconut butter or olive oil until smooth

Spoon in carob and cocoa powder and blend until creamy

Layer with fresh berries in a wine or martini glass and top with fresh mint leaves
This mousse will stay fresh in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 days

CRUMBLE CRUST

* 1/2 cup almonds, soaked in fresh water for 8 hours
* 3/4-cup pecans
* 3/4-cup walnuts
* 4-6 soft dates, pitted
* 2 tablespoons maple syrup or raw honey
* 2 teaspoons cinnamon
* pinch sundried sea salt

TECHNIQUE


In a food processor:

chop nuts into a fine meal.

Add dates and maple or honey and chop until well mixed.

Add cinnamon and a pinch of salt.

The texture should be crumbly and sticky.
Press evenly into a pie plate.

Sliced strawberries or bananas can be layered into bottom of the piecrust.

Spread the Chocolate of the Gods Mousse evenly into the pie crust and generously top with fresh berries and mint.

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For convenience, I usually just make the mousse and then make parfaits with the mousse and sliced strawberry and banana. It kicks ass! I have horrified many a friend (both veggie and non-veggie) by giving them this dessert and then telling them afterward that it was made of avocados. It really just turns out like a thick chocolate pudding/mousse. You'd never guess the avocados were its base.

Obviously, this is not how I usually eat avocados...but it's damn good!

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#6 Postby ChaserHUN » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:20 pm

I don't really want big special recipes, just something to get rid of that fatty taste because I hate that :?
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Re: Avocado recipes

#7 Postby medman » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:27 pm

ChaserHUN wrote:I don't really want big special recipes, just something to get rid of that fatty taste because I hate that :?


Sorry, I just jumped at the chance to post that recipe.

Have you ever tried dicing up pieces of avocado and putting them into a tossed salad? My brother does this all the time. It's actually pretty good. Definitely doesn't taste 'fatty' to me when it's with all that lettuce, pepper, etc. Lemon juice is great in these salads, since it works so well with the avocado.

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#8 Postby I'm Your Man » Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:07 pm

If you don't like the taste of avocado so much but still want your healthy fatty acids, you can substitute for any seeds or nuts. Drop some peanuts in a salad or make a salad dressing made of sesame and lemon juice or another fruit. With ground sesame, you can do also tahini (sesame butter) or gomasio (sesame salt) that you put in salads or on bread. Not avocado but still good... I apologize to the "off-topic" opponents
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#9 Postby cubby2112 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:19 am

I'm Your Man wrote:If you don't like the taste of avocado so much but still want your healthy fatty acids, you can substitute for any seeds or nuts. Drop some peanuts in a salad or make a salad dressing made of sesame and lemon juice or another fruit. With ground sesame, you can do also tahini (sesame butter) or gomasio (sesame salt) that you put in salads or on bread. Not avocado but still good... I apologize to the "off-topic" opponents


As an ardent defender of staying on-topic, :roll: I reprimand you with all my...stuff.

You could try making a pudding with it maybe. There are a couple of raw vegans at my school's vegan club who made some with cacao, avocado and agave nectar. I didn't get to try any because it went so fast, so I cannot tell you whether or not you will notice an oily film in it. I would think not thanks to the syrup and the fat absorbing of the cocoa powder.
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#10 Postby ChaserHUN » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:41 am

hmm, I can eat some nuts and seeds too, who is good in counting calories etc. ? I wanna get to 200-300 calories from fats not more, I eat about total 2000-3000 calories, an avocado has about 250 calories from fats witch is good for a day, so how much nuts and seeds should I eat? I have sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds, flax seeds, nuts, and sometimes almonds too
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Re: Avocado recipes

#11 Postby medman » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:55 am

cubby2112 wrote:You could try making a pudding with it maybe. There are a couple of raw vegans at my school's vegan club who made some with cacao, avocado and agave nectar. I didn't get to try any because it went so fast, so I cannot tell you whether or not you will notice an oily film in it. I would think not thanks to the syrup and the fat absorbing of the cocoa powder.


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#12 Postby ChaserHUN » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:17 am

I found a calorie-counter, sunflower seeds are really high in calories from fat, 43g has 213 calories from fat
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Re: Avocado recipes

#13 Postby medman » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:27 am

ChaserHUN wrote:I found a calorie-counter, sunflower seeds are really high in calories from fat, 43g has 213 calories from fat


Sunflower seeds are good, but if I recall correctly, hemp seeds have the most ideal ratio of omega 3 & 6, not to mention a huge amount of them, and are a source of complete protein to boot. I think they taste fantastic as well.

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#14 Postby ChaserHUN » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:36 am

medman wrote:
ChaserHUN wrote:I found a calorie-counter, sunflower seeds are really high in calories from fat, 43g has 213 calories from fat


Sunflower seeds are good, but if I recall correctly, hemp seeds have the most ideal ratio of omega 3 & 6, not to mention a huge amount of them, and are a source of complete protein to boot. I think they taste fantastic as well.

yeah, but hemp is banned in my country so I can't get them :( maybe the oil of it, I saw that once
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#15 Postby medman » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:38 am

ChaserHUN wrote:yeah, but hemp is banned in my country so I can't get them :( maybe the oil of it, I saw that once


Aw, that sucks! Sorry to hear that.


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