I have a terrible time committing to “favorites”. I hate when ‘favorite’ questions are asked as ice-breakers in small group discussions. I have no idea! I like lots of things for different reasons depending on my mood & situation. That goes for colors too.
However, relating to food: I will eat (& likely enjoy) darn near anything, but I think i can say with SOME confidence that more & more i’m realizing my favorite’s are (in alphabetical order): Avocados (not guacamole, just straight up fruit please), Crab legs, rack of lamb.
To the extent that it’s ok to love foods, I love avocados. The other day we went to mellow mushroom for dinner which has exquisite pizza & calzones. BUT they also have an AMAZING avocado sandwich. Every time I go I plan to get a calzone, but inevitably I end up with that delicious sandwich on my plate. I think they taste delicious, it’s a fruit that can fill me up & has those “good brain fats” that are great for everyone (particularly kids & pregnant women). Yesterday I stumbled upon a whole new way to love the avocado.
I was eyeing the “avocado pudding” tip by Kerryann on the cookingtf.com website & it sounded intriguing. I decided to look up ‘avocado pudding’ on recipezaar.com (my other favorite recipe idea place) for a more “adult” version & found a blender recipe that includes milk.
so i used that as the basis & “tweaked” it to make it more “crazy Jenn” friendly. I went with what i had as well as I wasn’t up for a shopping trip:
2 ripe avocados
1 SUPER SUPER ripe banana (almost black), frozen
2TBS agave nectar
2TBS carob powder (if you’ve never had carob or don’t like it, use coco)
1/2 cup rice milk
blend in blender, put in serving dish & fridge for 20+/- minutes.
WOW. i’m in love (course i had yet to try ‘sin on a spoon‘…i’ll have to try that next).
I plan to try it again with the following changes once I get said ingredients: Liquid Stevia instead of agave, Coco instead of Carob, Coconut milk instead of rice milk. Note: I mentioned the ripeness of the banana b/c the riper it is, the sweeter. I like to let bananas get so ripe they’re almost bad & then freeze them for future use in smoothies & the like which means I don’t need to add as much sweetener as with a more yellow banana.
Now if only I could get my “boys” to like it…you know…the ones who could spare the extra fat. So far Grace is my only avocado buddy….and broccoli buddy…and coleslaw buddy….