Tuesday, April 17, 2012

All about avocados

Hope everyone had a nice weekend and the week is off to a good start. It was the annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival this past Sunday. Fallbrook is the next town over and according to all the signs and brochures it's "The Avocado Capital of the World." I love avocados. We go to the festival every year. It's a fun day. Lots of music and flea market type booths. Contests... Miss Avocado. Best Guacamole. Best Dressed Avocado. So cute...

I chatted with local growers and learned a lot about the different varieties. I've had a few (my favorites are Reed and Hass) but I seriously had no idea there are so many varieties of avocados (also known as alligator pears.) Alligator Pear Capital of the World, not as catchy I can see why they went with avocado ;)


It was a gorgeous day. After a few days of rain the sky was the bluest I have seen in awhile, everything was so fresh and clean. I got a lot of walking in. A good thing considering all the fat grams in avocados.

I actually did pretty good. A few bites of Guacamole (no chips of course) and this yummy creation for lunch. A ceviche filled avocado half...


I'm going to try and recreate it one of these days. It was yum.

Some of my favorite weight loss surgery friendly avocado dishes...

Shelly's Melted Roll-up

Shelly's California Roll Salad
Shelly's High Protein Avocado Dip
Shelly's Avocado Deviled Eggs
Shelly's Fiesta Shrimp Cocktail
Shelly's Crock Pot Carnitas
Shelly's Mexican Crab Cocktail
Shelly's Cannelini and Avocado Salad
Shelly's Guacamole Shrimp Cocktail
Shelly's Mexican Layered Salad

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5 comments:

Irma B said...

Great to have such a city as 'neighbour'! I love avocado's !

For lunch it is Calafornia Roll-time!!!

And a avocado filled with a ceviche sounds great! Hope you find a nice recipe for us post-ops that taste the same as you had that day!

Best regards from the Neds,

Irma

Trish said...

Oh how I love thee avocados!!!

Robin said...

Hi Eggface...I just gave you an Alexa review..because your snacks and dishes are delish....I havent had surgery but love to eat your wonderful creations...we just had the edimame and ricotta... Mmmmmm...and we are going to try the truffles...cant wait...your site isnt just for weight loss surgery peeps ..but can actually benefit the whole world..Thanks so much..!I will continue to share your recipes and your blog...!Thanks..!

Shannon said...

I used to live in Fallbrook! I can't wait to be back out west next month!

Elizabeth said...

That ceviche looks soooo good!