I love food !
The rainbow of colors, the variety of textures and incredible flavors. I'm pretty sure there will be food in Heaven. I used to say Heaven would be filled with Pizza and green
Kool-aid...but, now, I'm thinking bigger now, my friend! I'm imagining a good old fashioned church potluck. Good grief...
My tastebuds have discovered yet another super yum, incredibly nutrient packed
food that I now buy in bulk at Sam's Club because we eat so much of it.
Four years ago, I would have told you that I hated it, when, in reality, I had never really eaten it. It's just a strange looking food, but, once I tried it and discovered how much it
nourishes my bod, there was no turning back.
Let me introduce you to my new-found love for...
Picking an "adequately ripe" avocado from the produce section can be a bit tricky unless you
know the secrets.
1. Eyeball it
Take a look at the color of the avocado skin.
-If the skin is very green, it's probably NOT ripe.
-If the skin is brown, it's probably just right.
-If the skin is black, it's probably too ripe.
2. Squeeze it
Select an avocado and give it a gentle squeeze.
-If it's very firm, like an apple, it is NOT ripe. Purchase avocados like this if you won't be
ready to use it for 4-6 days. It will ripen on the counter.
-If the skin is a bit squooshy, like a ripe peach, it's JUST right and ready to be eaten today or
-If your fingers leave dents in the skin and it's very squishy, it's too ripe and will probably have dark
spots on the inside (which are safe to eat but yucky to look it). Leave it at the store!
3. Pop it
Pop the little stem off the avocado.
-If it's tough to pop off and the area under the stem is white, it's NOT ripe. It will ripen
on your counter within 4-6 days or will keep for a few weeks in the fridge. (Note: Avocados don't ripen in the fridge but can still get gross if you leave them too long. I recommend
storing them in the fridge no more than 2 weeks and allowing them to ripen one at a time on the counter.)
-If it pops off easily, and the area under the stem is a tan color, it is JUST right and ready to be
eaten today or tomorrow.
-If the stem practically falls off and the area under the stem is dark brown, it's TOO ripe (even if it's not squishy.) Leave it at the store!
The PERFECT avocado is brownish green, the skin gives just slightly when squeezed, and is tan under the stem area.
For a super easy way to cut your avocado, watch this video from my farmhouse kitchen!
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