Summer cookouts and barbecues come with a lot of delicious foods, but to me, there's nothing better than dishes heaped with avocados. From guacamole to simply eating an avocado right out of its skin, I devour this fruit constantly—but it's one that can be tricky to find perfec ...more
A lot of fruits start to turn colors once they've been cut due to an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase that turns the fruit colors when it's exposed to oxygen. You can prevent this reaction in apples with a honey-water bath, but what about avocados? Many claim that leaving the ...more
Keeping apples or avocados from browning after being cut is impossible; within minutes of being exposed to air, these fruits (yes, avocado is a fruit) begin to brown. No matter what you try—adding lemon juice, keeping the pits in place, immediately sealing the produce in an ai ...more
While it is convenient to buy avocados from the local supermarket, you can also start investing in the long-term goal of having free avocados coming from your own backyard by growing an avocado tree straight from the pit. To get started, remove the seed from the avocado fruit ...more
Don't have an ice cream machine? No kitchen aid stand? No worries. I will show you how to make a delicious avocado sorbet in 5 minutes. (This does not count pre-freeze time). Recipe: 1/2 cup simple syrup 1 cup corn syrup zest of 2 limes 3 avocados 2 teaspoons lime juice 1 cu ...more
Here's a fact that everyone knows: avocados are delicious in guacamole, salads, and sandwiches. Here's a fact that's less commonly known: avocados are delicious in desserts, too. Yes, you read that right: avocados are fabulous in desserts, where they can add creamy richness, ...more
Avocados have become a staple in grocery stores, but they still seem intimidating to home cooks. Do you love avocados but don't know how to pit them? In this how-to video we show you how to pick ripe avocados, remove the pit and how to keep guacamole from turning brown.
A perfectly ripe avocado half is a lovely snack, and a creamy bowl of homemade guacamole can make a meal. But the following ten ideas take green-eating up a notch by stuffing avocado halves with your favorite salads and ingredients, turning them into a snack or side dish fit f ...more
Avocados are one of the most universally loved foods, yet a lot of people avoid them because they can be a hassle to cut, especially if you're trying to make cubes. Don't Miss: Ripen an Avocado in 10 Minutes or Less You can peel the avocado and then cube them, but that take ...more
In this organic cooking how-to video with the Hippy Gourmet, we visit an off-the-grid solar home where we meet Renee Loux, raw chef to the stars. Renee creates a Vegan Tekka-Maki (or sushi) roll without rice! Watch as she uses a simple blend of sesame seeds, ginger and special ...more
Avocados are one of the most popular fruits in the Americas, but determining whether one is ripe or not is somewhat arcane for many people. Watch this video to learn what to look for in an avocado and make sure you buy the ripest ones.
Avocado is great in guacamole or as slices on a sandwich, but there's so much more you can do with this wonderful fruit (call it a vegetable, that's fine—but it's technically a fruit). While I could eat guac every single day, these are some of my favorite recipes to spice up a ...more
Chef John shows us in this version pairs the silky texture of the fresh tuna, with the sweet, vibrant flavor of mango, and the smooth richness of avocado. It’s dressed very simply with rice vinegar, soy, and lime. We also cut our tuna into a small dice so we can present it mol ...more
Avocados aren't just having a moment—they're having an extended stay in the spotlight. From mainstays like guacamole to buzz-worthy variations of avocado toast, this silky green fruit is the Hulk of the food world right now. I, for one, welcome any avo-centric trend with open ...more
Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to pit and dice an avocado. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time pitting and dicing avocados. To cut an avocado, first remove ...more
What is maki? Maki is a classic Japanese dish consisting of sushi and raw vegetables, wrapped in seaweed. Sounds good, right? Well, this spicy, baked scallop and avocado maki sushi is sure to be the best maki you've ever tasted. Try it out. This funky-looking maki roll is not ...more
Learn how to pick out that perfectly ripe avocado and find out how to avoid the bad ones. You don't want to get home with an old avocado or one that isn't ready to use in time for that party.
On the subject of avocados, do you know how to properly prepare and eat the fruit? Compare your techniques to those of Mike's in this video. Learn how to properly prepare an avocado for eating with a little guidance from this instructional.
CHOW gives advice on how to prevent an avocado from browning. You might have noticed that an avocado, when it's cut, starts browning pretty rapidly. The best thing to prevent it from browning is red onion. Cut up a big red onion into chunks and put them in a bowl. Put the cut ...more
In this video, the instructor shows us how to make a homemade olive oil and avocado facial mask. First, take a half of an avocado and mash it up into a bowl. Make sure the texture is creamy and there are no lumps. Add a few drops of olive oil into your mixture and keep mixing ...more
Avocados have been the darling of the food world for quite some time now—so you'd think that we might have already exhausted the ways in which to enjoy this amazing fruit. Don't Miss: 10 Stuffed Avocado Recipes to Die For But a Dutch food blogger is taking our avocado to th ...more
Want to learn how to make a really healthy chocolate mousse? Then watch this how to video to learn an amazing chocolate avocado mousse recipe. Great for those who are lactose intolerant.
Think sushi is too tricky to make at home? Follow these tips for preparing light and healthy vegetarian sushi from scratch and you'll be rolling in no time! Use cucumber and avocado or your favorite vegetable.
Veggie burger patties, or burger patties made of soy products and ground beans, are such a healthy alternative to your typical beef paties. But there's one big snatch: They taste like cardboard. If the taste factor is the one thing that's preventing you from eating these heart ...more
Avocados are awesome and delicious, especially when you make guacamole out of them. But to take off the skin, chop, and cut it up, preparing an avocado can get tedious. So with this tutorial, I hope that I can provide you with a simple and easy way to peel and cut your avocado ...more
Check out this how-to video to learn how to make an egg, cheese, turkey, bacon, tomato, and avocado sandwich. Some people love this sort of thing. If you do, why not try to learn how to make an egg, cheese, turkey, bacon, tomato, and avocado sandwich.
If you're a vegetarian, you know that it's very difficult to find a good vegetarian dish at most restaurants. True, most restaurants offer vegetarian options, but it's hard to find a vegetarian dish that's actually delicious and a hit with your taste buds. Luckily, that's whe ...more
At first an avocado looks intimdating to cut. It's kind of squishy and has this huge pit in the center that you just don't know what to do with. So if you've never cut an avocado before, check out this food video by Serious Eats to learn how to cleverly cut, pit, and slice one ...more
Stop stuffin' your mouth and start stuffin' your avocado. This healthy and simple Cool-A-Cado will change the way you think about snackin' with a fantastic avocado recipe. Shaka-Zulu!
If you have super sensitive skin or annoying skin conditions like eczema or rosacea, argan oil is your savior. Made of only one ingredient, vitamin E, argan oil moisturizes without being too thick and can be used on skin, hair, and nails. If you need a soothing and calmin mas ...more
Sometimes, in the case of a guacamole emergency, you just need to peel an avocado in a hurry. This video will teach you how to do. Using only a knife and making just four cuts, you can peel an avocado in less than two minutes. Your cinco de mayo party won't be without guacamol ...more
Successful avocado slicing depends on not following the banana model of peel first, then slicing. Avocados are best sliced with the skin still on.
This video shows you how to make guacamole or avocado dip. - First, take two avocados and cut them around the stone and then remove the stone. - Next, remove the fleshy part of the avocado using a spoon, if you avocado is ripe, then it will come out very easily - Put the avoc ...more
This video describes the details in processing cassava into flour and shows a sample recipe for chocolate avocado cake,
Moroccan food is delightfully delicious. Watch this how to video and learn how to make a Moroccan avocado and fig smoothie. Avocado is typically used in salads but you will be pleasantly surprised when you mix it up with dried figs.
The raw food coach will take you through the process of making a fantastic salad made of kale and avocados perfect for any one who follows a raw vegan diet. Avocado is full of healthy oils and just tastes fantastic. Kale is chocked full of vitamins and nutrients. By adding oil ...more
This video explains the little known secreting to testing avocados. Simply hold upside down at the base, apply light pressure, and...well you have to watch the video. Learn right from the tree farm. Test if an avocado is ripe. Click through to watch this video on rawfoodmedia.com
Crunchy, delicious egg rolls are a satisfying snack or appetizer. You can whip up these avocado egg rolls in your kitchen with just a handful of ingredients. Avocado Egg Rolls Recipe - How to Make Avocado Egg Rolls Video. Crunchy, delicious egg rolls are a satisfying snack or ...more
This is for all you vegans out there who crave the taste of key lime pie more than Dexter. Traditionally key lime pie is not vegan, so in this inventive recipe I've made it vegan and you won't believe what makes it green! Ingredient list for Vegan Key Lime Pie Vegan Pie Crus ...more
Almost everyone believes that a dish with a sophisticated, upscale, cool presentation is going to be difficult to make, but that philosophy is just flat out wrong. And this "Spicy Alaskan Tower" is going to show you just how easy it is. It's a great tower with great seafood in ...more
When you think about salads, you probably imagine a bunch of stuff - usually whatever you have lying around in the fridge that hasn't gone bad yet - tossed together and strewn haphazardly. But did you know that throwing a salad together can be an art? If you don't believe us, ...more
This week's recipe is a Secret Ingredient team favorite. Not only is it a brilliant use for leftover bread, it's a lively salad of peppery arugula tossed in roasted tomato vinaigrette, topped with toasted goat cheese and generously garnished with Whole Catch™ Wild Caught Crab. ...more
You know how mayo always makes everything taste better, and how the best, fattiest ones are also the creamiest? Well, mayo (in combination with avocado) has a similar effect on hair. Both mayo and avocados are rife with lipids which help to deep condition hair. So if your hai ...more
In this cooking how-to video Chef Mario makes a sweet n' spicy mango salsa with inexpensive, common ingredients. Follow along and learn how to prepare this modern twist on the old salsa recipe. All you need for this fresh salsa recipe is: mango, red pepper, tomato, cilantro, l ...more
Watch as this how-to video shows you how to make the perfect guacamole chip dip in 30 seconds. For this Mexican guacamole recipe you need avocados, onions, jalepeno chili, lemon juice, coriander, salt and pepper. Mix the avocados until creamy and enjoy.
A bistro twist on a South American classic! For this recipe, you will need: 4-5 ounces red snapper, juice of 2 lemons, juice of 2 limes, 1 diced shallot, 1/4 chopped green chili, 1 tablespoon diced cilantro, 1 avocado, 1 cup tomato juice, 1 grams Algin, 1.5 grams Calcic, 2 1/4 ...more
This recipe for corn, avocado and tomato salad is an ideal salad to serve in the summer at your next barbecue. It offers a lighter alternative to the piles of meat without leaving people pining for something hearty and filling. The corn and avocado are plenty filling and the t ...more
Avocados provide you with some of the healthiest fat you can out into your body. If you want to find a way to add more avocado to your diet without then this video from The Food Network has good some flavor coming your way. This video will show you how to make two awesome avoc ...more
Need some help figuring out how to pick the perfect avocado? Learn how with this green grocer's guide. As you might expect, once you know what to look, feel and smell for, the process of selecting ripe avocados is a simple one. So simple, in fact, that this clip clocks in at j ...more
Hetal and Anuja of ShowMeTheCurry show you how to make this simple and delicious avocado salad with an Indian flare.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make avocado chicken salad. First, pour in your tuna in the mixing bowl, then add in avocado, celery, onion, Greek yogurt, and your chicken. After you have mixed all of this together and it's well combined, place into the fridge to cool off. W ...more
Check out this how-to video on how to live off of curry potatoes with chicken, mango, and avocado salad--for a week! You will also want to use a bottle of orange muscat champaign vinegar. Your grocery bill will be about $15.
Have you ever wanted to indulge in a little Jell-o fantasy, but you're vegan and you know that gelatin contains pig parts. Then stay tuned for this incredible vegan dessert. Video: . You can find the full text of the recipe on my blog.
Stop buying bland salsas in jars - make your own at home! For best results, make sure all your ingredients are as fresh as possible. Aside from the tomatillos and avocados, you will also need jalapenos, cilantro and lime juice. Make a delicious Mexican salsa out of tomatillos ...more
A trip to any grocery store's produce section will quickly reveal that bananas are often picked from the tree well before their prime—which is necessary for them to arrive at our local store without going bad. In fact, bananas are refrigerated en route to our supermarkets in o ...more
Just because a problem is small or superficial doesn't mean it can't annoy the living crap out of you. Others may think you're overreacting, or even have the audacity to roll their eyes, but you're in your own personal hell. First-world problems, white whines—call it whatever ...more
Sometimes you've got a head of lettuce that you want to eat but it lacks a certain youth. In other words, it's wilted and browning at the edges. Other times, you get to the grocery store near the end of day and the only lettuce or greens available look a little on the sad side ...more
Most of us lead busy, work-filled lives, often clocking in a 9-to-5 five days a week. And when that clock signifies the hour to leave, the last thing on anyone's mind is: "Time to go to the grocery store to pick up more fresh produce!" (Well, to be fair... maybe more people ar ...more
Guacamole is one of those things that tastes far better than it looks. To someone who isn't a huge fan of avocados, guacamole's texture can appear slimy, and on top of that, its chunky green appearance brings up visions of Nickelodeon-style slime. What's even worse is the brow ...more