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January 07, 2011Leave a comment

WINTER 2011. AVOCADO. 01.07.11

“Number 19: If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.” Michael Pollan, author of the best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, published a skinny little book last year containing 64 clear, concise tips for eating wisely and healthfully. Food Rules is a reminder that keeping it simple is the way to go. This week’s feature – a fruit, technically – is high in both fat and calories. However, the fat and calories you find here are very different from those you find in processed, plant-made foods. The avocado’s nutritional benefits are noteworthy. High in folate and vitamin E, the avocado has been credited with all sorts of disease fighting properties from cancer defense to cholesterol lowering. It underscores the beauty of good old number 19. It’s a plant and it’s good for you, so eat it. I do recommend this book but in case you don’t pick it up, you should know my two other favorites. “Number 43: Have a glass of wine with dinner.” And of course, I’ve saved the best for last. “Number 63: Cook.”

Avocado Lists

January 07, 2011Comments Off on Avocado Lists

4 large avocados

3 small plum tomatoes

1 jalepeno pepper

1 cup fresh spinach leaves

4 cups arugula

1 pound broccoli rabe

1 small head cauliflower

1 jicama

1/2 pound green beans

1 zucchini

1 red pepper

1 yellow onion

1 red onion

1 carrot

8 limes

1 lemon

1 orange

1 small bunch scallions

1 bunch fresh cilantro

Fresh ginger root

Fresh dill

Fresh basil

Fresh garlic

Meat / Fish

1-1/2 pounds large sea scallops

2 pounds sashimi grade tuna steaks*

2 bone-in chicken breasts with skin


10 eggs

4 oz. Feta cheese

2 oz. soft goat cheese


Pecorino Romano

Pantry Staples

15 oz. can chickpeas

1 pound orechiette

Small pasta (I used farfalletini)

5 slices sandwich bread (for making fresh bread crumbs)

Avocado oil

Wasabi powder

Soy sauce

Tabasco sauce

Sesame seeds

*It is best to buy the tuna steaks the day you plan to make them.

Note: List does not include “weekend splurge” ingredients.

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