new food friday 08.06.10

by Stacy

If you’re looking for a new food to try for
new food friday

might I recommend this recipe which contains eggplant?

I actually had a few options to post for this week, but ended up with…

reed avocado

Reed avocados. I couldn’t find anything to add to the photo for scale, but this seemingly-normal avocado weighs in at 14.75 ounces — and was the smaller of the two avocados we got.

reed avocado

There’s another variety we tried this winter called the Bacon avocado which was less dense than the more-common Hass, but in a more watery way. The Reed avocado has a bit lighter texture and less-assertive flavor, but in a good way.

I just finished eating a slab of it on my toast this morning and look forward to incorporating the rest into some dishes this weekend.

What new food did you try this week?

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Kate August 6, 2010 at 9:02 am

I stuck to my plan and tried millet! I made some broccoli and millet croquettes from the Veganomicon. I thought I boiled the heck out of the millet, but apparently not enough so the croquettes crumbled, but it was still a delicious meal. And Loki ate it, so that’s a plus.


Stacy August 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Hooray! My belief is that deliciousness wins over appearance as far as dinner is concerned. =)


Kimberly August 6, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Wow, those things must fall off the tree!


Stacy August 6, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I had to take pictures quickly this morning or I would have tried to put something nearby for scale. Maybe this weekend I’ll have some free time and daylight intersect. They’re pretty hefty, though!


Rose August 7, 2010 at 3:10 am

This is deffinately my favourite type of avocado, they never seem to have as many stringy bits or as much broosing.



Stacy August 8, 2010 at 7:46 am

I had another slice on a sandwich for lunch and it held up well without being under-ripe. Now I’m just worried about finishing the first one before the second one gets soft!


Bridget August 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Ooh, toast + avocado + salt is one of my favorite combinations ever!


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