View Full Version : Bought a coconut & avacodo's now what do I do with them?
03-25-2008, 01:49 PM
I bought a coconut and a couple of avacodo's to try and I don't know what to do with either of them. I have never eaten either one of them in their raw state. In fact, I have never eaten an avacodo before in my life. Help!
03-25-2008, 02:53 PM
Avocado's and coconuts are my favorites.
I love avocados mushed with green onions, lots of lemon and salt. another thing is a salad of avocado (big chunks), tomatoes, corn, cilantro, lemon and hot pepper. you can also use it in sandwiches (raw) with tomato, onion, sprouts, lemon and salt.
As for coconuts - they're great just as they are, eaten with a spoon but I use the water in shakes and soups, it gives a sweet flavor to everything.
hope that helps ;)
03-25-2008, 03:02 PM
avocado in salads...super delish and easy....
avocado, tomato, onion, celery, garlic
03-25-2008, 08:49 PM
I love my avo sliced, diced, mashed alittle.....add alittle diced tom. , alittle onion, some sea salt, cumin, chili powder...GUACAMOLE....yummy.
Another thing I like to do with my avo is to mash is up real good...add alittle water to make it thinner, sea salt, italian herbs like basil, parsley (or an italian seasoning mix), garlic powder, and mix that all up....put it on your salad and toss it. Simple, quick dressing, no blender needed!!!
If at first you don't like avo...add alittle more salt or seasoning!! At first it was NOT something I liked, but now it is my all time favorite;...you hear me...FAVORITE food!!!:D
There is also a recipe here somewhere for chocolate avo pudding!!! To die for! (add more sweetner to that one if you are just trying avo's):D
03-26-2008, 01:39 PM
Avocados don't have much taste on their own, but are SO GOOD in just about anything! Guacamole is my favorite - I know from reading your other posts that you are not able to tolerate citrus or tomatoes at this time, that's ok! You can still make fantastic guac by mashing and adding chopped cilantro (yum!) and sea salt, along with garlic and/ or any of your other favorite seasonings. Dip your veggies in it, or roll it up in a cabbage leaf with some of your favorite chopped veggies.
They are also fantastic for adding a wonderful creamy texture to smoothies and puddings, like tvillemom suggested. Enjoy and good luck!
03-26-2008, 01:51 PM
Thanks for all the help. I don't even know how to open a coconut and what the good part of the coconut is.
I know from reading your other posts that you are not able to tolerate citrus or tomatoes at this time, that's ok!
No, and most likely never will. My illness has no cure and I have to watch this all the time. High acid foods just put me in such pain.
So I really love reading all these ideas. This is a whole new way of eating for me.
03-26-2008, 05:48 PM
iaborn42: Just wanted to say: Very few diseases are truely incurable, doctors are "taught" that to ensure they put patients on drugs and surgeries for the rest of their lives.
I had crohn's disease and you can read almost anywhere that it's incurable, but I'm cured of it since many years. It's only incurable for people foolish enough to believe a doctor, if you do your research, you can probably find the cure.
03-26-2008, 06:28 PM
Honestly, I am on very miminal medication. One med and diet. I have had this for over 33 years. I do hope to get it better controlled yet and be able to tolerate more.
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