The Plot : 38 Power Foods Blog group
Summary : 38 Power Foods blog group will focus on one ingredient each week taking inspiration from the book ; Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients from the editors of the whole living magazine. Each week we all will come up with recipes, stories, articles to encourage eating nourishing food.
Co conspirators : ( it will be nourishing for your foodie health to visit these blogs and see what they have come up with)
Jill at Saucy Cooks;
Jeanette at jeanetteshealthyliving ;
Martha at Simply Nourished Living ;
Mireya at Myhealthyeatinghabits ;
Alyce at More time at the table ;
Sarah at everything in the kitchen sink;
Casey at BookCase foodie
Episode #3 – Avocados .
Avocado, the word , is derived from the Aztec word “ahuacatl”. Avocados are the fruit from Persea americana, a tall evergreen tree that can grow up to 65 feet in height. Avocados vary in weight from 8 ounces to 3 pounds depending upon the variety.(Source: WhFoods)
Before I began writing this post, I was aware of the health benefits of avocados in general but researching this further yielded a number of amazing facts. For one, even though it is high in fat, it is heart healthy. Avocado has significant amounts of vitamin B6, Folic acid, dietary fiber and falls very low on the glycemic index. Avocados are believed to have anti cancer properties because of the presence of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant nutrients. They are a good source of vitamin K, C, B5, Potassium, alpha-linolenic acid and oleic acid.
A friend recently introduced me to “Avocados from Mexico” and I found a treasure of avocado recipes. While my earlier explorations with avocados were mainly limited to salads, smoothies and the good ol gaucamole, their website had some interesting breakfast recipes. Talk about starting the day on a right note. I found the recipe of a steamed Avocado with poached egg and I wanted to try it immediately. I did end up steaming my avocado, but I did not like the taste so I simply cooked the eggs separately and then placed them in avocado boats.
Creamy delicious avocados with soft poached eggs, a little kick from cayenne and tang from lemon. D*E*L*I*C*I*O*U*S!