All About Avocados

Avocado Health Benefits

Who’d have thought avocados would be so good for you? Now, I’m used to hearing about how fatty they are, so I’ve always been careful about avocado intake. But it turns out they do have other benefits.

Readers, how do you like to eat avocados? My favorite is guacamole (of course!), and I also like them in salads and on sandwiches, as long as they’re seasoned or covered in dressing. I always thought they were pretty bland by themselves.

Has anybody had a chocolate-avocado dessert? I heard chocolate and avocados was a thing now, but I’ve never tried it; it seems a little weird.

(I would have reposted this article, but the Food Revolution Network doesn’t let you repost on this site.)

Update

I haven’t been on here in ages, so I thought I’d give my readers an update on what’s been going on:

I have a boyfriend, and I’m living with him in Doylestown. His name is Ian, and I was lucky to find him.

I got a cat. His name is Stegosaurus (Steg for short) and he’s a beautiful black cat who looks like a mini panther.

I got interviewed for a good-sounding job at the Wayne County Health Department. It’s for a Community Health Promotion Coordinator. Basically, I reach out to communities and educate them about public health. I should be hearing from them next Tuesday.

Check back later for pictures of Steg!

Fiesta Bake

Butter, margarine, or nonstick cooking spray

1 lb ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

3/4 cup chunky salsa

1 envelope taco seasoning mix

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup sliced black olives, well-drained

1 box corn-muffin mix

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 4-oz can chopped green chilis

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch baking dish. Saute beef and onions until browned, then drain. Season with salt and pepper. Add salsa, taco seasoning, water, and olives, and stir. Pour into baking dish.

Prepare the cornbread mix according to directions on the package. Stir in the cheddar and chilis and spread the batter over the meat mixture. Bake 30-35 minutes.

Chicken in Wine Broth

http://www.godecookery.com/goderec/grec2.htm

So lately I’ve been looking on a site that has medieval recipes, updated for modern times. And I made the recipe at the link last night. It was delicious: the broth was very tangy, and the chicken was nice and tender.

Register to VOTE!

Voting has never been more important.

Poems for Warriors

Today is National Voter Registration day here in the US. If you are a US citizen and meet all the criteria to vote, get registered today!

Right now, we are just over 40 days away from Election Day on November 3, 2020.

Go to vote.org to get registered today. It only takes about two minutes to register and this year most counties have mail-in voting options available.

Voting is a right and privilege that every American has to use their voice to make decisions about the direction our country should go in for the next four years and regarding the numerous ballot initiatives that you agree with and support or oppose.

Go get registered today!

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New Noodle Recipes

https://foodrevolution.org/blog/plant-based-pasta-noodle-recipes

I love noodles and pasta. Unfortunately, most of them are made from refined flour and are therefore unhealthy. The link at the top talks about plant-based noodles and pasta and has some good-sounding recipes.

Do any of you make plant-based pasta? What are your favorite recipes?

September

Chittering crickets.

The hot sun scorches bare arms.

The air smells like fall.

Thai Chicken Coconut Curry

https://www.averiecooks.com/thai-chicken-coconut-curry/

The link above takes you to a recipe for a delicious curry. I made a few changes; I used peppers instead of carrots and turmeric instead of coriander, but it still turned out well.

Zucchini Pizza

This is a recipe from my friend. It’s a good alternative to regular pizza dough, and it’s the perfect recipe for when you have giant zucchini you don’t know what to do with.

You need:

1 large zucchini

Your choice of toppings.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Slice the zucchini either lengthwise or cross-sectional. Put your choice of toppings on the slices. Either bake for 10 minutes or bake and broil for 5 minutes each. Serve hot.

Publishing Price

I have a question for people who have published books of poetry. How much did you have to pay the publisher? I’ve found a publisher willing to publish my Earth poems, and the total price is $4,000. Is this normal?