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Does avocado oil clog arteries?

Luckily, there are so-called “good fats” – unsaturated fats – that can give your body energy and support the growth of cells without clogging your arteries. “Avocados contain omega-3 fatty acids, which is the fat that is heart-healthy,” Kim explains.

Keeping avocados green

Once the avocado is cut, air from the environment will turn the exposed surface brown due to oxidation. Squeezing on some lemon juice provides antioxidants from ascorbic acid that reacts with the oxygen first to delay the browning reaction. Drizzling on some olive oil also helps to provide a physical barrier as well.

Salmon Lox with Onion Jam and Avocado

A traditional beet cure (also called gravlax) gives the salmon a beautiful jewel-toned gradation of color that adds a real wow factor when serving.

Roasted Adobo Pork Tacos

Because this sauce, with its hint of orange and garlic, is so good, you’ll want to keep it handy to try on shrimp, grilled tuna, or fried eggs. It also…

Simple Avocado Toast

This is an easy, classic flavor combination of mas

This is an easy, classic flavor combination of mashed avocado, drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil. Freshly chopped parsley is sprinkled on top. Add some red pepper flakes if you like a spicy kick. This is a great everyday option.

Should you cook eggs in oil or butter?

It is essential to have a skillet with a fitted top. It requires just a bit of oil and a bit of butter. The oil can be heated to a higher temperature and that allows you to get the pan nice and hot to create that little crispy edge to the egg. The butter gives the eggs a creamy finish.

Can I Ripen an Avocado After Its Cut Open?

The answer is yes, you can—with a caveat. The caveat is that you must have the patience to wait for a couple of more days! If you can do this, then yes, your avocado can be salvaged. (Just make sure not to throw away the pit.)

How to Ripen an Avocado After It's Been Cut Open

  1. Put the avocado back together, with the two halves fitting snugly around the pit.
  2. Now, secure the halves so they can't come open. You can use plastic wrap, masking tape, rubber bands or a piece of twine. Whatever you have on hand will work.
  3. The trick is to make sure the fruit is totally closed, so that no bugs, dust or moisture can enter.
  4. Place the avocado back on the counter or in the fruit bowl (NOT the fridge). Check every 12 hours or so for ripeness by gently poking the fruit.

Hello, we’re Jeanine and Jack

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.


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