Avocado crostini

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Simplicity itself…and soooo good for you…especially after the excesses of the Christmas season…at least I hope you excessed a little!

I adore avocados…so versatile…and, apart from being an excellent source of fibre and vitamins, research suggests that there may be a number of other benefits associated with the fruit, including: lowering cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of diabetes, promoting lower body weight, and… they contain a shedload of vitamins and other goodies. These green goddesses are an excellent source of potassium (containing more per weight than bananas). and they are rich in vitamin K, Vitamin B9, vitamin B6, vitamin B5 vitamin C, and vitamin E.2. And one avocado accounts for almost half your fibre content for a day. So there.

If you want to cut back on things like mayo – mash an avocado and use in its place – creamy too and better for you.

This light lunch today was a thin slice of grilled panini topped with a chopped ripe avocado, which had been mixed with the juice of half  a lemon, a small handful of chopped coriander (cilantro), a little black pepper and a dash of sea salt. You could use any herb instead of the coriander – fresh basil or oregano would work well. It would also be a great starter.

I said it was easy – and it is so tasty… and all you will need to fill you for a light lunch.

Saturday Supper Part 1 – Grilled Crabocado!

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Saturday Supper Part 1 Grilled Crabacado!

Lazy Saturday early evening spent sipping mellow merlot and listening to the Latin station on Spotify. About 7pm we started thinking about supper and we began with this as the starter – deliciously, deliciously simple, with a little zing!

For 4
Mix together:
125 gm white crabmeat, 5 tbsp of double cream and 1 tsp of chilli powder. Cut 2 avocados in half, remove the stone – whoever leaves it in?! Fill the holes with the crab mixture. Top each with a good grating of parmesan and a sprinkling of white breadcrumbs. Pop under a HOT grill and keep an eye on it. When the topping starts to brown and bubble a tad…take it out and serve. Is that simple or is that simple?

I’m off for a top up of vino – will tell you what we had for the main course very soon! Cheers!