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California Avocados Direct Giveaway


My family is the biggest avocado fans. For example, on Super Bowl Sunday, my brother made guacamole with 8 avocados and we ate it all in like an hour along with tons and tons of other food. Avocados are great sliced on a sandwich, used in place of mayo, and or course made into guacamole.

I found the company California Avocados Direct that ships fresh picked avocados right to your door.  I contact the company and they kindly sent me a case of their avocados to try.  I shared some with the other dietitians at the hospital since I had so many and they were excited to try them.  I was sent a different variety that what is normally sold in most grocery stores.  They are called fuerte avocados.
Here is some information on this variety: The fuerte avocado used to be the "go-to" avocados until the Hass variety took over the market.  Fuertes have a delicious, nutty flavor....we can get them in California, but it's hard to find them in other states.  The Hass avocados have a thicker skin and ship much better in quantities for grocery stores.....so  if you order a subscription from us (or a gift box) you are getting a premium, gourmet avocado that has not spent time in coolers, hasn't tumbled through a sorting machine,  hasn't been poked and prodded in a store....just as though you have a tree of your own! Also, this kind of avocado does not turn black!
Avocados sometimes get a bad reputation because of their fat content. People think that fat is bad for you but the kind of fat that is in avocados (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) are actually very heart healthy.  I love the versatility in avocados and that they can be made to taste like many different flavors.  For example, I cut open one of my avocados last night and chopped it up and used it as a topping to my falafel and hummus wrap. It added some creaminess and a great fresh flavor. 

Giveaway
The giveaway will be for a dozen fuerte avocados from California Avocados Direct ($28 value).

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140 comments:

  1. We're a big guac family, so I'd say traditional guacamole!

    Thank you for this giveaway :)

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  2. I make turkey BLTs and I always put avocados on them.

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  3. I eat avocado almost every day! i love it so much!!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway. I just made chocalate avocado mouse with agave. Delicious!

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  5. Avocado salad is one of my favorite things to eat. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Bored2quickly@hotmail.com

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  6. Guacamole woud be my favorite recipe but I love to add a slice to a sandwich or just eat a slice alone

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  7. my favorite recipe with avocados is making veggie bacon-lettuce and tomato sandwiches with avocado slices
    sarah at realtorsd.com

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  8. guacamole and sliced on top of turkey bugers

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  9. my favorite recipe using avocados is to dice them and put in my taco filling!

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  10. I believe I could exist on nothing but avocados and water!

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  11. I like to make pico de Gallo with avocados, I put it in almost everything just slices of avocados on the side of my plate.they are delicious

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  12. I like making a sandwich with avocado, roasted garlic, alfalfa sprouts, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese.

    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I love avocados, no matter what shape or form or recipe. I made some white chicken chili the other night and added avocado to the top, YUM!!! I buy them almost every week. I have to say tho, my favorite way to eat them is mashed, then on top of whole wheat toast for breakfast, add a dash of salt and pepper, perfection!

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  14. Hi Amanda! Just stopping by to let you know we're so excited that one of your readers will win a gift box of our delicious Fuerte avocados! Thanks for the post and for introducing your readers to our gift box and subscription service. We're a family farm...would love to add more avocado lovers to our family! If anyone has any questions about avocados, just ask! Find us on Twitter or Facebook. :)

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  15. I never make anything with my avocados, all I do is cut in half, remove pit, spinkle salt and pepper, dice and eat, never even get on a plate.

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  16. I love guacamole.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  17. We had some of these avocados in a Mexican soup and in guacomole. Both were great.

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  18. guacamole - my mother's original recipe.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  19. I love them sliced in sandwiches like a BLT with the avocado


    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com

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  20. Honestly, I just cut it in half, sprinkle with salt, and eat with a spoon.

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  21. LOVE to make homemade guacamole!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  22. huge guac family! Absolutely love them and would die to win this giveaway! Thanks for the op!!

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  23. guac - grew up eating avocados from my grandparents back yard - with tomato, red onion, garlic, bit jalepeno
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  24. My favorite is Avacado in southwestern salad..yummy
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  25. I always make wraps and love making veggie ones with avocados and black beans!

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  26. I like a sliced tomato and avocado sandwich.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. I like avocados with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper.

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  29. I love using avocadoes in a simple salad: sliced avodado, jicama, and oranges with a lemon juice dressing. Delicious!

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  30. We like grilled chicken breast with bacon, lettuce, tomato and avacado croisannt sandwiches.
    jill24295@yahoo.com

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  31. guacamole. I never get tired of taco salad.
    jwx4 at yahoo dot com

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  32. So many delicious recipes--being from Texas, many of them Tex-Mex recipes. However, the way we eat avocados most is to simply use them chunked in salads or mashed to use on sandwiches instead of mayo. I may or may not add seasonings, depending on the sandwich, because avocados are wonderful either way.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  33. Our family loves guacamole, but for me, a few slices of avacado on a hamburger is the bomb!

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  34. I love to add them to salads. I don't really do anything special...just slice them and serve.

    Anneliz702@hotmail.com

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  35. In salad with olive oil and vinegar and also guac on tacoes, etc.
    spcale at yahoo dot com

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  36. Ahh love avocados! i actually just tried them for the first time, so I don't have many recipes, but I like them. My favorite is on sandwiches for sure, that creaminess is the best!

    sugar_snow2002@yahoo.com

    p.s. with this new system, do we need to add our email addresses?

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  37. I like avocados on a chicken salad

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  38. The way I eat them the most is just diced or sliced as a side with my meal. I do like to put them in sandwiches also.

    nineteen19 at blackfoot dot net

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  39. Avocado Cheesy broccoli soup recipe
    retiirenavalflyer(at)gmail.com

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  40. My favorite avocado recipes are guacamole, of course, and avocados in salads or in sandwiches.
    blue65829 at aol dot com

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  41. i love guacomole
    ccasper@centurytel.net

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  42. LOVE Avocado!!! I grew up eating them with just a sprinkle of salt & drizzle of olive oil.

    sweeper625@yahoo.com

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  43. I love avocados on everything , especially in my salads.

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  44. I love sliced avocados on toast, on salads, and of course, guacamole!

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  45. I love avacados. I use them as mayonnaise on my sandwiches as a healthier option.

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  46. I love to make eggs with avocados!

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  47. Favorite - Black bean and avocado salad.
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  48. Google Friend Connect follower – Barbara Montag

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  49. I use avocados all the time - mostly just mushed up on toast with butter and salt, or on sandwiches.

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  50. I mash up my avocado and put it on sandwich wraps. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  51. I love them on hamburgers, they bring out the beef flavor.

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  52. I love making fresh guacamole with them! thanks for hosting!

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  53. I love making a grilled salmon salad with goat cheese and avocados sprinkled with pomegranate seeds!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I like them with salt ans pepper

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  55. I love to make Guacamole! Also I like to put Sliced avocados on burgers!

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  56. I love Avocado Pineapple Smoothie.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. Guacamole! That served with tortilla chips and plenty of cold Mexican beer. Ole!

    xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

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  58. i just slice them up and put them in my quesadillas. sooo good. ;)

    danielle b
    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. i make a great salad with avocados, tomatoes, lemon juice, mayo, red onions, and hearts of palm!!!

    (sorry, had to post my email too: tamarsweeps at gmail [dot.com )

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  61. My fave is bacon,tomato & Avocado sandwiches.
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  62. Love tomato, bacon, swiss, and avacado on toasted rye, with just a hint of dijon. Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  63. Homemade Lemon Guacamole!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  64. I like to blend on with ice and chocolate almond milk

    nickyflowers1978@hotmail.com

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  65. I put them on everything Mexican, but I love making guacamole

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  66. I'm a total guacamole freak!!
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  67. love eating them just plain with salt the best

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  68. cottage cheese, avocado, salt & pepper

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  69. I love mashing avocado with some mustard, spreading it on bread, and adding a slice of swiss cheese, I then toast it for a grilled cheese and avocado sandwich,

    hook6475 at yahoo .com

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  70. Bacon, lettuce, tomatoes with smashed avocados instead of mayo.

    tes 1283 yahoo

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  71. i like em on tacos and other mexican dishes...i'm going out to get some now!!

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  72. I actually recently started eating them with my eggs and a little swiss cheese in there too. Delicious!

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  73. simple is the best...guacamole, or as my girls call it, perfection

    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

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  74. Love fuente avocados. My favorite way to eat any avocado is on a multi grain bread, i.e. Dave's Killer Bread, toasted. Just slice 1/4 to 1/2 of an avocado onto the toast and add salt and pepper to taste! Plain and simply delicious!

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  75. I like California Rolls.
    russrpm@gmail.com

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  76. I love Avocado slices on a Rye bagel with cream cheese and capers.
    writer61@yahoo.com

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  77. Not a recipe, but my favorite-- I love freshly made guacamole. I just mash the avocados leaving plenty of lumps, squirt in some lime juice and a little garlic powder and salt. I love it far too much.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. grilled cheese with avocado - yum!

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  79. My favorite fritata is made with globs of cream cheese and then topped with sliced avocado. So delicious! melindahaselton@yahoo.com

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  80. my family loves toastones topped with diced avacado and lime juice.

    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  81. Love avocado boats with shrimp and salsa! Great in the summer heat! Amy
    amylynnsaves@yahoo.com

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  82. guacamole also on an omelet with pico de gallo

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  83. I love putting avocados in my salad.

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  84. I just like to dice them up and toss them in my salad.

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  85. I love chicken avacado salad.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  86. guacomole! I love them just about in everything

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  87. I love them on everything but they are delicious on Fish Tacos!

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  88. Love to put them in an egg wrap with other stuff like bacon and mushrooms.

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  89. We love grilled skirt steak with Swiss cheese and avocado slices.
    trinitygsd at yahoo dot ocm

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  90. my favourite family avocado ice cream recipe.

    pintworks at hotmail dot com.

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  91. I love a rainbow salad with avocados!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  92. Love avocados with sea salt. Google friends follower- senekers! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  93. I like them chopped up in a chicken salad..... also on a black bean burrito.... yum! chacha6581(!) yahoo dot com

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  94. Hands DOWN guacamole!!!!

    maryjeanrenshaw@msn.com

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  95. I just love guacamole - Jill
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  96. mashing it with eggs and onions

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  97. I mix chopped avocados with diced tomatoes and red onions and then squirt some lime juice in and add salt, pepper, and minced garlic. We use it in wraps or we just dip chips in it.

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  98. Gazpacho with California Avocado

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  99. BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.comFebruary 21, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    I love putting it on my BLT.
    BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  100. I chop up avocado and add tomatoes and cucumber and a little salt. Healthy and tastes good.

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  101. i love guacamole tacos
    alcrmom@hotmail.com

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  102. I love making homemade guacamole and putting avocado on my turkey sandwiches.

    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  103. My husband make a mean guacamole! cdziuba@aol.com

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  104. Guacamole of course!

    leenburke at yahoo dot com

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  105. My favorite way to eat avocados is in a veggie wrap.

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  106. I like to eat them fresh sliced with salt & pepper. ladyvon at grm dot net

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  107. i have never used them in recipes but i like them plain

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  108. I like fresh guacamole. Thanks for the giveaway.

    President dot peaches at hotmail dot com

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  109. I make guacomole, I also use it on ALL my sandwiches! I love avocados!



    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
    Melanie Dauterive Montgomery

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  110. I love to use avocado slice in my veggie wraps.

    a.cash at live dot com

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  111. I love quacamole, I make it pretty often

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  112. I love guacamole and organic blue corn chips!!!
    Vicky C.
    t42vek20 at gmail dot com

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  113. I love guacamole but my favorite is to pour italian or ranch dressing into the seed cavity and munch away.

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  114. Grilled inside a black bean and cheese quesadilla.

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  115. Guacamole Cilantro Lime Cheeseburger

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  116. Fresh Guac with pepper and smothered on a hot pastrami grinder!!!

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  117. I like to mash the quacamole, and add sour cream and some salsa to it. This makes an excellent dip.

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  118. I love guacamole but my favorite way to use avocadoes is to put them on sandwiches. They make everything taste better! Ok, maybe not peanut butter.

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  119. Open faced english muffin topped with red onion, tomato, avocado and swiss under the broiler. Yum!

    mosaic317 at gmail dot com Claire McKeon

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  120. I use them in homemade guacamole,mash them to add some good fat to my son's babyfood

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  121. My favorite recipe is just plain old home made quacamole, but I love avocados in omelets as well with some cheese.

    elangomatt at gmail dot com
    Aaron Bretveld

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  122. guacamole!

    cmkrieger at gmail dot com

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  123. love guac but i like to slice it and put it on turkey sandwiches

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  124. We like to make guacamole. Or sometimes we will sliced them in half and top them with olive oil and a little sea salt.

    fooks213(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  125. I never used them in a recipe but I like them with just a little salt

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  126. My favorite recipe using avocados is for guacamole

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