Bat Fit Challenge #6: Vegetables (well, sort of)

Le Professeur Gothique’s current Bat Fit Challenge is to post about a vegetable prepared in a new way.

So, technically an avocado is not a vegetable; it is a fruit.  But it is green and savory.

And when mixed with a bunch of vegetables it makes guacamole.  There are endless variations.

Homesick Texan has my all-time favorite recipe online.

At China Poblano in Las Vegas and Oyamel in DC, chef José Andrés uses a recipe that includes avocados, Serrano chile, red onion, cilantro and a touch of queso fresco.  When I lived in DC, I used to eat at Cafe Atlantico (another José Andrés restaurant) just for the guacamole.  So his recipe has to be good.

Guacamole is a great health food.  You can make it yourself so it is always fresh.  Plus, there is something inherently good about food you can make yourself, or so it seems. Avocados are a great source monounsaturated fat and omega-3 fatty acids.   They are full of antioxidants and contain lots of minerals including iron.  It is a great vegan spread (without the queso fresco) on sandwiches.

I know you have all eaten and made guacamole.  But trust me when I say you have never seen guacamole like this.

This short film was made by PES who is married to an old friend of mine.  She said I could whore out our friendship so long as I provide a link.

By the way, it was recently announced that PES will be directing the upcoming Garbage Pail Kids movie.  I am a child of the 80s, which means I grew up in the height of the Cabbage Patch Doll craze.  The Garbage Pail Kids were made in reaction to the saccharine sweetness of those dolls.  I have high hopes for this film.  And how awesome would it be if they have a trash carpet, instead of a red carpet, at the premiere event.  I really really hope I can kiss up to my old friend on Facebook enough to get invited to this trash carpet extravaganza.  I am already planning the perfect outfit and makeup.

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~ by siouxsielaw on March 13, 2012.

6 Responses to “Bat Fit Challenge #6: Vegetables (well, sort of)”

  1. I love guacamole, too. I even have mortar and pestle. Fresh is best.
    That short is amazing.

  2. I’ll have to try that guacamole recipe some time as it sounds delicious.

    Love the short film – very creative and I would prefer a Garbage Pail Kid over a Cabbage Patch one any day.

  3. I used to live in Southern California and had an avocado tree in the backyard. I experimented with guacamole all the time. I have my favorite recipes for it. In fact, I like my guac better than anything I can buy in the store.

    BTW, I LOVED the short. Very creative!

  4. I, like all Californians, love avocados! 😉 Not too big on guacamole, on account of the raw onions, but that recipe sounds delicious if one were to omit said onions… I’ve never made my own. Now I must!

  5. That video is great! I am amused that it even captures the breaking of the first chip in the guacamole (is that like a law of guacamole or something?).
    Avocados make almost anything better.

  6. A little known fact: The Garbage Pail Kids were the creation of Art Spiegelman, author of Maus.

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