Take a chance


You know those 30 second recipe videos that come up on Facebook pretty much every day these days? I’m always skeptical of them. I think it’s something about the lack of instructions and the sometimes lacking ingredient quantities. However, I always stop scrolling to watch the video and wonder if those recipes are really as easy as the video shows.

Today (food-wise) I was in an adventurous mood. Kyle left early for work so the possibilities for dinner were endless. When I cook dinner for just me, I often end up with a meal made up of 4 sides and no meat or something that I know Kyle will never eat.

I was without inspiration until about 7pm, after I’d thrown in several loads of laundry, changed the sheets on my bed and generally tidied up around the house. I really wanted something colourful and fresh. I threw around the idea of making my go-to rice bowls or a fresh avocado, tomato and cucumber salad. I knew, based on that list, that I wanted something with avocado. Speaking of, have you seen that egg-filled-bacon-wrapped-avocado recipe that’s floating around on the internet? If avocados are your thing, I suggest checking it out here.

Now, that’s not what I made, but I took inspiration from that and went back to those 30 second video clips on Facebook. I found one for Baked Avocado and Coconut Wedges. I found a YouTube video of it with the recipe, should anyone not have Facebook. It can be found here.

It was ridiculously easy. Cut a ripe avocado into wedges. Remove the pit and peel off the skin. In a small bowl combine a 3/4 cup of flour, 2 tbsp paprika, 1 tbsp pepper and 1 tsp salt. In a separate bowl beat an egg and set aside. In a third bowl, add about 3/4 of desiccated coconut.

Take your first wedge, coat it in the flour mixture. Then, roll it around in the egg mixture. Finally, roll your floured and egged avocado wedge in the coconut. Let rest on a baking sheet. Repeat for your 7 other wedges. Once all your wedges are nicely coated, bake at 350F for 15 minutes, turning once.

While the wedges are baking, make the dip. Combine 3 tbsp sour cream, 1 tbsp mayonnaise, 1 tsp lime juice and a good handful of chopped coriander/cilantro.

I know, I know. They sound disgusting. They’re okay. Everything about the combination of these ingredients sounds horrible. They were fine. They were also relatively easy to make. I mean, I won’t be racing to make this one again, but I’m not starving now. And my house is clean.

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