Letter of the Month – Appetising A

The Avocado is my food of choice today. Fruit or vegetable some may wonder, since it lacks the sweetness of other fruits. However with its creamy smooth texture, and large stone in the middle, it definitely is a fruit, although not usually eaten as a dessert.



The avocado is a good source of fat, and contrary to popular believe we do need fat in our diets. It’s just a matter of choosing the right sources of fats, rather than opting for low fat or no-fat diets. Without fat in our diet we would miss out on all the valuable fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamins A, D and E.

The avocado is a great source of vitamin E, fibre, potassium, folic acid and B vitamins. To get the full lowdown on this awesome fruit got to http://www.avocado.org/avocado-nutrients/

In order to find a perfectly ripe avocado should yield to gentle pressure when held in the palm of the hand and squeezed.

Avocados make a fantastic addition to any salad or sandwich. They are delicious scooped out and filled with prawns; or mashed up and used as a base for Guacamole; but my favourite way is to have them simply thinly sliced on top of a slice of fresh seeded wholemeal bread or toast with fresh black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.


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Every week on a Friday I get my food delivery from Abel and Cole. I order delicious organic meat, poultry and fish, but my favourite part each week is the surprises that are in my organic fruit and vegetable box. I thought that I was pretty adventurous with my eating, but sometimes items arrive that I have never seen or heard of before. If I am ever stuck with how to cook, or prepare anything in my box, Abel and Cole also provide an extensive recipe list online where you can just search under the ingredients that you have. Another thing I love about Abel and Cole is that they tell you where your food comes from, who farmed it and a little bit about their lives. It makes food seem somehow more personal and more precious to me, which in turn I think makes it a little more enjoyable.

Why not check them out, perhaps order a box, or just read their blog about their farmers and producers @ http://www.abelandcole.co.uk


Monday 29th January 2012:

Last night I watched the film ‘The Perfect Human Diet’. It is a very low budget documentary investigating eating patterns of the human race in relation to modern day health issues. The film, although not particularly well executed at points, covers in depth an incredibly important topic – the invention of the modern day diet and its implications on the evolving human. I felt the film would have benefited from a more balanced argument in relation to alternative diets, rather than being so heavily centered on the side of the Paleo diet. This inclusion of debate may well have created more impact with its message, as it induces internal discussion within the viewer. However, in saying all this, the film certainly makes me question some of my current dietary inclusions and has made me more curious into aspects of the Paleo diet, which I look forward to investigating. I will keep you posted with my findings so watch this space …..

Meanwhile why not check out the film yourself or have a look at the Paleo Diet at www.paleodiet.com

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