Binding Judgement

“Does it ever make sense to judge a book by its cover — literally or metaphorically? Tell us about a time you did, and whether that was a good decision or not.” – Daily Prompt

Typically, I do judge a book by its cover.  I look at the color.  If it is a paperback I look at the images on the front and back.  I check out the fonts used.  All that aesthetically pleasing stuff.  Outside of reading for school, I read fluff!  So, embellishment is important.   All those visual things are needed to get me to delve into recreational reading.  While this is a literal judgement of a book by its cover, metaphorically I have judged a food by its “cover” and it was a bad decision!

That food would be avocado! Gasp, say what?! I know, poor judgement.

Lo-resDiced

© Courtesy of the Hass Avocado Board

 No worries though because I am now an Avocado convert! 😀

Green, which is my favorite color, when I was growing up did not seem like a good color to eat.  Well, let me take that back because I’ve always loved my leafy greens and tiny trees a.k.a broccoli, but there was always something mysterious about this creamy green stuff.  And that bumpy exterior?!  Only if my lil-self knew what her now RD2BE hopeful self now knows, she would’ve been chowing down on them long ago.

Besides being delicious, avocados are a great source of fiber and potassium.  They are full of vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin K, Folate, and B6.  Also they are a source of unsaturated fat.

I eat avocado almost daily in the following ways:

  • Smoothies
  • Sandwich spread
  • Salad topping
  • Guacamole: Duh, this one’s a no brainer! 😉
  • Salad dressing
  • Filling for wraps
  • With strawberries as a fruit salad.  Yep, avocado is a fruit! 🙂

Two new to me ways I would like to use avocado would be in cold desserts such as in popsicles, sorbet or ice cream.  Also, I would like to try my hand at using them in substitution for butter in baked goods, which is all over the culinary scene.  I know, I’m late to the party!

All in all, food bias is a natural thing.  Not to throw out another old adage, but it is said that, “We eat with our eyes first.”   It can be hard to imagine what some foods will look like served up on a plate while moseying through your grocery store.  Planning to cook something new prior to going there may change your tune about odd looking foods while you’re thumping, picking, and smelling your way through the produce bins.  Find a new recipe of course with a picture included to take the fear out of new foods.  Seeing an appetizing picture of the “after shot” will get your taste buds flowing and remove the question of what do I do with this?

By taking the time to know before you go (grocery shopping) you’ll be more likely to use your new foodie find and come out a more well-rounded and an adventurous eater too!

So tell me…

What foods have you once rejected due to their appearance, but now L-O-V-E? 

 

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