Thursday, May 6, 2010

Saturday morning breakfast

I hadn't done a breakfast post in a while, so here goes. This was last Saturday's quickie breakfast. Avocado has become Lauren's favourite food overnight. When she was younger, she would push the avocado puree out with her tongue whenever I tried feeding her. Last month, I decided to give avocado another chance and bought some. I cut one in half, cubed it and gave it to Lauren speared on a fork. Whether it was the fork (she loves forks!) or that avocado was really delicious, she finished the whole plate in a matter of minutes! Yay! Since then, she will have half an avocado as her afternoon snack once every few days. Lately, she can finish one whole avocado in one sitting.

On Saturday, the kids wanted pasta and I had a ripe avocado sitting on the benchtop, so here is my mushroom avocado delight...

Peel and cube one ripe avocado and set aside. Cook pasta until soft, strain and set aside. Saute minced garlic and add 3 sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms. Cook until soft. Add a little water or chicken stock because it can get a little dry. Add cooked pasta. Stir fry for about five minutes. Remove from heat and stir in a cup of grated mild cheddar cheese. Toss in ripe avocados and serve.


Angelica still doesn't like avocado, but she likes the green pasta I used to make for her with broccoli puree. So for her version, I mashed up the avocado and mixed it well with the shell pasta. Voila! Green pasta! She finished three quarters of it (yay!), but told me afterwards that it tasted funny...
What she doesn't know won't hurt her, haha!

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