Since the organically and locally grown avocados on the tree behind my building are in season, I'm averaging one a day. Heaven! To think there was a time when I hated avocados. If only I had a lemon tree (which I had at my last apartment; perhaps my next home will have both).
My avocados are fuerte, which I think is the second to the right in this picture. Fuerte is the "original high quality avocado" according to the California Avocado Commission, where I got this chart.
black or kidney beans
So easy! The hot rice and beans melts the avocado. The original recipe had no beans and cheddar cheese as well. It too was delicious. This is the vegan version (but delicious enough for all -vores).
I will now go enjoy, while serenaded by my musician neighbor (mentioned in earlier posts), who has purchased an accordion. I was very happy about the piano, but I'm not sure about the accordion...
Today's eco-freakiness is brought to you by the makers of Preserve toothbrushes. How I found out about them is a funny story ("funny ha-ha," I think, but you might think "funny strange"). After getting a bad flu, I read you should change your toothbrushes, and, determined NEVER to get sick again, I went to Target and stocked up -- and then was immediately hit with a horrific wave of eco-guilt: all those toothbrushes! Into the landfill!
I raced to the computer to search for "recycled toothbrushes" and found Preserve, which are made from recycled plastic AND are available at Trader Joe's (of which there are three within walking distance of me)! Also, they take old Brita water pitcher filters, which they turn into more toothbrushes. So I've been collecting them all from friends and family to send in.
If you a similarly eco-compelled, here's the info: Brita => Toothbrushes.
I donated a bunch of the toothbrushes I bought to a homeless shelter. They'll still be landfill eventually but at least they will serve a good purpose on their way there...
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