This week, my favorite foods were fresh avocado, fresh ruby-red grapefruit, and frozen mango chucks from Trader Joe’s.
Sweet relief. They are restoring. The avocado I ate straight out of the shell, although it would be perfect on a salad of Romaine lettuce, grapefruit sections, red onion, feta cheese and balsamic dressing. To the grapefruit I added honey and warmed it in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Alternately, you could put it under the broiler for 3-5 minutes.
The mango? Heavenly. Briefly thawed with the help of a microwave, then topped with plain, whole-fat yogurt, it made my day. When fresh produce looks like it could be better, don’t hesitate to go with frozen. The flash freezing techniques in use today keep berries, mangoes and vegetables nutrient rich. They are a great shortcut when you want to maximize flavor yet get food without additives.