Even most avocado lovers don't know what to do with them beyond adding a slice or two to a sandwich or mashing one into guacamole. Here are 70 simple and delicious tasty recipes for everything from breakfast to dessert, including Avocado Green Curry Noodles, Tequila, Citrus and Ginger Stuffed Avocados, Avocado Waffles, and Avocado Key Lime Pie. Lara Ferroni educates readers on the various kinds of avocados and how to pick them, store them, and even grow them! Home cooks will learn how to use avocado butter, oil, and honey, and how to incorporate avocados into any every meal of the day.
LARA FERRONI is a tech geek turned food geek who spends her days exploring food and cocktail culture. As a writer and photographer, she can be found learning to make kimchi in the back room of a local church, foraging for wild berries or snapping away in some of the finest kitchens and bars. She is the author of five cookbooks, including Doughnuts, An Avocado a Day, Real Snacks and Put an Egg on It.
—Eat Your Books
"Photographer and plant-based cooking pro Lara Ferroni has come up with more than 70 creative—and seriously delicious—ways to eat your favorite healthy fat."
"Packed with new and inventive ways to eat an avocado… it’s pretty easy being green."
—South Sound Magazine
"Incorporate avocados into every meal of the day."
"To find out exactly how to buy, store, cut, and freeze our favorite fruit, [An Avocado a Day] set[s] the record straight once and for all."
"Guac is great, but look how much more fun you could be having with this yummy heart-healthy fruit."
"An avocado cookbook which includes recipes from smoothies to kimchi (yes avocado kimchi) to cakes."
—Foodie Baker (blog)
"I didn't know the health benefits of the avocado myself before reading this book… Home cooks will learn how to make use avocado butter, oil, and honey, and how to incorporate avocados into more meals."
—Eat Your Books
"[Ferroni has] worked the green superfood into everything from chocolate chipcookies to pickles to eggless nog."
"Ideas to elevate [the avocado], from why-didn’t-I-think-of-that combos to unexpected and unusual flavor choices."
—NY Metro Parent
"What can you do with this green gem besides slicing it for sandwiches, dicing it for salads or mashing it for guacamole? Plenty, as Lara Ferroni will show you."
—Redlands Daily Facts
"You’ve nailed a killer guacamole and perfect avo toast. What’s next? Find over 70 recipes that creatively use the delicious superfood—from Green Power Oatmeal to Avocado Waffles—in Lara Ferroni’s beautiful book, An Avocado a Day."
—This Is Story
"We all know someone who would appreciate this."
—MyRecipes, Well Done
"...the good news is that a little avocado can actually go a long way — although, for some, that may lead to concerns about how to store any fruit that didn’t make it into that pie or ice cream.
Ferroni thinks she has found the solution: freezing avocado, either in cubes or lightly mashed, then defrosting it for later use in baked goods or smoothies.."
—The Washington Post
"Take inspiration from the “An Avocado a Day” cookbook, by Portland resident Lara Ferroni, to work the delicious superfood into your everyday dinner plan."
“The book is essentially an ode to the amazing superfood, with info on the health benefits, tips on choosing perfectly ripe avocados every time, and 70+ recipes featuring the super-versatile fruit.”
“The book is a vast exploration of everything the avocado has to offer, from the guacamole we know and love…along with more than 60 other recipes and uses you might not have expected, like a cocktail or smoothie, or as a substitute for cheese in your mac.”