Du Jour Du Horrid Award

We at the Coffee and Cornbread test kitchens have tried
some pretty odd stuff in our times.

Loosing over 40 pounds on a “home alone” Weight Watcher diet was no
small task.

So we now will present a prestigious award for a recipe using
asparagus for avocado.

Let it be known that the test kitchens
do not look down on you if you have tried this recipe. Heck, we
don’t look down on you if you like this recipe, or even invented it.
If you are the concocting party, we admire your inventive spirit.

Just know that, in our personal opinion, we now award this certificate.

It is so special while the term Du Jour means “of the day”,
it will be lucky to be awarded once Du Year.

If anyone has nominations for future awards please leave a
comment and the test kitchens will check it out in a non-condemning
and open minded manner.

Asparagus Guacamole (1 Point)

Recipe By :unknown
Serving Size : 12
Categories : Dips

1 can asparagus spears, canned drained well
2 tablespoons Plain nonfat yogurt
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 cup Tomato seeded & diced
2 tablespoons onion
1 teaspoon Ground cumin
1 Clove garlic clove minced
1/2 teaspoon Dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon chili peppers, canned

Rinse asparagus with cold water;drain. Blot asparagus with paper
towel to remove excess moisture. Combine asparagus, yogurt and lemon
juice in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine asparagus mixture and remaining
ingredients. Chill, if desired.

Serve with raw veggies or tortilla chips. Makes 12 servings.

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Per serving: 8 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat;
(13% calories from fat); trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate;
trace Cholesterol; 62mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch);
0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

Now.. Back to our regular programing.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gnightgirl
    Aug 25, 2006 @ 09:39:01

    Bleah. I nominate South Beach Diet’s Cauliflower “mashed potatoes:”

    A handy substitute for mashed potatoes, which are of course not great for the low carb diets. Steam some cauliflower, once cooked, mash it with a little liquid butter substitute, “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” has been suggested as a good option. Salt and pepper to taste.

    My son said “something’s wrong with these.”

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  2. cooknkate
    Aug 25, 2006 @ 09:43:33

    Hey! With the right seasonings, this can actually taste pretty good although it’s not anything like potatoes.

    Hmmm….guac with asparagus…..maybe not in my kitchen. I’ve seen where it’s made with peas too. And that doesn’t tickle me either

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  3. sher
    Aug 25, 2006 @ 21:07:50

    This is good to know. Frankly, there aren’t too many things I would do with canned aspargus, but I can see how this could work.

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  4. Lisa
    Aug 26, 2006 @ 16:51:54

    Oooh, ick! Guess I shouldn’t say, since I haven’t tried it, but…ooh, ick! 🙂

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  5. Glenna
    Aug 28, 2006 @ 19:30:35

    I was thinking the same thing Sher was “not too many things I would do with canned asparagus”. I admit, though, that my husband brought in a few cans the other day from the grocery thinking he’d done something special and all I could think was “Soup? Maybe?” I don’t think I could hack the “let’s call it guac” substitute but thanks for telling us the truth!

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  6. coffeepot
    Aug 28, 2006 @ 20:05:56

    Glenna? You mean you don’t can asparagus?..lol

    Thanks guys I will look into the “mashed potatoes”.

    I think I might have had them at Ruby Tuesdays once upon a time.

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