Pineapple Avocado Salad

When it comes to writing articles, I always wait for the moment where I am incredibly genuine about my words—and sometimes that takes a while, a long while, as I dislike the idea of overthinking—again, my philosophy of innate writers is a clear indication of my writing struggle (or motto). But when the idea does in fact arrive, I instantly think of Gru from Despicable Me— “Lightbulb!” indisputably, it becomes clear.

Today, that happened. I woke up and brewed my fresh cup of coffee and I clicked to watch a new episode of MasterChef Australia, as my natural morning routine requires. If North Americans follow the show, we then could collectively agree that the show endeavors incredible heart and soul. It is unlike any other Canadian or American cooking contest, it alludes on and on and sinks right through your very core of love for food. And after sixty-four 90-minute-long episodes, tearing up during the finale is an obviously expected emotion. But 30 minutes into the 120-minute finale, it daunts on me, the question of authenticity.

How much do we care about the origin of our food?—that means, where it is grown, by whom, and how it is processed and brought to us. I previously blogged my thoughts on the organic bandwagon, and how hopping on wasn’t my way of conforming to pop cultures’ conventional ideology of food—you know, the Instagram philosophy of what is hot or not in food, like this generation (mine, yours, younger, and future) is in need of yet another hurdle of contaminated thoughts of what, where, and how to consume yours and my food (with the added pressure of paying attention to your figure, of course). No, my curiosity over the roots of my food began when I started watching shows like Masterchef (America, Canada, and Australia) and all the homemade dressing and ice cream I could be making, instead of buying. I enjoyed immensely the segments where the farmers were featured, or when the contestants were told to harvest their own food for the menu. I love both the subtleness and rawness about food. I began frequenting farmer’s markets’ more, or buying local—subconsciously, I think, my feet are taking me towards rooted awareness. The thought of searching for clarity should be celebrated more, not just regarding food —societys’ production and hobbies, and our treatment of people and animals.

So, I am at the coffee shop now doing what I only labeled it as an “unkept-promise-to-myself” in the previous post, sitting, writing, exploring the question I asked myself this morning—perhaps for an article, or perhaps just for awareness.

Pineapple Avocado Salad

I made this salad for a BBQ with friends, and it was nothing short of spectacular. I took this recipe off Pinterest and I will add the link below. It is incredibly light, fresh, and delicious. Enjoy 🙂

Total time: 10 minutes

Recipe: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/grilled-chicken-pineapple-avocado-salsa-recipe/

Lessons Learned: I wish I took better (and more) quality photographs of this salad.

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6 thoughts on “Pineapple Avocado Salad

    • A Full Spoon of... says:

      Hi Leigh, it was super delicious that I felt like I wanted to share the recipe regardless of the poor photograph that accompanied the post. I agree that a nice red bowl will make this pop. I took this picture on my way to a BBQ, and it was lovely 🙂

  1. thejoyofcaking says:

    I love Masterchef too. I think if I were ever going to be on a reality show I’d want to be on a cooking or baking show 🙂 I appreciate your thoughts on food. I think (for what it’s worth) the small local farmer went through a period of intense loss – of both appreciation and income. Many small farms ended up shutting their barn doors because they couldn’t survive. Finally, I believe (or hope) those doors are opening up again. I have gardened and raised chickens as a hobby and that can be a chore some day 🙂

    • A Full Spoon of... says:

      Thank you so much for the comment; it comes with great pleasure to know there are reader(s) of my blog. I think it’s brave to even apprehend the thought of appearing on one of these cooking shows, good on you!

      I think quality of food has witnessed a fair bit of this evolution as our philosophy on growth and production has changed rapidly over the years. Unfortunately, great vendors and authentic farms and farmers felt its consequence. For the sake of optimism, I feel that some of these cooking shows are honouring the roots of our food, still, and with great effort, they are showing the public what it means to respect the soil, the origin of our food. Although food, as I see it everyday on social media, has become a commodity of high resolution, I do believe that young cooks, or aspiring chefs, or even people curious about food like myself, are still very much interested in visiting Farmer’s Markets’ and in learning more about the quality of their food. Thanks for the chat!

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