Really, Shelly? Avocado? Come on.
Why not? Avocado is a fruit. In South America they eat avocado with sugar, so why can’t it be good with chocolate?
I knew it. I knew she wouldn’t approve this recipe. It doesn’t matter how many years of experience I have as a cook, my older sister continues to distrust my abilities in the kitchen. Just once I would love to hear, “It’s probably delicious or I would love to try it or you’re strange but you’ve travelled the world, you have eaten in countless restaurants, and you practically live in the kitchen, so you must know one or two things about food!”
I love my year-and-a-half-older sister to death. She is my best friend. Over the years I’ve learned to take her skepticism with a grain of salt. She is a great cook and a foodie but she has rules about food and always has. It’s weird, though, because my sister is generally open-minded and always happy to learn new things.
When my mother and sisters lived in New York we used to eat a lot together so when they came over to our house for dinner, I would hide some small details about the dishes. For example I wouldn’t mention that I used spelt to make bread instead of bread flour, or olive oil instead of butter in cakes.
I wouldn’t dare to make Moroccan food for them because I knew that they would disapprove the little twists I give to years and years of traditional recipes. I always let them eat first, then, one hour or a day later I would confess. Never right away because high chances that they would immediately take back the “It’s delicious!” and say “Yes, I did taste something that didn’t belong,” or, “It’s good, but if you made it with regular flour, it would taste much better.”
Actually, in the last couple of years, my mother has become my biggest fan (The problem is that now she wants me to cook for her all the time but I want her to cook for me.) My sister slowly and maturely is learning to appreciate my bold moves. She won’t admit it, but I know that if she could she would stop by my house everyday to eat my food. And she would probably love this avocado mousse and maybe admit that it’s so good. Continue Reading…