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Avocados featured at Disneyland for 4th of July kickoff

Posted on Jul 02, 2012 by Maggie LaBarbera

I love avocados.  I grew up with avocados as a household staple.  And I even had avocado sandwiches (no mayo just plain avocado on whole wheat with a sprinkle of salt).  Still one of my favs!

4th of July Recipes

If you are looking for some great 4th of July recipes, here are some great avocado red, white and blue (maybe a little green too;-)

Avocado nutritional benefits


Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.


Disneyland Celebrates Avocado Week

So I was excited to hear that this week is actually National California Avocado Week.  And to kick it off, there are some events being held in Disneyland!

This tasty fruit (which many think it is a vegetable but it's not) will be the center of cooking demonstrations from chefs and guacamole contests.

This will be happening all week long from July 1 through July 7.


national california avocado week

Event kick-off - Sunday, July 1, 2012, with activities throughout the week:


 - 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Chef Demonstrations with Downtown Disney Executive Chef (see Chef Demo Calendar below)
 - 6:10 – 6:45 p.m. – Guacamole Contest with participating audience members
 - 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Mini California Avocado facials at Sephora
 - Live entertaining by DJ Wendy on the Main Stage in front of ESPN Zone

Chef Demo Calendar

Sunday, July 1: Chef Meyer, House of Blues
    California Avocado and Blue Cheese Crusted Rib Eye

Monday, July 2: Chef Thomas Keaveny, ESPN Zone
    Mini California Avocado Shrimp Clubs and Grilled Chicken California Avocado Wrap

Tuesday, July 3: Chef Dore Sommer, Rainforest Café
    Awesome Appetizer and Adventure and Guacamole Burger

Wednesday, July 4: Chef Alejandro Reyna, La Brea Bakery
    Shrimp and Salsa and Stuffed California Avocado and Turkey California Avocado Sandwich

Thursday, July 5: Chef Darrin Finkel, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Fried Green 
    Tomato BLT with California Avocado and Jazz Kitchen French Quarter Salad with California Avocado

Friday, July 6: Chef Jose Estrada, Tortilla Jo’s, Ceviche de Huauchinango 
    Shots and Shrimp and California Avocado Enchiladas

Saturday, July 7: Chef Nick Weber, Catal Restaurant, Tartare of Hamachi with Shisho, 
    Micro Cilantro and California Avocado and Jalapeno Sorbet





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