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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Avocado Ahhhh



Yum.

Last night we had Tempeh (fermented tofu)...so so. I marinated and served it in chunks. Not very appetizing picture, word or otherwise, I know. You'd think it would be overpowering tastewise with the whole fermented part of the process...but it's not. Very, very bland. Next time I will stick to it as a ground hamburger or crumbled meat substitute, especially with plenty of seasoning, because it worked pretty fabulously for both of those uses.

But. We had the best avocado dressing. 24 found a recipe for a kale salad that had sliced beets and walnuts. An...interesting texture-rich taste sensation...but the modified dressing was amazing.

Avocado Dressing.

1 avocado spooned into a bowl.
2 tsps of spicy brown mustard
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
3 TBSP walnut or olive oil
Mash and blend. We left chunks. It's thick and would make a delicious dressing for a taco salad....especially if you changed the lemon juice to lime and chopped up some cilantro and tossed in peppers/onions. Oh, that's guacamole. Never mind.

Today will be a farm visit. Report to follow.