Happy Tuesday! Yeah, Friday would be better. I am feeling much better after Sunday’s 10k and had decent run at the gym today. I also got to chat with the young co-worker who smoked my time to congratulate her. Sadly she didn’t seem too impressed with her pace and was upset at the amount of last minute registrations of elite runners because of the prize money which I guess she was hoping to win. It seemed like she did not enjoy the race and not satisfied with her performance which was sad to me. She should be able to enjoy being such an awesome runner and renewed my drive to always be thankful I can even run races. I’m thankful to enjoy the excitement of runners around me, take in the scenery, and the sense of community of people just wanting to get active and enjoy the fresh air.
There has been a lot of activity with our AeroGarden, it is packed with fresh herbs!
Which might be my favorite plants to grow in it, having easily accessible fresh herbs to snip for recipes is awesome. Fresh parsley for salads and quinoa, thyme for bean dishes and soups, basil for pasta sauces – yum! But the dill plant is really going nuts already growing above the hood and out the sides, I had no idea it grew so fast. Thankfully it’s one of my favorite spring and summer herbs that pairs beautifully with citrus for great salad dressings. With more massive soggy winter storms this week, I decided to channel sunnier weather with this fresh and bright dressing recipe.
Lemony Fresh Dill Dressing
- 1 avocado
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tbsp. minced fresh dill
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- ½ cup water, as needed
- salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy. Makes 4 servings.
The texture of this dressing is satisfyingly thick and creamy, avocado is such a magical dressing base. I added sauteed onions, zucchini, and chopped Gardein Black Bean burgers to make it a warmer meal salad.
But there was plenty of bright and refreshing herb flavors in this tangy and colorful blend.
The dressing is so simple to throw together in a blender, but has a powerful and fresh flavor.
Add a little summery flare to winter with it.