So far July is off to a stressful start here, the work week started with a bang with a couple of server issues today and I’m on call this week dealing with more issues tonight and hoping for things to settle down enough to get in a workout, ugh! I had a feeling this was going to be a nasty week and spent most of yesterday relaxing at home letting the dogs enjoy the warm sunshine in the backyard.
Except Leela, she wanted nothing to do with the heat and was very content in her chilled bed.
She has very thick fur and tends to overheat easily in the summer heat here, so we put a gel ice pack in her bed to cool her down after walks.
Since I knew this was going to be a tough week, I made a huge batch of Banana Chocolate Kale Chips to have a chocolate stash in the pantry.
Half of them might already be gone. :-)
I also made a huge batch of vegan chili with this bean mixture to have simple leftover meals during the week.
I love this colorful mixture, so lively and bright in chili and stews.
Today I was just craving a huge salad for dinner after a crazy day, simple and nutrient dense. And I created a new avocado dressing to go with it to satisfy my craving for creamy comfort food too.
Savory Green Dressing
- 1 avocado, seeded and chopped
- 1/2 shelled hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tbsp. miso paste
- 1/4 cup water, as needed
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Makes 4 servings.
Yeah, it’s thick. Enough to be a dip or hummus alternative!
But it also coated the veggies beautifully with a tangy and rich flavor, kind of like deluxe mac and cheese, only a raw salad. :-)
Now it’s time to sneak off to the gym hoping my workout is not interrupted by another work call!