So happy the weekend is finally here even if it is stinking hot with a high of 109 degrees today and triple digits for the rest of the week!
The pups are not happy with the heat, Leela has been moping around pouting about the lack of walks.
We’ve been enjoying some time indoors catching up on house stuff and finally saw Man of Steel and thoroughly enjoyed it! I did step out for a little shopping and turns out shopping in triple digit heat isn’t that bad because there aren’t too many people crazy enough to do it. :-) I also grabbed this week’s salad trio from Baagan which was wonderful.
The spicy red sauce on the spiral sliced zucchini has a surprisingly powerful spicy kick and the toasted pine nut salad had a great tangy flavor and crunch.
I’ve been keeping meals simple this weekend while enjoying some down time after a crazy week, like this plate.
Steamed broccoli and cauliflower with Gardein Crispy Chick’n vegan alternative with a spicy dipping sauce. Simple and a little plain, but tasty and fun.
Also plenty of cool salads and smoothies in this heat! I created another super simple avocado dressing to go with them and I am loving avocado dressings lately because they’re such a great source of healthy, whole fats with fiber and protein. I’ve been trying to cut back on using oils in dressings and other raw recipes opting for whole fats from seeds, avocados, and nuts instead.
Simple Creamy Dill Dressing
- 1 avocado, scooped & seeded
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. dill
- 1/2 cup water
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Makes 4 servings.
The texture of this dressing is very thick and creamy, perfect for me.
I coated a simple salad of carrot ribbons, tomato, red pepper, and hemp seeds in it for a perfect cool lunch.
The dill flavor is nicely strong in this dressing making a cool treat.