Poor Leela has been a little rattled lately because of our refrigerator.
I noticed a few weeks ago the compressor has been kicking on and off in an odd pattern even though it’s been maintaining the temperatures fine. And sometimes it makes a faint high pitched beep when it does which is bothering her. Hubby sweetly pulled the fridge out, cleaned out the compressor, filters, etc. and reset it, but it’s still doing it. So we hit Angie’s List and had an appliance repair person out to look at it today. Yup, it’s dying and just out of warranty at 10 years old so we have to decide if it’s worth fixing or time to replace. Grrrr! For such a huge and expensive appliance, it should last longer! Seems wasteful, silly, and annoying that it’s quite common for them to fail after 10 years across all brands.
Miko is not disturbed by the fridge at all and happy to chow down on his V-Dog.
And I been going through a huge box of Don Lee Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burgers from Costco.
I like the short list of whole food plants such as black beans and corn and the kicky, spicy chipotle flavor. But they can be a little messy and crumbly to cook.
Which makes them perfect to crumble into a huge meal salad.
And they inspired this kicky, fennel seed avocado dressing with a tangy herb flavor and silky texture.
Avocado Fennel Seed Dressing
- 1 avocado, seeded and scooped
- 1 tsp. fennel seed
- 1 tsp. cumin seed
- 1 tsp. coriander seeds
- 1” thick chunk of fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp. miso paste
- 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup water as needed
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy! Makes 4 servings.
The dressing has a punchy and bright fennel seed flavor with flare and really creates a fun, savory party in this salad with the spicy black bean burger.
The smooth texture is perfect for coating and completing a hearty salad.