Hello. I am finally back with a quick post. No excuses for the long absence really, other than I just got busy doing other things. I have been working quite a bit at Whole Foods. I like the work actually although some of the management style doesn't sit well with me. I am happy for the work and the paycheck, however small. I am also very happy to report that I will be working with the home hospice after all. The hiring manager was on maternity leave when I interviewed but she is back and it seems it will all work out. Although I am hired right now as a part-time, per diem person, I will orient full time, and they expect that by the time I am finished there will be enough work for me to convert to a full time person. I start next Tuesday. I will stop working at Whole Foods except for on the weekends. I will see how that goes. If I end up with all work and no life, I will stop. That was not the point of this move after all. I am going to teach two more Kaplan classes and then I should be set with them until the next round of graduations.
The kitties and I are all still loving Spring. They spend a lot of time looking out the front door. I spend a lot of time looking at all the pretty flowers. The whole city is just awash in color. The azaleas have started blooming, many of the trees are still in bloom and the iris are out. It is so fun to see what is coming up. Turns out the tree in my front yard is a dogwood that is blooming a beautiful pink. I also have huge kale plants in the garden that made it through the winter, some peonies that I planted from bare root in the Fall that have made their way up, and a couple of beautiful tulips. Unfortunately the pollen is crazy and I have had a headache for days, but the colors are worth it! Also, my neighbors are happy that I got my lawn mower to start after the cold winter so my yard is now nice and neat. I believe I have more weeds than grass but at least it is all trimmed up!
I haven't been cooking much that is blog worthy. Not really recipes as much as just cooked vegetables. I hope to cook a curry later this week and will get that posted. In the meantime, I made yet another version of a lime cilantro sauce. The last one was made creamy with some Veganaise. This one gets a nice creamy texture from avocado. It is delicious although very similar to the last one. I hesitated to share it, but its what I've got for this week! So here is yet another citrusy sauce that you can use as a salad dressing, as a dip, or as a drizzle! I am off for a walk, and then on to church for a mass for the Anunciation. I hope you are enjoying Spring as much as I am!
Creamy Lime-Avocado-Cilantro Dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: blender sauce gluten-free vegan vegetarian cilantro avocado
Ingredients (1/2 cup)
- 1/2 avocado, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
- 2 Tbsp water
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- zest of 1/2 a lime
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- 1/4 tsp salt
- few grinds of pepper
Put all the ingredients into a tall wide mouth jar. Blend with an immersion blender until fairly smooth. The cilantro will probably not totally blend. Alternately, blend in a high speed blender for a completely smooth texture.
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Will keep 3 or 4 days. The flavors meld as it sits so it only gets better if you don't eat it all at once!