I changed up the guacamole recipe from the last time. I forgot to add the tomato this time, but I kinda think it turned out better this way. Fluffy avocado is so heavenly!
Guacamole of the Gods
- 1/2 large avocado
- onion powder to taste (I used 3 pinches)
- dark chile powder to taste (I used 1 generous pinch)
- cayenne pepper powder to taste (I used 1 pinch)
- garlic pepper to taste (I used 2 strong shakes)
Gorgeous! It was sooo delicious that I kept sampling as I fixed the burritos.
Mole burrito with guacamoleSo I made the same burrito recipe as before. So easy: spinach tortillas, brown rice, black beans, and vegan cocoa mole sauce. Before rolling it together and stuffing your face, add the guacamole. Be generous with it because it's pretty darn tasty!
We also tried what we thought was a vegan almond cheese.
Looks good right? I was shocked because it actually had cassein from milk in it. We're vegetarian but I eat as vegan as I can. Before this, though, I would have never looked at purchasing an almond cheese, so I just assumed they were all created FOR vegans. I mean really, who would eat almond cheese if they weren't trying to eat vegetarian/vegan?? It's much pricier and doesn't melt as well.
Ok, veering back onto the beaten path here. So all this was to say that we tried the almond cheese in the burrito despite it's less-than-vegan status.
Beautiful and delicious burrito. Just 6 ingredients now, but just as quick to make. I fell in love with this meal. We promptly planned for the next time this week that we would fix it again. Play it again, Sam, it's a good'un!
Oh, and here was the ringing endorsement from Irish for the guacamole. He doesn't like guacamole, but he really liked this one. He said that he would eat guacamole now if I fixed it and revised his "I hate guacamole" stance to say that he doesn't like any restaurant produced guacamole. My simplistic guac beats the award winning restuarant recipes?! Wow, I will cherish that compliment for sure!
Updates:I'm still trying to stretch every day and that seems to be helping me feel better. I don't feel like the stretches toward the splits are getting any deeper, but maybe they are one teensy bit at a time. This was day 2 of meditating. I feel like I'm doing a little better at it this time around. I've heard lots of the tricks for it so I'm trying to see what works. This morning I focused myself on the word "love" and then changed to focus on my breathing when I realized my brain split into 2 sections-- the one claiming to focus on the word and the other that was worlds away. I did much better focusing on my breath. I breathe shallowly much of the time and it was a good reminder to consciously breathe deeply. I'm sure that will help with the stress levels too.
What are your best meditation and focus techniques? What's the best cooking compliment you've received?