I was trying to figure out something to do with my avocados besides make them into guacamole. I always make them into guacamole. I like guacamole. However, I felt it was time to get creative. I really had no idea what I wanted to make, so I just started mixing stuff and ended up with a tasty, yet highly versatile dish.
This could be used a wrap filling, veggie dip, or eaten along (as I did). You could also add more lettuce to make a thick salad. Have fun with it. QB wasn’t to thrilled because he thought it was weird. Lol. So there is your disclaimer. I liked it though, but really wished I had some lettuce for wraps. By itself, it is almost like a cold type of stew, not thick and pasty, but not runny.
CR Versatile Curried Carrocado (serves 2, or whatever…)
1 Avocado ( ~190g)
3-4 Carrots (~310g)
3 small tomatoes (~260g)
1/2T Lime Juice
1/4C Coconut Milk Beverage, SO Delicious Unsweetened
1/4t [garam marsala, cumin, chili powder, salt]
Grate Carrots and chop spinach. Place in pot with a small amount of water in the bottom, cover, and turn stove on medium long enough to steam. Place carrots/spinach in fridge to cool. Mash avocado and blend with coconut ‘milk’ and lime juice. Add spices and tomato and blend again. Combine all ingredients once carrots/spinach are cool. Use as you will.
The Sugar Trials
Even though I didn’t think I consumed that much sugar, apparently what I have now eliminated is messing with my brain. Last night I had a dream I was making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The funny part is that I don’t eat bread and I don’t eat peanut butter, but I didn’t seem to notice that part. The crazy part was that I searched the whole house for jelly, and the only jelly jar I found was pure HFCS-90 (high fructose corn syrup with 90% fructose). So, what did I do? I was so desperate for some jelly like thing that I smeared it all over my sandwich and ate it anyway. Geez.
All afternoon today, I have been fighting sugar urges. I ate an apple, and also had a banana with raw almond butter. I find it funny that fruit doesn’t really fix my sugar cravings, but it does help keep me sane. I am planning to get through the night with my green tea and stevia. Since I am at work, I am pretty safe from acting on my cravings.
The fact that I am having such a strong response (granted it IS a funky hormone time, so the results could be highly skewed), only solidifies the fact that I need to leave sugar the hell alone. No little treats. No gummies from Wegmans. Nada.
Sugar, you can kiss my arse goodbye (or is it the other way around?)