Monday, March 5, 2012

There's a driver at work nicknamed 'Limon' ... I'm totally jealous.

Avocado Dressing
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup cashews (grinded to a powder)
1/2 lemon (peeled)
2 tsp lemon zest
sea salt
2 TB nutritional yeast
2 TB apple cider vinegar
1/8 - 1/4 cup water
(Blend all of the ingredients together until it's as smooth as Harry Belafonte. HA! I actually just said that. But he is pretty smooth, yeah? Well I want you to make sure this dressing is just as smooth.)

I don't know that you could really call it dressing. It's more like a pretty green glob that tastes quite good. I usually like my dressing on the side anyway. Stab some veggies with your fork, dip em in the green goodness, and holy YUM. Is glob a good way of describing a condiment I'm encouraging you to try? Perhaps not. Just... trust me on this one.

And speaking of trust... I'm going to be straight forward. Tonight's dinner wasn't supposed to consist solely of vegetables with a side of glob. (I hope I become famous some day and look back at this blog and see posts like this and just smile) You know orange chicken? Well, a few weeks ago we made this save the chickens and eat this orange tempeh instead type of dinner. The citrus dressing you let the tempeh soak in was da bomb. (Truthfully, I can't think of a better way to put it) I was trying to do my own version of that but with a lemon base. (Quick totally related note - We planted a meyer lemon tree a couple years ago and it finally produced fruit that was edible this year. Although we have only picked 2 lemons off so far, I am in looooove. If you've never had a meyer lemon, then I insist you take a break from reading this and go buy one. You deserve the kind of happiness and complete satisfaction that will come from your eating it.) Straight from the blender, it was splendid. Two minutes later it was in the trash. Someone (not naming any names *cough*) put the tempeh in a pot with the marinade and boiled it for a few minutes. (Nooooo nonononono) When the tempeh had soaked up a majority of the liquid, we both gave it a try... and had to rinse out our mouths shortly after. THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE COOKED. I REPEAT: THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE COOKED. Why is it that something so good can instantly turn so bad? Dare I even share the recipe? Yes. I dare. Please make this. But please, for the love of God, do not heat it up in any way. Cook your tempeh, tofu, or whatever protein packed patty you choose and then top it with the marinade. I'm sure your experience will be much better than mine.

Lemon Marinade
1/2 lemon (peeled)
1 TB maple syrup
1/8 - 1/4 cup water (or more as you see fit)
2 TB grapeseed oil
1 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 TB brown rice vinegar

Here. Take another recommendation of mine and watch this. Now that you have something to go off of, go make that dressing. And have a good night.

1 comment:

  1. Look at little sister! I want green deliciousness on my plate next to my veggies. I do I do I do like this blog about globs and such. I plan on reading it frequently and putting the recipes to good use.