I am so happy with my mini blender.
I was never unhappy with it. But I have faced other adventures in my life. I travelled for six weeks. I moved into my parents’ house (temporarily?). I gained full access to their kitchen. (Yay steamer! That is an amazing super-easy device.)
But always, in the back of my mind, I kept thinking: I can’t wait to unpack somewhere and access my mini-blender again!
Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore. I didn’t know whether I was staying or going, but I knew I had to dig into the annals of my storage, put on scuba gear, wrestle a few crocodiles, balance the weight-doohickey of the treasure mound, and retrieve my little blender! And I am so happy that I did!!
The other day my friend told me about vegan yogurt, which sounds even better than dairy yogurt. I had attempted chocolate mousse with avocado and cocoa, but it definitely needed more ingredients. (salt?) So yesterday I had two friends — not one, but two!! — independently send me recipes that involved avocado and cocoa powder. This is what I made this morning:
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Honey – whatever amount was left in the jar
The recipe called for 1/4 cup maple syrup, which I don’t have so I substituted honey, and 1 tsp vanilla. I searched the parental spice cabinet and the adventure was far less successful than the Indiana Jones hunt described earlier, but I did find a lot of creole mixes and something called pumpkin pie spice, so that makes me very happy.
When my blender had leftovers stuck to the bottom, and I enjoyed the super-creamy, rich and delicious mix, I decided I needed more crunchy, so I added:
Kiwi (with most of the skin)
Whatever was left from before
Very light in colour, delightfully crunchy, also with kiwi texture. Yummy beverage overall! Then I added dulse flakes to make it saltier. Still very good.
I’m also a bit blissed out from last night, and running on almost no sleep. Such a bad state to be rummaging through every jar and bag of spices and oils on several shelves looking for vanilla. But maybe a good time to be writing blog entries.
Oh! And I went through photos on my phone yesterday because I needed to delete a lot, and a fully 1/4 of them were pictures of my food creations. I was not expecting that. Most were unidentifiable. But also amusing. My favourite of them all is a blend with pumpkin seeds, blueberries, and other random stuff, that had some cheesies thrown in there just for fun.