Blender Bliss

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
1 avocado
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:

Walnut pieces
Pine nuts
Almonds
Almond milk
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.

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