This morning I arose to a house without bread, my beloved cheerios and very little fresh fruit. The weekly shop must be imminent!
In the mean time I was faced with an avocado, a couple of lemons and some beautifully juicy tomatoes. There was nothing else for it – guacamole for breakfast it was. My Dad had actually made some wonderfully smooth, flavoursome guacamole when I last visited and upon asking for the recipe I was told it was purely avocado, lemon juice, dried chilli flakes and a little salt and pepper!
Sounds simple enough and I had everything I needed – easy peasy….
…it was not to be – the avocado, which was from a packet that said perfectly ripe and was only purchased a few days ago, was still hard in places when I tried to scoop out the flesh. Fail number one!
I added the juice of one small lemon – Fail number two! Half would have been fine, if that.
After mixing in a tsp of chilli and the s & p i proceeded to try and mash it all together with a fork as I have done in the past – and Strike 3! It was too hard to pulp together properly!
Refusing to give in, my inner tum was getting impatient by this point, I decided to pulverise it with the food processor.
Miraculously it turned out to be not too shabby! I’d definitely would have used less lemon and a properly ripe avocado… remind me to not try and be too creative in the kitchen at stupid o’clock in the morning, it doesn’t bode well! As I know how good it tastes when it works there will be a next time, just at a more reasonable hour :) Or maybe I should just stick to my desserts instead!
While I’m here writing about my least successful dish of the month I’d like to thank the lovely Richa at Hobby and More
for choosing my little blog as one of her picks for the Liebster award
“Liebster” is German and means ‘dearest’ or ‘beloved’ but it can also mean ‘favorite’. The idea behind this award is to bring attention to bloggers who have less than 200 followers and show your support during Vegan Mofo!
The rules of winning this award are as follows:
1. Show your thanks to those who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal 5 of your top picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Enjoy the love and support of some wonderful people on the big wide web!
Here are some of the blogs I’ve been enjoying this month – I pass the award on to:
– ps If anyone knows how to make these blog names into actual links please let me know (my technophobe side is showing, oh the shame!) Hurrah – all done!