Check. Check. Check. I’ve been really productive today. I made a short to-do list and stuck to it and just have the fun housework pieces left: make dinner, clean kitchen, fold laundry. All of my writing + computer work is over. Yay! For the first time this whole summer I feel on top of things. I like to have my freelance writing projects done well in advance and this summer I’ve been just barely ahead – which is too close for me to relax! (Yes, I know I’m a freak). I’m about 3 weeks ahead now and glad I can take a deep breath…
I do have a bit of a headache that won’t go away. Maybe because I didn’t have coffee or tea this morning? Or maybe because I got too much sleep!
Smoothie-in-a-bowl kept hunger at bay until the 2:00 hour as predicted. I finished up a project and set out to make some hummus. I simmered a bag of dried beans on Monday to use for hummus so this has been a multistep procedure!
When reaching into the fridge I remembered I had cilantro, so I whipped up some cilantro pesto first so that would flavor the hummus. Just a simple puree of half a bunch of cilantro, about an ounce of parmesan cheese, 2 pinches kosher salt, my very last tbsp of walnuts and about a tsp of lemon olive oil.
The hummus followed with more lemon olive oil (2 tsp?), the pesto residue, the juice of a lemon (about 3 tbsp), another handful cilantro, 3 hefty pinches of salt and a few glugs Tabasco. It was delicious!
Green, green, green.
So is my shirt!
I slathered hummus, pesto, avocado and lettuce on two pieces of Dakota bread for lunch.
plus an appropriately green kiwi
And the complimentary colored carrots with some Naturally Nutty White Chocolate Cherry Almond Butter (the very last of my sample jar ) I WILL be buying Naturally Nutty’s almond butters when I am all out. They are fabulous. Esp. the Vanilla AB and the Chocolate Vanilla AB.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARA!!!!
To the kitchen!