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Tuesday

Meatless Monday

I had a big avocado day today.
I realised they were going to go bad within the next few days and then decided I just had to use them all. Monday's have become known on social media as a "meatless" day, now I'm not into the fad every Monday, but I didn't actually have any meat in the house so figured I'd just go for it.


That is one beautiful avocado, if I do say so myself.

For lunch we started with a rice dish.
Wild rice, combined with roasted pine nuts, pesto, spinach and mini heirloom tomatoes.
Topped with avocado (yum), greek yoghurt, cilantro, chili flakes and a splash of trader joe's finest habanero sauce. Because I love to spice up a meal.

It's simple. The most difficult aspect is the length of time rice takes to cook.
The wait is unbearable. (don't mind me, I'm just obsessed with food)


I still had another avocado left at dinner, so I went for a bowl of Avo-Pasta which I've linked up for you just there. Here are some pictures to keep you occupied until you eventually go ahead and try the recipe.



Avocados though. The finest green.

Avo-Pita, the new Avocado Toast.

Avocado toast!
Probably one of the biggest fads right now. Let's be honest, avocados are pretty much heaven on earth. They make some of the greatest treats, including, but not solitary to guaca-guaca-mole. I've tried it, I love it, so I figured I'd go ahead and make a few versions of it for myself.


Instead of toast, I decided to use pita bread. Wild change of pace I know, but trust me, you'll love it.
So, I couldn't decide on just one favorite way to make my Avo-Pita, so I went with four variations; avocado and a fried egg with chili flakes, avocado topped with charred cucumbers and tomatoes, avocado with mozzarella, and avocado with pesto and vegetables. Personally, I love the fried egg option, because avocado and egg are pretty much a dream combination.


Ingredients for these are:
2 wholemeal pita breads
10 sugar plum tomatoes
6 slices of cucumber
1 avocado
1 spoonful of pesto
2 slices of mozzarella
1 fried egg
Olive oil
Sprinkle of chili flakes

To begin with, heat up your frying pan onto medium-high heat.
Place your pita bread inside and allow it to heat up.


Once it has heated up, put it aside and put a tiny bit of olive oil into your pan and swirl it around. Fry your egg up in the pan until you get that perfect fried egg. Whilst your egg is cooking, cut up your tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado.


Use half of the avocado for this pita and evenly distribute it over the top.
Cut the pita bread in half and place your fried egg on one half.
Then add your tomatoes and cucumber slices to your frying pan and char them for a couple of minutes. Place half of the charred vegetables onto your pita bread and leave the other half for your second pita.






How beautiful does that first set look?

Now, onto the second pita. 


Heat up that pita bread and spread your avocado on your heated pita.

Mix your leftover tomato and cucumber slices with the pesto sauce and place that on top of the first half of your pita bread. On the second pita, break up your mozzarella into pieces and throw them onto your second half. 

It's as easy as that! 

Don't forget to "yum" this recipe on yummly where you are able to find other great recipes. Happy eating ❤️



Thursday

Avo-Pasta

Pasta is probably one of my favourite things to eat in the world. Like ever.
I eat relatively healthy as you can tell from a large number of my posts, regardless of what my mother thinks. The problem is that when I go home to England I always want to eat all of my favourite foods... in one sitting. This includes many gin & tonics made by my dad, copious amounts of pasta, bread, chocolate, and those mini cocktail sausages from Marks and Spencer. They may be horrendously bad for you, but trust me when I say they are the greatest mini sausages you will ever eat!

Due to the fact I'm now considered a fully functioning adult, I actually have to pay for my own food (growing up; no fun), which limits me slightly. When I'm at home we always have a full fridge of excitement to play around with, being on my own however, means that I have to carefully pick and choose what I buy. Aside from on Fridays, which I consider my cheat day (in life). I basically go to all my favourite places and pig out for the day. From Chipotle to In N Out, it's a pretty heavenly day...

Sorry, daydreaming over.
Where were we? Oh yeah, pasta, healthy, all that jazz.
That's where this bad boy comes in


This is one of the simplest, most satisfyingly healthy recipes.
All you need is:

A handful of whole wheat spaghetti (handful and a half if you're like me)
1 jalapeño
Chopped cilantro
1 avocado
1 garlic clove
Dash of salt

Boil your water in a pan and then add your pasta.
Cook for about 10-12 minutes. Whole wheat takes a little longer than regular pasta.

In the meantime, chop up your avocado, cilantro, garlic and jalapeño.
Cut your jalapeño down the middle and cut out the stem in the middle of each one. Leave in the desired amount of peppers you want, depending on how spicy you want your food to be. I like mine spicy, solely because I think my dad may have fed me peppers as a baby. He can literally eat a vindaloo curry and be good to go. I've semi inherited the spicy gene. Either that or I no longer have any taste buds? I'm going to hope for the former.


Drain your pasta and then chuck everything into one pot together.


Mix it in thoroughly so that the avocado and the rest of the toppings go over ever spaghetti noodle and you get the full experience. Once all of this is done, plate up and enjoy!

N.B. if you like this dish, then don't forget to press the "yum" button at the bottom so that the recipe can be shared on Yummly. Then loads more people are able to experience food heaven! Thanks ❤️