On the way to Boston last weekend, I watched some Food Network on the airplane.
I hardly ever watch the Food Network (although I like it), mostly because the recipes strike me as too complicated to remember off-hand. However, Giada (Everyday Italian) had one quick and easy recipe that sounded interesting.
Introducing… Not Guac.
Fun fact about me: I’m seriously allergic to avocado. Like, I will break into hives, my lungs will collapse, and I could die if I eat an avocado. As a result, I’ve never gotten to try real guacamole. I was hoping this recipe would come close!
In a food processor, blend:
- 1/2 bag frozen peas, thawed out
- 5 sun-dried tomatoes
- Splash olive oil
- Spoonful of hummus
- Pepper to taste
This is a spin on Giada’s recipe (she didn’t have hummus in her dip).
The No Guac was alright. I have no basis to judge it on, since I’ve never had real guacamole, but this was tastey. It was a little sweet. Not sure if I would make it again because I’m not CRAZY about peas. Maybe it would be better with lima beans? I had about half:
And earlier I snacked on one of my homemade blueberry yogurt muffins.
Dress for Success and Operation Beautiful
Today is the second day of the Official Operation Beautiful Charity Necklace Drive! I’m teaming up with Dress for Success Greater Orlando for a charity fundraiser. As part of this fundraiser, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the official Operation Beautiful necklace will go to Dress for Success Greater Orlando. To learn more about this fundraiser, check out this post.
I wanted to share with you some words from a women who has benefited from Dress for Success.
Leida Lugones is 44 years old. She says that, "Dress for Success Greater Orlando (DFSGO) provided a great experience for me. It was such a blessing to get help with clothing for my job interview. I was referred to DFSGO by my case worker at the half-way house."
She came to DFSGO to find a new suit so she could go on interviews. Leida wants to get a job in administration or accounting. She said, "The ladies at DFSGO helped me find well fitting clothes and they were also very encouraging to me. My personal shopper was very loving and her caring spirit really made me feel loved. I really like my clothes but I am also thankful for the encouragement. I know I can succeed now!"
Buy the necklace here!
Everyday Italian is my favorite cooking show! I love the way Giada cooks, and I always like the dishes she puts her food into LOL 🙂