Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Vegan MoFo ~ Creamy & Sweet Avocado Dressing, Birthday Wishes, Hot & Sweet Stir Fry

Last Night was BUSY for a Monday Night!

I got out of work a bit late and Hubby wanted to try some food from our new local Sheetz.  I went over and got a LARGE salad with no dressing.  When I got home I made my own dressing in my Ninja!  It turned out WONDERFUL!  The Salad was very tasty!  The ingredients were surprisingly fresh and the people at the shop were really nice!  The Salad was a good sized one, too!  

 For the Dressing here is what I did...
1 Avocado
Splash of Wildtree Tuscan Dipping Oil
1 T Minced Garlic
1 T Agave Nectar
1/4 C Water
Splash of Lemon Juice

I REALLY REALLY LOVED This Dressing!  It was creamy!  It was Sweet!  It was Garlicky!  And a tad lemony!  I would definitely do this again!
After Dinner I went over to visit my Mom and Dad.  My Dad's Birthday was Sunday and I wanted to give him a card and a little gift I picked up over the weekend.  If you read my post yesterday - it was a handmade wooden single wine bottle holder I thought would look cute on their kitchen table.  He seemed to really like it.  He also liked the card.  I soaked the white lace in baby blue powdered chalk and water and dried.  On the inside I hand wrote "Birthday Wishes" and Love Dale, Jennifer, & The Fur Grand Kids!

I stayed for about an hour and a half and everyone started to get sleepy so I left.  I was going to try and stop at Walmart but decided to drive passed it and lost the urge to stop.  I didn't really have a reason to stop really and it was about 10pm.

When I got home I painted another layer on a picture frame I am 'tinkering around' with.and set it aside to dry.

I then played with the dogs for a bit and then went to the kitchen to do a quick stir fry which was supposed to be for lunch today but it will be for dinner instead.

Here's a photo of it.  And here is what is in this dish:

1/2 C Rice
1 C Red Pepper/Yellow Pepper/Onion (Frozen)
1/2 C Peas
Handful Almonds
1 tea Wildtree Everything Blend
2 T Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos
1 tea Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tea Hot Sauce
1 tea Agave Nectar

I like the 'yin and yang' of the hot and sweet here.  The peas were also frozen and 'popped' in your mouth real nice!  The only bad part...is now I am officially out of Coconut Aminos...bummer!

Participating Blog Post: Vegan MoFo


  1. I like that card it's really cute. Now that's creative, using chalk to dye the lace. I think I mentioned I had an avocado salad yesterday. That was my one meal of the day.

    The stir fry looks great and colorful. I love stir fry! They're so easy to prepare.

    1. Thanks :) I did elements of the card a while back! I assembled and added a few items last night before giving it to him :)

      I LOVE Avocado! The older I get the more I LOVE em!

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    1. Awww thanks so much! That means a lot :) I hope to start posting more of my crafts soon! Trying to get back into the swing of things :)

  3. My mom has been making avocado puree dressing like that, too! I tried it at my parent's house, but need to make it for myself. ♥ That's a pretty card, I love how you made the lace blue. I hope your dad had a great birthday!

    1. Thanks :)

      I'd love to hear about your dressings as well!

  4. Gorgeous card - what a nice gift for your dad =)
    That salad looks awesome! As does the stirfry. Can't wait to try out your dressing!

    1. I'm thinking I might make it again or another variation THIS WEEK!!

  5. Oooo...I love avocado. Over RM10 (around USD$3) here, can't afford. They're imported...

    1. Lovely card indeed. Happy birthday to your dad, many happy returns.

    2. Avocado can be expensive here, too, well on the East Coast, anyways! In California on the West Coast they don't have to import them so they are cheaper. The most expensive I have seen them here was about 2 years ago for $2 each.

      Thanks for the feedback on the card, too!

  6. The card is beautiful and I am digging the avocado dressing! :-)

    1. Let me know if you try it! And thanks on the card :)

  7. The dressing sounds wonderful, avocado is one of my favorite alternatives to oil based dressings. And the card is gorgeous, very creative!

    1. Thanks! I have to admit I was once just one to use Avocado for Guacamole now I am using it for so much more! YAY! Thanks for the feedback on the card, too! :)