Well, the news broke last week, but in case you missed it...
I GET TO EAT REAL FOOD AGAIN!!!!!!
Yes, it really is those simple things in life that make us happiest. Like a baby's giggle, getting a cart at Walmart that doesn't have a gimpy wheel and being able to eat something besides soft foods.
So what did I have for my first meal?
I don't remember.
Well, not completely true. I remember one aspect of it.
Something I hadn't been able to eat in nearly two months.
Oh, yes it was so deliciously crunchy.
And the pizza I was craving?
That didn't happen until this weekend. But let me tell you, it was the BEST pizza I've ever tasted.
I think one of the things I've enjoyed most is being able to eat vegetables again. Sure I could have cooked them until they were mushy, but why? I mean, that's like eating baby food. Talk about yucko.
But now, veggies are front and center.
One of my favorite summer salads is avocado-tomato salad. It's deliciously quick and simple.
This is pretty much all you need, along with some olive oil, salt and pepper.
So first, we need to cut up our avocado. The easiest way to do that is to cut it in half and remove the seed.
The cut each half in half. If it's a large avocado, cut each half in thirds.
Now peel off the skin.
Yep, just peel that baby back.
And cut cubes into a bowl.
Now cut up your tomatoes and add them.
Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil and lemon or lime juice (this helps prevent the avocados from turning brown, and brown avocados rank right up there wish mushy vegetables), then sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and toss together.
Heaven in a bowl.
Not to mention a meal in itself if you're me. Makes a great lunch.
Now while this recipe is super easy, I can make it even easier.
After cutting up your avocado and tomato, drizzle in some Italian dressing, toss and you're done.
You could even add some fresh basil.
Either way, you can't go wrong.
So good, so refreshing.
What are some simple things you'd miss if you had to do without?