Hello blog readers,
So it’s August 2nd, and the long weekend is coming to a close. I spent my long weekend helping my mom sell furniture in a moving sale. There was a lot of sitting around on couches in driveways, eating chips and candy. The experience reminded me that I’ve been wanting to kick some bad habits that have developed this summer- drinking wine every night, for example. I’ve also been hitting the candy and chocolate aisle pretty heavily.
I woke up this morning feeling like all I wanted to do was crawl back under the sheets and stay there indefinately. I figure the copious amounts of alcohol and junk I’ve been consuming lately are finally catching up to me. So, I decided there is no day like the present to go on a bit of a detox. Nothing too intense, but if I don’t make it official it won’t happen. So here on my new (unread as of now) blog, I’m declaring August detox month. I have two main objectives:
1. No more processed sugar. I’m cutting myself off cold turkey.
2. Attempt to limit alcohol consumption to weekends and special occasions only (I’m leaving some flexibility- it is summer vacation after-all).
In honour of August detox month, I decided to create something delish to snack on today. I had somewhat slim pickings in the fridge, but settled on a pate of sorts. It ended up being pretty yummy.
Carrotini Dill Pate
3 T fresh dill
1 T tahini
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp salt (or more to taste)
2 T capers
Process all ingredients in a food processor like so:
I scooped my tasty pate into a bowl for a snack attack later. I’ll probably eat it with Mary’s Crackers. They are almost as addicting as candy.