WHEW! Last week was nuts! Sorry for the spotty posting. In-between client meetings, entertaining and working I barely had enough time to breathe and eat let alone write blog posts.
Sometimes life just gets in the way! BUT, this is a new week and I’m starting fresh and I’ve got a whole bunch of yummy recipes to share with you!
Hope you all had a great weekend, we had a great time down at the Newport Food & Wine Festival. Eating gourmet food and drinking wine on a sunny fall day on the lawn of a mansion?? Not a bad afternoon right? it was a great time with great people. The absolutely GORGEOUS weather didn’t hurt either.
Anyways, on to this delicious, fresh & easy dip. I can’t take credit for this dip, a girl Serra made it and brought it to our Tough Mudder weekend this summer. It was the perfect blend of salsa & guacamole with an added bonus: CHEESE! Sign me up!
When I went to my friend’s BBQ last weekend, I decided I wanted to give it a try. I attempted to recreate the dip from memory and I have to say, it came out really good!
You can use regular tomatoes if you have them but I decided to use cherry tomatoes since they were delightfully sweet and they have less “innards” to remove.
This would be the perfect dip to bring to a football or tailgating party. I’m sure it would be light and refreshing dip next to all the cheesy concoctions and fried everything.
You could use cilantro in this instead of parsley but I’m just not a huge cilantro fan so I usually choose to leave it out.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
I know what you’re thinking. WHAT? Are you out of your mind? You like Mondays? Well, just give me a second to explain myself. True, I don’t love everything about Mondays. Waking up early after 2 days of sleeping happily? Nope don’t like that. The official end of the weekend and the beginning of 5 work days? Don’t like that either.
What I do love about Mondays is the fresh start. It gives you a weekly starting point to change habits, make new goals and start fresh. I’m not saying you should always wait until Monday to start eating healthy or working out again but sometimes I just need to hit a restart button and this week is certainly one of those times. Last week was incredibly stressful for me and I had little time to workout and cook which unfortunately resulted in eating way too much crappy food. You know it’s bad when you actually start craving vegetables. I came home yesterday and stuffed my face with green beans and carrots.
I got a 5 mile run in yesterday and cooked a nice healthy dinner so I got it started early but I’m looking forward to a new week full of bootcamps and healthy meals! The fridge is stocked with loads of vegetables and the almonds and sweet potatoes are waiting on the sidelines. Let’s DO this! Who’s with me??