Friday, June 10, 2011

Quick and Easy

Summer arrived with a vengeance on Wednesday, attempting to smother us with heat laden humidity. It's not that I don't like the heat. It's the heavy, lethargy-inducing heat that I have a problem with. The kind that makes you want to curl up in the back of your freezer and never come out. On days like that I never feel like eating. But for the sake of health and survival, it is required. On days like that I turn to food that is quick and easy and, if I'm really lucky, refreshing.

I have found just that food, courtesy of my mother, and thought I would drop in to tell you about it. That way, wherever you are, if you're suffocating under the weight of a thick-aired summer day, you have something to eat. I would hardly call this a recipe. It doesn't need to be cooked so much as assembled. Like a salad, but even easier. It contains only three ingredients: cottage cheese, avocado, and blueberries.

Now, don't run away. I know it sounds horrible. This is why I love being an advocate for food. Unlike a lot of foods (ice cream, cookies, and chocolate to name a few), there are some that can't sell themselves. Prunes fall unfortunately into this category as well, but that's for a later post. So I am here to tell you that as shudder-inducing as the above combination sounds, it's not. It's actually quite delicious. And refreshing.

You will need the following:
1/2 avocado
1/2 cup cottage cheese (roughly)
1 handful of blueberries

Mash up the avocado and drop it in the middle of a plate. Make a little well in the center and deposit your cottage cheese on top. Make a little well in that and toss your blueberries on top. Voila! I told you it was easy.

Trust me. It's delicious. Would I lie to you? Have I ever led you astray before? Just give it a chance. It's not even that bad to look at, and considering it involves mashed avocado and cottage cheese that's quite an accomplishment.

Enjoy! And happy summer!