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Friday, April 22, 2011

Chocolate Avocado Mousse ~ on vices

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Lent comes to an end this weekend, and the two sacrifices i made will finally return to me. it has not been easy. i dropped the occasional bad word and i fantasized about what my first meat-filled meal would be. i can't say i spent this entire time reflecting, praying or even thinking about what jesus went thru during the 40 days he spent in the desert. no. i thought about when i could cuss and consume meat again.

that's just it with bad habits we try to break ~ we fixate on them. we find loop holes. (ahem. i had marshmallows.) and sometimes, we go back to them. i'm being dramatic, of course. there's nothing wrong with swearing or eating meat. they're not necessarily bad habits. however, i do believe there's room for improvement. i've found colorful and imaginative ways to express myself (WHAT THE MONKEY?!) and with dw's encouragement, alternative nourishment for my body. i am no stranger to tofu or veggies, but i am a hesitant and cautious student of most organic and whole foods. i dabble in the stuff, and he is taking my hand and walking me thru this foreign space. and how do i thank him? by re-introducing him to previously discarded vices: watching television.


personally, i enjoyed it. i love me some avocado and this was a lovely treat. dw liked it more when he added gobs and gobs of honey.

happy weekend, friends. any vices you want to share?

5 comments:

  1. You are so right. Loopholes. I gave up candy/chocolate yet somehow, chocolate chip cookies made it through.

    I'm ready to rejoin you on that meat wagon come Sunday.

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  2. Whoa, this looks yummy.

    Yay for you for setting the goal, though. At the very least, you now have more gratitude for what you gave up!

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  3. love the new layout of the blog!

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  4. Worst vice: Procrastination. Worse still, I procrastinated thinking about what I was going to give up, so gave up nothing. Even worse still - kept missing Mass because I procrastinated getting out of bed. I have a problem. Will try the avacado mousse and ponder on how I can get around it.Later.

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  5. ali, loopholes are what saved me during Lent season. what's weird tho, i still don't swear so much and i find myself scanning the veggie menu first.

    joanna, thank you and you are so right!

    claire, thank you!

    anna, i understand the art of procrastination. do let me know how your avocado mousse turns out!

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