Sunday, July 24, 2011

Edamame & Avocado Spread

You know you have kids when the way you think about your cat changes.

Case in point. About 10 years ago one of my cats went missing for a few days. I was out night and day calling for that little beast. Beat me if you must but our cats are inside/outside cats. About a week after the kitty went missing I found Izo (that's his name) wandering up to our beach apartment barely able to hold himself up.

We took Izo to the vet and little man had done so much damage to his legs he required orthopedic kitty surgery that set our broke butt’s in debt to the tune of 3,ooo dollars. We took out credit and didn’t wink an eye over it.

Once surgery was over we made sure to take the best care of him, tuna, lounging, ear rubbing. Anything to make little dude happy

Fast forward to now (1 kid later) and I just have to list out the things Izo does that make me crazy.

First thing, wants feed. Seriously dude, home those hunting skills because obviously opening up a can of food has become too much of a hardship to me. Not to mention, cat food is stanky. Not to mention, how the hedge fund does it end up all over the another room??

Second thing, this cat wants to come in…and then go out? Sometimes he wants to do this in a very short time period. Obviously I being such a busy woman cannot be made to expend extra energy on things such as…opening a door or closing one.  On the couch with the remote is where I choose to burn extra calories

Third thing, cat wants water. No cat can not drink out of bowl. Being the prince he is, only fresh tap water will do…especially fresh tap water when you want to brush your teeth.

Fourth thing, cat want some lovin. Now this would be OK if kitty didn’t demand it by climbing onto my chest at 2am in the morning. Izo, mom does not keep those sort of hours anymore.

Also one little pet down of a cat = 2 trips around the house with your Dyson.

How are they not bald after the 16 million hairs they lose everyday?

Delightfully borrowed/altered from HERE
{Printable Recipe}

1 Avocado, diced
¾ cup Edamame
2 tbs mayonnaise
1 tbs lime juice
¼ cup parsley
1 clove garlic
1 tsp Coriander


Toss all ingredients into your food processor and blend, brain surgery I tell you. I had this spread on toasted bread with some buffalo chicken and Havarti. NOM to the second power.

Bright and refreshing - sure to wake up an everyday sandwich.

Now excuse me while I kick a cat....JOKING!


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A lovely recipe! I've never had edemame as it is very difficult to find here... I'll soon have to go for a bean hunt, I guess. ;-P



Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I absolutely love the idea of pureeing edamame for a spread! Very creative!

The Harried Cook said...

This sounds delicious and healthy too! I could eat this with my finger - I love all the ingredients :) Thanks for sharing!

NEL, the batter baker said...

That was such a sweet thing you did for Izo. Now he's just returning the love :)
Great idea with the avo. Now i know what to do with my last avo inthe fridge. Thanks!

Taste and Tell said...

I have made an edamame dip before, but I've never combined edamame and avocado. This sounds amazing!!

Candace said...

This looks delicious!

Laurie @simplyscratch said...

Ooooh LOVE!! <3

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love avocados and I love edamame. perfect!

Foodness Gracious said...

Izo's a lucky feline for sure and this spread looks catlicious!!
Thanks fur sharing :)

Daisy said...

I swear this post is a rendition of how my mom felt about our childhood cats. in, out, in out, cants can't make up their minds and omg that wet food is gross. this spread on the other hand combines two of my favorites. yum!

Jenn said...

Cats...they know what they do to us, trust me!! lol
Love this spread... look beautiful!

Anonymous said...

OMG - these are my 2 FAVE things - printing out recipe - THANKS lovebug!!!!

*kiss kiss*
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Allison at Novice Life said...

Oh I hear ya!

LOVE the recipe :)

Yummy Mummy said...

Edamame spread is my FAVE. But I've never added avocado - that sounds even better. Will use YOUR recipe next time. Pretty!


Oooo, I love the idea of this on a sandwich!

Carrian said...

That looks so amazing!! AND HEALTHY! Woohoo!!

Pam said...

You crack me up! I am the same way with my cats. It's amazing the shift that happens once you have kids.

Love the edamame/avocado spread - what a great idea!

aipi said...

Can't wait to try ~ two of fav ingredients in a really nice ~ delish recipe!
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Kris Ngoei said...

Well, raising a cat is pretty much like raising a kid, and now you have two to take care of, I once kept a puppy and I know exactly about all those things you mentioned...

Avocado with green bean spread looks totaly nutritious and tasty! Gotta to try this :-)

Val said...

I'm loving this and especially on a sandwich...double yum.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love the spread! Must add edemame to the spread next time.

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said...

That spread looks so good on that turkey sandwich! I wonder how it would be on taco's?!

Michael Toa said...

What beautiful spread! Such vibrant colour and delicious too. I am addictive to edamame.

teresa said...

it was so good to read this. i LOOOOOVED my cats before i had kids, by kid two, the cats had to go. it was sad, but just too crowded.

the spread looks lovely!

Richard said...

I know a lot of guys are supposed to like dogs, and i do. But cats are fun to watch so i have a soft spot for them. Richard from Amish Stories

Sarah-Jane - said...

Your chocolate cake looks amazing. Is there any left ?

Your cat story is really funny..... and I'm sure very true.

We've got pets too (horses and chickens). Things change A LOT after you have a kid. I could have never have imagined how much. Of course, we still care for our animals - but priorities are totally different

Chris said...

That's why I won't give in and get a new dog. I like my freedom too much. I'll stick with our two chinchillas. At least they stay in a cage;)