So today was the community ride for Soldier Ride (where I have been for the last 2 days) and breakfast was early and quick, small bowl of sliced fruit. Then it was off to ride what ended up being the most physically demanding ride of the event, it was also the only ride that the general public was invited to. So after miles of pushing other bikers up hills (not being figurative actually got off my bike to push soldiers up hills), then riding those same hills to catch up I got to see the Lady for the first time in 2 days. And to add to my excitement at her presence she brought a great lunch of peamole, cut veggies, the chickpea chips she had made and pico de gallo. It was all very tasty and her guac even got the approval of a fellow Houstonian.
For dinner we decided to eat late, irony with this is most nights we don’t decide to eat late, it just happens. We went to hang out with soldiers from the ride while they ate tasty BBQ chicken, I just watched. The restaurant is connected to a ski resort just north of “the Rock,” and they had a cool little down hill single seat roller coaster. Got the Lady to ride it and all had a great time. Headed home to a dinner of Caesar salad. Soldier Ride was a great experience but I am glad I am home.
- Peamole (below)
- Vegan Ceasar Dressing (recipe tomorrow)
Peamole – I am not the first to do this, but I’m happy to say it worked! Even though there wasn’t any salt, it was hardly missed with all of the flavor. I used about 1/2 peas and 1/2 avocado. It gave me extra cooked veggies and cut the fat without losing the avocado flavor. If you want to cut the fat more, use more peas and less avocados.
- 3/4 c. Green Peas cooked (and cooled if possible)
- 1 Ripe Avocado
- 1/4 c. Diced Red Onion
- 2 Jalapeños seeded and diced
- 2 – 4 Cloves of Garlic minced
- Handful of Cilantro shredded
- 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
- 2 Tsp Chili Powder
- 1 Tsp Cumin
- 1 Tsp Roasted Coriander
- 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
Smash avocado and peas together. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Add jalapeño seeds and additional red pepper to reach desired spiciness.