I took a stroll on the beach this morning after an appointment, matcha from Urth Cafe in hand, sunnies on. The air was crisp and salty and the sunshine warm and soft. It was a nice way to pause in the middle of a work day. I always feel really thankful that I can take breaks when I need to with my job. But despite the 'beach break' perk, blogging isn't fool proof.
There are a lot of days when I feel isolated and crave water cooler office banter, loud obnoxious and lovable co-workers and a steady paycheck. But something unexplainable calls me to this work. This lifestyle. The unpredictability of it all. The freedom, yet lack of security. It feels like backpacking through Europe. Some days you get a sunrise view of the Eiffel Tower, latte in hand. And other days you lose your passport, are wearing the same clothes for three days and have to take a ten hour overnight train ride without a meal to be found. (Ok, so I have never actually backpacked through Europe, but I did see Wild and Under the Tuscan Sun and have been to Europe, so close enough. Insert appropriate emoji here.)
After my beach break, I was home and hungry, so I whipped up these Strawberry Avocado Summer Rolls that I have been dreaming of for a while. They are so light and springy, yet satisfying and protein-filled. I adore the combination of strawberries and avocado. I added some savory-salty flavor by adding coconut bacon! This was my first time making it too.
These make a delicious easy lunch or even a light raw-ish dinner. I use brown rice paper wraps and mung bean noodles too. Get the recipe!..