I love tzatziki. We are going to sneak away and get married, and have creamy dill and garlic babies. Well maybe not, but the flavor and tang of this Paleo tzatziki lingers with me. Maybe it's just the garlic. One little tip: make sure those cucumbers have been stripped of all their peel, or you may end up with a hard to place the bitter taste. At least I found it hard to place; I can be slow here and there.
I think that's normal? At least I hope; being really busy sometimes causes you to overlook the obvious. Maybe I'm not as good at multi-tasking as I would hope to be? There have been times I've been too tired/distracted/distressed to notice something like my underwear on inside out. Once or twice, shirts or even pants. Yes, I have made it thru my work day wearing my pants inside out. Yes, they were Lulu's and yes I can wear them to work and apparently, no one really looks at me long enough to notice my pants are on inside out. I'd call that a win. Kind of like when you walk into a door or window and no one is there to see.
For these lucky people who are now famous on the internet, there was someone there to see. Why is it we always tell people about those dumb things we do when no one is watching? Or is that just me too?
I am a bit of a catastrophe: I drop stuff, break things, my unbrushed hair is a wild mess of curls and snarls, I trip and fall and spill stuff all the time. Usually doing too much with too little: too little to eat, too little allotted time, too little sleep. I am bad at asking for help. I always want to do it myself, be the best, the brightest. Perfectionism. It is my vice. I am continually setting myself up for failure, in addition to unrealistic expectations and stress. “Perfectionists are their own devils.” – Jack Kirby. (The following TED Talk is 20 minutes. Maybe listen to it while preparing the Paleo tzatziki.)
It is something I am working on daily: letting go of things I cannot control, accepting I cannot and should not do everything all the time. Taking the effort to show me gentle understanding and love. I don't expect anyone else to live up to my expectations. Anyone else out there dealing with this? Have any tips or exercises that have helped? Please share them in the comments below.
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Creamy Paleo Tzatziki: tangy garlic, lemon, and dill. Dairy free!
- 1 batch Paleo Mayo (I omitted the dijon mustard from the mayo recipe, and preferred the flavor)
- 1 long english cucumber (peeled, seeded and grated)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp celery salt
- 2 tbsp fresh dill (chopped)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Create a serving of Paleo Mayo.
- Peel, and grate cucumber into a mesh colander or cheese cloth, sprinkle with salt, and let sit for a few minutes.
- Add minced garlic, lemon juice, celery salt and dill to mayo; stir well.
- Press as much of the moisture out of your cucumber as possible, squeeze, shake, press, spin until it is as dry as you can get it.
- Add pressed cucumber to mixture and stir.
- Sprinkle with remaining salt and stir, let sit 10 min or more (overnight was excellent) and serve.
- Category: sauce
- Cuisine: Greek