Avocado, Miso and Tahini on Toast

If you've followed Easy Peasy Organic for awhile, you might recognise this recipe ... a glorious little combo of local avocados, miso paste, tahini and lemon juice, all mashed up and slathered on toasty sourdough. Perfect on sunshiney mornings, with a cup of hot green tea. Or packed up in a little jar to have with crackers at lunch.

I'm so making this tomorrow, when I can ditch the fruit cocktails and mashed potatoes and gray plastic trays here in hospital and head home to be pampered (- thanks in advance, Mom).

I'm not as sore as I thought I'd be, but 10 hrs later I'm still loopy from the anesthetic; I've got the TV on and the Biggest Loser's coming up (yay!) and a saline drip in my arm and I've just looked through my wedding photos again. And again. Robbie was here all day, watching me sleep/doze/attempt coherent speech, and now he's gone home to our darling girl and I feel like talking about what happened today.
So here you go.

Today I had my ovaries removed. It was a hard decision for us to make, but also an easy one. You see, the ovaries are what produce most of the estrogen that pumps through the female body ... and my breast cancer was of a type that loved estrogen. So in the long-term, this is the right thing to do, and it makes it much less likely my cancer will come back.

But it's still a little sad, because once upon a time Nelle was one of those eggs ... and even though we believe pregnancy post-cancer would be risky for me, we still mourn all those potential little babies I've just lost. Before cancer interfered, we'd planned 2 or 3 kiddies ... and now we'll only ever have one. (One. But what a one, she is!)

It's taken us nearly 4 years to come to terms with this, and make the decision to have this surgery, and now we've done it. So please excuse the language, but cancer can f**k off.

And me? I'm going to lay down for another nap.
And maybe look through some wedding photos.
(I'll post some soon, I promise).
Night, night.
Love, Amanda xx

Avocado, Miso and Tahini on Toast
Serves 2-3
The time
5-10 min

1 Tbs miso
1 Tbs tahini
A few Tbs water
1 large avocado
sea salt and lemon juice, to taste
Sourdough bread, toasted, to serve.

*Use organic when you can!

1. Mix the miso and the tahini in a saucepan over low heat (or microwave), adding enough water to get it to a peanut-butter paste-y quality. You can also make larger, more liquid quantities as a really amazing vegan gravy!

2. Mash up your avocado and add to the miso/tahini gravy. Slather onto toast and sprinkle with sea salt and lemon juice, to taste.

The cost
Made with organic ingredients, this cost me ~$1 per serving.


  1. Yeah you, cancer can f**k right off. Soak all that mum pampering up, won't you? Can't wait to see your wedding photos. xx

  2. Pure brawn is what you are, it takes someone so strong to kick cancer's a**! Get as much pampering as you can, you certainly deserve it and thanks for all the hard work you put into your lovely recipes!

  3. Amanda you must still be highly drugged to say yay to watching The Biggest Loser :) Enjoy the pampering when you go home.

    Looking forward to a peek at some wedding photos.

  4. Jess, I'd love to be able to say it was just being woozy, but ...


  5. thinking of you amanda.
    what a brave and truly honest person you are.
    jen x

  6. Loving your honesty and just thinking how lucky that little gal is to have you as her mamma. Wishing you a speedy recovery. xx

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  8. Hi Amanda, Nelle is absolutely gorgeous as are you! I admire your bravery and honesty and wish you a speedy recovery. (Recipe is good too, I seriously want some of this avocado NOW!!)
    Hugs Donna Xx

  9. I don't know whether I should hug you or say bravo! Maybe both! I can only imagine how hard this decission was looking down at my baby girl. Even if we won't have another child, I know I try everything for the one I already have. Ok, so here is the hug *huuugggg*

  10. I just came across your blog today... and want to say that I am both touched and inspired by your story. And having lost my mother to breast cancer years ago, I also join you in telling cancer to F off. Courage, strength and power to you, as well as many, many years of a wonderful life with your family.

  11. I'm so late in reading this and by now you are home with your HUSBAND!!! and your beautiful little Nelle. I hope you are recovery well from your surgery and can only imagine the wrestling you had to do to settle on this decision. You are a very inspirational woman, I knew that the first time I *met* you on line and read the magazine article. I commend you for your courage and your beautiful sense of humour through everything you have endured. May you continue to give cancer the boot and have it *F off* into oblivion. Congratulations on your marriage...live happily ever after Amanda :)


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