This recipe for avocado horseradish sandwich spread is probably one of the most delicious sandwich spreads on the planet. When I think of a quick dinner, sandwiches tend to fit the bill. This avocado spread pairs beautifully with leftover roast beef, but I think it would also go really well with tuna salad or leftover roasted chicken. If you’re looking for a quick dinner to use up leftovers, grab some avocados and prepared horseradish and you’ve got yourself a gourmet sandwich.
I celebrated my 22nd birthday last week! 21 was a full year – a year of growth, a year of change. It almost feels like I lived five years in the span of one. When I think of all of the beautiful and magical moments I experienced – that rain-soaked day in Bruges with my sister, that April hike up to Rattlesnake point, baking “our” cookies in December, dancing the night away in Greece, apple fritters in a beer hall in Munich, countless rainy-day pho dates, Leafs games with my Dad and sushi lunches with my Mum – I think of a year that I was fully immersed in and that was really lived. As I’ve grown up, I’ve realized that there will also be moments you’d rather forget, and unfortunately, this year had more of those tough, messy moments than usual. But you see, it was all of those things, both the messy and the magical moments and the people, even the ones who may not have been that nice, that have helped me learn so much about myself. I think this learning is what your twenties are all about, right?
I still feel like I don’t know much at all, but I do know one thing, and it’s a biggie; it’s about the people you surround yourself with. This is something that is wildly important. These are the people who are there to support and encourage you when you inevitably stumble. I’m so lucky to have the same best friends I’ve had for my entire life. I’m incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing group of supportive women who are just one WhatsApp message away for words of wisdom and encouragement and who totally get what this blogging thing is really about. I have friends who understand my sarcastic sense of humour and the craziness that was film school. Friends who laugh at the mixtapes that are always playing in my car, friends who are always up for gelato, chicken wings and lattes (not all at once, ha). Friends who will dance the night away with me in Toronto, and those who will stay in on a Friday night, share a block of brie, and a little Pinot Grigio while watching (and crying) our way through Six Feet Under. It’s so easy to be fiercely protective of your life and your struggles and vulnerability and it can be hard to let people in, but this, this struggle and stumbling journey and the moments that make it up, are also what connect us. So here’s to 22, and what will most certainly be another full year. And, thanks to you for coming along on this journey.