Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lazy Sunday, on toast.

Turning the clocks forward an hour last night gave me the perfect excuse to make this a very lazy Sunday. I slept in until 9 a.m. (I'm up by 6:15 weekdays and usually before 8 on weekends!) and made myself a delicious breakfast a couple of hours later (I've been trying to pace my eating a bit as I've been putting on a few pounds).

Like so many others here on the interwebs, I have become a convert to the pleasures of avocado toast. As a child I found it such a treat when my mom would put avocado in our salads at dinner, but as an adult I had lost my joy for the green fruit... Something about the texture just didn't agree with me, but recently I had been rethinking this opinion.

As part of my makeshift "diet" I thought it would be good to cut back on my use of butter (I use Olivio spreadable butter, which has healthy fats blended with dairy cream) and figured nutrient-dense avocado would be a much more satisfying and delicious spread for my toast. My current "recipe" is one half a very ripe avocado roughly mashed with red pepper flakes, fresh cracked pepper, and salt to taste. Spread on two slices of darkly-toasted Trader Joe's Multigrain Rustico Bread and savor. Delicious, healthy fats, healthy grains, and totally indulgent.

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Nikki B said...

Jen, I think you need a food blog!!! love your simple creations!

ms.composure said...

stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv!

Lesley said...

Looks yummy and the bird tray is purty.n
you know they say you should eat w/in 1/2 hour of getting up as it starts your metabolism on the right track for the day. Or some such nonsense like that ;)

Fleur Cotton said...

Here in the UK we don't change our clocks forward until 25th March, so doesn't feel like Spring yet here.

How lucky you are having an lazy lie-in!

Fleur xx