Monday, July 9, 2012

Favorite thing: Avocado toast.

You guys, I really love bread. Like, really-really. I love the honey whole-wheat sandwich bread I grew up on; I love French baguettes; I love big, round, rustic table breads. I also love that bread is a vessel for so many awesome things—bruschetta, deli meat, the custardy coating for French toast and, lately for me, avocado.

Seriously, avocado toast is my new favorite lunch (thank you, Joy the Baker, for turning me onto it!). It's super easy, endlessly customizable and so, so tasty. I sprinkle a couple slices of whatever bread I have on hand—I've been finding really great varieties at Fresh Market (which just so happens to be in the same complex as my Pure Barre classes, luckily for my stomach and sadly for my wallet)—with olive oil, toss the bread into the oven and let it get toasty. While that's happening, I mash up a ripe avocado and sprinkle it with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Then I slather that mixture all over the toasty bread and hope that no one I know is around to judge how fast I devour it.

Avocado toast. You should totally try it.


  1. I'm obsessed with avocados. I swear they're the fountain of youth. And bread? Put it this way...I'm trying a gluten-free diet right now, and I'm questioning my sanity. :)

    1. Oh, Barbara, you are a better woman than I! I hope the gluten-free diet goes well--and glad you share the avocado love.

  2. I'm not a huge fan of avocados, but maybe I should try this. I do love bread. Oh, and I thought of you (and this post) when I saw this pin on Pinterest: ; )