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a practically perfect lunch

So, I posted a picture of my lunch last week (I know, Instagram, blah, blah…) – and it got quite the enthusiastic response!

And I realized that I wrote almost exactly one year ago about my failure to eat a proper lunch on a regular basis. I included a recipe, but noted that there hadn’t been another one since (oops…).

Yes, there have been salads and hearty grains that I suppose could pass for lunch – but only as leftovers, as there’s no way I’m going to fuss that much just for me.

However, I recently discovered what I think just may be the most perfect lunch EVER, posted on one of my favorite blogs – A Cup of Jo.

Joanna Goddard is a superb writer whose blog is a must-read for me. Her posts are varied, but always informative and fun, with at least one great “takeaway” each and every time. She writes about everything  from an easy-yet-chic summer hairstyle, to the joys of an at-home “date night”, to balancing work and motherhood. Her links to other web sites and articles always cause a major time-suck for me, and did I mention that she has the best giveaways?!

When she tweeted about a post for avocado toast I was intrigued – and, lo and behold the recipe was by another favorite blogger, Jessica of How Sweet It Is (who I’ve written about here).

I had to have this lunch, so I went out and bought some avocados and limes and made it for myself the very next day.

And – no joke – I’ve had it every day since.

It’s delicious, healthy, filling and ready in under 10 minutes.

Practically perfect, right? Give it a try; I think you’ll agree…

Got a great, simple lunch? Share it here!

avocado toast

Avocado Toast
from How Sweet It Is, via A Cup of Jo

for 2 people you will need:
4 slices of your favorite bread
1 ripe avocado **
lime
salt and pepper

Toast up the bread – while you’re waiting, slice the avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop the flesh into a small bowl. Squeeze in some fresh lime juice (as much as you like), and salt and pepper to taste. Using a fork, mash it all together till you’ve reached the right consistency (Chunky or smooth? Up to you. I prefer chunky).

Spread the mixture evenly on your toast slices and serve.

** Dining solo? I’ve been doing that a lot now that Noah’s at camp all day (sniffle). If you have a spare avocado half, do not remove the pit (“they” say it minimizes browning), and squeeze some lime juice over the cut side. Wrap well and store in the fridge for no more than a day or two.

I shared in this post the best tip ever for picking a ripe avocado – take a look!

 

2 Comments

  1. Hotly Spiced on July 18, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I’ve visited A Cup of Jo a few times. I found out about her blog through my sister who knew Jo because they are in the same Mother’s Group. Her blog is so successful. That’s a great lunch and yes, quick, easy, economical and very good for you xx

    • sherisilver on July 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Glad you like it – what’s YOUR go to for lunch?

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