Smashed Avocado On Toast

I feel like I should begin this with a disclaimer: This is not really a recipe. I had an idea for these delicious rice bowls filled with tempeh, beans, arugula and all sorts of other goodies, but then the week happened and I found myself on Sunday morning with nothing in the fridge except avocados and bread rising on the counter. I fretted, I grocery shopped, I thought about how to stretch the light out as far as possible - and then I made bread, mashed some avocados and decided well heck, if this isn't good enough, I don't know what is.

That is the long and short of it. Really though, I am learning the limitations of my time (and money) and the importance of moments. I just finished reading Orlando by Virginia Woolf and the main character lives for almost 300 hundred years. Not that I want that (or that that is the only thing I got out of the book) but you would sure have a lot of time to get everything done.

Back to the idea of moments - I think it is so important to give yourself time. To let yourself listen to that song, read that book, gaze aimlessly out that window, even to do nothing for a whole morning besides cuddle and plan to get a cat (we might get a cat! we are looking at Donut and Gri-Cheese). I need to be better at giving myself time and letting go of perfection and scheduling. I've been posting here in this space for about 4 months and I have tried hard to keep this schedule up - one new post every Monday morning. I am starting to realize what with school, deadlines, and food budgets I don't know how feasible it is going to be to uphold. And that is okay (or at least I am trying to convince myself that it is). The thing is, I really love brainstorming, testing, making, styling, and photographing! It is not an inherently stressful process for me, but rather something that gives me time away from everything else, something that I love and is just for me (and you folks!). It is important to me to keep it this way. So, what I am saying is that I am still going to try my best to do weekly posts, but some weeks that may not be possible. Some weeks you may just get bread and smashed avocados - nourishing, simple, and delicious. What more can we ask for?

<3

Smashed Avocado On Toast

Makes 1 loaf of bread + enough avocado spread for 2 people

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Ingredients

This bread recipe - I used 2 cups of unbleached all purpose flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour

1 ripe avocado
Juice from half a lemon
salt and pepper to taste

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Notes

Make the bread.

Mash the avocado, lemon, salt and pepper.

Enjoy the avocado on fresh bread with some tea, your favourite song, and your favourite person/people :)

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