Greetings from North Carolina!
We are out of boxes and slowly procuring new items to fill this great big house. It’s so much fun to put together a real home for Mc. McC, myself and the Mini McC’s. (Photos to come later - it's really not that interesting yet.)
Now that I’m working from home and eating like a normal person, there are so many opportunities to try new dishes. Lunch is going to be a regular cooking slot for the first time too. No more quick trips in downtown SF to Mixt Greens or Chipotle.
Fitting that the first new recipe I tried in our kitchen was a classic Cali dish. Avocados just sounded oh so good.
I had planned to make this, but ended up making the below instead as my own little adaptation.
2 slices bread (the chunkier the better)
4 slices of bacon, baked until crispy
1 ripe avocado, peeled and stoned
1 tablespoon unsalted pepitas or sunflower seeds
Pinch of red chili flakes
Squeeze of lime juice (about half a lime)
Pinch of salt
Finely diced red onion, amount of your preference (optional)
While the bacon cools (this is my favorite bacon cooking method), toast your slices of bread in a toaster or the oven and get all your ingredients ready.
(Welcome to my new kitchen!)
Combine the avocado, chili flakes, lime juice, salt and red onion (if desired) in a bowl. Roughly mash everything together with a fork.
Spread the avocado mash on warm slices of toasted bread. Sprinkle with seeds.
Top with two slices of bacon each. Serve warm either open face or as a sandwich.
This twist on basic avocado toast was a filling lunch. Even better was that it was full of yummy fats for the little nuggets to enjoy.
I highly recommend getting a nice crisp on your bacon too. The creamy avocado mash with crunchy bacon/seeds was a great texture combo.
I' d like to claim I set a classy place for me to eat at the dining room table and took a proper lunch break to enjoy this plate.
In reality I ate this standing up in the kitchen while the handy man and I chatted about paint colors. I couldn’t even take the time to sit down because it looked so good.
No regrets. #pregnantladyproblems