Lately, I have been into stacking my food. The whole meal gets stacked into some kind of food Jenga. I then have all kinds of fun figuring out how to get it into my body without letting half of it fall to the floor. This picture is one from the other day. The base is an organic brown rice cake with hummus "mortar", then avocado slices, followed by an egg over hard and topped with a big handful of sauteed salad greens. OK, actually the greens just get tossed into the pan after the egg is done and are more wilted than sauteed. It's yummy, I promise. Stop laughing.
Eating one of these stacks is more complicated than the transition area of a popular sprint tri. First, have you ever eaten an organic brown rice cake? Unlike the conventional kind, the ones that do a great Styrofoam impersonation, these are much crunchier and fall apart at the mere mention of teeth. The hummus is there to help hold it together. It does not. The avocado adds a slippery layer to the crumbling base and acts as a launchpad for the egg. The egg never wanted to be involved in the first place and exits stage left. The greens end up everywhere and the process of getting them to your mouth is slightly more difficult than herding cats. Still, I love it and it keeps popping up as my go-to meal. It's food and a logistical challenge all in one!
|less complicated than breakfast|