The New Cruelty
Happy new year! It’s 2013 and we’re headed off the fiscal cliff. Whee!
Last year at this time I wrote about a great new year’s breakfast: poached eggs on toast. It’s awesome and easy, and you should totally click on that link to see how to do it in forteen simple steps.
This year is going to be different, well at least the first few months of it anyway. It’s not that I believe poached eggs are unhealthy, they aren’t. However just to be on the safe side I plan to limit my intake of all my favorite foods.
So what does breakfast look like now?
Thank God I don’t suffer from a gluten intolerance, because 100% whole grain toast is going to be a staple of my diet. In the past I’ve been topping it with an organic oil-based spread which now I am reevaluating. And by reevaluating, I really mean avoiding.
But plain toast is too depressing. Butter is what I want, but that’s out of the question. I suppose I could brush it with olive oil, but that’s a pain in the tuchus.
My answer is some smashed avocado.
Honestly, I don’t even know who I am anymore. I’m starting to sound like some vegan freak. Just remember I’ve got my eyes on the prize. The goal here is to lower my triglycerides so I can get back to some of my favorite animal fats, but maybe this time with a little bit more moderation.
To accompany the toast I’m going to segment some red grapefruit. Grapefruit and avocado are a match made in heaven, and segmenting out a citrus is a fun party trick. The neat thing is that the more you do it, the easier it gets.
I was going to explain how to do this in words, but here’s a good video instead. This guy makes it look easy. Personally, I tend to cheat and making two cuts per each segment, mostly because my knives are dull as hell.
That means I’m left with more fruit on the corpse of the grapefruit in the end. However I squeeze the dickens out of that thing and enjoy a bit of fresh squeezed juice with my membrane free fruit.
Yeah, it’s going to be a hell of a year. In addition there is an old friend that’s now back in my life thanks to my newly found outlook on healthy eating. Hello Grape-Nuts. Now to be fair, there may be some who take a contrary view to this cereal’s healthfulness. There will certainly be time to discuss that in the days and weeks ahead.
I’m headed back upstate later today. Luckily few people actually want to go to Albany, so the traffic shouldn’t be bad. But I’m looking forward to getting into a regular posting schedule. I’ve got some things on my mind, and they’ve got to come out.