Here's a toast to another Meatless Monday!
Back in high school, I was introduced to "avocado toast" for breakfast. At the time it sounded kind of strange; to smash avocado on toasted bread and sprinkle it with salt and garlic powder, but after one bite , I was sold on the salty, creamy and crunchy gorgeousness that is avocado toast.
These days however, I tend to shake things up a bit and see where this blank canvass of avocado on toast can take me. My last creative toast topper, inspired by spring's bounty of farmer market nettles, involved avocado garnishing toast, but not as the base.
This morning has avocado schmear written all over it, plus back up. In this case, caramelized sweet onions and grape tomatoes with fresh garden chives and chive blossoms.
It's Meatless Monday and in certain circles, it's also Meatless Week, but if you are new to the idea of sans "meat and two veg," you maybe into the idea of trying one day out of the week to give it a go.
I tell you what though, caramelizing vegetables, like you would meat, provides those same savory flavors one might mistake for caramelized chicken or pork. (I can imagine the purists on both sides rolling their eyes). In any case, I believe there are more creative ideas for breakfast beyond the bacon and eggs. For all you believers in going meatless one day a week, I toast to you!