>> Wednesday, September 14, 2011
It was the first time my kind-hearted boss shook his head in disappointment at me in front of everyone. The embarrassment and shame when he said I had forgotten where I came from. I felt all eyes on me, in disbelief, as if I had done something so terrible. I just hoped that they didn't think my parents failed to raise me right. As blood rushed to turn my face red, I wanted to close my eyes and magically disappear from the attention.
So what 'crime' did I commit? Well, one early morning, I groggily responded with a confused "huh?" when asked about how my Mid-Autumn Festival was spent earlier this week. ;) I had forgotten all about it despite seeing all my foodie friends eating/baking mooncakes since last week. Actually, maybe I didn't completely forget but it's just my brain does not function at its normal capacity on days when I do not have breakfast - which was the case for that fateful day.
So I've learnt my lesson and the next morning, I made sure I woke up early for a hearty meal before leaving the house.
Creamy avocado egg salad. For some fat and protein.
And juicy tomatoes and goat cheese. Anti-oxidant and calcium. (You do know I'm no nutritionist right?)
On toasted spelt sourdough. Carbs for brain function?
Just brush each slice of bread with some olive oil then rub with the cut side of halved garlic. For the tomato toast, crumble a bit of goat cheese evenly on the bread.
Grill them in the oven at around 230C (450F) for a few minutes (until cheese melts).
Mash 2 hard boiled eggs with one large avocado.
Don't forget a dollop of mayo and whole-grain mustard seeds, and some sprinkling of S&P.
(edit) Oh and a squeeze of half a lemon (or vinegar) too.
Slice up some juicy tomatoes and layer them on on the goat cheese.
Spread generously the avocado egg salad onto the other slice!
Hope you had your breakfast today. :)
A good breakfast can really set you up well for the rest of the day, me thinks!
Thanks to Kate from Cookie and Kate for the delicious goats cheese/tomato toast idea!
Have a lovely rest of the week and bye for now. xoxo.