Avocado Toast. I hope this trend never goes out of taste. It is such a satisfying meal?…snack?…both? Anyway, as I started my Sunday morning enjoying a go-to favorite nosh of protein, healthy fat and carbs (sounds pretty balanced to me) with a cup of hot coffee; I was reminded of a 60-Minutes interview earlier this year where Australian real estate mogul Tim Gurner stated that young adults would be more likely to buy a house if they didn’t spend their money on things like dining out and more specifically, buying avocado toast. When this interview took to the internet becoming viral I could help but feel a bit offended (and apparently I wasn’t alone ).
Trust me, I enjoy going out to eat or for drinks with friends just as much as the next millennial but the difference is I get more joy out of re-creating meals at home that I would have gotten out and paid double the price for (because….the cost of living in 2017). The average cost of cooking a meal at home is $4 vs $13 at a restaurant. Plus, I get to choose where my ingredients come from (I like to buy organic where I can) and I can even make adjustments to make recipes my own. Imitation is the sincerest for of flattery, right?
But I know this isn’t reality for everyone. For those who may not feel as confident in the kitchen this may be a difficult task. But I say you have to start somewhere, right? and why not with your own version of Avocado toast.
My favorite thing about this dish is there are a million and one ways to customize to your liking. The type of bread, smashed or sliced avocado, with or without an egg, tomatoes, cheese, fruit, nuts, red pepper flakes, hot sauce, spices. Need I go on? The point is, you could probably make yourself Avocado toast and brew coffee at home and save close to $20 and feel more satisfied. I’m a classic gal when it comes to my AT, with either sliced or smashed avocado (really depends on the ripeness of my avocado on hand) and will top with a crispy, buttery fried egg and top with either hot sauce (M and I are hot sauce lovers) and a sprinkle of Everything Bagel seasoning* (if you haven’t tried it – you need to get your hands on some because you can put it on literally anything..ANYTHING and it will taste SOOOO good). Within five minutes you can have your own customized delicious snack.
So maybe I’m not running out tomorrow to go buy my dream home, but I take comfort in knowing that I save money when I can while I do something that I love which is cooking. You tell me, what’s your favorite way to eat Avocado Toast? I want to hear.
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