Smashed Avocado Toast with Red Onion and Pineapple

Looky looky, another non-recipe recipe! Y’all, I’m not even sorry that these are just flavor combos (fabulous flavor combos that is) on a piece of bread. And I don’t even care that I’m approximately 5 years late in the toast-as-snack phenomenon either. Better late than never, amen?

 

Can we just chat about game day eats? Not anything in particular, but I love hearing what you guys have traditionally for Super Bowl Sunday. Growing up we always had reuben sandwiches, potato chips, a crudite platter, and ice cream for dessert. Or bread pudding – LOOOOOOVE bread pudding! Unfortunately Nate’s not a fan of reuben sandwiches so when I got married our game day snacks turned into hot wings and queso with a side of fruit or cut up veggies. All good – I’m no food snob to say the least. It’s just funny to see how it all changes!

 

A few years ago Nate and I both had the flu during Super Bowl Sunday and y’all? It was honestly terrible. I think we each had a bowl of queso and some chips, then spent the rest of the night dead to the world on the couch. I remember waking up every now and then to see that Green Bay was ahead (Nate had a friend who was playing for them at the time), I’d smile, then doze off again. Being sick during big food holidays is the worst!

 

So anyway. Toast. It’s still totally a thing and you know what? I think you should do something fun for the Super Bowl like make a whole toast bar. Just a ton of spreads and dips and toppings and different kinds of bread and just have people go nuts making all sorts of crazy toast options. You could have toast competitions, a Super Bowl of Toast if you will, where you get to judge what your friends and family throw together. I may or may not have just typed all that out in a harried moment of excitement only to finalize that THAT is exactly what we’ll be doing at our house. Toast Bar. I’ll let you know how it goes :)

 

So what about you? Tell me your game day faves – because after Toast Bowl 2015 is over I’m sure I’ll be looking for more ideas of what to eat!

Smashed Avocado Toast with Red Onion and Pineapple

SMASHED AVOCADO TOAST WITH RED ONION AND PINEAPPLE

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice of bread (I like Ezekiel 4:9 bread)
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 very thin slice red onion
  • 1/4 of a pineapple, skin and core removed and sliced very thinly
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Toast bread to desired doneness.
  2. While the bread is toasting, smash the avocado with the back of a fork.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. When the bread is done toasting, slather it with the smashed avocado.
  5. Layer on the thin slices of red onion.
  6. Top with the thinly sliced pineapple.
  7. Cut in half and enjoy!

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Currently

by Heather on January 26, 2015

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Did you make resolutions this year? Goals? Pick a word of the year?

 

How’s that going?

 

Honestly I’m in unexplored territory as far as the goal-making process goes for me, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I don’t know if it’s the pregnancy hormones or just a desire to take all things in life more seriously, but this year I bought Make It Happen by Lara Casey and I’ve been going through it with the idea that I want long-lasting, permanent changes. Career, marriage, motherhood, physical fitness, finances, all of it. I’ve been reading through the book and really challenging myself to take the challenges seriously and I’ll be darned if I’m not already seeing fruit from it!

 

I’m taking the rest of my free time this week to really finish the book strong and make meaningful goals, to create and carve out a life of purpose from the purpose already given to me. I get emails all the time from you guys asking about books, and I get offers all the time to review books (both cooking and non), but if you take the time to read any book this year that will change your life, this is it.

 

Wish me luck!

 

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