I don’t like alliteration but I can’t find another way to say that I’m setting aside Monday for my minimalist whims without it sounding alliterated (can I say that?)
I know, Mondays are supposed to be Pinterest days but my computer only likes me about thismuch (I’m holding my fingers VERY close together) and a lot of my posts are now being written from my phone. This is also why I didn’t post my weekly wrap up on Saturday. Too many links to try to thumble through. Thumble, because I type with my thumbs on my phone, get it?
I kill myself.
And while I AM typing this on my computer right now, I’m trying to create habits I can actually keep, not habits dependent upon my computer’s online temper. Or the temperature outside, where my laptop seems most happy.
I’ve been eating a more minimalist fare lately. It fits me and my desire to make everything simple.
And let’s just not talk about how I ate two donuts at church yesterday.
But can I just tell you that they were SO VERY GOOD? At least until I got home and realized that I have taught my tummy to detest sugary, processed foods. This is a good thing, I guess, except that I have a carton of Heath Bar ice cream in the freezer that NEEDS me.
A minimalist diet doesn’t include things like ice cream, however. At least not on a regular basis. A minimalist diet, for me at least, includes single ingredient foods, fewer seasonings, and lots of onion. I’m not kidding. I eat 1 two 2 onions a day, people. I don’t know what it is about them but they are so good to me lately.
Here is my favorite minimalist breakfast right now. And sometimes lunch - everything I add is as fresh as I can get it where we live and on our budget.
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped zucchini
1 whole onion – chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped (I admit to buying these already peeled)
1 slice of cheese (medium cheddar is my favorite right now)
On medium heat, in small pan, sautee the peppers, zucchini, onion, and garlic in a few teaspoons of olive oil until the onion is transparent. Add your salt, then your cheese, and after your cheese is melted toss your egg in there and make like you’re scrambling it. A minute or so later you have this:
It isn’t pretty, I know. But it’s basic and healthy and very, very good.
Besides, pretty food usually tastes like mildly flavored art.
Next week I’ll be writing about generosity with a minimalistic approach. I’m finding that deep down I’m still a greedy grinch. Gonna break this one wide open for you guys.