Nostalgia is defined as a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past. Some long for a beautiful place, or a lost love, but I, on the other hand, lust after something much more important.
My name is Molly, and I proudly suffer from food nostalgia.
From preparation through the final bite, my relationship with food is complicated + very real. Each meal is a roller coaster of the full spectrum of emotions. Never am I more content than when a full plate sits before me, and never am I more disappointed than then when that last crumb disappears.
Thankfully though, the photo taking process [which usually lasts longer than the eating itself] serves as the means to walk down memory lane — the vehicle to visit those meals no longer with us.
I’ve mentioned it before, but I love breakfast. Perhaps it’s the versatility or the variety. Or maybe it’s simply the ability to combine every amazing ingredient on this God given earth into the most divine culinary creations — all before noon.
This past weekend in Pittsburgh, after a KILLER repeat rendition of the med-ball workout a proper regenerating meal was in order. So I gathered three of the greatest ingredients known to man and created my BAE — the bacon + avocado + egg sandwich.
WHAT YOU NEED:
– three egg whites
– 1/3 avocado
– fresh greens
– turkey bacon
– whole grain bread
MAKE IT DELICIOUS:
1. Cook egg whites
2. Cook bacon slices on stove top for 2-4 mins. on each side // until your desired level of crispy deliciousness is achieved
3. Slice avocado and season generously with pepper
4. Put it all together between toasted bread
As I’ve also previously mentioned, I love sauces. So naturally a b-sand is a perfect opportunity to experiment. First we tried jalapeno hot sauce. Not mind blowing by any means, but it added a good kick.
But then, it happened. The most brilliant idea since someone decided to combine peanut butter + jelly — we reached for the single greatest sauce to currently exist. The liquid gold that is Chick-Fil-A sauce.
And the results were nothing short of magical.
Bae, you get me. Just wanted you to know I’m still thinking about you.
Run far, eat well, drink better.