Some of my favorite things:
- Green oat bran. (Oat bran, peanut butter, salt, vanilla, spinach.)
- Kabocha. (Steamed kabocha, teeny sprinkle of brown sugar, smart balance.)
- My family – my mom comes to visit tonight!
For the past few days I’ve been trying something new – instead of sprinkling parmesan and/or squirting ketchup on my steamed kabocha, I’ve been adding a few spoons of smart balance (mmmm) and sometimes some brown sugar.
There’s something very homey and inviting about my bowls of kabocha + brown sugar + smart balance. When I was a kid my favorite thing in the world was sweet potato + butter + brown sugar. Heavy on the butter and sugar! Now kabocha has replaced the sweet potato, but it’s still a very similar dish.
Polly said recently that her favorite meals are always made from just a few ingredients. I think that’s the same for me. Kabocha + a topping. Oats + 1-2 toppings. Simple meals, simple flavors, simple pleasures.
I’m going to continue this theme of simplicity by doing a yoga flow on my own, and enjoying this lovely Tuesday morning. Do you relish in simplicity? Or do you favor more intricacy? In food, but also in life?