Food. Life. Laughs. Ramblings. Of A Tongue-in-Cheek Mom
The Beige Bowl
September 1, 2020
So let’s see, what else have I been having for lunch? I try not to sweat my lunch prep, the weather’s too hot as it is. I’m happy just making do with whatever I can throw together in a few minutes. I do try to eat mindfully though, probably not mindfully enough but I’m slowly getting there. Haha, caught the hidden pun?
Yup, it’s hard to slow down when all your life, you’re having to ‘hurry up’ to keep up with the rat race. So where, I wonder, has that rat race gotten us? I can’t speak for everybody, all I know is that when one rat race is over, another one begins, rinse and repeat, until you get to a point where you’re left wondering, where the heck am I rushing to anyways?
So back to lunch. Ever since I discovered they’re selling my favorite almond milk here locally, lunch has gotten much more interesting. Enough of the same old sandwiches and bean soups from since lockdown began, y’all😭. It’s time for the Beige Bowl!! No, that’s not the name of some new restaurant in town. It’s a game I’m playing with my lunch.
Finding my almond milk at the supermarket has brought cereal back into my life. I call it the Beige Bowl. What’s that😏? Oh, just a big bowl of fun cereal that I customize with a bunch of different things every day. One look and it’s immediately obvious why I named it the Beige Bowl. Everything inside, from the cornflakes and almond milk to the ice cream, bananas and almond flakes, is in the color beige. How cool is that!?
And here we have one of the first Beige Bowls I created with cornflakes and almond milk topped with Oregon Hazelnut and Salted Caramel ice-cream and almond flakes. I’m not usually big on ice cream and desserts but this heat tho! and that ice cream is so creamy and mild I practically lick every last drop off the spoon and bowl😛!
Another Beige Bowl of cornflakes and almond milk I piled high with vanilla ice cream, a whole sliced banana topped with almond flakes and roasted melon seeds. So good 👍😋!
And here’s another Beige Bowl of cornflakes and almond milk loaded with vanilla ice cream, gorgeous sweet blueberries and almond flakes. I could literally eat this every day😋🤸!
Yup, ‘simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’, as Leonardo da Vinci once said. So true. With simple food, you don’t have to zombie up before dawn, slave all day and burn down the kitchen in the process🤷. You don’t even have to try and yet somehow simple food comes out tasting delicious and sophisticated, all by itself! Okay, fine, I don’t know Leo personally but I think that’s what he was trying to say😉.