The Simple Lunch



The Simple Lunch is for days when:

maybe you’re nervous and possibly overwhelmed.

you’ve considered dipping your morning muffin in good olive oil.

you want to remember the days when you highlighted your hair with lemon juice and sunlight.

you need to sprinkle salt on your lunch aaaannnddd over your shoulder.

you want day wine… maybe two glasses.  no judgements.

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Take a moment to enjoy The Simple Lunch…

it’s just like taking a warm morning walk.

it’s just like relaxing on your couch and just zoning out staring at your wall paper.

The Simple Lunch is happy and relaxed.

Grab a baguette, a ripe avocado, lemon, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, and a sprinkling of olive oil.  Aaand go!

Real talk:  I bring you this abbreviated post because I’m bonkers busy right now.  But but but!  BUT!  Avocado toast is majorly delicious and and AND, I’m trying to figure out a way to put baked cheese things on a stick.  I’ll bring you those treats (fingers crossed) this weekend!  I love you… let’s hug.

114 thoughts on “The Simple Lunch

  1. Avocado on toast is one of my favourite simple foods ever! I eat it for breakfast all the time, and it’s also gorgeous for lunch with chilli and chopped coriander. I love the creamy texture – avocado is basically healthy butter made out of vegetables :-)

  2. YUM! I lived on avocado toast for a year when I moved to California! It’s still one of my favorite meals. Sooooo delicious anytime of day. :o)

  3. Smiling as I sit here enjoying MY simple lunch :). Avocado on multigrain bread (salted of course), tomatoes, cucumber and arugula. Cheers :)

  4. This looks awesome. I have two substitutions that I might make: a drizzle of balsamic instead of lemon, and… no salt, but a spread of Marmite on the bread. (I would’t do both of those, that would be insane.) Marmite and avocado get along great.
    PS. I am envious that you live in southern California where ripe avocados abound. Here in London I find about one good one every eighteen months. Sadface.

  5. As soon as I saw this post, I knew I’d fallen in love. This is my favorite go-to quickie lunch, too. I am so excited I found your blog, and I can’t wait to experiment over the next couple of weeks!

  6. Dear Joy,

    Thanks for always posting even when you get busy. We do realize that you have a life outside blogging :) I love love fresh bread an simple ingredients. Thanks for the reminder.

    Returning the hug,

  7. You are reading my mind. Nervous, overwhelmed, lemons in hair, all of the above. So reassuring to know I’m not the only one! Avocados and bread seem like a beyond perfect solution.

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