My lunch today was seriously awesome. Which is good, since I woke up at 8 am on a Saturday for no reason; was packing up to go to the gym and discovered my iPod was missing; went to the gym to discover that the lost and found had seen no sign of my iPod; and then a cult tried to recruit me on the way home.
But it is a testament to the deliciousness of this lunch that I nonetheless am feelin’ good. Just behold the variety of color, flavor, and degrees of CRUNCH!
Let’s start with the bowl on the left:
Kath posted this savory cottage cheese bowl like a month ago, and it has been on my mind ever since. I have finally gotten around to recreating it and it is SO GOOD! Seriously, there is a reason that Kath is the queen of the food blog world. She is a pro. PRO.
This was about 3/4 cup cottage cheese; various veggies, chopped up (last of some carrots, green pepper, and cuc, and some broccoli); sunflower seeds; SRIRACHA! (which I have been putting on EVERYTHING lately, as you all know, but Kath was genius enough to put on cottage cheese and is fannnnnnnnntastic); and two Akmak crackers for dippage.
On the other side:
3 more Akmaks (5 crackers= 1 1-oz serving), last of my hummus, and HONEYCRISP APPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that I started last night. I am so so so so so so so so so glad for Massachusetts apples in autumn. Were I allowed to draft a verse of “My favorite things”, it would include those. Which is a bit tricky, cause what rhymes with autumn? Bottom? Hmm.
ANYway, as the title suggests, this meal was almost ludicrously crunchy. Raw veggies, flatbread crackers, sunflower seeds, apples. Should I ever have to have my jaw wired shut for surgery or something, I would want this for my first return to chewing. There is something especially satisfying about an especially crunchy meal.