The Most Important Meal of the Day

025I haven’t had much of an appetite lately.

This morning I took myself to The Basted Baker for what’s become my fave breakfast–The Kid’s Plate.

The star of the show is a single perfectly poached egg.  (How does the chef keep the white together like that???  I end up with a soggy mess that looks like it shot out of a seagull when I try to poach an egg.)  The supporting players are a scoop of chunky guacamole (mmm!) and a toasted biscuit.  (I order mine without butter.)

Accompanied by a piping hot Americano, The Kid’s Plate is a hearty start to a day mooching around with my little hairy friend.

What’s your favorite breakfast?

It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Super Food!

016Ugh–I woke up with the kernel of one those “special” headaches pulsating in my brain.

Left to their own devices, these headaches take over, and for the next eight or so hours I’m down for the count, puking…again and again.

Fortunately, there’s pharmaceutical help.  I have a prescription for tiny orange pills that are literal miracles.  They’re not perfect–after taking one, I need to sleep for a couple of hours.  Afterward, I’m fragile for the rest of the day (no other way to describe it)..

Once the crisis was averted and I was feeling (more or less) like myself again, I decided fresh air was in order, so I took a gentle walk downtown.

Seeing the usual crowd at The Basted Baker, I stopped in to see what all the fuss was about…and ordered a breakfast bowl with good things like kale, avocado and a beautifully poached egg from a happy chicken.

Kale was the star of this show.  (I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so much kale at one sitting.)

Walking home, I was overcome by a feeling of wellbeing.  Although the day had started on a horrific note,  I was content…even a little happy.

It was the kale!  They don’t call it a super food for nothing.  I made a mental note to buy a bunch and learn how to prepare it.

Then I licked my lips and tasted a crumb of the delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookie I’d bought at The Bakery after choking back my kale.

Just as I suspected…the key to contentment has chocolate chips, not thick veiny leaves.