Okay, I know what you're thinking...brussel sprouts (especially the ones pictured above) are not sexy. They're really not. Honestly, they're not even that cute. BUUUUT, they're good for you. ANNNND, the not-sexy brussel sprouts pictured above were actually really tasty. I bought a bag of the little cabbage-looking-baby-things a week ago, and I had been clicking through my Food Network app for days trying to find the "best" way to cook them. I couldn't decide on one so, by the powers of Moscato D'Asti and a Being Mary Jane binge-watching extravaganza, I made my own.
I recently finished Wild, and I have to be honest...my heart was all over the place for the month and a half I was reading it. I bought the book after falling in love with the movie (Reese Witherspoon slays. Every single time. Oh my gosh.). And while I do wish I had read the book first, I loved it just as much.
In the spirit of embracing foods that are whole, nutritious and (most importantly) not nasty, I want to share the quickest, simplest and (most importantly) tastiest breakfast idea ever. Parfaits are literally like a dessert for your morning routing, minus the guilt that comes with a mountain of Blue Bell or a glob of cookie dough.
I would never in my life claim to be any sort of culinary expert. In fact, I am almost completely certain that I am the polar opposite of that. However, in taking strides to figure out my own personal brand of "adulting" and "living on my own-ness", I have discovered that I have a knack and a passion for creating tasteful morning situations. I literally love it. Even in college, I would take an extra 20 minutes to run out and get a donut to eat with my coffee while I got ready for a textiles lecture. On the weekends, I'd get dolled up for brunch at this cute little Midwestern hipster eatery (Cafe Berlin, wasssup). I love mornings. I really do. I think that good, pretty mornings with good, pretty breakfasts/brunches yield themselves to becoming good, pretty, productive happy days. So, my "Morning Inspo" posts will be filled with different breakfast recipes and aesthetics that I'm either trying out or making up. Enjoy, share and make sure to fill me in on what works for you and things you recommend. Happy eating and morning-ing (does that even make sense?).