I thought I was over it. It had been months since I had really even thought about it. But like a recurring rash, my obsession with Pinterest flared up again with no warning, not even the smallest hint, that it was coming back. It’s like taking a bite of a deliciously crisp pickle. Once the salty goodness of that fermented cucumber awakens your taste buds, you can’t just put it down.
So I found myself, eyes glazed, clicking incessantly through the plethora of recipes and pictures of food porn. I love to cook. I’m pretty sure I have already established that on this blog but I have just begun a weight loss challenge with some friends and I was looking for new ideas that may be slightly more appealing than salad-in-a-jar. And then I saw it….and the angels sang…..and a rainbow appeared over my computer. Okay, those last two things didn’t happen, but the feeling I had would have mirrored the same happiness had those things actually occurred.
A grain bowl – the newest rage on Pinterest. This was my lunch yesterday, and most likely will be my lunch today. It is a Mediterranean grain bowl with quinoa, cucumber, avocado, black olives, feta and a roasted red pepper sauce. And as pleasing as it was to the eye, it was more pleasing to the palate. It was absolutely delicious….and filling.
Looking at it from another perspective, perhaps my Pinterest addiction has benefits that far outweigh the burdens of my slight obsession. At least, that is my story and I’m sticking to it!