Check out this beautiful piece of food art.
Eh. Maybe it was prettier in person.
Today’s lunch was fresh, fresh, fresh and inspired by some of the beautiful crisp veggies sitting in my fridge. I had an avocado, tomato, and cucumber to work with, and when all was said and done, it looked a little something like this.
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tomato
- 1/2 cucumber
- goat cheese
- balsamic vinegar
All chopped and mixed together with a little salt and pepper. I thought about adding the contents to a bed of spinach, but preferred the combo on its own.
On the side I had the other half of Saturday’s cheesy bread.
Some links worth sharing:
A little fact I didn’t know – if an Olympic athlete is usually sponsored by XYZ company – but XYZ company isn’t an “official” Olympic sponsor – then XYZ company can not claim said athlete as their own during the games, nor can the athlete mention XYZ company on their end. They also can’t wear their gear (no XYZ shoes – only Nike) during the event, on the podium, or for media appearances. This is all known as the Olympics Games Sponsored Blackout.
One of those XYZ companies (Oiselle) wrote a really great blog post calling BS on the blackout. Check it out. I found the whole piece interesting because I think that we’re so used to athletes signing multi-million dollar deals, that we forget not every sport is like that. The majority of the athletes in London right now aren’t sign with huge endorsement deals, and work traditional day jobs on top of training 5 hours a day and paying for their own coaches and food. Smaller companies who can’t afford to be an “official” olympic sponsor would love to sponsor athletes on their road to the Olympics, but are at a loss if they can’t talk about their athletes once they’re there.
The author offers up an alternative to the blackout, encouraging followers to tweet a “Thank you” to companies when their athletes perform well (even though they’re not allowed to acknowledge it). She even provides a list for reference.
My garter came in over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to share. Click over to read the story behind which one I selected.