ORIGINAL BREAKFASTS: THE BIKINI DIET

ORIGINAL BREAKFASTS: THE BIKINI DIET Friday, April 06, 2012

We know, we know. We serve comfort food. We take pride in serving comfort food. Big plates of delicious, well-prepared traditional, diner fare that does what it’s supposed to do: fill you up, leave you happy and, if we’re lucky and we’ve done it correctly, remind you of what is was like, even if it’s for just a second, to be a child once more.

But sometimes, for some of you, an awful lot can be too much, especially first thing in the morning. While anything that needs hollandaise or maple syrup will most certainly give you the energy you need from your day’s most important meal, it can often digest a little too slowly, you know?

We do. That’s why we figured it’s time to give you not just a light breakfast option, but a spiritually healthy one, too.

Ergo: the Bikini Diet.

As you can deduce by the accompanying photograph, it’s pretty much exactly what it looks like.

Half a sliced avocado? Check. A ramekin of toasted Marcona almonds? Yep. Another ramekin of cottage cheese? Certainly. Half-a-grapefruit? It’s there. And, like a bow on a present, a little salad of wild baby arugula, lightly tossed with our lemon-olive oil vinaigrette.

Not only will it fill you up, you can snack and nibble until you’re plate is clear and feel feel pretty good about it, both during and after your meal.

And if all that sounds a little too goodie-goody, you can always cut it with a Bloody Mary.