Hi World! In Order to celebrate the paperback release of POPULAZZI, author, Elise Allen, has decided to do a little blog tour. So without further ado, here is a fun and delectable character post from the protagonist, Cara Leonard.
Hey! Cara Leonard here, and ever since Populazzi came out, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my eating habits. Usually they go something like, “You don’t seriously eat all that weird stuff, do you?” And they’re usually accompanied by a curled-lip grimace that makes me feel like I have something gross hanging off my face.
But the thing is, I do eat all that weird stuff. And it’s really good. So since Debo was nice enough to invite me here, I thought I’d take the opportunity to present a full day’s meals worth of my favorite delicacies. Chefs of the world, be on alert: if you’re searching for innovative new ideas, look no further. Read, implement… and make sure you give me a shout-out when you get your James Beard award.
Breakfast: Fauxtmeal Cookie Bowl
Take one serving of raw rolled oats and mix with enough cottage cheese to just coat the oats. Mix in cinnamon and sugar (or your sweetener of choice – we always have Stevia in the house, so I’ve been using that) to taste. The final concoction should have the consistency of oatmeal cookie dough, which is almost exactly what it tastes like.
Lunch: Pumpkin Almond Surprise
Take one brown rice tortilla and cover with almond butter. Add a layer of pumpkin butter. The “surprise” part is the third ingredient, which you can mix up depending on your mood. I sometimes put in banana, sometimes shredded coconut… or if I’m really feeling decadent, I’ll add a square of dark chocolate right in the middle, like a hidden treat. When everything’s on the tortilla, fold in half and enjoy.
Afternoon Snack: Cap’n AppleNutter
Use one of those apple corer/slicer things to cut an apple into pieces. Coat each piece liberally with peanut butter (which is totally different than the almond butter you had at lunch), then roll in Cap’n Crunch until coated. Yes, the super-sugared dry cereal can feel like it’s cutting into your mouth sometimes… but that just makes the meal a little more adventurous.
Dinner: Toasted Broccoli and Ketchup
No, no – really, it’s good. So you take plain raw broccoli, put it in the toaster oven, and bake it at 450 until it’s brown and crispy. Then you salt it up, drench it in organic ketchup – it has to be organic or it’s too thin and sugary – then crunch away! I know it seems like more of a side dish than a complete dinner, but I like it so much I usually make a lot, and then I’m not really hungry for anything else.
Dessert: French Fries Dipped in Chocolate Milkshake
No further explanation necessary; it’s just the best food on the planet.
So there you go! A full day of deliciousness for which your stomach will no doubt thank me. And speaking of thanks, I want to thank Wdebo for having me on the blog! I had a great time, and now I’m inspired to write down more of my culinary brainstorms. I need to get ready because if anyone from Food Network sees this blog, they’ll totally be calling me to host my own show.
Hope you all liked it...and now I'm off to the kitchen to try out some of these food options~~
P.S. Did this post whet your appetite to read this novel? Check out the book trailer HERE~