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Michael's Strategy for Green Avocados

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As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty -- even if they're eaten while our eyes are on the screen. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.

Today, Michael shares his Avocado Stratagem -- and a desk lunch that's far from sad. (P.S. -- look at that to do list!)

Michael says:
One morning there was some quinoa and chopped snap peas in the fridge that my wife had made the day before. I added arugula, feta, and strawberries at her suggestion, and threw in half an avocado because, you know, we had an avocado. I scored the avocado half in the peel, wrapped in in plastic wrap, and put it in the tupperware with the salad, to be scooped out later at work with minimal oxidation. (I refer to this as my Avocado Stratagem.) At lunchtime, I dressed it all in olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper -- and put it all in a giant bowl, because eating out of a giant bowl is really fun.

Join us in our campaign to end sad desk lunches by sharing your photos on Instagram and Twitter with the #NotSadDeskLunch hashtag! We'll be regramming and retweeting our favorites.

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Tags: Avocado, Grains, Quinoa, Lunch, Back to School, Not Sad Desk Lunch