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The Avocado Toast Enthusiast
It may come as no surprise that yoga teachers love creamy, crunchy avocado toast as much as the rest of us do. Yet Chellis Ying, who teaches writing all day and yoga in the evenings in San Luis Obispo, CA, has a new twist on the ubiquitous open-face sandwich. After spreading avocado on a slice of toasted multi-grain bread, she tops it with an egg fried in olive oil (the protein keeps her energized), a dash of salt and pepper and a drizzle of sesame oil. It's an unexpected touch that gives the dish a nutty, toasty flavor. And while many of the instructors we talked to skip caffeine completely, Ying finds a little kick to be helpful in the morning. But instead of the usual coffee, she prefers chai tea with almond milk; its nutty flavor complements the sesame oil in her meal.