On one summer morning while in Hawaii, I, like the rest of the world, woke up hungry. But I decided that instead of just filling my belly and getting it over with, I wanted something different. I didn’t want cereal, I didn’t want oatmeal, I didn’t want waffles or pancakes. And yet, I wanted something healthy and organic and unique.
So, with an empty belly and a finicky disposition, I went looking for breakfast. I had a particular place in mind, a local cafe that served amazing Kona coffee that was within walking distance. (Plus, ahem,free wi-fi.) So I sat down with a menu in hand and pondered breakfast. I narrowed it between a stack of macadamia nut pancakes versus the fruity creation seen above. Then I decided, I didn’t want pancakes, I could have it anywhere. This papaya, yogurt, and homemade granola concoction was something I never heard of before and that was going to be what would end up in my belly.
When the waitress brought it over, I was awestruck. The granola really was homemade, the papaya fresh, and the yogurt was itself a yummy hidden treasure. There was even an orchid for garnish. It really was different and it was all mine.
Til this day, when I share what my best breakfast was, I mention this breakfast and get compliments. And to think, I could’ve had a stack of pancakes.