Breakfast

Jan. 6th, 2016 08:47 am
ghoti_mhic_uait: (Ghoti)
It's nearly national breakfast week again (24th-30th January) and I often find myself talking about breakfast so now seems like a good time.

A few years ago, I tried Shake Up Your Wake Up not in the belief that everyone should eat breakfast or everyone's dietary requirements are the same, but more in the spirit of enjoying food challenges.

What I learnt then was that I feel good if I eat protein and bad if I eat grains. Cereal, porridge, toast, etc all leaves me feeling bloated then hungry sooner. A plate of eggs and bacon or sausages ( then) or halloumi (now), an omelette, yogurt, all lead to me feeling good through the morning.

So mostly that's what I eat. Either halloumi with eggs cracked over the top (I don't normally like fried eggs but somehow the white is less crispy when I do this, either because it's dimensional coating the cheese or because I use a lot of butter) out plain yogurt with fruit is my go to, but avocado with an egg baked in is good, as is hummous with crudités, and I'm sure about a dozen things I can't think if right now.
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Andreas and I had microwaved French Toast for breakfast today. It wasn't so much like french toast as very cinnamony bread-and-butter pudding, but it was delicious, and Andreas, normally fairly conservative regarding breakfast, was particularly keen.

I'm working my way through 18 microwave snacks you can cook in a mug. I've made three so far - Quiche, Chocolate caramel cake and this, so far so good.
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On saturday, as I believe I mentioned, we had takeaway, so for breakfast today, I had takeaway omelette. No peas, mushrooms instead, and a little leftover chicken broth.

It's a great way to use up leftover egg fried rice (which we struggle to eat a whole portion of, but Colin likes it so we get it sometimes anyway), my goto for leftover rice is special fried, which is difficult to do when it's already fried! Only for me and baby, though, and for baby I'd leave out the soy sauce, as noone else likes omelettes (or at least, not with bits in).

I also discovered I was doing the whole challenge wrong in the first place! Not only was it meant to be seven new meals, there was a whole complicated choose 2 from list a and 1 from list b type system going on. So, I didn't do that, I only noticed at the end of my week! Ah well, it was fun.

This week is Farmhouse breakfast week. Well, it started yesterday, but I forgot. So you can look forward to another week of delicious blog posts.
ghoti_mhic_uait: (Pudding)
Again, today's is less of a recipe and more of a new way of combining things.

When I was pregnant, a lot of the other mums were going crazy over McMuffins. Well, I'm far too lazy to go out for breakfast, and I don't like McDonalds anyway, but I was thinking about that recently, and decided to have a go at something similar.

So, I did a bit of googling and it turns out the egg is baked. So, this is what I did:

Squash your sausage meat into a burger shape. Crack an egg into a ramekin and poke the yolk with the tip of a sharp knife or skewer. Pop in a hot oven for about 10 minutes. Grate some cheddar. 10 minutes in, toast an English muffin in the toaster.

Butter, then apply fillings in whatever order you wish. I went for cheese, sausage, egg, but I think sausage, egg, cheese might be more traditional? Also, any brown sauce or ketchup would go on before the fillings, I did not indulge.

I can't speak for how authentic it was, but the baking of the egg with the sausage made it low effort and although the egg didn't look like much (the yolk was brown and not at all runny, my usual preference), it was soft and cream.

Overall, delicious, would cook again (which is good, as I only used about a fifth of the sausage meat)
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I recently was pointed at the blog 'Dinner: A love story' where they're running a 'Seven Days, Seven Meals' challenge. Well, my children are picky and I don't feel that our dinners are in a rut (except when I cook only what J likes), but I love the idea of even more variety, so I'm not going to make seven totally new dinners, but I am going to try to make 7 new recipes in a week.

Today was day 1, and as the beginning, I'm told, is a very good place to start, that's what I did. With breakfast and this list of 18 snacks you can make in a mug in the microwave.

Coffee cup quiche for breakfast. Well, it was nice, and I do like to eat eggs for breakfast (and that was my resolution way back at the beginning of December - more protein, less starch at breakfast). It sort of felt a bit of a cheaty new recipe though, more like scrambled eggs with cheese and ham, done in the microwave, which I don't do often, and the bread didn't make it feel like quiche. Perhaps I should have added more milk to give it more of a custard texture.

Anyway, it was a nice reminder.

Breakfast

Nov. 11th, 2011 06:09 pm
ghoti_mhic_uait: (Pudding)
I do have a couple more cookbooks to work from for cookbook project, but I was just reading the WIkipedia page on breakfast and wondering how good an idea it would be to make a breakfast that fits every description. Like cookbook project but 'wikipedia breakfast project'.

What do you think?
ghoti_mhic_uait: (Rosie Lea)
Is it my imagination, or is there a breakfast delivery place somewhere in Cambridge?

You know, like pizza, but fry ups and inthe morning.

Any clues?
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I made butternut squash and bacon fritters )

Thinking of the 101 cookbooks idea, which I mean to try myself when I've moved; do livejournal memories count as a recipe book? I'm thinking they do, probably.

Oh, and you can now post tags to this journal as you see appropriate. Enjoy!
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We went to the Traveller's Rest in Chittering last night. I had whitebait followed by chicken stuffed with asparagus and brie and wrapped in bacon, served with vetg and spouds and wild rice. Col had 'Seafood special'; a mix of fish and shellfish in a hot sauce, followed by Steak Diane, mushrooms, tomatoes, veg and chips.

There was so much food! I had to use my pudding stomach on my main course, and even then couldn't finish. They got the courgettes right, something which no restaurant *ever* does. It was also all really, really nice. the whitebait was perfectly cooked, with an actually edible green salad, white bread, and lemon; teh yum, in fact. The brie was perfectly briesome and the sparrowgrass tender, and the flavours so perfectly melded. The veg was all cooked to perfection, and they'd used nice potatoes - I think Nicola, but I could be wrong. Not Maris bloody Peer, which is good, because I hate Maris * potatoes, and they're a local breed...

Highly recommended. Next time I won't have a starter, though; their puddings sounded lovely :)

In other news, Special K purple fruits is so fruity it even turns the milk purple!

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