Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by let it ride » Fri Aug 22, 2008 09:44

Oh man. I fucking hate breakfast at the moment, as I have to bring my lunch too and i have no time and no imagination!

Usually I go for yoghurt, I've been changing the cereal after a year of fruit n fibre (I want to barf just thinking about it now, urgh... i can't think of anything worse!)

I honestly to go still crave that creamy spaghetti carbonara with "soya sausage coins" as we call them in Sweden, it was sooooooooooo good and mild, but probably not very good in terms of trying to eat healthily!

I had just started including coffee in my pre-lunch diet but I have had to stop again as I pee like crazy when I drink it. Too much information? I don't care, it's insane!! My body can't handle that... it's hard to be on reception then, haha!

Speaking for my idiocy when it comes to these things:

Breakfast: Mango/papaya/passion fruit yoghurt with special k with red berries in, and ONE strawberry because i couldn't be bothered cutting htem up after one.

Lunch that I have brought: Mango/papaya/passion fruit yoghurt with special k with red berries in... AND CHERRY TOMATOES... like, wtf? I don't know what happened there.

I think I have to start eating porridge :( I know it will taste like old crap for the first weeks, then hopefully I will get used to it.
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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by Woodbine » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:13

let it ride wrote: I honestly to go still crave that creamy spaghetti carbonara with "soya sausage coins" as we call them in Sweden, it was sooooooooooo good and mild, but probably not very good in terms of trying to eat healthily!
Carbonara for breakfast? I've seen it all now.
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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by Gordon » Wed Sep 03, 2008 17:00

Sainsbury's Cheerios are called 'Multigrain Hooplahs'.

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by alexie » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:25

I made bircher muesli last night and boy, was it delicious this morning. What can be better than a summer version of porridge? Very little, that's what. I can't wait for stonefruit season so I can try mixing in peaches and nectarines overnight instead of just red apples. Best of all, because I made a double batch, I can look forward to it again tomorrow morning. It's making my mornings worthwhile!
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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by humblebee » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:39

I wish it to be known that I have discovered a very agreeable new breakfast indeed.

Toast a Derbyshire oatcake on both sides under the grill. At the same time, fry a vegetarian Lincolnshire sausage. When all that is finished, spread the oatcake on one side with cheese spread (Primula or Dairylea or something), thickly slice the sausage and scatter the pieces over the oatcake. Add some halved cherry tomatoes and a dash of tabasco sauce. Fold the oatcake in half, keeping all the filling in the middle, and eat it like a taco, sort of thing.

It's lovely.

This recipe would probably work with a non-vegetarian sausage, for the non-vegetarians among you. I imagine a Staffordshire oatcake would work just as well as a Derbyshire one, but cannot yet confirm this from experience.

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by a layer of chips » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:42

It's a regionalist minefield, that breakfast.

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by Trev » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:49

humblebee wrote:Toast a Derbyshire oatcake on both sides under the grill. At the same time, fry a vegetarian Lincolnshire sausage. When all that is finished, spread the oatcake on one side with cheese spread (Primula or Dairylea or something), thickly slice the sausage and scatter the pieces over the oatcake. Add some halved cherry tomatoes and a dash of tabasco sauce. Fold the oatcake in half, keeping all the filling in the middle, and eat it like a taco, sort of thing.
That sounds delicious.
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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:05

bah, that's just Heston Blumenthal's attenpt at a filano.
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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by a layer of chips » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:08

You'd need some Shropshire dry ice for that.

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by PCP » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:00

Today I have just had Okra, Mushrooms, Tomatoes with Pasta for breakfast
Now thats set me up for the day as they say

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by linus » Mon Jul 18, 2011 13:34

this post not for vegetarians or the furred of artery

I just had a triumph of a fry up, but this was no ordinary fry up, this was a full english that actually made me feel weirdly proudly chest-beatingly patriotic, that made me think of our brave tommies and of bare-breasted boudicca atop her flaming chariot with the big blades sticking out lopping off roman's heads and limbs and other stray appendii... this was an english breakfast that brought to mind 'a lark ascending' by vaughan williams or the first specials LP... just imagine a breakfast that tastes like that... this was sublime on a plate... we went to coppers on the bridgford riviera and I had the following: sausage, bacon, black pudding, fried egg, tomato, beans, toast, mushroom... like a bravura orchestra every player came together to form the whole... the egg, tomato, toast and beans pulled all the other maestro elements together and, yes, I include the tomato and mushroom amongst the star players, I was wowed by how two usually moribund players in other people's breakfast ensembles stood up and solo'ed impressively and with virtuosity (the tomato with a zing, the mushroom basso profundo)

the black pudding was magnificent, if at some point in the far future I was to be hung upside down and bled to make a breakfast item I could only wish to end up as something this good, this nourishing, hearty and delicious

the sausage was all meat, possibly more meaty than an entire sausage cabinet in a large supermarket and stout, solid and true; it's not in the length, it's in the stuffing and this sausage was fit to burst

finally, the bacon was the bacon you wish for/dream of/salivate after, albeit with a brackish saltiness that did not overstay it's welcome yielding to a porky melody that made my head spin and heart flutter (hopefully not terminally)

it was the perfect way to welcome in a day off work and, dear reader, overcome with emotion I tipped at approximately 23% and I make no apologies for this... the artistry of this breakfast was breathtaking

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by graysonscolumn » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:16

It was strawberries for breakfast this morning. Scottish strawberries from That Morrisons they have now.

The label on the punnet described them as "a tempting topping for your breakfast cereal".

But I ate them on their own, without the breakfast cereal.

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by linus » Tue Aug 02, 2011 08:00

thanks, garison, where do I send the money?

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:24

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by humblebee » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:35

This morning: bubble and squeak.

I tend to think bubble and squeak is best with a poached egg on top. But there wasn't time for anything so fiddly today. It had to be veggie sausage and beans. Still, just the bubble and squeak on its own is majestic if you get the frying just right. Plenty of oil so it don't stick. Stir a bit of extra milk into the mash beforehand if it's dried out a bit in the fridge.

Bubble and squeak!

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by humblebee » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:40

Hey Anorak, I just had a go at making shakshouka for breakfast. It was pretty good with a bit of naan bread. You should try it.

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Dec 05, 2012 14:50

humblebee wrote:Hey Anorak, I just had a go at making shakshouka for breakfast. It was pretty good with a bit of naan bread. You should try it.
Cor! That sounds amazing!

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by humblebee » Wed Dec 05, 2012 16:08

lynsosaurus wrote:Cor! That sounds amazing!
With a bit of practice I reckon it could be.

Saw it on the telly the other night. That Ottolenghi fella. It's quite the thing in Tel Aviv you know. Good hangover cure, he reckons...

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Dec 05, 2012 16:49

Interesting! It reminds me a bit of huevos rancheros, while at the same time being completely different (helpful, there). I did this homestay Spanish school in Mexico once and stayed with this lady and her son, and she cooked amazing breakfasts and dinners every day. One of the breakfasts (coincidentally on a day I was hungover) was a sort of tomato and chilli scrambled egg thing and it really did the job.

There was also the last day, where I was extremely ill from drinking far too much tequila, and she cooked up her specialty. It was basically an omelette with steak and gravy on the top. That meal was not so enjoyable.

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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Dec 05, 2012 16:51

Also, I keep meaning to try out the Ottolenghi book I got the other week. The thing is, a lot of the recipes are either meat-based (i.e. useless for my vegetarian other half) or more snack-type dishes. I think I just need to rethink my idea of what 'dinner' is and maybe make a couple of small dishes.

This has nothing to do with breakfast, I do apologise.

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