Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

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

Post by humblebee » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:07

The importance of breakfast is only heightened by the sort of weather we're currently experiencing in the UK.

Can I recommend peanut butter and banana porridge to you all?

I've previously made porridge with banana and cashew nuts, which is good. But stirring in a dessertspoon or two of peanut butter is perhaps even better - enhancing the texture of every mouthful.

I had a big bowl of that this morning, with some honey in. And then a cheese, mushroom and spinach toastie. You have to keep the cold out, don't you.

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

Post by mightypie » Fri Jan 18, 2013 16:01

humblebee wrote:Can I recommend peanut butter and banana porridge to you all?
I hope you washed it down with some Sugar Puff beer
Hey - you with the good taste and the sharp wit!

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

Post by humblebee » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:11

Well, I've been working on it for a while, and now I think I've finally perfected the breakfast quesadilla.

This takes no more than 15 minutes, maybe 10 if you're on the ball.

Get a big frying pan and a little frying pan, and warm them both on the hob with a bit of sunflower oil. In the big pan, cook a Quorn sausage. Beat an egg and lightly cook it into a thin omelette in the little pan.

Get two medium tortillas. You're going to put all the fillings for your breakfast quesadillas on one half of each tortilla, so you can fold them over easily.

So cut the omelette in half and put the two halves onto the two tortillas.

Then put some sliced onion on, then grated cheese. Then slice the sausage, and add that, with some jalapenos, sliced red peppers, slices of cherry tomato, and tabasco sauce. And a bit of salt.

Fold the top halves of the tortillas over the filling, so you've got two half-moon shapes. Toast them in the big frying pan on a low heat for about three minutes, then turn them over and do the other side.

Take 'em off and cut 'em in half. Bingo, you've got four delicious breakfast quesadillas. An entirely satisfactory start to the day.

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

Post by crystalball » Thu Nov 21, 2013 13:22

humblebee = breakfast genius. Always.

In much less exciting news, had my first bowl of porridge of the winter this morning, with banana and a little bit of maple syrup. It was the loveliest.

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

Post by humblebee » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:11

Huevos rancheros = AMAZE-O-BREK.

Wish I'd made them this morning instead of porridge. The porridge was nice and everything but I'm starving now.

How are you all doing for breakfasts lately, Anorak?

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

Post by humblebee » Wed Jan 07, 2015 21:18

If you start making your breakfast at 9 o'clock the night before, that's not... I don't know... obsessive, or anything like that, is it...?

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

Post by islandhopper » Wed Jan 07, 2015 21:20

I'd just be worried about the cereal going soggy.

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

Post by humblebee » Wed Jan 07, 2015 21:47

:D

That's a point - cereal. Does anyone ever really, actually like cereal?

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

Post by islandhopper » Wed Jan 07, 2015 22:01

Yeah, I quite enjoy it! I don't eat that much only because I'm never up early enough to make breakfast on a work day. That generally calls for a solitary mid-morning banana. Is that the sort of inspiration this thread needed?!

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

Post by humblebee » Wed Jan 07, 2015 22:18

islandhopper wrote:Yeah, I quite enjoy it! I don't eat that much only because I'm never up early enough to make breakfast on a work day. That generally calls for a solitary mid-morning banana. Is that the sort of inspiration this thread needed?!
IT'S ALL GOOD.

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

Post by Wheatabeat » Wed Jan 07, 2015 23:06

humblebee wrote: That's a point - cereal. Does anyone ever really, actually like cereal?
I have like really big cravings for certain cereals which last for about a week and invariably leave me with a half-finished box for months. And cereal's always a late-night thing for me. Never breakfast.

For a couple of years my rigid breakfast routine on working days has consisted of:

Two slices of Kingsmill 50/50. Toasted.
Spread a thin layer of light mayo on each slice.
Sprinkle with cracked black pepper (IMPORTANT)
Lay four slices of a tomato (the nice chunky on-the-vine ones at Lidl seem to be the tastiest) on one of the slices.
Sprinkle the tomato with sea salt (IMPORTANT)
Tear some basil leaves on the tomato.
Drizzle a tiny amount of balsamic vinegar on the tomato and basil leaves.
Lay the other slice of toast on top to create WHEATABEAT'S MARVELLOUSLY HEALTHY TOMATO-ON-TOAST TOASTIE SANDWICH.
Wrap it up in a bit of kitchen roll and eat it two hours later at your desk in work.

It's mega tasty, pretty healthy and one of your five a day. The salt and pepper make this I think. Tastes bland as owt without it.
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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by tompony » Wed Jan 07, 2015 23:14

I just eat crumpets. Crumpets with as much Marmite as a crumpet can support without collapsing into a black hole. Sometimes I think "maybe a man shouldn't eat this many crumpets", but it never lasts for long.

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

Post by humblebee » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:00

Oh, and I had vegetarian black pudding for Christmas Day breakfast (with a scrambled egg). Alright but a bit on the heavy side. Made with pearl barley and grains.

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

Post by Silver Girl » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:11

The new pet in the SilverGirl household is the Nutribullet.
It has revolutionised breakfast - this morning's Nutriblast was spinach, kale, nectarine, raspberry, blueberry and almond.
I am in thrall to a blender.
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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:24

humblebee wrote:Oh, and I had vegetarian black pudding for Christmas Day breakfast (with a scrambled egg). Alright but a bit on the heavy side. Made with pearl barley and grains.
I am interested in this concept. Was it pretty much just like veggie haggis? I'm giving up eating meat for the most part and I need some good breakfast ideas.

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

Post by Sylvie » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:58

lynsosaurus wrote:
humblebee wrote:Oh, and I had vegetarian black pudding for Christmas Day breakfast (with a scrambled egg). Alright but a bit on the heavy side. Made with pearl barley and grains.
I am interested in this concept. Was it pretty much just like veggie haggis? I'm giving up eating meat for the most part and I need some good breakfast ideas.
There's a vegan cafe nearby that sells vegan black pudding, which I'm tempted to try. We bought a vegetarian haggis last week to try for Burns' night, so looking forward to seeing what it's like.

I think I probably have porridge most for breakfast. I started to keep blueberries in the freezer so I can pop them in my breakfast or rice pudding. I can't eat breakfast cereal with wheat in, so don't have a lot of choice, but found that Oatibix flakes and Nestlé's gluten free cornflakes with honey are quite nice.

I read that some people make rice pudding for breakfast, which I've been tempted to try. I prefer having something hot for breakfast unless it's during our two week summer...
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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by humblebee » Thu Jan 08, 2015 14:03

lynsosaurus wrote:I am interested in this concept. Was it pretty much just like veggie haggis? I'm giving up eating meat for the most part and I need some good breakfast ideas.
A bit, yeah. Thought it could've been better, but worth trying. Definitely needs light things with it. Had some in an omelette on Boxing Day, which worked well.

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

Post by RITH » Tue Jan 27, 2015 22:10

Silver Girl wrote:The new pet in the SilverGirl household is the Nutribullet.
It has revolutionised breakfast - this morning's Nutriblast was spinach, kale, nectarine, raspberry, blueberry and almond.
I am in thrall to a blender.
The Nutribullet is basically a fancy Magic Bullet, right? I use that thing for everything.

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

Post by Silver Girl » Wed Jan 28, 2015 09:51

RITH wrote: The Nutribullet is basically a fancy Magic Bullet, right? I use that thing for everything.
Yes I believe it is. But it sounds marginally less like an adult toy.
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Re: Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:26

Silver Girl wrote:
RITH wrote: The Nutribullet is basically a fancy Magic Bullet, right? I use that thing for everything.
Yes I believe it is. But it sounds marginally less like an adult toy.
Hah!

Do you have the actual Nutribullet one? I really want to get something along those lines but they're pretty pricey, right? I'm starting both a new job (I GET TO LEAVE THE HOUSE!!!) and a new eating plan this week and next and I need to have a protein-rich breakfast that I can do quickly. I'm thinking some form of protein shake is the best option as I can drink it on my commute.

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