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What are you eating to start your day on wed March 5th?

fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 03:50 AM

It'a a cold and snowy morning here in Toronto and I'm starting my day with a hot breakfast of oatmeal porridge with a spoonfull of peanut butter.
What are you kick starting your day with in the way of a breakfast?

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    mwright RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 04:07 AM

    Head cheese with mustard and sliced tomatoes on toasted multigrain bread.
    Lovely sunny day in St. John's -- -5 C and not too much wind where I am.

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      Judith RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 04:20 AM

      It's much earlier here in CA, and I'm headed off to the gym, so I had a cup of coffee and a scoop of Trader Joe's raisin bran to see me through my workout. When I get back, I'll have a half a whole grain bagel with Whole Foods grind-it-yourself peanut butter, bananas and honey. And another cup of coffee . . .

      BTW, our March weather can vary, but it's likely to be sunny and by the mid-day quite warm, then cool and clear by evening. Most people around here would argue that the South Bay (south of SF) has one of the best climates in the world :-)

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        fern RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 04:20 AM

        Leftover roast chicken and leftover Robert Lauriston's cilantro rice. Very tasty hot breakfast.

        1. fayehess RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 04:21 AM

          buckwheat pancakes with a scoop of whole fat yogurt and a scoop of blueberry preserves with no sugar. fayefood.com

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            charlesbois RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 04:23 AM

            8 inches of snow here in ann arbor, MI and I can't get out of my driveway. Normally I would have a zingerman's bagel and coffee at work, but I'm stuck eating carmel delite girl scout cookies at home.

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              alliedawn_98 RE: charlesbois Mar 5, 2008 04:57 AM

              You guys got hit harder over there than we did on the NE side of Indiana. We got a couple inches of snow, just enough for a 2 hour school delay.

              I had some multi-grain waffles with a bit of maple syrup and a slice of cantaloupe this morning.

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                fern RE: charlesbois Mar 5, 2008 05:20 AM

                poor baby. ;)

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                Jack_ RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 05:04 AM

                Oatmeal with a bit of dark brown sugar and mlk

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                  moh RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 05:07 AM

                  We may be stuck in the same storm here in Montreal. It's starting to ease up, but there is no way I am leaving the house if I don't have to. The house is full of leftover food from several gigantic Korean meals courtesy of my visiting parents ( who have unfortunately gone back home). So I will start the day with rice in hot water, accompanied by jalepenos stuffed with beef and stewed in soy sauce, oh-ee-gi (Korean seasoned cucumber pickle) Korean stewed chicken, homemade Korean fried eggrolls, maybe some spicy pork belly and probably some kimchi. Finish with some really sweet Moroccan clementines. I've got plans to go out for lunch and possibly dinner, so if I want to eat Korean, breakfast will be it.

                  I'm not really into traditional breakfasts as much, although I am trying to convince the hubbie to make his homemade blueberry pancakes and bacon in the next few days...

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                    taboo RE: moh Mar 5, 2008 05:14 AM

                    Here in NYC it is just gloomy, but not too cold. Had an eggwhite and tofu scramble with fruit and coffee for b'fast.

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                      fruglescot RE: moh Mar 5, 2008 05:32 AM

                      WOW!.......... Thats some breakfast Moh Are some of those items traditional eating in the AM?

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                        moh RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 05:39 AM

                        Well, Koreans don't really have a separate breakfast cuisine per se, unless you consider traditional hangover remedies like Kam ja tang (Pork neck bone and potato stew) breakfast fare. Maybe the fried food would be considered a bit strange for breakfast. But the rest is fair game.

                        My parents, when they moved to Canada in 1966, decided that they would institute some rules about breakfast food because they didn't want to alienate their work colleagues with unpleasant food smells. So they cut out kimchi and strong garlic flavours from breakfast items in our home. I'm happy to say that times have changes, and less people are hung up about the smell of kimchi and garlic. But my parents still try to be courteous about it. My solution is to brush my teeth a lot and carry around a lot of breath mints.

                    2. Gio RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 05:24 AM

                      And here I thought I was the only goofy one who had lunch for breakfast.
                      It's cold and rainy here NOB...
                      I had turkey breast, tomato and an escarole leaf on organic whole grain white bread, with mustard and mayo. A sprinkling of Penzey's sandwich seasoning sparks the whole thing up. OJ and Trader Joe's French roast coffee to wash it all down..

                      1. Sam Fujisaka RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 05:34 AM

                        Very spicy Chinese noodles with local sausage and napa cabbage for me; pasta, French creamed carrot soup and sausage followed by my yogurt plus maple syrup from Vermont for my daughter.

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                          beevod RE: Sam Fujisaka Mar 5, 2008 05:43 AM

                          A bottle of Sierra Nevada porter and 1/2 pint of Cherry Garcia. Breakfast of champions.

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                            Bat Guano RE: beevod Mar 6, 2008 12:16 PM

                            You are my hero!

                        2. MeffaBabe RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 07:18 AM

                          Raining and mild in Boston- my 0% fage yogurt, some fresh cherries and red grapes and of course my cup of joe! Having to weigh in at ww tonight so it's a light eating day today... want the "scales to tip in my favor" for a change!

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                            swsidejim RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 07:19 AM

                            pretzles, and a can or two of coke.

                            1. tigerd RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 07:33 AM

                              Had a cup of coffee with steamed skim milk and 1/2 tsp of sugar, whole wheat toast with all-natural chunky peanut butter, some honey, cinnamon and 1/2 a sliced banana. I eat this same breakfast everyday throughout the year.... BUT sometimes i opt for a slice of toasted french bread with Nutella :)

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                                Reston RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 07:42 AM

                                Two cups of Seattle's Best coffee (Breakfast Blend) and one after dinner mint. Don't ask, it's been a rough morning!

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                                  fayehess RE: Reston Mar 5, 2008 11:53 AM

                                  I love a little dark chocolate before breakfast while I wait for my coffee (it takes a while to perk in the moka pot). My favorite lately are the lindt "instense" pear or orange. fayefood.com

                                2. heathermb RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 07:52 AM

                                  Whole grain bread with cottage cheese, toasted and sprinkled with cinnamon. Sliced banana on the side. Halfway through my second cup of coffee.

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                                    missfunkysoul RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 07:59 AM

                                    2 cups of coffee w/skim. I don't like to eat breakfast during the week. It's noon now and I'm still not even ready for lunch yet....

                                    1. gini RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 08:08 AM

                                      a couple of bites of siggi's pomegranate yogurt topped with vanilla granola and a bite of a black & white cookie.

                                      then half a grapfruit, cut up pineapple and grapes.

                                      a cup of english breakfast with half & half.

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                                        moh RE: gini Mar 5, 2008 08:11 AM

                                        Pomegranate yogurt? How come we don't get cool product flavours like that????

                                        That being said, i can't complain about the mediterranean thick yogurt with plums and walnut.

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                                          gini RE: moh Mar 5, 2008 09:44 AM

                                          your yogurt sounds good too! here's siggi's yogurt that i like - it's a skyr style:

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                                            moh RE: gini Mar 5, 2008 09:49 AM

                                            Oh yum! I'll look for it on our next visit to the States! Thanks so much!

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                                        adventuresinbaking RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 08:13 AM

                                        Blueberry flaxseed granola with soymilk, and half a cinnamon sugar donut :)

                                        I try.

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                                          bubbles4me RE: adventuresinbaking Mar 5, 2008 08:16 AM

                                          2 cups of coffee and cold fried rice..my favorite.

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                                            tatamagouche RE: bubbles4me Mar 5, 2008 11:36 AM

                                            Bubbles4me, yours is my favorite too.

                                            I didn't have breakfast this morning, but yesterday morning I ate half a jar of gherkins & drank the juice. Since having started a thread a couple of months ago about my pickle-juice cravings, I'm beginning to wonder if I've got a problem. Whatever problem it is, it better not be growing in my womb.

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                                              fayehess RE: tatamagouche Mar 5, 2008 11:56 AM

                                              If you run out of pickle juice, try alternating fresh ginger tea (steep unpeeled ginger in boiling water) with hot water that has a splash of unfiltered apple cider vinegar, a spoon of unfiltered honey, and a squeeze of lemon. Do you eat a lot of meat? I think it can be a sign that you need more fruit and veg and less for a little while.

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                                                tatamagouche RE: fayehess Mar 5, 2008 12:06 PM

                                                I do eat a fair amount of protein, although the bulk of my diet is definitely veggies. Not a lot of fruit though. That's interesting; how is it a sign?

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                                          kmills9408 RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 08:16 AM

                                          A very delicious sliced apple "dipped" in ground flax seed that I mixed with a little splenda and cinnamon.

                                          1. linguafood RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 08:21 AM

                                            These days, my 'breakfast' coincides with other people's lunch... timewise, that is.

                                            I WILL start this rainy, windy, nasty day with a slice of toasted multigrain bread, topped with scallion cream cheese, rosemary ham, a slice of cheddar, and a fried egg. Healthy, huh? Good start for the day, I say, as I combine two meals in one. Ain't I clever '-)

                                            1. JungMann RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 08:39 AM

                                              Today is a fasting day for Lent so I haven't eaten anything yet aside from a couple cups of chai and some coffee. Afternoon collation will be sauteed cabbage with caraway seeds and perhaps some mozzarella and mushrooms if there's pizza left after this afternoon's meeting.

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                                                cimui RE: JungMann Mar 6, 2008 12:44 PM

                                                Cabbage with caraway -- that's a favorite of mine. What a great way to break a fast!

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                                                  fruglescot RE: cimui Mar 8, 2008 11:09 AM

                                                  That sounds like something that folks with a Korean backround might like to eat first thing in the day. Am I close?

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                                                    moh RE: fruglescot Mar 8, 2008 11:27 AM

                                                    Sorry, hate to butt in, but caraway is not a traditional Korean seasoning... That combo does sound tasty though!

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                                                      cimui RE: fruglescot Mar 8, 2008 12:27 PM

                                                      I think it's a bit more Danish than Korean. :)

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                                                        JungMann RE: cimui Mar 10, 2008 07:18 AM

                                                        Actually I first purchased caraway for some Moroccan dishes. It was just by trying to use up the spice that I discovered its perfect marriage with cabbage!

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                                                  mordacity RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 08:49 AM

                                                  French toast bread pudding with maple syrup - leftovers from Sunday brunch.

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                                                    California Sunshine RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 08:55 AM

                                                    Freshly-squeezed grapefruit/orange juice, scrambled egg, 1 piece Passover egg matzoh with unsalted butter. Yummy!

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                                                      tartetatin RE: California Sunshine Mar 5, 2008 08:59 AM

                                                      Steel cut oatmeal with dried cranberries and pure Quebec maple syrup and a cup of coffee.

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                                                      daimon4 RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 09:05 AM

                                                      Just having my usually breakfast of tea and a cigarette--the tea has to be boiled on the stove indian style with the milk and sugar. Boil water--add teabag (tetley is good--stronger than the other store "bags") wait a few seconds--add milk, allow to boil up once then add sugar (1tsp usually, 2 if i've had a rough night) and let it boil up again--perfect cup of morning tea.

                                                      There was a lovely (ahem) ice pellet snowstorm in Montreal last night so before I go and dig out my car I'll probably have 2 eggs, softly scrambled with a little fleur d'ail on whole grain toast. After I get my car out and run some errands I'll end up at caffe mille gusti on St. Zotique (a bit east of St. Hubert) for an espresso made by Joe (haven't tried this Anthony guy in Old Montreal but Joe knows what's he's doing--the coffee is Illy) and a panini (I know, I know, they're usually gross but these are amazing). The Dolce vita with goat cheese, prociutto (sp?), basil leaves and dates....mmmm....the thought is making me want to leave the house right now..........

                                                      1. passycafe RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 09:13 AM

                                                        Just got "Cornbread Gospels" (not a religious book; don't worry!) by Crescent Dragonwagon. Has 200 recipes using cornmeal. "Sylvia's Ozark Cornbread" was my choice & it was great. Wonderful texture & flavor, and it couldn't be easier. Have to admit I added a few TBSP of sugar. We northerners like our cornbread a bit sweet.

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                                                          jackrugby RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 09:54 AM

                                                          A bowl of Grape Nut Flakes, mixed with a handfull of chopped walnuts, a handfull of dried cranberries, a sliced banana and skim milk. A real nice way to start the day in Dayton, Ohio.

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                                                            mpalmer6c RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 11:21 AM

                                                            Magic Kitchen lemon cake and (genuine) Mocha Java.

                                                            1. chelleyd01 RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 12:03 PM

                                                              2 all beef hot dogs with hot pickles, mustard and sharp cheddar and a diet pepsi somewhere around the 430am range.

                                                              Kashi Go Lean Crunch with mesquite honey around 11.

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                                                                Oh Robin RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 12:05 PM

                                                                Wow some of you are really ambitious in the morning!

                                                                Coffee with Coffeemate Fat-Free Vanilla
                                                                Glass of Water
                                                                Bite Size Frosted Mini-Wheats with 1% milk

                                                                1. Ruth Lafler RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 12:37 PM

                                                                  I'm not a breakfast person but I need to eat something to hold me til lunch, so this morning I had my regular workday breakfast: six ounces of Fage Total 0% yogurt mixed with a spoonful of preserves (grapefruit this morning).

                                                                  1. jeni1002 RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 01:10 PM

                                                                    My breakfasts tend to be on the sweet side (to compensate for waking up too early, I guess). Today, I finally figured out the magic formula to make Van's waffles taste to my liking (not too soggy, not too dry, not too sweet, but sweet enough): so, Van's multigrain Belgian waffles with a generous amount of Trader Joe's European Style yogurt, topped with cherries, kiwi and mango chunks. Held me until noon just fine.

                                                                    1. jodymaryk RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 07:01 PM

                                                                      Wow, people tease me that I eat a weird breakfast (workdays) but now I don't feel so strange anymore...

                                                                      Slice of whole grain bread toasted with ketchup or BBQ sauce, topped with a BOCA Soy Burger and a slice of soy cheese. I love lots of protein in the morning, this is fast, easy, lo calorie and I can eat it in the car! Also mindless so I don't have to think about it and keeps me going until lunch.

                                                                      Fun thread!

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                                                                        Judith RE: jodymaryk Mar 6, 2008 04:24 AM

                                                                        That doesn't seem so weird to me . . . I've been trying for years to figure out how to come up with a quick and tasty high protein breakfast that's not super high calorie. For years I had lo-fat cottage cheese on half a raisin bagel, but one day I woke up and discovered I was seriously bored of cottage cheese, just couldn't face it any more. So I switched to p-butter and bananas, but I don't quite make it to lunch. Now I've been trying lo-fat ricotta and I'm looking at hard boiled eggs. I'm thinking a soy burger might be an excellent idea. Thanks!

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                                                                          jodymaryk RE: Judith Mar 7, 2008 07:15 AM

                                                                          I just can't face hard boiled eggs. Scrambled, fried over hard, but they can't be runny. I loved poached eggs as a kid, but it changed as I got older. Glad you like the idea! One more, but a little more calories. On the weekend I will take a whole wheat english muffin toasted, but on a Morning Star soy sausage patty, slice of soy cheese halved to fit each side of the english muffin and if I am splurging, I fried up one egg in PAM and put it on also. My own sausage McMuffin.

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                                                                            fruglescot RE: jodymaryk Mar 8, 2008 07:30 AM

                                                                            PAM!?..... EEK! A product endorsed by our own up here in Canada The long ago deceased Madame Benoit.

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                                                                              jodymaryk RE: fruglescot Mar 8, 2008 05:04 PM

                                                                              I know, I know. I've tried the sprayers you put your own oil in, but none have worked very well for me!

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                                                                                Ruth Lafler RE: jodymaryk Mar 8, 2008 07:03 PM

                                                                                There are some olive oil sprays that are pretty good -- not olive oil Pam, which is only partly olive oil, but some others that are just olive oil and propellant (TJ's is okay, but I've seen better ones).

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                                                                                  jodymaryk RE: Ruth Lafler Mar 10, 2008 08:01 AM

                                                                                  Thanks, I will look for them!

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                                                                              Judith RE: jodymaryk Mar 10, 2008 06:21 PM

                                                                              I have mixed feelings about hard boiled eggs, but I can eat them with dijon mustard. I eat scrambled eggs with jam. When I was a kid my grandmother poached eggs and broke up toasted kaisers into crouton-size hunks and mixed them in. If she could come back and do that, it would bring me joy, but mostly I can't quite deal with them anymore. Thanks for the suggestions :-)

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                                                                          amac123 RE: fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 08:31 PM

                                                                          i had green tea, and oatmeal with dried cranberries, banana, and brown sugar!

                                                                          1. six dower RE: fruglescot Mar 6, 2008 11:03 AM

                                                                            My usual breakfast: 0% fage yougurt w/vanilla whey protein mix, blueberries, flax seed, walnuts mushed together.

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                                                                              AndyP RE: fruglescot Mar 6, 2008 12:35 PM

                                                                              Hey fruglescot,

                                                                              Here in Portland, OR it is overcast and in the low 50's. Since I was working at the restaurant last night, just got up a while ago, but my "breakfast" was two cups of coffee, then a bacon cheeseburger, (ground sirloin, Wisconsin sharp white cheddar, Neuske's bacon, romaine, red onion, and sun-dried tomatoes) with a pint of Wingwalker amber ale. It's my day off, so I'm allowed ;)


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                                                                                moh RE: AndyP Mar 6, 2008 12:40 PM

                                                                                ummm... breakfast burger... this just sounds divine.... plus bacon is a perfectly acceptable breakfast food!

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                                                                                cimui RE: fruglescot Mar 6, 2008 12:41 PM

                                                                                I love breakfast food (cereal, waffles) at any other time of the day, but for breakfast, I love a good soup. And that's what I had, today: chicken vegetable soup thickened with melty potatoes until almost the consistency of stew, spiced with a little bit of toasted cumin seed.

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