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What else is your go to breakfast besides eggs?

Once in a great while I go out for breakfast , as I did today, and I'm always disappointed at the unimaginative offerings of eggs and more eggs. When at home I never have an egg but rather yogurt or toast and cheese with fruit.
How about you?

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  1. unless the omelets are really different,i tend towards things like stuffed french toast or unusual waffles. there's a place on long island called thomas ham & eggery. the eggs are all served in a metal skillet and all of the baked goods are done there. they do things like pumpkin pecan waffles and blueberry/lemon/ricotta stuffed french toast. and they know how to make an egg cream. at home on the weekends i usually do eggs but with extras like cheese,lox,onions,broccoli,mushrooms,etc.

    1. On the weekends, at home, my favorites are Cream of Wheat or oatmeal. I like to add some raisins to the oatmeal while it's cooking, but usually don't, 'cause my husband prefers plain. Add a splash of milk, a pat of salted butter or margarine (Smart Balance is pretty good) and a spoonful of brown sugar. You didn't say it had to be sugar-free or non-fat, right?

      Another favorite in our house is matzoh brie, but we don't restrict it just to breakfast. Sometimes it's a late-night snack. Fallback, sorry to say, is dry cereal and milk.

      During the week, picked up on the way to work, it's usually cut-up fresh fruit from a salad bar, along with fat-free cottage cheese.

      1. At home I like cottage cheese and fruit. If I go out I like a good quiche, which I know has eggs, or if I am lucky some crepes. If I am at a good country diner give me the sausage gravy over biscuits! Hold the eggs! Some sliced tomatoes on the side as well.

        1. I love eggs benedict (the basic idea but can be done many ways) different sauces, fresh avacados and peaches, eggs, different bottoms, brioche, polenta, toast, muffin halfs, you name it.

          Love omletes if different. Asparagus with gruyere, bacon, peach and brie, lots of ideas.

          Also some simple english muffins toasted with fresh peaches, cheese, some granola and spice, same with raspberries and yogurt and chees over english muffins. Some can have ground turkey or smoked salmon, avacado and some cheese or raspberries, gruyere, nuts and apple slices and thin proscuitto ham.

          French toast but unique, I love stuffed with apples and a marscapone topping.

          Oatmeal no, I make that, cottage cheese no, like it but eat it at home.

          I make egg parfaits which I love, shredded hashbrowns on the bottom of a clear glass bowl, some sauteed pancetta, onion and peppers, then a soft egg, topped with cheese and a light cheese cream sauce. Really decadent and good.

          I love crepes but not necessarily for breakfast.

          I had some eggs florentine over a bed a spinach a poached egg, then a creamed spinach cream sauce, not your average sauce. Very nice.

          The best ever which I recreated ... don't have the original recipe. But a avacado, halved and lightly scooped, not all the way, It was topped with a few grilled shallots and red peppers and spicy sausage and then put in the avacado. Topped with a good mexican cheese or a good gruyere or pepper jack will work or similar and then heated until melted. The last couple of minutes put a nice poached egg on top with some salsa. and heat 1 more minute and serve.

          I also had a potato cake made with pancetta, onion and peppers, sauteed topped with sauteed spinach and onions, topped with a cheese and then the egg. Simple but very good.

          Last one a baguette with pesto, olives and a poached egg, topped with a salsa made with tomatoes, avacados and onions. Simple and great.

          I do loves eggs just as eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and toast.. Sorry. I love the options, but I do often get just standard breakfast and am satisfyed. Depends on the restaurant.

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          1. re: kchurchill5

            I thought the thread was about OTHER than eggs. all yu mentioned was things WITH eggs. What did I miss?

            (I dislike eggs intensely myself, so I hoped I would find some alternatives in this thread)

            1. re: KaimukiMan

              Eggs are my favorite and my go to. Sometimes yogurt but if it is my go to it is eggs. I don't do too much else. Maybe yogurt, but no. Sorry, I'm an egg girl.

              1. re: KaimukiMan

                I'm curious as to why the dislike? No judgements, I'm just always interested in the reasons behind food preferences.

              2. re: kchurchill5

                kchurchill5, Your egg parfaits sound wonderful; any chance you could share the recipe?????

              3. I like to slice a bagel in half and toast it under the broiler. Then I add a couple slices of black forest ham and toast it again under the broiler until the ham is hot. Then I add some cheddar cheese on top and, you guessed it, toast it under the broiler again until the cheese melts. Remove from oven and, careful - it's hot, move to a plate. I usually let mine sit for a half a minute to let it cool enough to touch, or you can use a fork and knife.

                It may not sound like much, but once you try it you'll see.

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                1. re: Davedigger

                  I like it. I am not picky, I like lots of simple food or all that above. My mom always taught me to like everything. I can eat a box of kraft mac and cheese. May not be the best, but I'll live. but I love the best of the best. Happy with a fried egg, peanut butter and jelly or the best steak money can buy. I learn to appreciate all aspects of cooking. Ham and cheese is classic.

                  I wish I could remember this swiss cheese I get from switzerland, a friend brings it to me. That with some good ham and a pumpernickle bagle and some grilled onions. I"M IN HEAVEN!! So I know what you mean.

                2. Puff pancakes with apples
                  Everything kchurchill listed ;+)
                  Greek yogurt with fruit of any kind/or jam
                  I love Maypo...and it's been hard to find lately
                  and sometimes a well made Thai coffee with sweet rice & mango is the only thing I crave

                  Breakfast is my fav meal of the day!!

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                  1. re: HillJ

                    Thanks, I love pancakes with apples, lots of whipped cream of course ...

                    Maypo... OMG, flash back, good stuff, haven't seen in years.

                    Love b'kfast too, could eat it for dinner many nights. Still do. I make variations of omlettes and benedict (it isn't true but a take off) but still good. Love it

                    1. re: kchurchill5

                      Wow, maypo is a blast from my past as well. We used to eat it w/ a big pat of butter, sprinkle of brown sugar and a splash of milk. Great on a cold, winter day.

                      HillJ, where do u find it? I've switched to Oat Bran just b/c I haven't seen maypo in stores in a decade or more.

                      1. re: lynnlato

                        lynnlato, up until about 3 mos ago, I was able to purchase Maypo at Stop & Shop, ShopRite and A&P here in NJ and Wegman's had the instant Maypo...but all of a sudden....poof it's gone! Bummer.

                        From one Maypo fan to another:

                        I also enjoy Maypo with sweet butter, milk and in my case a splash of maple syrup. If you get a hit on where to find, pls let me know! Some of the online sites are selling 2 boxes for $10.00...who knew Maypo was such a commodity!

                        1. re: HillJ

                          A&P, that also brings back memories. One of favorite grocery stores. Same with Grogers and Giants. We got Publix and Sweetbay down here and had have been to Piggly Wiggly (hate that place)

                          1. re: HillJ

                            That is too funny. That's it, I'm going on a hunt HillJ, I'll let you know if I score.

                            1. re: HillJ

                              Hey HillJ,

                              Here's a place online where you can buy Maypo. $4.25/box. I don't know about you, but I'm not so interested that I'd go to those lengths to get some. But I am still going to keep my eye out for it here. Harris Teeter definitely doesn't carry it.

                              1. re: lynnlato

                                I may get some, I love that stuff. thx

                              2. re: HillJ

                                Yup - 2 boxes for $10.90 (+ shipping and handling, of course) from The Vermont Country Store...

                                1. re: Deenso

                                  Hi lynnlato & Dennso. I saw that too but like you I'm not willing to order Maypo online or @ those prices, :)

                                  Locally I'll keep an eye out. Probably buy more than one @ a time now that I know Maypo is going to be more difficult to find.

                                  lol...all this for hot cereal fix...I want my Maypo! Funny.

                        2. If I go out and am in the US, I want cholesterol, grease, salt, hot sauce, eggs, hash browns, pancakes ... thej works.

                          At home breakfast is a sliced banana, blackberries, homemade yogurt, wheatgerm, and honey.

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                          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                            Ditto everything Sam just said (except swap out the wheatgerm and honey and replace with apples and some sort of bread product)

                            1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                              Can you get bulk pork sausage, like a roll of jimmy dean's type stuff, there in Columbia? If you can you would love this recipe I have for this sausage gravy with green onion in it. You serve it over biscuits, but I swear I could just eat it like soup, mix in some eggs. add your hot sauce, put some hash browns on the side and you would be in HOG heaven Sam! Full of cholesterol, grease and salt. Fits your requirements.

                              1. re: danhole

                                No I can't. But I got some Jimmy Dean at SafeWay last time I was in DC and used it various ways. Stuff is good! I'll make your version next time I'm there.

                                1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                  Sam, at home I make a one-skillet mess to share that sounds like your thing. In large skillet, start frying sliced/chunked potatoes. add onions and peppers when the potatoes are getting done. Get those potatoes nice and well done. Add chunks of breakfast sausage. Pour a number of eggs in and around. cheese optional. Solidify, flip in sections, stir a bit as desired. Result: large, offensive, shiny open faced breakfast attack. Follow with angioplasty.

                            2. I make my own mcmuffin. Toasted english muffin, 2% kraft single slice, veggie sausage patty and a touch of roasted red pepper mayo. Yum.

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                              1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

                                I do but I leave at 5 am often, too tired after going to bed at midnight or later. Besides I work 12 hour days at times. The store doesn't happen so sometimes whatever I can get. But yes your recipe sounds good. No veggie, I want meat, sorry, I like egg too, have too but roasted red pepper may sounds good.

                                1. re: kchurchill5

                                  I want meat too. But the mayo feels like a sin. So I atone with the veggie sausage.

                              2. Yogurt & granola (just started making my own - yum!), fruit smoothies, toast or bagels with cream cheese, oatmeal with vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and brown sugar, cooked apples in the fall, crepes or brioche french toast if I'm being fancy. I usually keep some bacon & greenmarket breakfast sausage around for the... less low-cal mornings.

                                1. Bircher muesli. Add a few raisins, a grated apple and about a half cup of milk to a half cup of old-fashioned oats the night before. Cover and leave in the fridge. Next morning, add nuts and yogurt, sometimes extra fruit -- especially berries.

                                  1. in asia i picked up the habit of rice soups for breakfast.


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                                    1. re: thew

                                      yep. congee. waiting for me in the rice cooker most mornings. sometimes i'll add a poached egg or two, sometimes a fried egg, sometimes some leftover fish or chicken or vegetables. Often, though, just some soy and some chili sauce.

                                      1. re: thew

                                        I love congee. Actually, I just love rice. Rice + something salty = winner. Any time of day.

                                        I don't really have boundaries over what can or can't be eaten at certain times of day...

                                      2. Extra crunchy peanut butter on toast, with sliced banana on the side!

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                                        1. re: bayoucook

                                          or honey drizzled over the peanut butter.

                                          1. re: CocoaNut

                                            Honey drizzled on the toast, peanut butter spread over the honey. I learned a long time ago that honey tends to puddle on top of the peanut butter, then drip off the toast while you're eating it. If you put the honey on the bottom, the bread absorbs it, and there is no drippage.

                                          2. re: bayoucook

                                            Crunchy peanut butter! I have it almost every day on rye toast w/ butter first, then a shmear of the crunchy peanut butter. Good carbs, fat, protein. I've eaten this for years and never grow tired of it. But will occasionally mix things up and have the incredible, edible egg. :)

                                          3. Love French Toast...often I'll have it not with syrup, but a very light schmeer of some fruit conserves. I also enjoy Cream Of Rice (I grind my own, from brown rice...tastes a lot better than the storebought variety); I'm also crazy for oatmeal, though it has to be either pinhead (steel cut) oats or very thickly rolled ones. I cook the oatmeal up with either dried currants or dried sweet Bing cherries (my favorite way).

                                            1. Homemade waffles and sausage with real maple syrup and a big glass of milk always hits the spot for me.

                                              Also, grits are overlooked alot as a breakfast treat. I do, however, usually eat these with eggs over-easy.

                                              1. Fish cakes and beans
                                                French toast w/ liverwurst and maple syrup
                                                Breakfast tacos w/ chorizo
                                                Huevos rancheros.

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                                                1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                  Huevos rancheros I agree, the others ... not sure.

                                                  1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                    Passadumkeg - liverwurst and maple syrup? This sounds marvelous. Do you sizzle it? Just use it as a spread? Tell!


                                                    1. re: cayjohan

                                                      Do the Frenchy, cut a thick slice of liverwurst, lay it on the French toast and pour on the maple. Sweet and savory.
                                                      My brother and my childhood favorite.

                                                    2. re: Passadumkeg

                                                      You're weird! Agree with all things Mezkin though! Beans, salsa, tortillas and whatever.
                                                      Lately, because of my cooking, I have been eating pintos with runny eggs, chili or carnitas and chips or tortillas; and good black coffee!
                                                      I also love Eggs Benedict in every shape, form and fashion; Smoked salmon is great!

                                                      1. re: Scargod

                                                        You and Mark should make O'Rourke's your next rendezvous. I know he's a fan (as am I)...Brian has probably about a dozen riffs on Eggs Benny, not to mention good coffee and Irish soda bread. Then again, you've probably been.

                                                        I meant to add, though it's not my go to, how much does anyone else love good ol' SOS? We used to have it at least once a month or so when we were kids. I haven't had it in years...that S is good, tho'!

                                                        1. re: kattyeyes

                                                          Yea, I've fixed that "good shit" a few times. I can usually do without SOS. Reminds me of my pot smoking days. Your coughing your lungs out and then say, "that's some good shit!"
                                                          I have good intentions of eating at O'Rourke's. Didn't know the breadth of his cooking; just knew it was "good shit". Everybody says that...

                                                          1. re: Scargod

                                                            SOS? Not since the Navy.

                                                            Tex, in April?

                                                            1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                              I think the SOS was a Marine thing for my uncle. He was a big Semper Fi guy. He used to make his own breakfast sausage, too, which was soooooooooo good. That with waffles on a Sunday morning and the dog barking every time the waffle iron buzzed because it sounded like the doorbell! Good thing you guys seem to be early risers--then you'll beat the lines. :)

                                                              1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                Kittykateyes, you made me think of my grandparents on my mom's side. Bastrop County, Texas, and particularly Elgin, is known far and wide for its sausage. My grandaddy would butcher his own hogs and then make the most fantastic saged sausage you can imagine. With that and a homemade buttermilk biscuit, who needed eggs?

                                                                1. re: Scargod

                                                                  Oh, man, now you're just making me hungry! That had to be out of this world! And now my stomach is growling...

                                                            1. re: Davedigger

                                                              "shit-on-a-shingle" or (politely) creamed chipped beef on toast!

                                                              1. re: c oliver

                                                                Must be an American thing. I've never heard of it. Creamed chipped beef on toast. Hmmm. Think anywhere in Vegas serves this? I may have to give it a go.

                                                                1. re: Davedigger

                                                                  You might find it at a diner. No time to research but do I remember that the army made it famous? Or am I imagining that. Haven't had it since childhood and it isn't one of those things that conjures good or bad memories.

                                                                  1. re: Davedigger

                                                                    Think of rubbery corned beef sliced thin and chopped with a milk gravy (bechemel/white sauce)...

                                                                    At least that's how I remember it......and anything can be had in Las Vegas :)

                                                                    1. re: fourunder

                                                                      It isn't as bad as some of the stuff I have seen as recipes or ideas on here. Sorry somethings I couldn't even stomach trying and you complain about chipped beef, it isn't that bad made correctly. Try it right and then comment. Sorry I still like it if I remember correctly several others did too on the my favorite go to single foods or some blog recently. So I guess I'm not alone.

                                                                      I try pretty much anything made right before I get a strong opinion on criticizing food.

                                                                      I am not saying I don't honor your opinion, but have you had it done right and fresh and homemade, does it taste any different? I may disagree with opinions but I may at least try it once. I'm even trying a chicken at 500 again according to one recipe which I don't agree with, but I'll try it.

                                                                      I'll probably get several bad responses to this, sorry, bring it on. I'm not trying to be disrespectful really, just being honest is all.

                                                                      1. re: kchurchill5

                                                                        Wow....talk about passion........Excuse me Ms (kchurchill5), but from...

                                                                        rubbery corned beef sliced thin and chopped with milk gravy

                                                                        you can deduce I a complaining? I am simply trying to prepare or describe the dish to (Davedigger). I have no relative position or opinion on the dish. I do not like it or dislike it....and it isn't readily available here in North Jersey on any menu or restaurant that I know of....so safe to assume I will not be ordering it out. As for any leftover corned beef.....I prefer Hash :-).

                                                                        As a note, I do actually like Country Gravy (with sausage) over biscuits very much. :-)

                                                                        As for your conclusion I have not ever tried it once.....how would you explain I remember it as rubbery corned beef in cream sauce if I have not had it before.

                                                                        1. re: fourunder

                                                                          You said ...As for your conclusion I have not ever tried it once.....how would you explain I remember it as rubbery corned beef in cream sauce if I have not had it before.

                                                                          I'm glad you like sausage gravy and biscuits. My chipped beef is pretty good. But I do understand, Just try good first. This is what you said, so I though you tried it.

                                                                          You said ...

                                                                          Think of rubbery corned beef sliced thin and chopped with a milk gravy (bechemel/white sauce)...
                                                                          At least that's how I remember it......and anything can be had in Las
                                                                          Vegas :)

                                                                          You just said this so I thought you had tried it before. That is all I meant, until you try good chipped beef, don't knock it. It can be pretty good. Thats all.

                                                                    2. re: Davedigger

                                                                      You can get creamed chipped beef frozen in your supermarket.

                                                                      1. re: Davedigger

                                                                        Hey, Davedigger. SOS is a pretty easy breakfast if you can't find it in a diner. Make a roux into a white sauce and grab a jar of Armour Sliced Dried Beef:

                                                                        It's pretty salty, but I always enjoyed it as a kid (and as the kid in an adult suit I am today). Again, I think my uncle's years in the Marines brought this dish to us. The other "creamed" breakfast we had was creamed eggs...this wasn't one of my faves...same white sauce with sliced hard boiled eggs on toast (no sliced beef). We did family breakfasts every Sunday morning so all this breakfast talk is nostalgic for me.

                                                                        Oh--and I don't know if there are other ways to make SOS (there may be regional variations), but the stuff in the jar shouldn't yield a rubbery meat--it'll be salty for sure, but not rubbery. :) Try it...and don't forget to butter your toast lightly before you hit it with the gravy. It's the weekend and time to PIG OUT! I may have to pick up a jar myself for old times' sake.

                                                                        1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                          Fascinating! I'm going to get some ASDB next time I'm in the US.

                                                                          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                            I agree. I'll have to ask my friends to keep an eye out for it.

                                                                            1. re: Davedigger

                                                                              Sam & Dave: One more thing--when I picked some up this weekend, it wasn't the Armour brand anymore, but Hormel. I think you'd find it regardless, but thought I'd mention. It's the only beef in a jar in the "canned meat and fish" aisle at the grocery store.

                                                                              P.S. Since you're Sam & Dave, do you do "Soul Man?" :)

                                                                              1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                Unfortunately I'm not Dave. I just dig Dave. ;-)

                                                                                Thanks for the Hormel info.

                                                                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                  Of course we do "Soul Man" - complete with sharkskin suits, pegged highwater pants, Beatle boots, pleat vent jacket, and big collars! Only dif is that my hair is conked, we dance bettern' the originals, and we eat dried meat from a jar during the gig.

                                                                            2. re: kattyeyes

                                                                              Warning: Jarred beef... Very salty! I would taste it first, add NO salt to the gravy or rinse it off. That's my memory of the last time I had it, about 10-12 years ago.

                                                                              1. re: Scargod

                                                                                Oh, hell yeah! 50 percent of your daily sodium requirement in an 8-slice serving of beef, but I didn't rinse the beef...of course, I sure didn't add any more salt, either. ;)

                                                                                It still tastes good to me! Just made another plate for myself this a.m. Brings me right back to 216 (the number of my uncle's house).

                                                                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                  I 'm like chipped beef when a woman gets excited and curses!

                                                                                  1. re: Scargod

                                                                                    OK, guys. Just for you...some SOS food porn. Notice the melted butter beneath the gravy. Mmmmmmmmmmm!

                                                                                    Thanks, Scargod, for helping me with my photos. :)

                                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                      My gawd, that looks good! I especially love the two leaves tucked daintily at the sides. Plating SOS --- a new first :) x,c

                                                                                      1. re: c oliver

                                                                                        LOL, the leaves are painted onto my plates, but thank you. It's the dusk pattern from Portmeirion. ;)

                                                                                        1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                          That's a riot! It looked like you had just tucked them there.

                                                                                      2. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                        Your father'd be proud.
                                                                                        Semper fi

                                                                                  2. re: Scargod

                                                                                    Mom used to soak it in milk overnight in the fridge before using.

                                                                            3. re: Davedigger

                                                                              Sh*t on Shingle would be my guess....creamed chipped beef on toast.

                                                                              1. re: fourunder

                                                                                I happen to grow up with it and made right, pretty darn good.

                                                                      2. Toast, toast, toast!

                                                                        With gravlax and red onions, with salmon pate (y'know, the tubes at IKEA) and cucumber slices, with some green peppercorn mustard with a slice of Emmenthaler on top, with a slice of boiled ham and sliced tomato, the list could go on and on.

                                                                        I wish I could get a good slice of toast with interesting toppings when going out for breakfast. I love a good sloppy egg and hash browns, but savory breakfast toast tops my list.


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                                                                        1. re: cayjohan

                                                                          "I wish I could get a good slice of toast with interesting topping"
                                                                          Oh, you're reminding me of one of the reasons the breakfast out was so disappointing. The rye toast was drenched in a liquidy butter substance. It was put on a plate with two little plastic packs of jelly. I should have sent it back, or ordered it dry, I know.

                                                                          1. re: lucyis

                                                                            "rye toast was drenched in a liquidy butter substance"

                                                                            I worked in a diner many moons ago and I remember they would remove toast from the commercial toaster and then swipe it across this wheel that "buttered" it in this oily, butter-flavored stuff. Ick.

                                                                            There is no substitute for real butter on toast.

                                                                        2. If I am in the mood for a cholesterol kick like Sam....

                                                                          Plain Toasted Bagel with Butter and Bacon
                                                                          Beans and Sausage on Toast
                                                                          Two Eggs Scrambled Soft on Whole Wheat Bread with Butter

                                                                          1. Then there are the breakfasts from elsewhere:

                                                                            Miso shiru, yesterday's rice, and an ume - Japan

                                                                            Rustic bread, goat's milk cheese from the Altiplano, coffee with milk - Bolivia

                                                                            Lots of fresh fruit, rustic bread, and local cheese - Tajikistan

                                                                            Small breakfast tamales and hot atol on the street, early and cold - Mexico & Gautemala

                                                                            Cassava pan de bono & world class coffee - Colombia

                                                                            Chicken stew and rice, very early - Peruvian Amazon

                                                                            Steak, eggs, rice - cattle country, Honduras

                                                                            Pho on the sidewalk on low plastic chairs and plastic table w/parked motorcycles all around - Vietnam

                                                                            Hot pan de sal & nescafe or fried egg, rice, tomato slice, longganisa atsara - mag breakfast tayo! Philippines

                                                                            Cakes, breads, cured meats, cheese - Germany

                                                                            (French) bread, butter, coffee, Hotel du France, Tana - Madagascar

                                                                            Six course incredible meal, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, every morning for weeks - Hainan Island, China

                                                                            Dal, goat, soft naan/roti, sweetened tea & milk - India

                                                                            Yak butter tea & buckwheat gruel - Bhutan

                                                                            Cuy/guinea pig and rice and great organic fair trade coffee - northern coffee zone, Peru

                                                                            Traditional sausage, yesterday's khao niyao, and tea - Laos

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                                                                            1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                              You forgot saltenas in Bolivia!

                                                                              My favorite drug.

                                                                              1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                Salty doujiang (hot soybean milk) and youtiao shaobing (Chinese cruller inside a flaky sesame roll, a bread sandwich, what's not to like) on the street in Taipei or other Taiwan/PRC city...dounao (soft bean curd with soy, vinegar, pickles, etc) ditto.

                                                                              2. Trader Joe frozen gluten-free pancakes. Not a medical requirement but I just like them. 2 minutes in micro and you are "good to go". Quick,easy, 1 dish clean up and very tasty!!

                                                                                1. Disappointed by eggs??? I can't imagine every feeling that way! But I'm addicted to eggs so there is no such thing as too many eggs for me.

                                                                                  One of my favorite ways to have eggs is fried up served over a piece of Trader Joe's french toast w/ butter and syrup. Top it all off w/ coarse salt and let that runny yolk mix with the sweet syrup and all is good in my hood.

                                                                                  1. Oatmeal, but that's why I enjoy having egg options when I actually go out for breakfast (well, brunch).

                                                                                    1. fried haggis, and a bottle of champagne

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                                                                                      1. re: haggisdragon

                                                                                        Four dozen oysters and a bottle of champagne; had it on the ides of February at The Wynn.

                                                                                        1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                          How decadent! I've never felt that I could spend the money to eat as many oysters as I'd like.

                                                                                              1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                Oh wow! You're our kinda guy. We took MIL to a seafood buffet in Reno once years ago. We went straight to the shell fish and smoked fish. Maybe two pieces of fruit to look like we gave a damn about such things :) Dare I ask the price???

                                                                                          1. re: haggisdragon

                                                                                            Meow! I see how you get your chow name. Mimosas are a nice treat in the winter with fresh squeezed oranges . At home I like one jumbo egg fried in olive oil, with Alvarado St. multi-grain toast, lots of butter. Eating out, I like to order an omelet or huevos rancheros. Once in a great while I get eggs from someone who keeps chickens in the back yard -- these eggs are the best, I wish they were the norm.

                                                                                          2. I love eating eggs morning, afternoon and night so on occasion I will have run out of eggs and not feel like running to the store to make breakfast. Those are the days when I'll eat kippers and fried rice, toast and smoked salmon or pickled herring, sausages or cured meats with cheese or just leftovers. In any case, if I'm going through the trouble of eating a meal I normally skip, it's going to be something loaded with protein to keep me going through the day.

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                                                                                            1. re: JungMann

                                                                                              Sorry I didn't see this post when you made it a year ago. i used to stay at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore and they offered a breakfast menu with the food to be delivered to your door early the next morning (handy if you were checking out on the way to the airport). So feeling very British and all, having knocked back more than my share of gin at the Long Bar the night before I left the menu with my choice of a "typical" British breakfast for 6:30 AM the next morning. Kippers and whatever else was on that plate. Not only was my stomach not up to even bacon and eggs that next morning, but one whiff of those kippers and...well never mind what happened, but suffice it to say that I slept most of the way to Bali after I boarded my Garuda flight later that morning.

                                                                                            2. I have unusual breakfast habits because of an unusual mother. our mom said the doctor told her kids needed breakfast and she was not going to fight with us to eat "traditional" breakfast foods. As a result we basically got whatever we liked. We grew up eating burgers for breakfast, one sister frequently had tuna sandwiches, a brother often had cooked noodles with a little salt and pepper, and I preferred soup. I was an adult before I realized that soup for most people was a lunch or dinner food and not a breakfast food. To this day I like to have a nice bowl of soup in the morning.

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                                                                                              1. re: swamp

                                                                                                We used to live in a place where you could buy a dozen ham and cheese sandwiches on burger buns, so every weekend we would get a bag, and then that is what I ate for breakfast the next week! Eggs just didn't do it for me, and since mom wasn't really a morning person it was fine by her that I had a sandwich for breakfast. Now look at all the breakfast sandwiches out there.

                                                                                              2. Eat to live:
                                                                                                Boring bowl of multigrain Cheerios or oatmeal sweetened with agave syrup.

                                                                                                Live to eat:
                                                                                                Cheddar cheese scrambled eggs (cheesy eggs) with
                                                                                                - biscuits and gravy
                                                                                                - homemade corned beef hash
                                                                                                - leftover taco meat folded up in a tortilla with salsa
                                                                                                - canned hash cooked till crispy with a splash of Chipotle Tabasco

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                                                                                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                  Two out of three from the "live to eat" list here...

                                                                                                2. It depends. I will eat left overs if the meal was darn good the night before. Love mashed potatoes and gravy, gotta knock that off though.
                                                                                                  I do love cream of wheat or rice made with water, no milk or anything sweet
                                                                                                  Poached eggs - 2 please
                                                                                                  Bagel with cream cheese and bacon
                                                                                                  Oatmeal - okay with golden raisins or dried cherries made with water, and it must be loose almost soupy.
                                                                                                  Egg foo yung, or potstickers, chow mein is even better
                                                                                                  shredded cabbage with salsa and beans on a flour tortilla with lots of hot sauce
                                                                                                  Not crazy for the traditional breakfast unless I go to Murphys for chicken fried steak and farm fresh eggs that are that wonderful orange-gold color, with the best hash browns-cream gravy on the side. I allow myself this treat, it only happens about 2 times a year.

                                                                                                  1. About once a month we have a Norwegien frukost bord; pickled herrings, salami, ham, cheeses including gjeitost, sliced bell peppers, tomato, gurkins, mayo, mustard and sliced hard boiled egg all arranged on good rye or flat brod, making smorbrod, open faced sandwiches w/ strong coffee. Oh, yes, lox and Kahvli salmon egg spread too.

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                                                                                                        1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                          I've never had it. I categorize (untasted) as my husband describes pickled herring: How do you know if it's gone bad, does it start to taste good? Not trying to offend. I just know that if I'm going to eat it, I want a "native" to tell me it's good. I tried haggis once in a pub which was a mistake. It was awful. I would try it again however if vouched for.

                                                                                                    1. Probably about 15 years ago I went on a golf trip to Kiawah Island, South Carolina. During that stay we ventured into Charleston and had dinner at Slightly North of Broad. There, I had a dish known as Maverick Shrimp & Grits. It was made with local yellow grits, shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Country Ham, tomatoes, green onions and spices. I have been hooked ever since.

                                                                                                      Now, whenever I am in the mood for grits.....I make this dish for breakfast.

                                                                                                      1. In Mexico I enjoy a torta de lechon with chicharon (sandwich with roast suckling pig and fried crunchy pork rind) with a lathering of fresh habanero sauce. $1.50 per, I get 2. Great way to start a day. They usually sell the whole pig by 10:00am.

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                                                                                                        1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                          Love tortas. 'Specially the lingua. Wished I could rape, plunder and pillage the eateries wit cha!

                                                                                                        2. I usually stand there reading the paper, talking to the animals while sipping coffee and eating a bagel w/cream cheese, or a handful of crackers and a piece of fruit. If I leave enough time I'll eat some yogurt w/fresh fruit and some almonds. Usually I skip it and nibble when I get to work- fruit and crackers or dry cereal- only enough to be able to take my vitamins.

                                                                                                          If I wake up really hungry I'll pick on last nights leftovers- cold is fine. I actually don't choose eggs very often (they are a 'need to be in the mood' food lately)

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                                                                                                          1. re: Boccone Dolce

                                                                                                            What a difference a year makes- I must have had good bagels that month because I sure don't eat 'em on the regular!!!

                                                                                                            These days, I'm lucky to snarf down a handful of corn nuts and my vitamins- but coffee, always coffee.... and I'm still hooked on creamer and sugar, my hold-out nasty vice. But it's my vice. Maybe in 2011 I'll look back on this and say WOW- what a difference a year makes, I drink coffee black now... (ya think?!?!) (naah, probably not)

                                                                                                          2. Pancakes

                                                                                                            Belgian Waffles



                                                                                                            or quite simply, a bowl of cereal

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                                                                                                            1. re: hotteacher1976

                                                                                                              If I have access to leftover cold pizza, I love it.

                                                                                                              Otherwise, I typically have cottage cheese with sliced fruit.

                                                                                                              1. re: salsailsa

                                                                                                                Most often it's 'food in a hurry': toast, bagels, upma.

                                                                                                                But if I can organize just a little earlier and have batter and chutney waiting in the fridge, then idlis are very quick and easy.
                                                                                                                Upma and idlis are awesome to keep me going until lunch time but without feeling heavy.
                                                                                                                Weekend splurges: dosais, parathas, cheelas, waffles, that sort of thing.

                                                                                                                ETA: I personally loathe eggs, unless they are disguised in a cake or waffles or similar.

                                                                                                            2. Since eggs are not kosher: SO, religiously, and I (frequently, but not so religiously), eat a mix of Stop And Shop's Oats And Honey Granola and Fiber One; usually with blueberries. There's lots of almonds and coconut in the granola and it's not loaded up with sugar or salt. Fiber One is the only decent tasting bran cereal, IMHO and the mixture ends up being very tasty and pretty good for you (compared to so many cereals). If you're into chewy cereals with some muscle, give it a whirl.

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                                                                                                              1. re: Scargod

                                                                                                                What eggs aren't kosher? As long as there aren't blood spots in the eggs, they should be fit (kosher) for consumption. Breaking each one into a small bowl before use helps to make sure an unkosher egg doesn't slip into your meals.

                                                                                                                My breakfasts are eggy only on weekends. During the week, I'm normally eating cheerios or oatmeal with fresh fruit, pb and j on whatever bread I've made that week and/or yogurt. That's if I'm not eating cinnamon sugar noodles with fruit or whatever leftovers are calling me from the fridge. I'm looking forward to Pesach for my yearly supply of matzo brie - sweet or savory depending on the mood and if I'm eating alone or with my SO.

                                                                                                                My absolute favorite breakfast is chicken lo mein!

                                                                                                                1. re: TampaAurora

                                                                                                                  I'm curious about this too, as I had no idea eggs could be considered unkosher. I'm not well-versed in this by any means, but I do try to be careful when I have observant guests and now am thinking back on all the times eggs snuck in. Yikes!

                                                                                                                  1. re: TampaAurora

                                                                                                                    Sorry if I derailed your thinking.. I wouldn't know kosher from billygoat.
                                                                                                                    I mean: the OP doesn't want to know about *eggs*. They said "other than eggs" so I was going to stay away from discussing them. Discussing eggs would not be kosher.

                                                                                                                    1. re: Scargod

                                                                                                                      Haha. The lack of tone online derails another conversation. By the way, as long as it's properly slaughtered and the right cuts are used, billygoat can be kosher.

                                                                                                                2. Simple but satisfying: bourbon and water

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                                                                                                                  1. re: KevinB

                                                                                                                    I'm bourbon girl, breakfast, depends if I worked all night, then technically it would be night time for me. Did that a few years. What a challenge. I wanted steak or pasta and a cold beer when everyone was having coffee eggs and bacon.

                                                                                                                  2. Fage yogurt with cereal and fruit mixed in
                                                                                                                    Oatmeal with berries
                                                                                                                    Protein shake with fruit included
                                                                                                                    I usually go to eggs too so the above are the alternates

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                                                                                                                    1. re: taboo

                                                                                                                      I can do a good protein shake, not my favorite, if it has caffine in it I could relate :)

                                                                                                                    2. This morning, because my husband is fasting for lab work, I had some leftover rice and black beans with some deli turkey and Jarlberg cheese mixed in, heated in the microwave and then splashed with some Cholula.

                                                                                                                      A non-egg breakfast is cheese toast with bacon or sausage.

                                                                                                                      And a special treat is lox, bagels, etc. We've started bringing bagels back from NYC which we freeze (can't get a decent bagel out here). So occasionally we'll do a big platter with all the accoutrements (?sp), toast the bagels and then halve them and cut the halves into small wedges just the right size for a small piece of lox. We'll have that along with Champagne in the living room and feel quite special.

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                                                                                                                      1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                        Cheese toast! That's one of my favorites! How do you make yours? I take a piece of whole grain bread, butter one side and put the buttered side face down on a cookie sheet, with a slice of cheese on top. Pop that in the toaster oven until the cheese gets nice and bubbly. Umm, good. I also do the same thing with a waffle, but I toast the waffle first and then butter it, and put the cheese on top of the buttered side and put it in until the cheese melts.

                                                                                                                        1. re: danhole

                                                                                                                          Mom used to make cheese toast all the time; sharp cheddar on bread, melted under the broiler (we didn't have toaster ovens in those ancient times), and best of all, served with HP sauce.

                                                                                                                          Smoked salmon with bagels is great, but no cream cheese? no chopped onion or capers? You're missing half the fun!

                                                                                                                          1. re: KevinB

                                                                                                                            Well I do use the broiler setting with the toaster oven! And I have been eating these since the pre-toaster oven days! But what is HP sauce?

                                                                                                                            1. re: danhole

                                                                                                                              HP is a thick brown sauce, well known in the Commonwealth. The closest thing I think is generally available in the US is A-1, which is not near as thick., nor quite as sharp. Some specialty groceries might carry HP. Once you try it with eggs or cheese, you'll never go back to ketchup.

                                                                                                                              1. re: KevinB

                                                                                                                                Perfect description. I bet it's available here in the U.S. - somewhere.

                                                                                                                                1. re: KevinB

                                                                                                                                  People laugh at the sight of HP here in Latin America with its meaning of "Hijo de P*&a" sauce.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                                                                    OK, I can guess what *uta stands for, but what's a "hijo"?

                                                                                                                                    1. re: KevinB

                                                                                                                                      son of a whore or literally or SOB figuratively.

                                                                                                                                      Don't ask for the 2 translations of "cabron". Language is so much fun.

                                                                                                                                      I learn 'em good.

                                                                                                                                      1. re: KevinB

                                                                                                                                        KB, hijo is not a derogatory term; it simply means "son"

                                                                                                                                        1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                          Correctomundo hijo! Flatlander Tejanise...

                                                                                                                                          1. re: Scargod

                                                                                                                                            Veggo does cabron mean escargot God?

                                                                                                                                            1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                              Cabron is a son of unwed parents. It's a fightin' word.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                Thanks Veggo, I'm well aware. Just yankin' Scargod's chain. I worked 3 years underground in uranium mines in the Grants/Gallup area in the 70' and learned just about every Mexican profanity that exists and a love of Latin culture and Mexican food.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                  Ciaocito? That's not spanish. It's somewhere between urban androgynous and effeminate. Time to strap on your underground tool belt again, just to relieve the doubts :)

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                    ¡Que than machos! ¡Tho también thengo que contheguirme un thinturón para las herramientas!

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                                                                                      For those who can translate Sam and fold in his affectation, his comment is beyond funny!

                                                                                                                                                    2. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                      Ciaocito? Used frequently in Bolivia you thilly gooth.

                                                                                                                                                      Loco Moco

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                        Thanks to all for the enlightenment!

                                                                                                                                                  2. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                    Are you reallly sure? In El Paso, I used to order tacos al cabron all the time. They always brought me goat tacos!

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                      Char-grilled meat tacos= tacos al carbon.

                                                                                                                                      2. re: danhole

                                                                                                                                        They sell it at my reg. grocery store in Cali. Otherwise a Cost Plus or similar would carry it.

                                                                                                                                      3. re: KevinB

                                                                                                                                        Oh, no, by accoutrements (?sp again!) I meant chopped RED onion (must be red), capers and cream cheese. When it comes to food, I rarely miss half the fun :)

                                                                                                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                          Rachel Ray is gonna be SO mad at you; they're PURPLE onions, doncha know?

                                                                                                                                          1. re: KevinB

                                                                                                                                            Is that really what she calls them? Too funny. Reminds me of a story. 25 or so years ago my husband was traveling in the hinterlands of Texas on business. Went to dinner and ordered a glass of red wine. They brought him blush and he said "no, I want red wine." They said "OH, you want the purple wine." He said whatever, sure purple.

                                                                                                                                      4. re: danhole

                                                                                                                                        MY cheese toast: put it under the broiler (over or toaster oven) til brown, remove, put cheese on (preferably Cheddar but Jarlsberg is also good, put back under the broiler, cook til the cheese passes melted and is bubbly. My mother used to make this with leftover biscuits. That is THE best.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                          In England they call it 'cheese on toast' when it is open-faced. They also have a sandwich they call toasted cheese which is different, ie not open-faced. They used to make them in a special maker, a bit like a panini press, and didn't butter the outside of the bread like you would do with grilled cheese. Now you can buy special bags to put in a toaster. To make cheese on toast I would toast one side of bread till light brown, then remove, flip over and cover untoasted side with cheese, return to broiler until melted. I also like to add chutney or chili or red pepper jelly after cheese has melted. Be careful to cover to edge of bread otherwise you get burnt bits. Toasted crumpets covered with cheese and then broiled are also good. Likewise bagels. If I am in a hurry then I would heat up a brown pita bread (keep them in the freezer) in the toaster, then stuff with cottage cheese and add chili or red pepper jelly. Banana chutney is also tasty.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: cathodetube

                                                                                                                                            Definitely completely cover it with cheese. Over 20+ years I still can't train my husband to do that right :)

                                                                                                                                            1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                              no garden paths! always cover toast to the edges no matter what's going on top!

                                                                                                                                              1. re: Emme

                                                                                                                                                Lovely that some of us understand the important things. eh?

                                                                                                                                    2. Unfortunately, to quote Anthony Bourdain, "I'm a total egg slut."

                                                                                                                                      On the weekends:
                                                                                                                                      Poached egg, sliced tomatoes, maybe a layer of bacon, on whole wheat
                                                                                                                                      Poached eggs on lightly griddled tortillas with a layer of refried black beans and some tapatio
                                                                                                                                      Bengali "noodles." I learned this visiting relatives in Bangladesh. You take some veggies (shredded cabbage, matchsticks of carrot, some yellow onion, a bit of sliced hot pepper... I use a jalapeno), sautee until translucent, put off to side. Next, you take a packet of [Indian] maggi ramen (they have flavors like curry, tomato, chatpatta to name a few) and boil it in about 1/3 of the water, add the seasoning, cook until the water's almost gone, dump in an egg or two, stir constantly until egg scrambles, dump veggies back in, heat through. Serve w/ maggie sauce/ketchup/banana sauce. Sounds weird, SO good.

                                                                                                                                      Week days:
                                                                                                                                      Pavel's low-fat yogurt w/ berries and a tbsp. of ground flaxseed.
                                                                                                                                      Low-fat cottage cheese w/ TJ's pineapple in juice

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: adrienne156

                                                                                                                                        I often refer to myself as an "egg whore". Will eat them fried, poached, scrambled, hard-boiled, soft-boiled - you name it. Well, I have to just say "no" to raw (except for that time as a kid when a drank a couple raw eggs to imitate Rocky). And I would never even attempt to eat balut, the duck embryo egg dish of the Philippines - ugh. Here is a link to a video of Bourdain eating one in Vietnam:


                                                                                                                                        Bourdain: "I don't think I'll be making that a breakfast staple...a little Special K, milk, bacon and fetal duck egg" - HAA!!!!

                                                                                                                                        1. re: lynnlato

                                                                                                                                          Yeah, gotta say that would turn me from "egg ho" to "egg prude" right there. ;) Great clip. I love TB!

                                                                                                                                          1. re: lynnlato

                                                                                                                                            Balut is good, but not a breakfast dish. Better with beer at nnight. Along with the BBQ chicken feet.

                                                                                                                                            1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                                                                              Sam, it would take a whole keg of beer to get me to eat that. Feathers are a deal-breaker for me!

                                                                                                                                              I've got no problem with bbq'd chicken feet though.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                                                                                We watched Andrew Zimmern all but retch over balut. And the Filipinos I've met in the U.S. either make yuck noises or laugh hysterically when I ask if they eat it. One guy did say he eats the white but not the "chickie." But, all said, if I had enough alcohol in me and it were VERY late at night, I'm might try it.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                  I have a Filipino friend who just returned from a 3 wk trip to the Philippines. I dared him to try balut while there. He wasn't having it.

                                                                                                                                                  Well, c oliver, if you do it be sure to catch it on video. I want to see it!

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                    There is no "white" the egg is filled with a chick almost hatched. There is a hard white bit at the bottom end. That guy never even saw one close up I'd say.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                                                                                        But I've seen him eat many bugs and a beating snake heart :) But I DO have a feeling it's a psychological reaction to balut more than anything else. Hence the "adult beverage" before and during.

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                          My first husband ate a few baluts while he was in the Philippines back in the 50's, and he SAID the odor was the most difficult thing about his first one. Now, never having eaten one myself, it is possible he was just trying to impress me.

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                            No worse smelling than a boiled egg.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                                                                                              Isn't it kinda a guy thing anyway? Potency? Virility?

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                Not at all! No association with virility or anything. Equally or even more enjoyed by women than men.

                                                                                                                                                              2. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                                                                                                Aha! So he WAS trying to impress me! Doesn't matter. We changed his name to History a loooong time ago! '-)

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                  hahaha. Sounds like no amount of balut was going to make up for other *short* *comings* :)

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                    "We changed his name to History a loooong time ago!"

                                                                                                                                                                    Brilliant! Love it!

                                                                                                                                                  2. work day breakfast- plain yogurt and whatever fresh fruit that is on hand with coffee. Leisurely breakfast- bagel, lox, red onion, tomato, capers, cream cheese with coffee and a mimosa- have loved it forever.

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                                                                                                                                                    1. re: cassoulady

                                                                                                                                                      Oh, Sam Fuji! If there's one guy I want to meet it's him. I love that you eat fruit, yogurt, wheat germ and honey at home. I ate that everyday when I was in Mexico City 20 years ago and we never got hungry til late in the afternoon. But, man, what you eat on the road! You must have an iron constitution or else you have Your bourbon and water facsimile before every meal, and probably with?
                                                                                                                                                      I love gruel..10 grain cereal with any combination of dried fruits and nuts.
                                                                                                                                                      Lox and bagels, onions, capers, etc.
                                                                                                                                                      Chilequilles, beans.
                                                                                                                                                      Rice bowl.
                                                                                                                                                      Sourdough Toast with Ginger marmalade. Hot, black coffee.
                                                                                                                                                      In the summer: A Fresno cantaloupe right off the vine. slurp.

                                                                                                                                                    2. I agree that restaurant breakfast menus are boring, with a capital "B"! So I often order from the regular menu, assuming that that is available.

                                                                                                                                                      For non-egg brekkies at home, here are some of my faves:

                                                                                                                                                      Top of the list has to go to leftovers from last night, especially if last night's meal included gravy. (Today I'm wearing a halo for having resisted this.)

                                                                                                                                                      Oatmeal, but not just any old oat meal. First off, it has to be as thick as peanut butter with a texture that doesn't want to let go of the spoon. Spread evenly over the bottom of a soup plate. Then an even layer of Kellog's All Bran spread across the top. Then a generous layer of brown sugar, light or dark, doesn't matter. And finally top with milk, or for a very special treat, half and half. DO NOT STIR! Eat by the spoonful like a pudding. Love it!

                                                                                                                                                      English muffins topped with just about anything, or even just dripping with butter. If it doesn't run down your arm, it's not buttered properly!
                                                                                                                                                      * Really good with a generous layer of cream cheese topped with sweet jalapeno jelly.
                                                                                                                                                      * And I do love English muffins topped with tuna salad.
                                                                                                                                                      * Or liverwurst.
                                                                                                                                                      *Or pate.
                                                                                                                                                      * Greek taramasalata is fantastic, as is salmon roe, or any caviar for that matter. Well, except for the cheap salty junk.
                                                                                                                                                      * Chicken salad with some orange marmalade (mostly the peel), minced celery and pine nuts mixed in.
                                                                                                                                                      * Chunky peanut butter, Hellmann's mayonnaise and a slice of thick flavorful beefsteak tomato.

                                                                                                                                                      Pita bread pizzas. Big Greek pita slathered with evoo, a tablespoon or two of either home made or jarred pasta/pizza sauce, a generous scattering of pitted Kalamata olives and a moderate layer of mozerella. Browned on top, browned on bottom, deeelicious!

                                                                                                                                                      Barbara's Bakery (brand) shredded wheat topped with fresh fruit and milk. I love the round shredded wheat biscuits. Had this this morning topped with a whole clamshell of fresh blackberries.

                                                                                                                                                      A grilled cheese sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                      Brekkies with eggs? Soft boiled in a bowl with butter and toast for dipping. Huevos ranchero. Eggs Bene-anything. Filled omelettes. Belgian waffles with crispy bacon baked in the middle of them, then topped with a sunny-side-up egg, topped with lots of syrup.

                                                                                                                                                      Time to stop! Maybe I just should have said my favorite breakfast is food? '-)

                                                                                                                                                      1. I'm not a fan of eggs or sweet breakfast things (waffles, pancakes, donuts). If I'm at home, my go-to is an onion bagel, thick thick cream cheese, sliced tomatoes, and salt. And if I go somewhere, biscuits and gravy and corned beef hash. With ketchup.

                                                                                                                                                        1. while i wrote about rice soup, in truth i rarely have it. usually breakfast is a small tuscan roll or a bagel, with butter and/or jam, or with some cheese and some pork product,i.e. Saucissons a l'Ail or some jamon or something, along with a handful of blueberries or strawberries. and 2 espressos, with heated half&half.

                                                                                                                                                          1. I just remembered a wonderful breakfast I had at my cousin's house. She made a kind of tartlet which had something like rice pudding in it. She served it with egg salad, a thick slice of dubliner cheese and slice of thanksgiving ham from the night before. Not sure what it's called, but it was absolutely delicious.

                                                                                                                                                            1. Weekday..Trader's Cinnamon Crumpets with peanut butter and fresh sliced banana on top..

                                                                                                                                                              1. sardines on toast at least once a week

                                                                                                                                                                1. Frozen waffles aren't as good as homemade but Eggos will do until the real thing comes along. Greatly improved if you take a bag of frozen blueberries, dump them in a saucepan with about 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar, bring to a boil, and thicken with a couple of tablespoons of cornstarch melted in a little cold water. Pour this sauce hot over a toasted Eggo. Also works with bag of frozen strawberries.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. for something warm, it's TVP cereal with cinnamon and vanilla, or soy grits with cinnamon, stevia and vanilla.

                                                                                                                                                                    sometimes it's just some sliced fruit and some dried almond butter.

                                                                                                                                                                    for decadent, egg white "crepes" filled with something...

                                                                                                                                                                    if i'm cooking for someone else, i whip up some fancy (but easy) pancakes or waffles with his or her favorite ingredients. sometimes it's a fancy lookin' omelette for him or her too :)

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                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Emme

                                                                                                                                                                      I've never heard of soy grits before? Are they made to resemble corn grits but made of soy or are they something else?

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Emme

                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks very much for the information, I appreciate it.

                                                                                                                                                                    2. My breakfast of choice is a cup (or three) of coffee and a nice cigar.

                                                                                                                                                                      For those times I eat in the morning, it really depends on how I'm feeling.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Having beef fajiitas w/ left over sirloin, fresh roasted poblanos, flour tortillas, w/ a fried egg tucked inside, and mashed platano and then half a grapefruit for dessert.

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                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                          Man, I only want to come to your house when you're there. THAT to me is breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                        2. Weekday - Steel Cut oats w/ blueberrries, Whey protein
                                                                                                                                                                          Weekend - WW Pancakes w/ blueberries and mango sauce

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                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: six dower

                                                                                                                                                                            I love ww pancakes. Mango sauce sounds tasty.

                                                                                                                                                                          2. Things eaten for breakfast at home recently:
                                                                                                                                                                            1. BLT
                                                                                                                                                                            2. Fried leftover mashed potatoes with short rib gravy.
                                                                                                                                                                            3. Fried rice with leftover lamb and vegetables
                                                                                                                                                                            4. Fried rice with leftover chicken (contained an egg)
                                                                                                                                                                            5. Cinnamon toast.
                                                                                                                                                                            6. Boiled rice topped with fried egg and soy sauce (contained, obviously, an egg)
                                                                                                                                                                            7. Two thick slices of Acme bread, buttered, topped with sliced emmentaler cheese.
                                                                                                                                                                            8. Banana plus a cup of tea.
                                                                                                                                                                            9. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
                                                                                                                                                                            10. Yogurt + maple syrup.
                                                                                                                                                                            11. Hunk of chedder + apple + tea.
                                                                                                                                                                            12. BLT (another one this morning, the last one was so good).

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Lately my favs are cottage cheese with fresh mango or avocado toast (toast topped with sliced avocado and a slice of bacon.

                                                                                                                                                                              When I have time on the weekends, I like cottage cheese pancakes.

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: chicgail

                                                                                                                                                                                I have never heard of cottage cheese pancakes, but I love cottage cheese. Sounds good.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: danhole

                                                                                                                                                                                  They tend to be very light and moist. I also like them b/c they are relatively high in protein and low in unrefined grain. I sometimes use whole wheat flour, but it's hardly necessary.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Here's a recipe from the Whole Food Website:

                                                                                                                                                                                  I sometimes add berries or orange zest. Oh, and I like butter better than canola oil. Of course, I do.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: chicgail

                                                                                                                                                                                    Thank you for the link. Sounds great.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: danhole

                                                                                                                                                                                      These sound very much like the cheese latkes I make during Passover, with matzo meal instead of the flour. I love them. It's another great idea for breakfast. thanks.

                                                                                                                                                                              2. I love eggs and I eat them every time I get, but sometimes I feel like eating something else. My go-to is Greek yogurt (or strained skim yogurt) and fruit, with a handful of almonds. Once in a while, I just crave a good tofu scramble, or a plate of veggie baked beans.

                                                                                                                                                                                When I want a treat, I cook polenta -- either soft, like grits, or set, sliced and panfried.

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: piccola

                                                                                                                                                                                  I'd love polenta for breakfast topped with eggs and maybe veggies.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: chicgail

                                                                                                                                                                                    That's how I eat it too, but the OP can skip the eggs. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                        I make the stovetop kind and eat it like savoury porridge the first day. Then, I slice and panfry the leftovers the next time. Both versions are great with eggs and veggies.

                                                                                                                                                                                2. Oatmeal (rolled oats not the instant mush) with brown sugar, cinnamon and sliced banana and topped with toasted pecans. I eat this oatmeal almost every weekday, I keep everything for it in a desk drawer at work (except for the fresh bananas), so if I don't have time to eat at home I can have a fairly healthy and quick breakfast at work!

                                                                                                                                                                                  On the weekend, I love to eat challah with just about anything- jam, Nutella, peanut butter, brie and berries. My current fav is a challah roll with egg, bacon, pesto and provolone, though for some reason the version of this sandwich from the non-Kosher Jewish bakery around the corner always tastes better than my own homemade......

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. stateside: tea and the financial times.

                                                                                                                                                                                    rome: cappuccino and the ft. outside. in the piazza farnese.

                                                                                                                                                                                    asia: piper heidsieck, fresh-squeezed orange juice, eggs benedict, sausage, bacon, fresh fruit, breads, more piper, the straits times and whatever else i can read to extend the meal. club floors at mandarin oriental hotels are addictive.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Waffles, or a sausage biscuit with gravy (learned that living in the South).

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Your Morning Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                        THERE are many reasons to rethink breakfast.
                                                                                                                                                                                        By MARK BITTMAN

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. My all time fav. has to be a blueberry bagel with creamcheese and smoked salmon. I always get wierd looks when i order salmon & blueberry, but I love the salty & sweet combo.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. At home, I do a smoothie in my Magic Bullet blender that contains quite a few ingredients. Usually it contains a banana, frozen berries, frozen mango, slivered almonds, flax oil, plain fat-free yogurt, chilled green tea, vanilla soy milk and orange juice. If I forgot to replenish my frozen fruit supply I'll take the banana and top it with yogurt and slivered almonds.

                                                                                                                                                                                            When I'm out I'll eat anything. One of my favorite places used to do a sage-roasted yam "tournado" (I haven't seen that word elsewhere before), which was a tortilla covered with a crepe-thin layer of egg, then wrapped up around sage-roasted yams, avocado, sprouts, shredded carrots, herbed cream cheese, etc. Heaven. I've been going to a new chain in the area recently that does a crepe with a piece of french toast on top, and then covered with a huge pile of fresh fruit. I order it with a side of Devonshire cream, and I first eat all the fruit (one variety at a time, from least to most favorite) then pour the cream on top of the french toast and crepe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Jetgirly

                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh yes, vegetables in the morning are so good. Lately I've been having pickled cauliflower/carrot/turnip/red pepper over hummus on my preferred breakfast of toast. The carrots and yams, et. al. you mention sound wonderful! Cay

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. If it hasn't already been said, I'll fess up and say fried rice and Spam. Fried rice was the first thing I could cook growing up in a Filipino household, and longaniza, vienna sausage, corned beef hash, and Spam were my first breakfast meats before anything else.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Get ready for Corned Beef Hash Great Breakfast Item when done right,,Skip the eggs

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Okay. Eggless breakfast or different breakfast? I wanted something "different" this morning, so I whipped up a pate au choux, then deep fried the batter rather like beignettes, then filled some of them with a creamy tuna salad and others with strawberry jam. With steaming cups of double espresso, it was quite a nice breakfast. But since a pate au coux calls for three or four eggs, depending on the weather, it's not quite eggless. It's just that the eggs aren't staring back at you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Whiskey 'fore Breakfast, is good anytime, day or night!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Some fun options when I tire of my two basics--toast and tea or hot chocolate or oatmeal with tea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        avocado and salt and a sprinkle of lemon juice on a toasted and buttered English Muffin

                                                                                                                                                                                                        smoked trout and potato hash--poached eggs optional

                                                                                                                                                                                                        creamed mushrooms on toast

                                                                                                                                                                                                        roasted pear clafouti (has eggs, but isn't just eggs)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        oatmeal clafouti (ditto)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        candied and spiced apple slices with bacon or sausage on the side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        bulk sausage patties fried crisp, on ww toast, with maple syrup on top. need a knife and fork to eat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        shredded potatoes fried in a big cake so the outside is carmelized and the inside steamy--you can add cheese to cut the carbo load a bit :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        sliced radishes with coarse salt on buttered french bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        crispbread or dark whole rye with cream cheese/goat cheese and radishes

                                                                                                                                                                                                        leftover steak and baked potato cubed up to make a quick hash with a fried onion. Glaze the whole thing at the very end with some A1.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pie! Cake, too, for that matter. I had two buttertarts for breakfast the other day. I wasn't too jittery but I ate lunch early that day :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: dct

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wow. I want to eat breakfast with you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. sliced deli meats, cheeses, fruit, breads OR soup OR leftovers OR cold pizza/ focaccia OR some kind of homemade baked good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I don't take breakfast lightly. I might skip lunch or dinner - but NEVER breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Burgers (and sometimes brew).

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Lately, I have been making this smoothie:
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1/2 cup quick oats
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 raw egg white
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 cups skim milk
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 banana
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 handful of almonds
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 handful ice cubes
                                                                                                                                                                                                              few shakes cinnamon
                                                                                                                                                                                                              I buzz it in a blender and I'm full until 2:00 pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Another one we like:
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 baked potato ( we bake off a bunch and have them in the fridge to nuke in the AM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              smother the potato in refried beans (we make our own from the "New Recipes from Moosewood Restarant" cookbook)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              add cottage cheese on top
                                                                                                                                                                                                              add salsa on top of that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              We call these "Carbo-Protein Bombs." It's a wonderful breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: mtngirlnv

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kinda like Bill Cosby and chocolate cake for breakfast. "Eggs and milk are in the chocolate cake. That's nutritious. Dad is great! Give us the chocolate cake!"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Edit: here's a link!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Our tradition is the Birthday Girl gets to eat her leftover cake for breakfast the next day..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LOX. Lox and Bagels and cream cheese, oh my! with TONS of onion!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The best is you split that with someone who orders the bene. Best of both worlds!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. I like a variety of foods for breakfast. Fruit is always good: figs, mangoes, pineapple, etc. Lately I've been eating a lot of fried chicken and rice with chili sauce and miso (but that's because I'm studying in Thailand).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  At home, my best breakfasts include quiche (a deviation on plain ol' eggs, I know, and my favorite is broccoli and cheddar), french toast (real vanilla beans ftw), and leftovers from the night before. My boyfriend really likes to make "Indian eggs"; basically eggs scrambled into bits with heavy handed spices like found in garam masala and herb trimmings from the fridge (cilantro is good). He wraps them in a burrito with chili sauce or hot sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh, and tea!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I'm a low carber controlling my diabetes with diet. For me, eggs are a go to, whether as omelettes with cheese and jalapenos or ratatouille and cheese, but the do get old and I need a break.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I often end up eating leftovers from the previous night's dinner, chicken, lamb chops, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sometimes I have smoked salmon rolled around some veggie cream cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cottage cheese with chopped pecans and a few blueberries or full fat yogurt works, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. We have a weekend habit of making scones, which become the breakfast of choice through the week. Best so far have been made with cashews, golden raisins and candied ginger.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Pylon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sounds exquisite! I love scones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Weekend is egg time. But during the work week, I tend to do something quick. Sometimes I just eat whatever is left from last nights meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hummus/ baba on some sort of Wasa/Ryvita brand cardboard is my standard weekday breakfast. I am pretty sure the people that stand next to me in the metro don't like my garlicky aroma, but it is quick to make, satisfying, tasty and keeps me full longer than some sugary cereal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I've also been experimenting with yogurt additives. This morning it was sunflower seeds and maple syrup. Not bad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I'm going to have to say dim sum and tea. There's nothing better than shu mai for me....sometimes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Baked oatmeal! Yum yum. It's like a cross between a bread pudding and an oatmeal cookie:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Baked Oatmeal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1/2 cup chopped walnuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 tsp. cinnamon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1/2 tsp. salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 1/3 cups skim milk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 egg whites, lightly beaten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 tsp. vegetable oil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            milk, yogurt and fruit (optional)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine oats, sugar, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. In a medium bowl, combine milk, egg whites, oil and vanilla. Mix well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes, or until center is set and firm to the touch. Cool slightly. Serve topped with milk or yogurt and fruit, if desired. Store leftover oatmeal, tightly covered in the refrigerator.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. *Before* I decide what-else-all's for breakfast, I'm frying up potatoes and onions (or making potato pancakes). Occasionally, the eggs are left in the fridge and good sausages, pancetta, or steaks accompany the potatoes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Fried scrapple with real maple syrup, if I happen to be in a part of the country where it's served.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: pikawicca

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oatmeal, nothing fancy just the instant stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  French toast (ok it has eggs) and I will second the REAL maple syrup. I'm from Quebec and never had anything else until moving to Ontario....and was not impressed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eggs Benny is my absolute fave :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: pikawicca

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have a student whom I taught 15 years ago in Bolivia in the 4th grade, flying from Penn State here to Maine. My one request for something to bring? Scrapple!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. We're vegan and gluten-free so we don't even bother trying to find breakfast at restaurants. When traveling we buy groceries for breakfast. With our juice we've been known to have any of the following: Enjoy Life cookies, tortilla chips and salsa, rice cakes and hummus, bananas, or muffins we've brought from home. At home on weekdays we usually have corn flakes or Mesa Sunrise with almond mylk, or GF waffles, or homemade GF bread or muffins (banana bread, ginger bread, zucchini/tahini bread, carrot/zucchini bread, apple/peanut butter muffins, blueberry muffins, etc.), peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with oj or smoothies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Weekends: pancakes, potatoes with hot sauce, GF hot cereal, brown rice with nuts, fruit, and a little cinnamon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: pikawicca

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I don't think the original post is only asking about restaurant breakfasts. If it is, the poster needs to work on the clarity of their writing. lgss posted several breakfast ideas which I think are totally valid. In fact, thinking of tortilla chips and salsa for breakfast really makes me crave chilaquiles!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Jetgirly

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Good call Jetgirly. Chilaquiles are a hell of a dish. I usually prefer them with salsa verde as opposed to rojo. You?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Alan N

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'll answer till Jetgirly returns to the thread as I love chilaquiles, too--with salsa verde, just as you do. But I would much rather eat them on some outdoor table in Cabo than in my own kitchen. ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: pikawicca

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I was replying to the OP (maybe that's you going by two different names?). I was agreeing that restaurant breakfasts are generally disappointing and unimaginative. The OP also posted her (or his?) usual "go to" home breakfast. I thought the question was about both restaurant and home breakfast breakfast choices. The OP appeared to be asking about imaginative breakfasts, not specifically conventional ones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: lgss

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'd never heard of scrapple, just looked it up after replying to your message. I mentioned (that I'm vegan) because the OP wanted something other than eggs and as a vegan I don't eat eggs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Eggs, sausage, cereal, something else. Whatever entrée is on the plate will work itself out. What really matters? Four words: Sourdough toast, orange marmalade. Mmmm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. When we were in Mexico we learned just how good poached eggs with refried beans can be...especially with a side of freshly squeezed orange juice! My mainstays in warm weather are kefir or smoothies and toast...Great Grains Nutty Pecan (the one ordinary cereal I MUST have)...Alpen....the occasional slice of toast with natural peanut butter and cinnamon/sugar. In winter, my tastes change (no reason, really; we have central heating ;-) and I really love my Malt-o-Meal, melted sharp Vermont cheddar on whole wheat toast, or--and this is really, really good, but not healthy--a good dollop of Adluh grits, a soft-boiled egg freed from its shell, and a nice pile of crumbled up breakfast sausage--with plenty of sage; I'll add it if I have to---all stirred together. My father used to make us really unhealthy French Toast grilled cheese sandwiches, drenched in maple syrup. Some days, when I forget my weight and my age, I make 'em, too!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Beckyleach

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For the French Toast-Grilled Cheese-maple syrup drenched experience, what was the bread and cheese of choice?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            That sounds like quite a meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. French toast covered w/ liverwurst and maple syruple.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. A favorite Sunday morning breakfast.....Cold fried Catfish (from the night before) and a steaming hot cup of coffee & chicory....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Uncle Bob

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                espresso and a ciggarette! That's my most common breakfast today.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As a kid, my grandpa would pick zucchini floweres and we'd saute them in butter and then make scrambled eggs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Since it's gotten colder in my neck of the woods, I've been making almond oatmeal. Good and good for ya!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not a fan of oatmeal myself but we had reheated leftover quinoa with cranberries, pecans, and almond mylk recently.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Today I had steamed cabbage with chili paste and ponzu poured over the top and cold chicken breast and two pieces of dry whole wheat toast. I know it's strange. Past breakfast items, included cold grilled fish leftover from dinner and fruit. Since fruit is not as good in the winter I tend to eat vegetables, hence the cabbage. I was quite content while in Hawaii as the hotel had a buffet which included salmon and miso soup. Yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Korean pork backbone soup. A traditional hangover cure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. I personally prefer cream cheese omelets.... It sounds weird but its SO yummy. Just a little salt and pepper and some cilantro and toss in the cream cheese in before it is folded. YUM!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's pretty much the only thing I can eat, because I cannot digest raw milk and canola products unless I plan on spending the rest of my day sick in the bathroom. So sometimes I can find a regular brand of bagels or pancake mix. But I used to eat crossaints or toasted bread for breakfast, but they are out the window now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Professional_Peon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My father makes the BEST cream cheese omelets - this is coming from a girl who isn't too big on cheese in general. So your post doesn't sound weird at all!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Professional_Peon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I don't understand. Croissants contain neither raw milk nor canola products.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Beef Jerky! But really, refried beans a pretty solid.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Without a doubt, my absolute favorite, well, actually two absolute favorites.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1st) a REAL "Continental breakfast". Took a trip to Amsterdam (well, quite a few actually, it was the 80's...) and would always stay in a families home that was renting a room. Would always come with the afore mentioned continental breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Man! What a great suprise! Coffee or tea, milk, juice, and an assortment of rolls, breads, cheeses, lunch meats, and a soft boiled egg. Absolutely fantastic. Have not had ham like that since. Or bread. Or rolls. Sorry, but there is just "something" that adds to the flavor over there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2nd) from my time in Korea. Oxtail soup. This was the one meal of the day where I would not see anyone eating Kimchi. Just a great bowl of oxtail soup, beefy and delicious. Would go golfing in the a.m., and eat before getting out. All the Korean men would be slurping this down. Me too. Beats heck out of yet another egg dish. (I do love me some eggs, by the way).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            honorable mention ) Breakfast burritos at any roach coach or hole in the wall out in the south west. Those things are huge! And yes, loaded with like three eggs, and everything else imaginable. But man, are they good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I follow a g-f and sugar free diet, so eggs and breakfast meats are a staple for me. When I get tired of those, I do a one minute muffin ( micro) in a bowl, made with almond meal and flax meal instead of flour. Plus several other ingredients, including fresh berries and chopped nuts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Green chile cheeseburgers, yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. mixed nuts + berries + milk/almond milk + apple pie spices


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Deli chicken rolls with laughing cow cheese and chipotle pepper powder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Growing up my Dad would fry up garlic fried rice and hand form them into football shapes that we'd dip into a mixture of shrimp paste, and tomatoes or eat with nibbles of sun-dried salted fish dipped in a lemon and soy sauce. Also being from Hawaii, Top Ramen with spam and a hard cooked egg in the broth, or canned corned beef sauteed with onion, garlic & tomatoes over rice and slices of fresh pineapple. A favorite from My Tutu (Grandmother) was various rice cakes wrapped in banana leaves and smoked over an open fire. Then there's ALWAYS LO pizza!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. This morning: red chile pork tamales, made yesterday by an elderly friend, topped w/ a fresh green chile sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There you are P, I've missed you! Wow, I could go for those tamales right now in a big way. Would definitely put paid to my Irish whiskey big head this am.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No computer at the house and just got my password at school on Wed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aha. Nice to read you again in any case!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. i go to... my refrigerator and get the 1. leftover kee mao noodles, 2. leftover pizza, 3. leftover prime rib sandwich. ;-).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. we have milk intolerance and are trying to reduce sugar intake so it greatly reduces options for us;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            we try to keep fresh pico-de-gallo in the fridge and i have found that my teenagers love the roast and pico roll ups like a soft shelled taco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            since tortilla has so much starch, i overload it with the beef and top with pico
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of course it usually has to be eaten with a fork but mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            like taqueria at home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            i cook the chuck roast... season with a bit of each...rosemary(or marjoram or oregano), thyme, salt and pepper and a sprinkle of flour brown on each side for 4 minutes in cast iron frying pan in Tbls of veg oil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            then remove from pan long enough to cover bottom of pan with coating of oil,1-3 chopped sweet onions and a few peeled garlic cloves(and fresh jalepeno if desired) sprinkle with salt then put 2 pound chuck roast on top. Either cover with pan lid or thick aluminum foil . bake in oven at420 degrees f 35 minutes then reduce heat to 320 for 1 to 11/2 hrs til meat is JUICY and tender enough that you can stick it with a dinner fork and turn the fork and the meat pulls apart( if 1 hr isnt long enough keep checking every 15-20 minutes) remove from oven and shred by using 2 forks stabbing the meat and pulling the forks past each other in opposite directions or just chop it up if your patience is strong (and willpower) and you will have plenty for 4 people (we are big eaters)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            oops guess i shouldnt have had my coffee b4 i replied to this post LOL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            this has been a family favorite for 2 yrs now (we have ie at least 1ce a week if not 3x
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I usually cook it at dinner time and sometimes after browning the roast we put it in a large glass casserole dish and i can bake 2 at a time that way(i only have one CI pan)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I recently posted this on another thread, but it works here as well... Brazilian friends of mine taught me a breakfast dish that is very common and popular there, especially for kids, but adults eat it sometime too. When it was initially described to me I thought it sounded gross, but to my surprise, it's delicious. I call it "Brazilian Breakfast":

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mash a ripe banana onto a small plate with a fork.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On top of it, sprinkle long-cooking oats (uncooked) - I use about 1/3 c.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On top of that, sprinkle other stuff that sounds good to you: cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, vanilla extract, brown sugar, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mash it all together with a fork. The ripe banana "cooks" the oats and they become sort of al-dente.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Delicious, healthy and quick to make!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Apple sliced up with a big puddle of peanut butter on the side. for dunking.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: dingey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My #1 son does that a lot- he's 22 and adorable. It's his idea of dessert, since we didn't offer it while he was growing up. I'm kinda proud of that aspect. He's 6'4" and very lean.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Cod Fish and Potatoes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Avocado smashed on toast with bacon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Any kind of "hash" - take any left over veggies from the night before, with some sausage or left over meats from the night before add some potatoes top with cheese and hot sauce!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grits made with chicken stock and some added panchetta, onions and cheese top with a soft poached egg (or not)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  COLD PIZZA!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      avocado on toast with bacon ... sounds dreamy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. I tend to go in spates with breakfast. I'll eat cornflakes with honey and bananas for a month, and then go for Meusli or Dominican Oatmeal with coco. milk, cinnamon, cloves and palm sugar for another two months. Not long ago, a friend brought me an assortment of "spoonfoods" from Greece, like a cross between whole preserved fruits and jam (basically just slowly cooked-down, syrupy fruits that aren't cloyingly sweet, but bright-tasting). And Mr. came up with Farina that he serves with unsalted butter and either blueberry or sour cherry or quince spoonfruit and a handful of sliced almonds, with a splash of half and half. Breakfasts of this ilk generally preclude lunch; it's a two-meal-a-day standard. I also love plain cold sliced steak, and refried beans with cheese and hot sauce on a tortilla. Corned or roast beef hash, nice and crispy, are great go- to's, but they do require a poached or over easy egg to really shine. I like soup for breakfast, and stew, and grilled cheese sandwiches, and mashed potatoes with cheese. On the weekend, we like to go out for Pho and crullers. And I love, LOVE leftover paella or dandan noodles or chow mein, made into a patty and fried. Again, best with an egg, but you don't have to go there if you don't want to. Bacon waffles. Pecan waffles. Somebody stop me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Damn! Is it time for breakfast yet???

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. i went to my Seattle China Town medicinal shop, and bought some instant hot cereal made from yam and black bean. There's wheat gluten and barley in it, too. It tastes like dessert.....almost like halva! The package comes with 18 individual packages for $4.99. Waaaaay better than over-processed instant oatmeal from the regular store.And it's low-cal, AND the lady told me it would make my hair shiny and grow more (that last part was not a determining factor in my purchase, and i am usually skeptical of these kinds of things...but one can hope!).


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Caviar, on buckwheat blini, topped w/ dice raw onion and smetana (sour cream), washed down w/ Champagne.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes. Just bring Taylor Pork Roll and full bellied lox and ....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Okay, as I write this there ares 279 entries ahead of me and I am not going to read them all. However, one of my favorite quick breakfasts is (you can laugh if you want to, I won't mind) a big bowl of Rice Crispies with sliced bananas. Makes me smile thinking about it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              They used to make George Carlin smile--consequently, me, too. ;)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "Little beige blisters of air, riding proudly in the milk..."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks! Good to know I'm not out in left field all alone. '-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Been eating that for the last three days now. Sometimes I have it for dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. I really dislike anything sweet but love oatmeal with soy sauce, peanut butter, and maybe green onions if they're around

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: xcskier20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wow, I think this wins for the most unusual gathering of individual ingredients in one dish - but I have to say that I could see how those flavors might just work together. It sounds a little "Thai-ish" and I do love Thai food. Is this something you came up with yourself or is it something that you ate at home?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Russian groats, with lemon and honey, like babyshka used to make. Ochen horrorshow! (Very Good)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. It's autumn. Autumn means football season and life beyond my weekday breakfast of tea and the FT.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday has no breakfast for us, it does have booze and brunch (sparkly wines and bruschetta are the usual suspects). Later, the house is filled with smells of braises/roasts/whatever. I like this season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. i'm not usually big on typical breakfast-type foods. occasionally i get a craving, but most days i prefer to heat up leftovers from the previous night's dinner, or cheese on toast, or a burrito filled with whatever is in the fridge that seems burrito-friendly, or a roasted plain sweet potato (hot or cold), or ramen....but mostly i just find some leftovers to heat up.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: meltygarden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "...or a burrito filled with whatever is in the fridge that seems burrito-friendly..."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Depending upon the previous nights level of alcohol consumption I have yet to find an ingredient that is NOT burrito friendly... ;-D>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. New, but old, favorite these days is Nutella on a toast.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: meatnveg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And that brings up a point...How do YOU pronounce it. I have heard it two ways.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          'New-tella' as well as 'nut-tella'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I still call it 'new-tella'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: dragonflycait

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I say New-tella. The Italians I know say Nu - Tella.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Who knew delicious could be said so many different ways? :P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Two things.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I like the Laughing Cow wedges on dry toast. My favourite is the Light Garlic and Herb. On Weight Watchers Points Plus plan it is just 1 point per wedge. It is a lot of cheese spread for a piece of toast.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The second favourite is Ramen noodles, cooked soft, with fresh broccoli and maybe some shrimp. Or just with the broccoli. If you are watching your fat intake, be sure to rinse the noodles after cooking. They are deep fried to cook them and then dried and packaged. the fat content for the noodles is quite high and that is why.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Or I just save breakfast for my evening meal and have a lunch or dinner for breakfast. The kids loved the switch-up and made them receptive to try new foods that way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Buttermilk Pancake Recipe:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 cup self rising flour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 tablespoon white sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1/2 teaspoon baking soda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 cup buttermilk + 3 TBL buttermilk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 egg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 tsp vanilla
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 tablespoon and 2-1/4 teaspoons butter, melted

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Serves 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Pasta - last' nights leftover, whether it's mac n cheese, spaghetti, tortellini, lasagna, whatever! Or a spaghetti pancake from one of Jane Brody's books ... Also, leftover whole grain pilaf with peas or spinach, add a sprinkling of parmesan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I love oatmeal with dried fruit and brown sugar. But my favorite quick, go-to breakfast is Greek yogurt with honey - delicious!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. When I'm in Oakland, California, it's always steelcut oats, with brown sugar & milk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  When I'm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Nasi Lemak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  When I'm in Singapore, wantan noodles or curry laksa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  When I'm in Perth, Weetbix :-)