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Feb 7, 2012 02:18 PM

Non Traditional Breakfast Ideas

K so I'm stuck in a rut of cereal and/or eggs of some sort for breakfast. You know, the traditional North American fare.
I really want to get out of this rut and experiment. Now I know that one can eat ANYTHING for breakfast, so I'm most interested in traditional non-North American styles of breakfasts.
I've googled this, and haven't been able to find much. I get pretty much eggs, bacon, toast, juice, cereal and the like with the odd "eat whatever you want" breakfast idea. I really want to step out of the box, breakfast wise, with foods from other traditions and/or backgrounds that I can try to make at home.
Any ideas out there?

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  1. I make a breakfast burrito. I fry up some chorizo and add it to a tub of Country Crock garlic mashed. Eggs mixed in with the chorizo are optional as are serrano chilis, cheddar and salsa. Wrap it all in a flour tortilla and enjoy.

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    1. re: mucho gordo

      I eat something in a tortilla or wrap almost every day for breakfast, but it's not always eggs. If I have leftover fajita or taco meat, I'll throw that in there. The other day I had some leftover mapo tofu that was delicious in a tortilla! If I have roasted vegetables, I'll heat them with a little cheese and wrap that up. Everything tastes better inside a wrapper!

    2. I often have a smoothie for breakfast - frozen berries, half an avocado, and pomegranate juice. I also add flax seeds and chia seeds for extra fat, so that it's not such a carb-heavy breakfast.

      An idea I got from Alton Brown on "Good Eats" is tinned sardines on toast. I'd never had sardines before, but I tried it and discovered that I really liked the taste of them.

      I sometimes have leftovers from dinner for breakfast the next day, such as soup, or chicken & rice. Or sometimes I will have a simple salad - mixed greens with some homemade vinaigrette.

        1. re: sandylc

          This is a great resource. thanks for sharing!

          1. re: sandylc

            Thanks so much! Greatly appreciated!
            Heading to Costa Rica in a couple of months, so I'm looking forward to trying their breakfast!

          2. chocolate cake and strawberries:)

            cheese crackers and fruit

            veggies and tofu/meat skillet

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