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What did you have for breakfast today? Part 2

Nothing inspired for me today - whole wheat flat bread with scrambled egg, turkey sausage and soy cheese. And of course coffee. :)

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  1. Too much Italian food and wine last night, so just a protein shake and fruit this morning....and now coffee :)

    1. good call on the new thread (i know it was mentioned a few times).
      this morning, i had a big glass of water, coffee and a banana - really looking forward to lunch time!

      1. Tortillas with scrambled egg and left over black beans. Needed a change from our regular of yogurt with berries and granola. Always black coffeee.

        1. Coffee and a handful of corn nuts, followed by more of yesterday's Pimiento cheese in scrambled eggs, pain de mie w/ apricot jam and butter, and Pepsi.

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          1. re: mamachef

            Bring on da Avatar!!!!!! ~~ Sha Zaammmms!!!

          2. I want to eat with mamachef.
            I had a banana, a McDonald's breakfast burrito, and a large coffee, just cream.

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            1. re: pinehurst

              Driving home today from the desert. So I ate a carton f cottage cheese, instant oatmeal, some pringles, a cup of jello chocolate pudding and a diet orange Crush. Nibbling on Kit Kat as I finish packing.

            2. trotted over to peet's and got myself a berry pomegranate tea cooler alongside a ham, caramelized onion, and mozzarella croissant still warm from their ovens.

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                1. re: jujuthomas

                  it was -- i devoured it far too quickly. i will try to resist having another one for at least a week, but it's a slippery slope.

                2. re: calmossimo

                  Oh dear, I've just finished dinner and now I'm drooling again!

                  I used to live nearby a bakery that had a ham and swiss croissant that I'd treat myself with, but your breakfast sounds even better.

                3. I was a boring hound this a.m. Just cottage cheese with salt and pepper scooped up with Mary's Gone Crackers (seedy crackers).

                  Lunch will be better :)

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                  1. re: sedimental

                    nothing wrong with that breakfast! i was eating cottage cheese with salt and pepper kettle chips for dinner this week (until i ran out of cottage cheese). it was tasty, cheap, fast, and at least half of the ingredients were healthy...

                    1. re: calmossimo

                      Oh yeah. I am addicted to cottage cheese with jalapeno chips! Good stuff.

                  2. Two pieces of freshly baked French Baguette with Kerrygold unsalted butter, sprinkle of sea salt on top (heaven!) and cup of french roast coffee with cream/organic sugar.

                    1. just coffee, my appetite has been MIA lately. i'm hoping if i keep reading these threads it might return!

                      1. English Muffin....Two Eggs Poached on top.....Smothered in left over Crawfish A-2-Fay....Coffee!

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                        1. re: Uncle Bob

                          I've never had crawfish etouffee... I wish I liked crawfish more :( I like other crustaceans and shellfish but something about crawfish tastes off to me. It looks and smells so yummy when others eat it!

                        2. 2 poached eggs on whole weat toast. Coke, black coffee and ice water.

                          1. Fresh new-season local strawberries, homemade bagel with cream cheese that had veggies and fresh dill and sunflower seeds mixed in, black tea, vitamins.

                            1. Cereal; mix of fiber one and fruit and fiber, 1% milk, lots of bluenerries, coffee. Better stay close to the b. room, ;/

                              1. A banana, an apple, and some water.

                                1. Matcha green tea, strawberries and Lebni - tasty stuff! sour cream with soul

                                  1. first meal, saturday: farmer's market strawberries and ice cold 2% milk. 'twas good.

                                    1. Leftover Thai food and a toasted crumpet with marge and Vegemite.

                                      1. Yesterday: Leftover bak kut teh augmented w/ fresh silken tofu, eaten w/ boiled basmati rice.

                                        Today: Leftover fried rice w/ chopped shaved ribeye, scrambled eggs, chopped Chinese celery, sliced mini sweet red peppers, sliced shallots; and Shaoshing wine, sesame oil, white pepper, nuoc mam. Plus leftover chiffonade of collard greens in chicken broth. Rice eaten w/ pickled chopped Serrano chiles.

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                                        1. re: huiray

                                          Love me some bak kut teh. Did you have the wet or dry version? I prefer brothy stuff, myself.

                                          1. re: NoodleQueen

                                            Wet/soupy version, KL-style. Don't really care for the dry/stewy Klang version. Haven't had pure Teochew/S'pore-style in a while.

                                            This batch was done in the herbal style with dark soy sauce as well; but I often do it with just cinnamon, cloves and star anise (besides the abundant garlic and light soy sauce, of course).

                                            1. re: huiray

                                              Re: Klang version, me too. I don't really get the appeal. I just love the pairing of a rich broth and fall-off-the-bones meat with rice.

                                              Your bak kut teh sounds delicious - thanks for sharing!

                                              1. re: NoodleQueen


                                                I do my BKT differently from what she does, but the first part of this person's blog I thought was amusing: http://msihua.com/2011/06/bak-kut-teh...

                                        2. Soft-boiled egg, two toasts each with a shmear of cream cheese and topped with my German obsession: pistachio mortadella. I don't give a rat's ass that it's basically just a glorified version of bologna. The pistachios make the sausage, and I can't get that stuff at home. Glass of 1.5% milk to wash it all down.

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                                          1. re: linguafood

                                            Have you tried Levantine mortadella? Often made with lamb, sometimes made with beef, always studded with pistachios. Something tells me you'd like it.

                                            1. re: JungMann

                                              I have not, and it sounds fantastic. Where does one get this -- besides KaDeWe, of course?

                                              1. re: linguafood

                                                I don't know if KaDeWe is going to have it. This is the kind of small batch, rustic food you'll find at a hole in the wall Syrian place or a good Arabic shop. Probably some market and butcher in Kreutzberg. My Google searching for recommendations has been spotty at best since I've forgotten the Arabic name for the sausage (aside from mortadella halaby) and have no clue what they're calling it in Germany. All I've found is what appears to be a Syriac football team-run cafe that carries mortadella on their mezze menu. Doesn't seem to get more hole-in-the-wall than that. http://turabdinberlin.de/news/wp-cont...

                                                1. re: JungMann

                                                  Interesting! Looks like it's in Schöneberg.... we have a Syrian place nearby that has fantabulous mezze platters, but I don't remember seeing that snausage there.

                                                  Mille grazie for the link, though!

                                                  1. re: JungMann

                                                    D'you think places around Devon in Chicago might have this interesting sausage?

                                                    1. re: huiray

                                                      Well the zabiha butcher I grew up with on Devon was Syrian-owned, but I don't remember them carrying it, though that was also a decade ago. Not too far away in Albany Park, though, I am pretty sure Sahar International Supermarket carries mortadella in the same cold case as their extensive collection of Arabic sausages, cured meat and kibbeh. Holy Land may also have it, though I am not sure if they are still around.

                                            2. Am surprise how healthy everyone is eating. Congrats!!!

                                              For us, it was pancakes for the kids w/ fresh berries. wife and I had cereal (Special K and honey bunches of oats).

                                              easy sunday breakfast.


                                              1. Egg scrambled in truffle butter with peppers, onions, mushrooms and chopped Canadian bacon folded into a toasted cheese bagel. At least my green tea was healthy.

                                                1. tomato, cheddar and mayo on sourdough sandwich. :)

                                                  1. Leftover Dan Dan noodles, extra-spicy, topped w/ a fried egg and Sriracha. Hell yeah.

                                                    1. we were out of town. Yesterday's breakfast is not worth mentioning... today we went to Bob Evans. 2 basted eggs, turkey sausage links, crispy hash browns and 2 HUGE biscuits. coffee of course.

                                                      1. Homemade waffles with butter and maple syrup. A link of sausage made with green peppers and garlic. Chunks of pineapple. Pepsi, black coffee, ice water.

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                                                        1. re: gaffk

                                                          That combination of homemade waffles w/butter + maple syrup, homemade sausage, and fresh pineapple sounds DIVINE.

                                                        2. 1st breakfast: a slice of Kerrygold's Vintage Dubliner cheese, aged 2 years (better than the regular Dubliner) and a pear with Biscoff cookie spread over it.

                                                          2nd breakfast: peanut butter and mandarin preserve sandwich and some Minute tapioca

                                                          1. Fried egg and american cheese on half a slice of multi-grain bread, coffee

                                                            1. Peanut butter sandwich on seeded bread and a probiotic yoghurt drink. Probably the healthiest thing I've eaten this weekend!

                                                              1. Chicken broth with rice noodles and chives, egg, and diced ham; half an everything bagel with a mix of almond and peanut butter and honey, coffee, pepsi, and more pepsi.

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                                                                1. re: mamachef

                                                                  Two Pepsis? Must have been a rough morning.

                                                                2. A single-serve cup of Haagen-Dazs coffee ice cream (with some King Arthur real chocolate sprinkles). Pepsi, coffee, ice water.

                                                                  I know ice cream for breakfast is wrong, but it tasted so good.

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                                                                  1. re: gaffk

                                                                    Gaffk, it's my belief that your body doesn't care what time of day it is when you eat certain foods. I tell myself that ALL the time. Soup for breakfast? Sure. Popcorn (a whole grain, yes ma'am) w/ a great big salad for dinner, and a hamburger patty a few hours later? Pie for lunch, with a side of collards? I'm there. And ice cream is dairy and lots of people have some form of dairy for their a.m. meal, and and and i could go on rationalizing for you but you get the idea. I think breakfast sounds just bitchin.' I have a dear friend (Dutch) whose favorite breakfast consists of thickly-sliced white bread absolutely paved with a thick layer of butter, and the top layer is chocolate jimmies. I'd take the ice cream and feel better about myself. :)

                                                                    1. re: mamachef

                                                                      *gasp* a left coaster who knows the chocolate things are jimmies? I had to self-edit because folks outside my area call them sprinkles.

                                                                      My mom's theory was people crave what they need. So my rationale is that I must be calcium deficient ;) And those jimmies made from real chocolate? Antioxidants, of course.

                                                                      1. re: gaffk

                                                                        Braaaaaahahahaha! Remember: I'm a left-coaster w/ right-coast sensibilities! Plus and which I also worked in an ice cream shop during Jr. High - owner was from Jersey and didn't want them called sprinkles by his employees, so good thing I never got into the habit of that!!

                                                                        1. re: mamachef

                                                                          A very good owner (and a very good employee :)

                                                                  2. Made buttermilk scones but reduced the butter (subbed a little greek yogurt) and slathered them with leftover strawberry compote from strawberries from my little patch. Ruined the reduced fat content of the scones by adding homemade whipped cream. Big pot of strong tea.

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                                                                    1. re: carbondiamond

                                                                      My dad s from Philly, and I was born and raised in Los Angeles. He raised me with chocolate jimmies and to this day, that's what I call them. The colored ones, however, are sprinkles. Don't know why I make thevdistinction :)

                                                                      My boyfriend, a doctor, tells me there is. Condition called 'pica' where people eat things like dirt because they are deficient in something. A calcium deficiency fits right on so go ahead and eat that ice cream!

                                                                      Breakfast today was ice tea over ice, u sweetened, first thing in the am. A little later a friend and I went to breakfast and I had an omelet with onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and cheddar. A slice of rye toast with butter and a diet coke over ice.

                                                                      1. re: Miri1

                                                                        Every morning, there is always two breakfasts:

                                                                        1st: Fatless Fage greek yogurt with little bit of almond butter mixed & blueberries. 2 orange segments.

                                                                        Now drinking matcha green tea and soon to be 2nd breakfast::: Steel-cut oats mixed with minced ginger, mandarin preserves, dried nori and small amount of peanut butter. Then a nectarine.

                                                                        1. re: Miri1

                                                                          Yes, the chocolate are jimmies; the colored ones are sprinkles. Not sure why either.

                                                                      2. Ugh, this will be an embarrassing, but true to life story. I had planned a nice and healthy breakfast of za'atar bread with cheese and yogurt. However I could barely drag myself out of bed to bat my alarm out of earshot. And by the time I had buckled my shoes and put on my tie, I barely had time left to make my train. So breakfast was fast and furious. Cold black pudding with some plain penne and hot sauce. I at least stuck to the general concept of lean protein and whole grains.

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                                                                        1. re: JungMann

                                                                          LOL, JungMann: you can always do tomorrow what you couldn't manage today. And frankly, though I don't think I could do black pudding cold, nutritionally speaking anyway, breakfast sounds just fine!

                                                                        2. First meal was the usual suspects; Pepsi and coffee, and an English muffin w/ butter and apricot jam. Second breakfast; 2 poached easy on wheat, 3 strips bacon, grapefruit juice.
                                                                          I really have no idea why I insist on sharing such prosaic breakfast items, except that it's fun. I wish I had the drive in the a.m.'s to make beeeeeg fancy breakfasts, but such as it is, that really only happens on the weekends.
                                                                          Take good care, be safe, best week evers, y'all.

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                                                                          1. re: mamachef

                                                                            I'm with you MC, my breakfasts are pretty boring - baked oatmeal or some sort of quick scramble (microwave style - ugh). even on the weekends I don't usually have a lot of energy to do something deicious. Maybe this weekend I'll make a batch of pancakes. :)

                                                                            1. re: mamachef

                                                                              I was thinking the same about my boring breakfasts. But I never claimed to be a morning person.

                                                                            2. Nothing so far, save for a couple cups of coffee. I *so* wish I had taken pictures, though, in case you've never seen a cup of coffee before :-).

                                                                              My guess is at this point I'll just hold out for dinner which will be a couple hours from now.

                                                                              1. Home made caulilfower Quiche, mmmmm good!

                                                                                1. A piece of buttered toast and a piece of peanut butter toast with a cup of mint tea, nervously choked down as I counted down the minutes to an interview.

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                                                                                  1. Toast with nutella and bananas. Brown sugar sprinkled on the bananas and caramelized in the broiler. Hmm...

                                                                                    1. A toasted everything bagel w/ cream cheese, lox, tomato onion capers Yum. Juice, coffee, Pepsi. And I'm sitting here chasing down more lox with a fork.

                                                                                      1. 1st breakfast: blueberries in Fage fatless yogurt. 'bout 2 teaspoons of Minute tapioca spooned onto half a banana

                                                                                        2nd breakfast: green tea, vitamin, 2 egg omelette fried in butter stuffed with chopped tomatoes, avocado, broccolini, chives, cheddar cheese, and a little salsa on top. A few of mom's leftover pesto baby potatoes.

                                                                                        1. I have to stop trying to make breakfast while getting dressed for work. The fried eggs with za'atar and harissa tomato sauce came out fine. The turkish coffee, however, just burned itself into the sauce pan. That's a chore I can't wait to come home to.

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                                                                                          1. re: JungMann

                                                                                            Salt and ice cubes works magic on burned- on coffee. Apply generous amounts of both and swirl it around.I don't know why it works, but it was a very useful trick I learned when working the early morning shift at a convenience store in college.

                                                                                          2. Homemade nut butter mixed w home made crunchy granola plus strawberry jam on toasted pecan nut bread, fruit salad, coffee.

                                                                                            1. About a tsp. of gorgonzola dip (whoops), greek yogurt with blueberries, 2 prunes and 2 bites of a nectarine.

                                                                                              1. Today is the start of my weekend, since summer classes only run Mon-Thurs so I had a leisurely morning. Got up at 8, had a cup of coffee, now i'm drinking some decaf (I want a relaxing day) while some brussels sprouts finish cooking. Gonna have those with a bowl of multigrain cheerios.

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                                                                                                1. re: kubasd

                                                                                                  kubasd, that's one combo I'd never have thought of. Enjoy!! :)
                                                                                                  Pounding French roast. Unfortunately, no option for a relaxing day, so I'm caffeine-loading. Breakfast was leftover peach crisp and a breakfast sandwich: scrambled eggs, the rest of the lox, and some caramelized onion on an English muffin.
                                                                                                  Have a great safe weekend, y'all.

                                                                                                2. Flat egg. Homemade momo (morning roll) from the freezer. Apple-pear-mango-raspberry-blueberry smoothie. Black tea. Vitamins.

                                                                                                  1. Today it was fried bacon ends and pieces, cream cheese, sauteed mushrooms, and lettuce on toast. It would have included peanut butter instead of cream cheese but we're out. (Actually, we have an unopened Trader Joe's jar of peanut butter but it's separated and I'd rather donate it to the food bank than try to stir in in myself. What a lazy ass I am).

                                                                                                    1. A smattering of random things from my fridge and pantry, including: Le Petit Ecolier dark chocolate covered biscuits, some lentil crackers, Annie's cheddar bunnies, cocoa roast almonds, almond-stuffed olives, pickled asparagus spears and pickled okra (not homemade). Accompanied by a cup of Assam tea with milk and brown sugar.

                                                                                                      1. We had what probably would be considered an All-American breakfast today. We had sausage links from an old-time meat market (too much sage for me), hashbrowns, basted eggs, toast, fresh strawberries and grapes, coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice. We usually reserve this kind of breakfast for after church on Sundays, then we don't eat until suppertime.

                                                                                                        1. Soft-boiled egg, toast with trout caviar & cream cheese, toast with creme cheese and pistachio mortadella, hot-smoked Stremel salmon w/horseradish, vitello tonnato -- the latter two from the local market. Glass o'milk.

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                                                                                                          1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                            Lingua - I just discovered good mortadella, but I'm gluten free. And I didn't grow up with good deli meats. Can you recommend any unconventional ways of eating it, or should I just shove it in my pie hole? Mine comes from PDX, Oregon, but I think you'd approve!

                                                                                                            1. re: Vetter

                                                                                                              Wehelllll. Back in my childhood it was customary that the butcher -- after having wrapped up whatever my mom bought -- would roll up a slice of mortadella (or just plain bologna) and hand it over the counter to me, who'd eagerly gulp it down. I still sometimes just roll up a slice and eat it like that.

                                                                                                              Sorry, not very unconventional, I'm afraid. But gluten-free at least :-)

                                                                                                              PS & ETA: Judging from further down-thread, undercooked egg wrapped in mortadella wouldn't be your thang either, huh?

                                                                                                          2. Leftover pork ribs & pork belly rice congee. (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8535...)
                                                                                                            Zucchini sautéed w/ garlic.

                                                                                                            1. Breakfast food, surprisingly! I usually eat leftovers or a sandwich. Breakfast today was a slice of Canadian bacon and fried egg on a whole wheat English muffin. Then I had to top it off with a blonde brownie and a small glass of 2%.

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                                                                                                              1. re: JerryMe

                                                                                                                But what you usually eat is, nevertheless, "breakfast", no? Bacon & eggs on a muffin could just as easily be eaten for "dinner" by many folks. :-)
                                                                                                                (Just stirring the pot here ;-) )

                                                                                                                1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                  EXACTLY! this morning i had leftover broccoli and rice with grated parm cheese and hot sauce as breakfast...oh and some coffee. in my mind, it is just the principal of eating something in the morning.

                                                                                                                  1. re: pie22

                                                                                                                    Yes. After all, "breakfast" just means "breaking the fast of the night".

                                                                                                                    p.s. JerryMe, this really isn't directed at you specifically - it just seemed a convenient place to raise the issue. Peace. :-)

                                                                                                              2. Friendship cottage cheese mixed w freshly made fruit salad w crushed candied pecans on top, coffee.

                                                                                                                1. yesterday- Oikos Key Lime Greek Yogurt , 1 sheet of graham crackers and coffee

                                                                                                                  today- hasn't happened yet

                                                                                                                  1. This morning I chopped up some bacon, fried it up, dumped in a can of yellow hominy, cooked it till dry. Shared it with hubby.
                                                                                                                    I love that for breakfast. Comfort food.
                                                                                                                    Then I went out and worked in the garden on a beautiful summer's day in Georgia. Doesn't get any better than that.

                                                                                                                    1. I had two cold greek-style meatballs out of the fridge and a slice of the tomato spinach tart- with hot coffee.
                                                                                                                      BTW, those meatballs were damn good - ground beef, onion, garlic, a bit of panko and ......mint. Really interesting. Got the idea off a DDD episode yesterday. It worked.

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                                                                                                                      1. re: sedimental

                                                                                                                        So DDD is not without merit, then!

                                                                                                                        1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                          No! I like the show. I think Guy is a bit gross, but he isn't my friend so I don't worry about it.

                                                                                                                          Some of the places he goes to are GREAT! I steal ideas from everywhere :)

                                                                                                                      2. Breakfast sandwich: Toasted sourdough bread, fried spam and egg, cheese and tomato. Once in a great while.

                                                                                                                        1. Fine egg noodles with butter and freshly ground black pepper..... Still getting over a horrible case of either a flu-like bug or food poisoning, so something easy on my stomach. The pepper was a first step towards having flavor again

                                                                                                                          1. leftover banana blueberry pancakes and coffee. yum

                                                                                                                            1. Let's see --

                                                                                                                              glass of 1.5% milk √
                                                                                                                              soft-boiled egg (this time sans spermy whites. *hate* those) √
                                                                                                                              1 toast with veal liverwurst & sliced cukes √
                                                                                                                              1 toast w/salami, ham & gouda √
                                                                                                                              pineapple.... nope, no pineapple today. bummer.

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                                                                                                                              1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                I am getting a bit gaggy trying to guess, but what exactly are "spermy" whites?

                                                                                                                                1. re: JungMann

                                                                                                                                  I am guessing the appearance of semi-cooked/largely uncooked egg whites reminds the poster of a certain liquid that is obtained when a male human successfully concludes a certain bodily or self-gratification procedure?

                                                                                                                                  1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                    Oh, Jungmann, I'm disappointed you couldn't figure it out. Huiray, OTOH, seems quite familiar with the phenomenon. Lovely description, too.

                                                                                                                                    I *HATE* uncooked egg whites in a soft-boiled egg.... there is a time and place for everything, after all.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                      That is what I suspected, but I never equated two viscous fluids in quite the same way. I don't think I can ever eat undercooked scrambled eggs again.

                                                                                                                                2. Toasted whole wheat bagel, cream cheese, onion, smoked salmon...a couple of drops of fresh lemon juice and freshly ground pepper...all eaten on the drive to work with a cup of rich black coffee. Excellent!

                                                                                                                                  1. One hot biscuit with the excellent fig jam I made last night from our neighbor's figs. I could have eaten many more, but I stopped at one.

                                                                                                                                    Fig season is just starting, and I am planning to sweet-talk as many fig producing friends as I can find into sharing the bounty with me!

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                      Too bad you're not my neighbor, jmcarthur. I beg my neighbors to take big bags of them, and invite the local Food Not Bombs foragers to take the rest. And I still have plenty to make into jams and chutneys and gastriques and syrups!!
                                                                                                                                      Breakfast was crispy canned corned beef hash. I've been craving it ever since yesterday when I saw it on another thread. With it, 2 over-medium eggs that I scored at the farmers' market, and 2 slices of sourdough wheat with butter and the very very last schmear of the strawberry-cherry jam from a few weeks ago. Consumed w/ hot French roast (cream and sugar) and a Pepsi.

                                                                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                        Home made potato salad, one half of a kosher dill pickle, and about a dozen sunchips. It hit the spot for me.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: dratlover

                                                                                                                                          Uh, just one-half of a dill pickle? I am puzzled...

                                                                                                                                          1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                            i could see eating half a dill pickle, if it was one of those whole ones... sometimes a half is all I can eat. :)

                                                                                                                                    2. For some ungodly reason, I got up in the dark at 4:30 am and had an intense craving for a Morning Star faux chicken burger (with all the fixin's) and a pop. I never do that....it's really weird.
                                                                                                                                      So now it's actually morning time and I am full.... with onion breath... and mustard stained P.J's....wondering if it is too late to start over and just have coffee :)

                                                                                                                                      1. One huge over easy egg from somebody's hen that lays blue eggs, topped with shredded cheddar, over one half of a biscuit that had been browned face down in the buttered pan.

                                                                                                                                        On the other browned biscuit half, I had more of the fig jam I made the other day.

                                                                                                                                        1. this. and it was as awesome as it looks.

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                                                                                                                                            1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                              It's matjes (matie = young mild salt herring) season in the Netherlands. This is a poppy seed roll with matjes, pickles, and raw onion. Delovely.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                It's matjes season? I thought it was time for Hollandse Nieuwe, the mild and rich herring that comes in the spring. Matjes herring I see all year long, but never get because it tastes salty and, I think, oily from the brine.

                                                                                                                                                As it is I'm having Hollandse Nieuwe in a brötchen for lunch myself, no pickles, just onions. Normally I'd pair this with a glass of wine, but since I'll be watching soccer, I want to drink something with my team colors. Thank goodness for pina coladas.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: JungMann

                                                                                                                                                  Ooops. I must've confused matjes with Hollandse Nieuwe -- I'm not a herring specialist by far....I just love to eat it.

                                                                                                                                                  I'm not one for details, as you've likely figured out by now.

                                                                                                                                                  Yellowish-white is your team's color? Pray-tell whom you're rooting for? Not Greece?

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                    Natuerlich Deutschland! I guess I am putting too little pineapple juice in my rum and coconut slushies.

                                                                                                                                            2. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                              Guessing: Poppy seed bagel with lox, onion, and pickles?

                                                                                                                                              1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                oh. my. god. that looks absolutely fantastical! do you put any kind of condiment (mustard horseradish, mayo, or butter come to mind as ones that sound yummy to me) on it?

                                                                                                                                                1. re: kubasd

                                                                                                                                                  I believe there's nothing else on it. The matjes is creamy and rich and mildly fishy, the pickles add crunch, and the raw onions add that je ne sais whether I will ever be kissed again. So worth it, though.

                                                                                                                                                  (This Amsterdam trip has been quite successful, chow-wise).

                                                                                                                                              2. Tamales... from San Antonio... and I am in HEAVEN!

                                                                                                                                                1. Cap'm Crunch with banana and almond milk

                                                                                                                                                  1. grilled ham and american cheese on a toasted jalepeno- cheddar bagel and decent coffee

                                                                                                                                                    1. Rosemary olive toast with cheese and braised lamb and carrots. I guess since it was supposed to be my lunch I will be eating cereal for lunch.

                                                                                                                                                      1. Plain yoghurt with a little honey, blueberries and sliced almonds.

                                                                                                                                                        1. Peanut butter cookies,,,,right out of the oven!

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                                                                                                                                                          1. re: shaebones

                                                                                                                                                            Funny, I had a chocolate chip cookie at the local farmer's market.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                              How strange, I had some cookies once too.... :)
                                                                                                                                                              Breakfast was GREAT today - sauteed chicken livers and bacon with onion, and a side of soft-scrambled eggs; homefries and toast. Definitely hit the spot.

                                                                                                                                                          2. Fresh Pullet Eggs.....
                                                                                                                                                            Country Ham & Red-Eye Gravy...
                                                                                                                                                            Sliced Tomato........
                                                                                                                                                            Coffee & Chicory

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                                                                                                                                                            1. skim milk, almonds, an orange, coffee

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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: violin

                                                                                                                                                                Greek yogurt w mixins' of homemade nut butter and granola, blueberries, cofee.

                                                                                                                                                              2. 2 pieces of Church's fried chicken, and a mug of black French press coffee. No eggs, meat, fish, or bread in the house this AM 8-p

                                                                                                                                                                1. Jif and homemade strawberry jam on gooey white bread.
                                                                                                                                                                  Almond milk with coffee syrup added.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. What I have almost every morning. I mix the following all together:

                                                                                                                                                                    - 2 tablespoons of steel cut organic oatmeal microwaved for 3 min in about 1/3 cup spring water and let sit for 3 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                    - 1/4 cup 1% cold milk mixed in, microwave 1 more minute
                                                                                                                                                                    - 1 tablespoon of 7 types of seeds and 1 tablespon of 7 types of nuts ground on the spot
                                                                                                                                                                    - 1 cup wild thawed flash frozen Canadian wild blueberries
                                                                                                                                                                    -1/4 teaspoon organic cinnamon

                                                                                                                                                                    Then I have a cup of coffee, the beans of which I roast myself in my coffee roaster, steeped in a stainless steel bodum for 4 minutes with just boiled spring water and then some 1% milk added to taste.

                                                                                                                                                                    I hear coffee before breakfast increases the glycemic index of your breakfast so I drink it afterwards and not before or during.

                                                                                                                                                                    About 300 calories with the coffee, about as healthy as you can get, and all prepared in less than 7 minutes!

                                                                                                                                                                    (and then once every couple weeks or so I have pancakes, or eggs and bacon, etc because I like the taste or I am out with friends and so I can feel more normal, lol)

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Started with a bowl of mixed fresh fruit (pineapple, canteloupe, grapes, blueberries and raspberries). Then a BLT--it's tomato season, got to get them in wherever you can.

                                                                                                                                                                      ETA: Pepsi, coffee and ice water ;)

                                                                                                                                                                      1. The usual...A glass of V8 juice and about six cups of coffee.


                                                                                                                                                                        1. Little Cook TVP Pork & Mustard Stem Noodles. (小廚師 榨菜肉絲麵)

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Spicy Baba Ganoush with homemade grain free crackers, a piece of leftover vegetable tart and some green tea.

                                                                                                                                                                            I cooked like a fiend last weekend so -I have the whole weeks worth of dinners and lunches, yay!

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Spicy chicken/kimchi ramen with an egg and some green onions and sesame oil; rice cake with almond butter and bananas. Coffee, pepsi, and oj. Yum.

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. At 6 am I toasted two frozen malted waffles and had them with butter and maple syrup. At 10 am, I had a bowl of oatmeal with raisins, craisins and walnuts.

                                                                                                                                                                                The oatmeal was a recipe I learned about at WW last week. The night before, mix 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats with 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk and whatever fruit or nuts you want to include. Let it sit overnight in the fridge. Take it out to take the chill off awhile before you plan to eat it. No cooking, no pots to wash. It was really good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                                  Leftover spaghetti with homemade pasta sauce, a little sprinkle of cheddar cheese. A Loma Linda veggie Big Frank. diet cherry Pepsi over ice. A Pepperidge Farm double chocolate Milano.

                                                                                                                                                                                2. Coffee with milk first thing, eventually followed by a strawberry yogurt.
                                                                                                                                                                                  The scrapings off the bottom of the bunt cake pan, and three spoonfuls of lamb stew that wouldn't fit into my husbands thermos this morning.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Now, more black coffee and a whole-wheat blueberry muffin I made yesterday.

                                                                                                                                                                                  I should probably skip lunch.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Two potato-pea samosas, purchased from a subway station kiosk.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. during my morning meeting: half of an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie left over from last night's dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. I adore almost all breakfast foods, but only allow myself to eat them on vacation. If I eat breakfast any other time, I end up starving all day long and can't think of much else but eating. On days that I eat even a healthy breakfast, I tend to ingest nearly twice as many calories as on days when I skip. It's not fair at all.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Transplant_DK

                                                                                                                                                                                          not to get all health-preachy but that just means your metabolism is revving up and also burning more calories (not twice as many but more).
                                                                                                                                                                                          can you just eat smaller meals through the day?

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: pie22

                                                                                                                                                                                            I used to avoid breakfast because all it did was to make me hungry later in the day. When I was in my 20s I'd skip breakfast and often lunch as well and then of course I'd be ravenous at suppertime. I've recently begun a new diet and am now eating more sensibly and including sensible snacks midmorning and mid-afternoon. Of course the key to my diet working is avoiding carbs, limiting portions and no snacking in the evening.

                                                                                                                                                                                            I once thought about marketing a diet pill. You take it 6 times per day on an empty stomach.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: pie22

                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks, hadn't really thought of it that way. I guess I knew eating was getting things revved up, but not that it meant I'd burn more calories.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Maybe be a good explanation for why I gain weight so quickly. Bah.

                                                                                                                                                                                              I try to avoid too many carbs as well (another thing that leaves me ravenous and tired). The limited portions is my problem.

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Pretty much a Dutch breakfast this morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Bread, ham, Edam.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Harters

                                                                                                                                                                                              Aren't chocolate sprinkles a required course in a Dutch breakfast?

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: JungMann

                                                                                                                                                                                                True. Or "hundreds and thousands" as I'd call them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Not something I've ever come to enjoy. So let's call it a Flemish breakfast, rather than Dutch - never seen them in Flanders.

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Flax seed toast, beerwurst, a couple slices of jalapeno yogurt cheese and a bit of ghost pepper hot sauce for good measure.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. My usual breakfast isn't worth mentioning since it is usual oatmeal/five grain cereal or similar with dried cranberries, raisins, nuked in milk for ca. 3 min. and JavaVana mate tea, but I thought my little grandson's (he just turned two) choice was amusing! Bacon with Nutella!! I should mention he speaks very well for his age and actually asked me to make it for him! He didn't miss a crumb, as long as it had Nutella on it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: RUK

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Just FYI, in case you had not read about it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes, I had read that weeks ago, but this is irrelevant in my case.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        I was simply amused, that's why I had posted it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: RUK

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ah, OK. Yes, it is curious/amusing that your grandson appears to have developed a taste for bacon + Nutella. Do you all (as a family) also like Nutella?

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                            The little boy's father certainly likes it! Bananas with Nutella, Nutella ice cream, on waffles etc etc, but he didn't show him the above mentioned combo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supplemented the soup part with additional cut wakame.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. A frittata - Heated skillet with mix of butter and evoo, put in and sauteed a diced poblano, then added left over last night's roasted veggie mix of bell peppers, onions. Added 5 farm eggs, mixed well, then put into 375F oven for 10 minutes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Served with an avocado and bing cherries from Costco.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Rella

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'd made a mock meat nut loaf the other day. Really tasty. I put a slice between two slices of a good country white bread, slapped on sone cheddar and grilled it in a an in a little butter. It was o good! Along with some cranberry juice over ice it kept me going till well past noon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Last night's dinner... Tofu, paolo rice, lentils with spinach and some toasted aloo paratha and an ice cold diet coke. Mmmm...

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Long-Kow Kimchi Pickles Bean-Vermicelli. (龍口 韓式泡菜 泡菜冬粉)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Two slices of home made Rugbrot because I couldn't decide whether I wanted peanut butter, or raspberry jam, so I had one of each along with some coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. A truly excellent breakfast, having been occasioned to go to San Leandro for a Doctor's appointment. Across the street, there's a Hawai'ian bbq, which miraculously was OPEN and even more miraculously was serving awesome loco moco: fried rice (untraditional; it's usually plain) topped with a hand-crushed ground beef patty, brown gravy, and a fried egg. Coffee while I waited briefly and lusted in my black black heart after the gorgeous Samoan bruddah at the counter, and Pepsi with the meal. All that and a good checkup? Good day so far!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                              "Lust in your black, black heart" Ha Ha! Love that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Breakfast this am, after the caffeine fix was an everything bagel,simply toasted with some cheese on top and Sriracha. I need to hold out for a huge lunch and don't want to go in hungry.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: JerryMe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Breakfast this am was a huge bowl of steel cut oats simmered in milk and just a touch of brown sugar. Along side was a thick slice of sourdough that was supposed to be saved for T-Day dressing . . I think I'll have to go get another loaf - too good to stop at just one slice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Chickpea puda with yogurt and sriracha! Mmmmm....

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Green tea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Half a Reuben, made w/ Saul's N/R beef. OMG I could eat the other half if I hadn't had it last night. Seriously good stuff. Pepsi, no coffee today.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. "Sau Tao Ho Fan Wonton Soup Flavored" [寿桃牌 雲吞湯河(粉)]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  augmented with fish tofu cubes, pork meatballs and lots of scallions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Bulgur and sauteed corn from last night, with a slice of tomato, diced, some fresh basil and a poached egg. That should do it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: rabaja

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rabaja, don't you love it when you have noodle-y or grainy leftovers to top w/ egg? One of my best breakfasts EVERS was leftover paella patties, sauteed and topped with fried eggs, and I'll buy or make extra noodles of ANY kind to have the next morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On a similar note, I have used leftover black beans and sweet potatoes to make black bean cakes (with an egg!) for breakfast before - yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OOOOhhh, and w/ some chorizo, or soyrizo? BOMB hash!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yum - with a bright-tasting green sauce....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. A thick slab of zucchini bread, toasted and topped with Jif.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Almond milk to wash it down.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. so much coffee I made myself nauseous.... rough morning, ugh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Hảo Hảo mì tôm chua cay (manufacturer: Vina Acecook)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Hảo Hảo (brand) - Sour-hot shrimp flavour)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          supplemented with finely chopped fresh scallions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Not what you'd call inspired, but certainly yum: Anson Mills grits w/ a ton of butter, salt and pepper; over-medium eggs, and chopped-up crunchy bacon. Pepsi, and some weird smoothie thing that a girlfriend wanted me to try and which is quite, quite vegetal and actually pretty nasty stuff. So enough about that because it just went down the drain, which is fine because she doesn't come to this site.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Y'know, mamachef, between this and the grits thread, I am havin' a hankerin' of my own for some of them there stone ground grits with crunchy bacon and some egg and cheese.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That would make a right fine breakfast for the 4th of July tomorrow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ha! It was re-living the grits thread that inspired me too, and I have to say I just can't think of a more patriotic way to celebrate than by eating some serious good grub to start the festivities. Stay safe; enjoy the day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. A honkin big slab of Zucchini bread....warmed/toasted on da griddle (Sans P-Nut Butter jmcarthur8)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Omlet stuffed w sauteed swiss chard,carmelized onions and feta, ww toast, bacon and coffee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Leftover zucchini sautéed w/ loads of chopped garlic, vegetarian mock goose-flavor beancurd, boiled white rice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. My usual July 4th Breakfast...........

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Pound of Bacon......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Loaf of Toast.........
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Pan of Biscuits.....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Bucket of Grits.........
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Stick of Butter.........
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Settin of Eggs......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Quart Jar of Pear Preserves....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Pot of Coffee & Chicory

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Happy Fourth!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Uncle Bob

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And they say americans eat too much ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Broke with my usual tradition and had wonderful raisin nut bread with cream cheese and a delicious NJ Peach, bought at Samaha's Farm yesterday( Matawan). With coffee!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Woke up to a crockpot of Lakeside Mills yellow grits, cracked a couple of brown eggs into the grits, let it sit for 15 min or so, added crispy bacon pieces and shredded sharp cheddar. Stir and eat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Coffee, then an omelette with red onion, tomato & cheese, plus OJ.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Just had leftover crunchy tacos from last night...stuffed with crumbles faux meat and gussied up with fresh garlic and jalapenos, extra sharp cheese, avocado, sour cream and hot taquiera sauce..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It was so kick ass good and I have 2 more waiting for me..woo hoo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Juice, toast, lemon marmalade, coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My breakfast needs are small and repetitive. If it ain't toast and marmalade, then its muesli. Juice and coffee remain constants.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. So far, the remnants of a bag of flamin hot cheetoes and a glass of red wine for my first meal of the day. Moving on, perhaps I'll break open a can of brisling sardines to eat with crackers. Unsure if I want to venture out to some BBQs later. Happy 4th!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Lobster, asparagus and gruyere omelet and homefries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. smoked oysters spread on a toast (dark rye) with sliced tomatoes and beefy green olives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      along with a glass of tomatoe juice.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Watermelon smoothie with smoked turkey and grilled yellow squash.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Cinnamon buns from the local bakery (and Pepsi, coffee and ice water).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Leftover short ribs, diced and made into a gorgeous crunchy hash w/ potatoes and onions and a tot of cream for browning; two poached eggs, English muffin w/ unsalted butter and raspberry-merlot jam, coffee and pepsi.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Steamed asparagus with pork chile verde, queso fresco, and two poached eggs. This is one of my favorite things, breakfast or dinner. I wonder why I don't prepare it more often? (I suppose if it were more frequent I would not enjoy it as much as I do).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Shirakiku Shoyu Ramen (non-fried). With sliced scallions, halved hard boiled egg, steamed/braised "Phoenix Claws" (chicken feet).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. some lovely ham off the bone from the deli counter and a slice of aged gouda on a bread roll.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Not very exciting, but tasty... I scrambled eggs with turkey bacon, daiya mozzerella "cheese" and some salsa. Couple slices of toast and a cuppa coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Long Kow Vegetarian instant rice noodle, Stir fried/soup flavor (has a 'black' broad bean paste base in the stock).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leftover sautéed zucchini.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. A big bowl of pho. W. tenderloin and tendon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef, please relieve my ignorance here. I frequently hear about tendon but don't know anything about it. It sounds like a strange thing to eat; can you fill me in?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You know, it took me awhile to develop a taste for it, and then I fell in love with the texture. It is, literally: beef tendons; a little stringy but delicious and tender when done right.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: mamachef


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When I go out for phở I usually get the "everything in it" bowl (phở đặc biệt). At home when I make phở I usually use just ribeye, tendon and tripe, plus selected pieces of the meat and gelatinous bits retrieved from the beef bones used for the stock.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          @sandylc: Tendon is a delicious ingredient (and sometimes the "star") used in various dishes in East and SE Asian cuisines. One uses fairly thick, large tendons (often beef), available in "Asian"/Chinese/SEAsian groceries with a meat counter and also in other "ethnic" places - It's available in a large Hispanic 'supermercado' in my area, for example. It is typically stewed/prepared for a long time so that it becomes soft and tender with a slightly mucilaginous mouth feel. Its "texture" is a primary feature valued by those who like it. See this Wiki article for a run-down on phở: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have had pho and it can be delicious when made well. I just haven't done tendon and was curious. Thank you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                thanks! BTW, I used to live in Indy....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. My new fave - english muffins with peanut butter and homemade fig preserves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I am so non-adventurous with my peanut butter, I usually go for strawberry jam (because I have jars and jars of it, and I love it), but last week I tried the fig preserves I'd made for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now I need to go to the bakery in PIne Mountain GA that has the best sourdough bread I've had in the south, so I can put the PB and F combo on it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You are so lucky to be living near a bakery...moved to where there is no bakery from one that had at least 5. I would give anything for a loaf of fresh sourdough bread right now!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BTW...nice call with the fig preserves and PB combo on english muffin. I will have to try that sometime as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: littleflower

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              littleflower, the bakery in Pine Mountain is almost an hour away, but worth every minute of it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Homemade whole-grain bagel with goat cheese. Cantaloupe, cucumber, and grape tomatoes. Hot black tea. Vitamins.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Cottage cheese with sesame oil, sea salt, and sunflower seeds over it. Wow...delish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. This is a beautiful perpetual posting... This morning I had cold leftover quinoa with onion, cherry tomatoes, garlic, lemon thyme, and nuked lemon/pepper crusted sole and a cold, refreshing citrus beverage. Mmmmmmmm....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Made a Benedict for my wife and I this morning - she's working late tonight.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Homemade WW toast, nice and thick.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shredded chicken on top
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sliced tomato on top of the chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Poached egg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pan fried potato on the side (in some saved bacon grease from other breakfasts). Delicious. My first time making a hollandaise, it turned out much easier then I expected. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Wholewheat mini roll, a little cheddar cheese, a vine tomato, drizzled with some Glen Ellen Blood Orange olive oil, sea salt, white and black pepper, coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: desertDeb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      wow.... that sounds delectable. My coffee, miso and kombu soup, and sticky rice pale in comparison.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: kubasd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I think I would prefer your breakfast a lot more. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          don't get me wrong, I could eat it for breakfast every single day.... and practically do. but reading that hit my mood just right.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: kubasd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Actually, I love love love all things miso, so your brekkie sounds mighty fine to me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Two slices of fantastic German multi-seed bread (think pumpkin & sunflower, and a dense & moist crumb) -- one topped with cream cheese & 2 slices of pistachio mortadella, yes I am a glutton; one topped with herring filets, onion, apples & pickles in cream sauce. Store-bought, but miles better than any 'cream herring" I've seen from the Vita brand in the US. Ick.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I believe dinner will be out again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Freshly cut watermelon from south Florida, homemade blueberry muffins with fresh GA blueberries, black tea with honey, and nectarines for later.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Long Kow Crystal Noodle with Pickle (Dong Cai),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            plus sliced green onions, chopped cilantro; and two hard boiled eggs, halved.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Decaff coffee (Central American/Indonesian house blend).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. This morning's inspiration for breakfast was the cold weather and what feels like a little cold coming on, so: two soft-boiled eggs (in my ancient egg cup); buttered soldiers, a couple little breakfast links, and tomato juice (first) and Pepsi (with.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Have a great safe weekend, y'all!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sure, I'll take a Prairie Oyster anyday! With hot sauce, and Worcestershire.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I made coconut "pancakes" (egg,dried coconut, vanilla and stevia) in the cast iron skillet......butter and sugar free syrup...and bacon...with a big cup of strong black coffee. Tasted and smelled like a camp out this sunny morning!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: sedimental


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Please tell more - what kind, where did you get it, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: sedimental

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Those sound divine, sedimental. Proportions?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I kind of "wing it". Huiray, I use just a tiny bit of NuNaturals brand stevia for a low carb, sugar free breakfast (that doesn't taste like it). This particular brand tastes "clean" to me-with no aftertaste.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Here goes...my "precise" directions :D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beat an egg, add a sploosh of vanilla, a pinch of salt and a tiny bit of stevia (maybe the end of the teaspoon)-add a few heaping teaspoons of dried/ "desiccated" coconut until it is a thickened slurry, looking more like batter than scrambled egg. Leave it set a bit while the pan heats up, melt some butter and then spoon the batter into the pan and make pancakes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It tastes alot more like french toast. I add butter, syrup and some Vietnamese cinnamon to the top. Mmmmm......

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: sedimental

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I need to give that a try. It sounds like something that would be great topped w/ sauteed bananas. Thank you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Leftover steak (part of DH's porterhouse from last night), over-easy egg, mushrooms sauteed in butter, and a little leftover grilled zucchini. Some nectarines with syrupy balasmic for breakfast "dessert".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Toasted bagel with white chocolate expresso almond butter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. American pancakes, maple syrup.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. cubed watermelon (ate this while on-the-go, so i didn't have salt for it), caramel popcorn, and water. this was all consumed in the car on the way to the coast, where i had clam chowder, a shrimp salad sandwich, and brownie sundae for lunch. plenty of salt water taffy and fudge to carry home afterwards.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          yesterday, a can of baked beans with caramelized onions, tomato paste, and sriracha added, scooped over spelt toast with butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Portobello Mushroom and Parmesan Quiche

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Good inspiration for using up my portobello's from this weekend!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Some of that broccoli ceviche (lifted from a post here!) along side cottage cheese drizzled with dark toasted sesame oil and sunflower seeds. I put extra red pepper flakes in the broccoli - I eat it like candy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Huevos Rancheros! Crunchy corn tortillas, spicy homemade refried black beans, over-med. fried eggs, and homemade salsa. Awesome. Coffee, Pepsi.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Three soft-boiled eggs, splashed w/ a little light soy & dusted w/ white pepper in a rice bowl, drunk in a few gulps.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mì Lẩu Thái Shrimp flavor noodles, augmented w/ additional chopped scallions & chopped cilantro.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Miso/kombu soup, and, inspired by yesterday's discussion of gai lan.... I blanched and sautéed over HIGH heat some gai lan with ginger, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil. I topped it with 2 poached eggs, a drizzle of tamari, with a touch of sambal oelek to complete my "Asian" meal (tongue in cheek)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Kosher salami, lightly browned with diced onions and bell peppers. Chunks of leftover boiled potato thrown in, and then the whole thing scrambled into a mess o' eggs. In other words, Hoppel Poppel. Wheat toast, blackberry jam/butter. Coffee. Pepsi. Gawd my bed looks warm and inviting now.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Inspired my mamachef's "meh-he-can" breakfast of yesterday, I made a bastardized breakfast burrito thingy with egg, fresh salsa, low carb tortilla, cottage cheese and napolito's!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It went down the hatch with homemade "frappuccino" cold brewed coffee over ice, a bit of chocolate almond milk and a cinnamon stick to stir it. I am liking the cold brew iced coffee in the summer mornings :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mmmm, I can eat the pickled nopalito strips by the jarful. I LOVE those things. Breakfast sounds great, sedimental. Loving the sounds of your coffee too; I have a teensy little espresso machine that's coming in mighty handy here every single morning. All morning long. Sometimes even to late morning, or early noon. Once or twice it may have been used in the afternoon, even. Good thing espresso machines can't carry tales. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Today we had hominy fried in bacon drippings again, two slices of bacon on the side, with a farm egg over easy and still runny .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The egg was such a beautiful color of blue-green, I hated to crack it open. I may blow some of these pretty blue and brown eggs to put in a bowl on a shelf.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I love beautiful egg shells myself, jm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm just sitting down to a large iced black coffee with vanilla bean syrup and a bowl of peaches with ashed goat cheese and honeycomb. I'm still waiting for the honey bread to come out of the oven studded with cinnamon bark and thyme leaves...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Hey, I like eggshells too - only instead of leaving them as-is, I paint them. Each kid has received one for special holidays for many years now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Onto grub. Breakfast this morning was uovo alla purgatorio, extra-large eggs poached in a sauce of fresh tomatoes and basil that I splashed a little red wine into. I served those over sauteed polenta rounds w/ a sprinkle of shredded parmesan. Side of spicy browned Italian sausage, some Pepsi and hot strong coffee, and all was well. At least, 'til lunch. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Looking at your breakfast & lunch posts, you should be weighing up to a ton by now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nope. Not yet. How much I eat of what I post has a lot to do with that. You seem to be eating pretty well yourself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My mother went through an egg-decorating phase for a few years when I was a teenager, and sold them at one of the charity fairs. I had to give up my regular soft boiled egg many times and have scrambled eggs, when she needed some eggshells to decorate. I also became an expert egg-blower (it makes your cheeks really sore!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The best part about it was all the egg trays and ice cube trays on a big table in the basement that were chock-full of costume jewelry bits and pieces - lots of colorful fake stones, glittery stuff, pearly stuff. I loved digging around in there just to see what was new.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I still have two of the eggs she decorated, and they go on the Christmas tree every year, even though they don't match the tree 'decor'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Cornmeal pancakes - http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/199... topped with maple syrup and served with an over-easy egg and some sprite melon, which is new to me: http://www.rebelhome.net/kpfnv11b.html

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. homemade spaetzle (or something that was spaetzle-ish in nature... i'm not sure, considering i've never eaten real spaetzle...) with caramelized shallots, butter, and parm. swig of ginger ale from the open bottle in the fridge, and a glass of milk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Some mornings are just like that, ya know? After I'd torn through the kitchen in a fairly rabid frenzy looking for the coffee, any coffee, please god please let there be......nope, and a fast spin to the only open store, a gas station, where I bought a miniscule jar of instant only to turn around and see the coffee island where somebody had already MADE bad coffee, I was just about beside myself. BUT after a cuppa "joe", I pulled it together enough to realize that it might not turn out so bad, because I had leftovers from my fave Mid.-Eastern deli. So: leftover cold falafel, tzatziki, and mezes, along with the off-brand cola frozen drink which I managed to see even though I couldn't see the coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I love this thread--couldn't resist reading everyone's replies--and learned a few things too!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I skip breakfast all too often, so I have been inspired. When I do make the time I have two go-to's: greek yogurt with whole almonds, dried cranberries/and or berries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a toasted slice of homemade sourdough rubbed with olive oil, topped with sauteed spinach, crowned with a poached egg sprinkled with thyme, fresh ground pepper, and smoked sea salt. Lately, I find myself subbing polenta for the toast :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: kmama

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Those go-tos sound real nice... the polenta/spinach combo isn't enough motivation to eat breakfast more often? ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kmama

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kmama, looks like you're pretty new here. Welcome to Chowhound; so glad you've found things to enjoy here. It's also one of the better communities and most comprehensive sources of information and help you could ever hope to find.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Your go-to's make it clear you've found a home. I for one could eat the egg/sourdough/spinach all day long.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Anyway - as I said, welcome! It'll be nice to get to know you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kmama your poached egg breakfast sounds great!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. A fried egg over easy for me, scrambled eggs with Tapatio and pepper jack for the boyfriend. Both of us had it with wheat toast and a handful of tiny fresh heirloom tomatoes (almost as sweet as fruit, it was the best part of breakfast honestly!). He had coffee, I had orange juice with 1/2 a tsp of vitamin C powder, since I've been feeling clammy. :P So simple, but it was soo delicious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mmm! Tapatio and eggs are so delicious!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks for the welcome calmossimo and mamachef! I've had an account on chowhound for a while, but am just starting to join in on the sharing/interaction :) LOL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I grew up with the practice of rushing out in the morning with just a cup of coffee or tea, and of placing eating emphasis on dinners unless on vacation (in which case breakfasts became hour(s) long chatting and relaxing affairs), so I've always had a hard time striking a balance between just coffee or "brunch". I recently challenged myself (and my boyfriend) to partaking in a minimum of one "brunch" a month in an effort to just slow down and enjoy life. The coolest part about it has been that we more often brunch during the week than on weekends, which really helps diffuse stress!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Today was egg-white omelettes w/ sharp cheddar, topped with salted diced tomatoes and ground black pepper. Turkey bacon and leftover baked beans on the side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I have been on a french cooking kick lately (not so much like Julia....more like Jacque's old "fast food my way" style). Lighter and more fresh. Anyhow, I had alot of "puree de haricots verts" left in the fridge (heavy on the cracked pepper). I used it as a base under a poached egg this morning. Yowza, that was good. I am going to have to be more intentional about it next time. Inspires me to do the same with carrots.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That sounds delish! On a recent camping triip, I used leftover broccoli under an egg and loved it :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This morning: Big glass of water, and greek yogurt mixed with a white peach and almonds :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien. Extra wakame w/ the soup part. Finely chopped green onions added to the noodle part.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gai Choi (芥菜) stir-fried w/ peanut oil & chopped smashed garlic & sea salt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. A fat slice from the center of a round crusty bread, toasted, with butter and peanut butter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Almond milk with a little of the cherry syrup from my home- canned almond cherries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Half a seared ribeye, an egg over easy, a few coins of zucchini sauteed with butter and dill, and half a navel orange. Water and decaf coffee w/ milk.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There are perks to trying to use up everything in the freezer (i.e., red meat for breakfast!) :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. I decided to use some of our veg box up and whipped up a batch of carrot cake and zuke bread pancakes. Light, served with a oh so slightly sweetened topping of sour cream. The orange/yellow combo is pretty and the delicate flavor goes nicely played against a few strips of bacon or ham and scrambled eggs. Good meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Long Kow Vegetarian instant rice noodle Stir fried/soup, done in soup mode;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          with generous chopped green onions and cilantro and a halved hard boiled egg.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Breakfast 1 (home) - toasted muffin, sunflower spread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Breakfast 2 (farmers market) - black pudding barmcake

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Cap'n Crunch. Husband is out of town. I had it for dinner last night, too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: wyogal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sounds like a fine plan, wyogal. Many a time has dinner been popcorn w/ a large g&t. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. A big bowl of homemade yogurt (1/2% w/ whole-fat Liberté starter), blueberries, banana, walnuts, raw oats, and a scatter of fiber flakes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Last of the "Yong Tau Foo" made a few days back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. working from home today, so had a little more time. scrambled eggs with a little spinach, turkey sausage, (fake) mozzerella and salsa... along 2 slices of oatmeal toast and a cuppa coffee. mmm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Grilled Cheese sandwich topped with an over easy egg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Finally, a breakfast worth writing about! (And the angels sang.....)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Really good pumpernickel, spread w/ smoked liverwurst and a little diced onion, followed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        another piece, w/ Liptauer (?) cheese spread and a few rolls of smoked salmon and some more capers; side of sliced tomatoes, and of course Pepsi w/ crushed, and then more of that. Dessert was a pecan turtle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. A slab of sweet cornbread made with stone ground corn so it was crunchy inside, topped with a good swipe of peanut butter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OJ to wash it down.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Sauteed summer squash w carmelized onions (cold leftover from last night) mixed w pinapple cottage cheese. Really good....and filling. Coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Nong Shim Doong Ji Cold Noodles in Chilled Broth;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with two hard-steamed eggs (halved) & diagonally sliced green onions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. After days of eating crap, I made a hearty breakfast. Sauteed bacon, onion, green chilies (roasted, hatch, got them yesterday from a guy set up in a parking lot, Hatch seeds, but grown in CO), pickeled jalapeno peppers (it's what I had), potatoes. Then, in another pan, I fried a couple of eggs, putting the lid on to steam (hard whites, semi soft yolks) and put that over the top.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: wyogal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Boy, did YOU recover w/ style! Yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and I even went to the gym and worked off a spoonful of last night's dinner. haha!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Leftover dinner *remake* from last night, kind of a riff on Mapo Tofu (homeground pork sausage!) but made with tofu shirataki noodle instead of tofu blocks. Sauteed colorful peppers and a fried egg on top. Squirt of soy sauce, sesame oil, extra garlic and chopped scallions....a side of fermented stinky turnips...mmmmm.... I shall be full all day...no one might want to get near me...but...I will be happy alone :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. unfortunately, nothing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    my first meal of the day was at 4pm. it's been that kind of week at work. i did have a chai latte though, which i guess counts as my breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Sautéed haricot verts with sambal oelek, tamari, ginger, and garlic. I didn't have any scallions (curses!) so I tried some onion powder in the mix. Got some of the taste, but I really missed the texture. I then cracked 2 eggs into the pan and swirled them about (I love them scrambled like that). Cooked 'til the eggs were softly scrambled. Sooooo good!! Cup of green tea to top it off.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Grilled pimiento cheese and bacon and tomato on toast. And then one more.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Just about the perfect summer lunch. Sounds delicious!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Today? Akoori. Parsi spicy scrambled eggs. w a healthy Indian roti, a couple of corn nuts and a cold Vitamin water. Mmm. I love this post.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Frosted shredded wheat in 1/2% milk and decaf coffee. Not too luxe, but we're out of eggs or anything bread-like.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: ChristinaMason

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I woke up with a couple of brunch like ideas using leftovers: leftover pesto over eggs, french toast made from leftover homemade rye and oat bread with ginger syrup...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ...and we did end up using a "leftover" of a type--more like something I'd mixed up and chilled but we simply hadn't gotten to last night between viewings of Downtown Abbey and the Olympics:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cookie dough!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              So we had fresh, hot crispy gooey chocolate chip cookies for breakfast! W/ coffee, of course, LOL!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Shirakiku Shoyu Ramen - with chopped green onions & cilantro, fish tofu, snow fungus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Well. If breakfast is considered the first meal of the day, mine was golden-brown fried fish filet with Swabian potato salad. At around 2:30 pm. Three meals a day? Eh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Today started out as magical. I awoke to a magnificent, huge, very defined, rainbow! No clear beginning or end....just an arc of vivid color- right over my head. Just amazing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I went outside to gather a fistful of fresh herbs from pots, made some strong coffee and a very nice "Pepin" style omelette...very gently... with lots of butter and good gruyere and the fistful of chopped herbs scattered all over. Delish. Simple. I wish everyone a magical day!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Urk...I could take only about a minute of that video, sorry. Too much, uh, *enthusiastic* heavy breathing then hollering. Amazing it has more than 34 million views!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I was imagining sedimental. Too bad you didn't watch the rest of it. You missed the weeping.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh. Heh. Any rending of garments? :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You'll have to watch it, I guess. It's more of an audio experience than anything.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That is hysterical!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I think that guy was smokin' a lil sompin' sompin' maybe?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He claims that he was just high on nature.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'd like to smoke some of that nature some time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maybe... http://www.bluelight.ru/vb/threads/60... :-D ;-) Perhaps he "had that" for an "early breakfast" then?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I love that video! Saw it last year, but now whenever I see a double rainbow, the thoughts in my head are in his voice....;-}

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OK...what medications are you on? :-) :-D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. The same thing I've had every day for maybe two months. A slice of whole wheat toast with peanut butter, a green apple, and water. I'm starting to wonder if my interest in food is mostly theoretical.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Oatmeal w/ blueberries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I carmelize some brown sugar and a pinch of salt at the bottom of the pan with a pat of butter, when it smells just right, I add 1 ¾ cup water, bring to a boil and dissolve the sugar, add 1 cup of old fashioned rolled oats. Turn the heat down, simmer to the consistency you like. Add a splash of vanilla extract and a dash of cinnamon and then stir in some fresh blueberries (or peaches, if you’re using cut up peaches, add vanilla and a drop or two of almond extract)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Chicken baloney with American cheese (not plastic) and yellow mustard on soft white Italian bread. And a glass of almond milk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And a chocolate chip cookie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Long Kow Kimchi Pickles Bean-Vermicelli in soup; with a couple of hard-boiled eggs, leftover sautéed zucchini & green beans, and chopped scallions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I think it might just have to be some leftover ground beef from last night's cheeborgerz, topped with some sharp cheddar...... or a BLT.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Decisions, decisions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. We have replaced our white bread with pumpernickel. I love this with of all things Nutella. It is a great combination.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Ruthie789

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Try pumpernickel (if it's the *real* deal and not just caramel-colored white bread) with smoked salmon some time. The sweetness of the dense bread plays really well with the salty fish. Add a dollop of horseradish or a caper or two, and it's perfect.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It is the real deal, from Cantor's deli in Montreal. Smoked salmon on it sounds great.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. This morning was strong black coffee, low carb granola and hemp milk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Now if I can only locate my tie-dye t-shirt........

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ...and please try not to shout wildly, breathe heavily or sob uncontrollably while doing so...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Okay...confirmed.....you two are evil ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I love this.... you guys just made me laugh out loud.... scared my poor aminals!! :P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: sedimental

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Where do you get low carb granola? I don't think I've come across that before.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: JungMann

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I make it and buy it, both. I shop at a specialty store for it or you can order it off of netrition. There are many different kinds, I like the Dixie Carb Counters kinds to keep on hand for a more "processed food" cereal (it has non GMO soy in it). But, I try to limit soy... so-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I also make it with just nuts, flax and coconut then glued (clumped) together with a little sugar free maple syrup. this one is good: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/brea.... Just don't add so much water. You can be flexible on the recipe-I also throw in a few raisins or dates or dried cranberries sometimes....or pepitas...or hazelnuts...or.... :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: sedimental

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sounds delicious. I'll have to keep it in mind the next time I get ambitious for breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. one egg, fried in bacon fat till just set, then flipped and finished, paired with two slices of applewood smoked bacon on lightly toasted Italian bread slices and a few turns of the grinder of black pepper, strong black coffee with half and half and a spoon of raw sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (my splurge day for breakfast)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Just had a warm-out-of-the-oven pumpkin/raisin/pecan muffin topped with cream cheese mixed with homemade pear jam. Yum!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now that sounds deelish. I'm jealous!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They were delicious. I took most of them to my Saturday morning volunteer youth gardening program, and several of the teens were hesitant to try them. I cut one in quarters so they could each have just a bite to try, and guess what? Three boys ate 6 muffins in just a few minutes. One boy took an extra one home, too.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. coffee and some leftover baklava...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Yummy.........leftover roast chicken, repurposed into chicken hash, with Yukon Gold potatoes, onion, a little pancetta and cream to bind.......poached eggs; and sourdough toast w/ unsalted butter and sour cherry jam. Coffee and Pepsi, of course......it just wouldn't be a day without that dual blast of caffeinated sugary goodness. :) Have a great safe weekend, y'all!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. A big old bowl of cheerios with vanilla almond milk and blueberries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter. Straight from the jar ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Open-faced albacore tuna salad on toast (super yum), a spoonful of southwestern bean salad, half of a half of a banana and a sip of half-flat Diet Coke. I'm ready for anything now!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I had leftover noodles w/ sauteed mushrooms and spinach that needed using so I mixed it together, made a patty, sauteed it and topped it with a fried egg. Ground beef patty on the side, and a wheat English muffin with strawberry jam.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yum! That sounds like what we do on Sundays for "leftover brunch". I am a firm believer in making anything into "a patty, then saute, then top with"........

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      +1. Potatoes, beans, sweet potatoes, corn.....with all sorts of veg thrown in.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'd have had points deducted for plating though: round plate, topped by a round patty topped with a round egg surrounded by a round english muffin..etc....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. The leftover General Tao chicken and chow mein noodles from my post from yesterday! Mmmmm...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Sau Tao (Brand) Noodle King Abalone and Chicken Flavor (thin noodle) bowl.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        壽桃牌 生麵皇碗麵 (幼) 鮑魚雞湯味

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Breakfast the German way -- Strammer Max: toasted bread, cream cheese, ham, cheddar, topped with a fried egg.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            That sounds delish. I forget about ham......mmmmm....ham......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I just can't stop eating this morning. Really craving junk food, or *any* food actually.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            So far, I have eaten leftover empanada's (sweet and spicy beef, raisins and chili pepper, mmmm), egg salad on crackers and...still hunting around the fridge....that black vinegar chicken from last night is calling my name.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Fried green tomatoes with home made tartar sauce: horseradish sauce, Miracle Whip, onion, capers, dill pickle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Noodles in a spicy broth. That's what the package says, and i accept this. They're not very nice at all. Even w/ extra chili oil.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Leftover flank steak, grilled eggplant, red wine baby bellas, romaine with blue cheese & feta dressing. Burp.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. tomatoes, onion, feta and smoked mussels on dark rye with a cucumber smoothie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Homemade plain yogurt (from a starter originally from Fage a couple years ago) with local blueberries and peaches and a little granola for texture.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. • Leftover pickled sour mustard ("harm choy"), soft tofu & ginger soup (chicken stock).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nong Shim Chapagetti Chajang Noodle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. My friend from Japan is visiting, so we had a great big 'Mercian breakfast of sausage and eggs with toast and homemade tomato jam....and huge lattes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I made some oatmeal and fresh peach muffins this weekend... I went a little crazy on the spices, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves. but they turned out great! had two small muffins for breakfast today

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Fried rice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Made with leftover rice from yesterday's lunch (Basmati rice tossed w/ chopped garlic in oil, then cooked w/ chicken stock, bay leaves & cardamom), Chinese roast pork (siu-yoke) cut into strips, 3 eggs scrambled in-situ with the sautéed pork, chopped Thai basil, julienned red Shishito peppers, with frozen petite peas tossed in almost at the end. Eaten w/ pickled chopped long green hot chillies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Casareccia pasta tossed with oven roasted cherry tomatoes with a touch of garlic, sea salt and fresh basil, topped with a shovel full of fresh ricotta and some ground pepper. Sugar baby watermelon for dessert. and now I must sleep again.... zzzzzzz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Bak Kut Teh. (with baby back ribs & tau pok)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Steamed white rice.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Every time I see you ate Bak Kut Teh, I chuckle a bit because I love the name.... so apt!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sad to say, no :-( The lack of a car seriously hampers my culinary explorations in this car-centric area...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: kubasd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Well, the basic BKT really requires just 6 things - pork spare ribs, garlic, cinnamon (sticks), cloves (whole), star anise (whole), soy sauce. If you have those, you can make BKT.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The herbal versions can be made conveniently with prepackaged spice mixes** (in bags that you just put into the soup to simmer) and you then supply the meat, garlic and soy sauce. (Some versions call for oyster sauce and dark soy sauce, but they could be omitted if you don't have those, the soup is just a little simpler in taste profile, that's all). Cheapest from a Chinese grocery, of course, but you can get these packages online. Even Amazon sells one of them, albeit one that I think gives a weak broth. Search online for "bak kut teh" or "bakuteh" spices (or spice or packet & permutations thereof). There are a number of them. One that I like is "Bakuteh Kau". Alternatively, but usually after having had BKT a few times, one can assemble selected "essential"/basic herbs/spices additional to the basic three spices above to give a "herbal profile" to one's liking - e.g. "tong kwai" (angelica root) would be a basic one (use in moderation!) - but that does require access to a grocery where such things would be carried, true.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ** Of course, assembling fresh individual spices by hand is best but "the full works" does involve a great number of spices that very few people, even Chinese folks in SE Asia, would have on hand at home. People used to go to the Chinese Medicine Shop and get the apothecary to put together a package of the requisite spices from the vast number of drawers of stuff in a well-stocked Medicine Shop.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Here's another spice/herb packet I tried in last night's pot of BKT which I also had for a late breakfast/early lunch today: see - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8599... .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thank you for that!! I forgot to update...I attempted to make the basic BKT. I had the ribs, garlic, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, light and dark soy sauce, and oyster sauce. No idea if I ruined the flavor profile by adding some slivered ginger into the broth, but I did like the bit of a bite it added. I have to say, you have created a fan!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Could you share a basic recipe/technique for making this dish? I saw some recipes online but I trust CH for great eats and would love to try it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: calmossimo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So sorry, calmossimo - it looks like I failed to see your post until now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Here's how I make the "stripped-down"/"basic" Bak Kut Teh (non-herbal). Note this gives a "soupy" version of BKT. There are versions (such as the "Klang" version, which is also usually *very* "herbal" in character) which has a fairly thick/viscous "sauce" rather than a broth that one can readily drink. I like the soupy versions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • About 2 lb baby back ribs (can use other types of pork ribs, but should have a fair bit of bone), washed, cut up into riblets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Place in 3-4 quarts cool water, bring to a gentle boil. Skim off foam etc or, if you like, just "stir them in". I prefer to skim it off. Reduce to a medium simmer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Put in about 2 heads** of garlic, entire, skins and all. Choose decently "clean" ones, you can "shave off" grungy bits from the root pad if needed. Alternative: separate out up to 1 head's-worth of garlic cloves, crush and separate from skins, add to soup, add in the other intact whole head.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Simmer for 1/2 to 2/3 hr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Add in cloves ( a small cupped handful or less), cinnamon sticks (maybe 3 roughly 4-inch sticks), star anise (maybe about 5-6 stars worth).** Bundle up in cheesecloth if you like.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Add in a good light soy sauce, about 1/4 - 1/3 cup or so, or to taste (Chinese or Japanese, I don't particularly care)(I often use Kikkoman or Pearl River)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Optional: Add some dark soy sauce and/or oyster sauce, adjust soy sauce quantity as needed; under-add initially, can add more as needed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Simmer for another 20+ min or so. Add water as needed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Optional: Add in fried tofu puffs, the type which is "pre-fried" and have this spongy foam-like inside ("Sushi-age" type is nice); and/or sliced/chunked tofu (soft or firm, I like soft), simmer another 5-10 min.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Let stand for a short while. Eat w/ steamed white rice and/or warm fried crullers (yau char kwai)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ** Adjust to taste if you think you might be overwhelmed by the quantities. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Barbara's peanut butter puffins cereal with whole milk. Uninspired but quite delish.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: calmossimo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I loe those puffins. I can't buy them because I'd eat the whole box in two days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I'm still overrun with the season's homegrown tomatoes, so I had some tomatoes spiced with toasted cumin and smoked paprika (following a suggestion by David Tanis) and roasted at 400F for 30 minutes in a Breville SmartOven.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      drongo, your tomatoes sound terrific. I love David Tanis and am fortunate enough to have eaten his amazing cooking several times. I'm thinking that tomato dish would be a fantastic base for shakshuka; just poach eggs in a sauce you make by crushing those tomatoes. Yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Two cups of coffee and two "Sky High Apple Pie" muffins that I baked last night, from a recipe I found here: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My only change was to grate the apples as I don't like chunks of things in my muffins.