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What did you have for breakfast today? Part 2

jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 06:11 AM

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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    taboo RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 06:28 AM

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

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      pie22 RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 07:35 AM

      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. viperlush RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 07:46 AM

        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. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 08:45 AM

          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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            Uncle Bob RE: mamachef Jun 1, 2012 12:19 PM

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

          2. pinehurst RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 08:53 AM

            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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              Miri1 RE: pinehurst Jun 1, 2012 10:07 AM

              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.

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              calmossimo RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 10:46 AM

              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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                jujuthomas RE: calmossimo Jun 1, 2012 11:03 AM

                oh, that croissant sounds divine!

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                  calmossimo RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 12:12 PM

                  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.

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                  NoodleQueen RE: calmossimo Jun 2, 2012 06:23 AM

                  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.

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                  sedimental RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 10:56 AM

                  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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                    calmossimo RE: sedimental Jun 1, 2012 12:10 PM

                    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...

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                      sedimental RE: calmossimo Jun 2, 2012 05:57 AM

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

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                    littleflower RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 10:59 AM

                    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. goodhealthgourmet RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 12:18 PM

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

                      1. Uncle Bob RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 12:21 PM

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

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                          calmossimo RE: Uncle Bob Jun 1, 2012 12:35 PM

                          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. gaffk RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 12:49 PM

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

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                            sandylc RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 01:29 PM

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

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                              shaebones RE: jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 11:18 PM

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

                              1. NoodleQueen RE: jujuthomas Jun 2, 2012 06:25 AM

                                A banana, an apple, and some water.

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                                  circustance RE: jujuthomas Jun 2, 2012 06:30 AM

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

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                                    calmossimo RE: jujuthomas Jun 2, 2012 12:38 PM

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

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                                      Billy33 RE: jujuthomas Jun 2, 2012 03:58 PM

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

                                      1. huiray RE: jujuthomas Jun 3, 2012 05:33 AM

                                        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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                                          NoodleQueen RE: huiray Jun 3, 2012 08:00 AM

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

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                                            huiray RE: NoodleQueen Jun 3, 2012 08:35 AM

                                            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).

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                                              NoodleQueen RE: huiray Jun 3, 2012 09:16 AM

                                              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!

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                                                huiray RE: NoodleQueen Jun 3, 2012 03:05 PM


                                                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. linguafood RE: jujuthomas Jun 3, 2012 05:41 AM

                                          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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                                            JungMann RE: linguafood Jun 5, 2012 06:54 AM

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

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                                              linguafood RE: JungMann Jun 5, 2012 07:22 AM

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

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                                                JungMann RE: linguafood Jun 5, 2012 08:15 AM

                                                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...

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                                                  linguafood RE: JungMann Jun 5, 2012 08:25 AM

                                                  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!

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                                                    huiray RE: JungMann Jun 5, 2012 08:28 AM

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

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                                                      JungMann RE: huiray Jun 5, 2012 09:09 AM

                                                      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.

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                                              Soup RE: jujuthomas Jun 3, 2012 05:58 AM

                                              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.


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                                                Pegmeister RE: jujuthomas Jun 3, 2012 06:38 AM

                                                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. tiffeecanoe RE: jujuthomas Jun 3, 2012 07:51 AM

                                                  tomato, cheddar and mayo on sourdough sandwich. :)

                                                  1. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jun 3, 2012 10:09 AM

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

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                                                      jujuthomas RE: jujuthomas Jun 3, 2012 01:09 PM

                                                      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. gaffk RE: jujuthomas Jun 3, 2012 03:00 PM

                                                        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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                                                          littleflower RE: gaffk Jun 3, 2012 03:12 PM

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

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                                                          circustance RE: jujuthomas Jun 3, 2012 07:16 PM

                                                          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

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                                                            scarsdalesurprise RE: jujuthomas Jun 4, 2012 05:41 AM

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

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                                                              Heywhatsfordinner RE: jujuthomas Jun 4, 2012 05:58 AM

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

                                                              1. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jun 4, 2012 06:50 AM

                                                                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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                                                                  gaffk RE: mamachef Jun 4, 2012 05:19 PM

                                                                  Two Pepsis? Must have been a rough morning.

                                                                2. gaffk RE: jujuthomas Jun 4, 2012 02:58 PM

                                                                  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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                                                                    mamachef RE: gaffk Jun 4, 2012 04:26 PM

                                                                    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. :)

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                                                                      gaffk RE: mamachef Jun 4, 2012 05:19 PM

                                                                      *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.

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                                                                        mamachef RE: gaffk Jun 5, 2012 05:15 AM

                                                                        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!!

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                                                                          gaffk RE: mamachef Jun 5, 2012 02:32 PM

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

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                                                                    carbondiamond RE: jujuthomas Jun 4, 2012 04:49 PM

                                                                    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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                                                                      Miri1 RE: carbondiamond Jun 5, 2012 01:10 AM

                                                                      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.

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                                                                        circustance RE: Miri1 Jun 5, 2012 06:21 AM

                                                                        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.

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                                                                          gaffk RE: Miri1 Jun 5, 2012 02:34 PM

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

                                                                      2. JungMann RE: jujuthomas Jun 5, 2012 07:03 AM

                                                                        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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                                                                          mamachef RE: JungMann Jun 5, 2012 07:12 AM

                                                                          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. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jun 5, 2012 07:11 AM

                                                                          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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                                                                            jujuthomas RE: mamachef Jun 5, 2012 07:49 AM

                                                                            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. :)

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                                                                              gaffk RE: mamachef Jun 5, 2012 02:35 PM

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

                                                                            2. linguafood RE: jujuthomas Jun 5, 2012 07:55 AM

                                                                              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.

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                                                                                Nanzi RE: jujuthomas Jun 5, 2012 09:21 AM

                                                                                Home made caulilfower Quiche, mmmmm good!

                                                                                1. dyal1 RE: jujuthomas Jun 6, 2012 08:26 PM

                                                                                  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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                                                                                    sandylc RE: dyal1 Jun 6, 2012 08:42 PM

                                                                                    So how did it go?

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                                                                                    MDcooksfor2 RE: jujuthomas Jun 6, 2012 08:44 PM

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

                                                                                    1. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jun 7, 2012 07:20 AM

                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                        circustance RE: jujuthomas Jun 7, 2012 08:07 AM

                                                                                        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. JungMann RE: jujuthomas Jun 7, 2012 10:20 AM

                                                                                          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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                                                                                            JenJeninCT RE: JungMann Jun 10, 2012 01:06 PM

                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                            shaebones RE: jujuthomas Jun 7, 2012 11:06 PM

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

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                                                                                              circustance RE: jujuthomas Jun 8, 2012 06:17 AM

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

                                                                                              1. kubasd RE: jujuthomas Jun 8, 2012 06:51 AM

                                                                                                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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                                                                                                  mamachef RE: kubasd Jun 8, 2012 06:55 AM

                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                  sandylc RE: jujuthomas Jun 8, 2012 09:25 AM

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

                                                                                                  1. John E. RE: jujuthomas Jun 8, 2012 12:54 PM

                                                                                                    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).

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                                                                                                      calmossimo RE: jujuthomas Jun 10, 2012 12:48 PM

                                                                                                      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. John E. RE: jujuthomas Jun 10, 2012 03:03 PM

                                                                                                        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. linguafood RE: jujuthomas Jun 11, 2012 04:20 AM

                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                            Vetter RE: linguafood Jun 28, 2012 10:09 PM

                                                                                                            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!

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                                                                                                              linguafood RE: Vetter Jun 29, 2012 06:41 AM

                                                                                                              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. huiray RE: jujuthomas Jun 14, 2012 06:46 AM

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

                                                                                                            1. JerryMe RE: jujuthomas Jun 14, 2012 08:34 AM

                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                huiray RE: JerryMe Jun 14, 2012 08:41 AM

                                                                                                                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 ;-) )

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                                                                                                                  pie22 RE: huiray Jun 14, 2012 11:55 AM

                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                    huiray RE: pie22 Jun 14, 2012 12:09 PM

                                                                                                                    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. :-)

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                                                                                                                shaebones RE: jujuthomas Jun 14, 2012 11:23 PM

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

                                                                                                                1. JenJeninCT RE: jujuthomas Jun 15, 2012 03:38 AM

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

                                                                                                                  today- hasn't happened yet

                                                                                                                  1. jmcarthur8 RE: jujuthomas Jun 16, 2012 09:04 AM

                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                      sedimental RE: jujuthomas Jun 17, 2012 08:55 AM

                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                        huiray RE: sedimental Jun 17, 2012 09:02 AM

                                                                                                                        So DDD is not without merit, then!

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                                                                                                                          sedimental RE: huiray Jun 17, 2012 09:05 AM

                                                                                                                          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 :)

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                                                                                                                        malibumike RE: jujuthomas Jun 17, 2012 09:33 AM

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

                                                                                                                        1. kubasd RE: jujuthomas Jun 17, 2012 09:35 AM

                                                                                                                          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

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                                                                                                                            jujuthomas RE: jujuthomas Jun 19, 2012 04:30 AM

                                                                                                                            leftover banana blueberry pancakes and coffee. yum

                                                                                                                            1. linguafood RE: jujuthomas Jun 19, 2012 04:41 AM

                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                JungMann RE: linguafood Jun 19, 2012 06:33 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                  huiray RE: JungMann Jun 19, 2012 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                                  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?

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                                                                                                                                    linguafood RE: huiray Jun 19, 2012 07:08 AM

                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                      JungMann RE: linguafood Jun 19, 2012 08:29 AM

                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                        linguafood RE: JungMann Jun 19, 2012 08:47 AM

                                                                                                                                        Welcome to the club.

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                                                                                                                                          Vetter RE: JungMann Jun 28, 2012 10:12 PM

                                                                                                                                          I am going to barf.

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                                                                                                                                  golfer1 RE: jujuthomas Jun 19, 2012 06:30 AM

                                                                                                                                  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. jmcarthur8 RE: jujuthomas Jun 19, 2012 07:23 AM

                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                      mamachef RE: jmcarthur8 Jun 19, 2012 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                        dratlover RE: mamachef Jun 19, 2012 09:31 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                          huiray RE: dratlover Jun 19, 2012 09:40 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                            jujuthomas RE: huiray Jun 20, 2012 06:47 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                      sedimental RE: jujuthomas Jun 20, 2012 07:06 AM

                                                                                                                                      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. jmcarthur8 RE: jujuthomas Jun 20, 2012 04:41 PM

                                                                                                                                        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. linguafood RE: jujuthomas Jun 21, 2012 06:39 AM

                                                                                                                                          this. and it was as awesome as it looks.

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                                                                                                                                            huiray RE: linguafood Jun 21, 2012 07:14 AM

                                                                                                                                            Uh...what was it?

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                                                                                                                                              linguafood RE: huiray Jun 21, 2012 04:33 PM

                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                JungMann RE: linguafood Jun 22, 2012 06:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                  linguafood RE: JungMann Jun 22, 2012 09:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                  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?

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                                                                                                                                                    JungMann RE: linguafood Jun 22, 2012 02:49 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                              sandylc RE: linguafood Jun 21, 2012 09:22 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                kubasd RE: linguafood Jun 21, 2012 04:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                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?

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                                                                                                                                                  linguafood RE: kubasd Jun 22, 2012 03:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                  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).

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                                                                                                                                                cgarner RE: jujuthomas Jun 21, 2012 07:53 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                  circustance RE: jujuthomas Jun 21, 2012 08:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Cap'm Crunch with banana and almond milk

                                                                                                                                                  1. JenJeninCT RE: jujuthomas Jun 21, 2012 04:53 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                    1. melpy RE: jujuthomas Jun 22, 2012 06:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                        dianne0712 RE: jujuthomas Jun 22, 2012 11:50 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                          shaebones RE: jujuthomas Jun 23, 2012 01:01 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                            gaffk RE: shaebones Jun 23, 2012 12:18 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                              mamachef RE: gaffk Jun 24, 2012 08:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                              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. Uncle Bob RE: jujuthomas Jun 24, 2012 07:28 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                              Uncle Bob RE: Uncle Bob Jun 30, 2012 09:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Same thing today..........

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                                                                                                                                                              violin RE: jujuthomas Jun 24, 2012 08:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                              skim milk, almonds, an orange, coffee

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                                                                                                                                                                shaebones RE: violin Jun 24, 2012 11:18 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                ShepherdBGoode RE: jujuthomas Jun 25, 2012 11:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                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. jmcarthur8 RE: jujuthomas Jun 25, 2012 01:17 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Flexitarian RE: jujuthomas Jun 25, 2012 01:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    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. gaffk RE: jujuthomas Jun 25, 2012 05:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      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 ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                        Burghfeeder RE: jujuthomas Jun 25, 2012 06:54 PM

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


                                                                                                                                                                        1. huiray RE: jujuthomas Jun 26, 2012 05:37 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                            sedimental RE: jujuthomas Jun 26, 2012 08:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            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. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jun 26, 2012 09:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                                                                huiray RE: mamachef Jun 26, 2012 10:12 AM


                                                                                                                                                                              2. jmcarthur8 RE: jujuthomas Jun 26, 2012 10:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                                                                                  Miri1 RE: jmcarthur8 Jun 26, 2012 11:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  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. rabaja RE: jujuthomas Jun 26, 2012 11:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    LeoLioness RE: jujuthomas Jun 26, 2012 12:45 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                      calmossimo RE: jujuthomas Jun 26, 2012 11:19 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Transplant_DK RE: jujuthomas Jun 27, 2012 01:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                          pie22 RE: Transplant_DK Jun 27, 2012 01:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          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?

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                                                                                                                                                                                            John E. RE: pie22 Jun 27, 2012 01:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Transplant_DK RE: pie22 Jun 27, 2012 01:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Harters RE: jujuthomas Jun 27, 2012 05:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Pretty much a Dutch breakfast this morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Bread, ham, Edam.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              JungMann RE: Harters Jun 27, 2012 05:53 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Harters RE: JungMann Jun 27, 2012 06:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                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. JungMann RE: jujuthomas Jun 28, 2012 06:06 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. RUK RE: jujuthomas Jun 28, 2012 06:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                                                                                                  huiray RE: RUK Jun 28, 2012 08:37 AM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                    RUK RE: huiray Jun 28, 2012 08:58 AM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray RE: RUK Jun 28, 2012 09:45 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        RUK RE: huiray Jun 28, 2012 10:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          huiray RE: RUK Jun 28, 2012 10:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          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?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            RUK RE: huiray Jun 28, 2012 10:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. huiray RE: jujuthomas Jun 28, 2012 08:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supplemented the soup part with additional cut wakame.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rella RE: jujuthomas Jun 28, 2012 10:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Miri1 RE: Rella Jun 28, 2012 09:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      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. Moimoi RE: jujuthomas Jun 28, 2012 10:31 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. huiray RE: jujuthomas Jun 29, 2012 06:24 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          tinandglass RE: jujuthomas Jun 29, 2012 09:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          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. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jun 29, 2012 10:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                                              JerryMe RE: mamachef Jun 30, 2012 08:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              "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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                JerryMe RE: JerryMe Nov 18, 2012 08:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              sedimental RE: jujuthomas Jun 30, 2012 08:54 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Green tea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jun 30, 2012 10:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                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. huiray RE: jujuthomas Jul 2, 2012 06:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "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. rabaja RE: jujuthomas Jul 2, 2012 11:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef RE: rabaja Jul 3, 2012 07:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sandylc RE: mamachef Jul 3, 2012 08:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef RE: sandylc Jul 3, 2012 09:19 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sandylc RE: mamachef Jul 3, 2012 09:22 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. jmcarthur8 RE: jujuthomas Jul 2, 2012 01:10 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. kubasd RE: jujuthomas Jul 2, 2012 02:40 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. huiray RE: jujuthomas Jul 3, 2012 04:43 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jul 3, 2012 07:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jmcarthur8 RE: mamachef Jul 3, 2012 08:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef RE: jmcarthur8 Jul 3, 2012 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jmcarthur8 RE: mamachef Jul 3, 2012 09:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ;-) you, too, mamachef.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  shaebones RE: jujuthomas Jul 4, 2012 04:27 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. huiray RE: jujuthomas Jul 4, 2012 05:43 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gaffk RE: Uncle Bob Jul 4, 2012 05:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And they say americans eat too much ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. RUK RE: jujuthomas Jul 4, 2012 07:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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. jmcarthur8 RE: jujuthomas Jul 4, 2012 08:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jenday RE: jujuthomas Jul 4, 2012 08:08 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Beach Chick RE: jujuthomas Jul 4, 2012 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Harters RE: jujuthomas Jul 4, 2012 09:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  calmossimo RE: jujuthomas Jul 4, 2012 12:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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. JenJeninCT RE: jujuthomas Jul 4, 2012 01:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lobster, asparagus and gruyere omelet and homefries

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HillJ RE: jujuthomas Jul 4, 2012 01:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HillJ RE: HillJ Jul 10, 2012 08:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Watermelon smoothie with smoked turkey and grilled yellow squash.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. gaffk RE: jujuthomas Jul 4, 2012 05:15 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jul 7, 2012 11:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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. John E. RE: jujuthomas Jul 8, 2012 09:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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. huiray RE: jujuthomas Jul 9, 2012 06:52 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. tiffeecanoe RE: jujuthomas Jul 9, 2012 11:02 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jujuthomas RE: jujuthomas Jul 10, 2012 06:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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. huiray RE: jujuthomas Jul 10, 2012 07:10 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jul 10, 2012 09:11 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sandylc RE: mamachef Jul 10, 2012 09:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef RE: sandylc Jul 12, 2012 09:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          huiray RE: mamachef Jul 10, 2012 09:56 AM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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 .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sandylc RE: huiray Jul 10, 2012 10:16 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              huiray RE: sandylc Jul 10, 2012 07:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Some random articles/recipes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Note that in Japanese cuisine "Tendon" refers to something else:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sandylc RE: huiray Jul 10, 2012 07:47 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. jmcarthur8 RE: jujuthomas Jul 10, 2012 09:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            littleflower RE: jmcarthur8 Jul 10, 2012 08:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jmcarthur8 RE: littleflower Jul 13, 2012 04:08 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sandylc RE: jujuthomas Jul 10, 2012 09:46 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sedimental RE: jujuthomas Jul 10, 2012 06:53 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Moimoi RE: jujuthomas Jul 10, 2012 06:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mcooper RE: jujuthomas Jul 10, 2012 08:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    desertDeb RE: jujuthomas Jul 11, 2012 03:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kubasd RE: desertDeb Jul 11, 2012 04:16 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        huiray RE: kubasd Jul 11, 2012 04:22 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kubasd RE: huiray Jul 11, 2012 04:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          desertDeb RE: kubasd Jul 11, 2012 04:33 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. linguafood RE: jujuthomas Jul 12, 2012 07:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PearlRose86 RE: jujuthomas Jul 12, 2012 07:19 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. huiray RE: jujuthomas Jul 13, 2012 05:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jul 14, 2012 07:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                huiray RE: mamachef Jul 14, 2012 07:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ever tried drinking your eggs? :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef RE: huiray Jul 14, 2012 07:37 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sedimental RE: jujuthomas Jul 14, 2012 10:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  huiray RE: sedimental Jul 14, 2012 10:07 AM


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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef RE: sedimental Jul 14, 2012 10:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Those sound divine, sedimental. Proportions?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sedimental RE: mamachef Jul 14, 2012 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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......

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef RE: sedimental Jul 14, 2012 02:02 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. ChristinaMason RE: jujuthomas Jul 14, 2012 10:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pegmeister RE: jujuthomas Jul 15, 2012 02:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Toasted bagel with white chocolate expresso almond butter

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Harters RE: jujuthomas Jul 15, 2012 02:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        American pancakes, maple syrup.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          calmossimo RE: jujuthomas Jul 16, 2012 12:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            westaust RE: jujuthomas Jul 16, 2012 08:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Portobello Mushroom and Parmesan Quiche

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sedimental RE: westaust Jul 16, 2012 10:03 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sedimental RE: jujuthomas Jul 16, 2012 10:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jul 16, 2012 10:10 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. huiray RE: jujuthomas Jul 17, 2012 06:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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. kubasd RE: jujuthomas Jul 17, 2012 06:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray RE: kubasd Jul 17, 2012 07:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sounds good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jul 17, 2012 07:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sedimental RE: jujuthomas Jul 17, 2012 09:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef RE: sedimental Jul 17, 2012 11:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HillJ RE: jmcarthur8 Jul 18, 2012 05:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Jul 18, 2012 07:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              linguafood RE: mamachef Jul 18, 2012 07:31 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef RE: linguafood Jul 18, 2012 07:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jmcarthur8 RE: mamachef Jul 18, 2012 07:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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'.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  calmossimo RE: jujuthomas Jul 21, 2012 12:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kmama RE: mamachef Jul 21, 2012 01:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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 :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        calmossimo RE: kmama Jul 21, 2012 03:26 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef RE: kmama Jul 21, 2012 04:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jujuthomas RE: kmama Jul 24, 2012 09:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kmama your poached egg breakfast sounds great!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kmama RE: breadwinner Jul 21, 2012 05:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sedimental RE: jujuthomas Jul 24, 2012 09:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kmama RE: sedimental Jul 24, 2012 12:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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 :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leftover Yong Tau Foo and cabbage soup.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ChristinaMason RE: huiray Jul 28, 2012 12:32 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HillJ RE: jujuthomas Jul 28, 2012 01:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Harters RE: jujuthomas Jul 29, 2012 09:33 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Breakfast 2 (farmers market) - black pudding barmcake

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              huiray RE: Harters Jul 29, 2012 01:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gasp! You ate a person? http://www.urbandictionary.com/define...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kubasd RE: huiray Jul 29, 2012 06:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                soylent green.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              wyogal RE: jujuthomas Jul 29, 2012 09:34 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef RE: wyogal Jul 31, 2012 10:57 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. ChristinaMason RE: jujuthomas Jul 29, 2012 05:59 PM

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jujuthomas RE: jujuthomas Jul 31, 2012 06:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      westaust RE: jujuthomas Jul 31, 2012 07:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grilled Cheese sandwich topped with an over easy egg

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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. jmcarthur8 RE: jujuthomas Jul 31, 2012 12:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            shaebones RE: jujuthomas Jul 31, 2012 11:39 PM

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wyogal RE: jujuthomas Aug 2, 2012 08:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef RE: wyogal Aug 2, 2012 12:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Boy, did YOU recover w/ style! Yum!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    wyogal RE: mamachef Aug 2, 2012 12:13 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sedimental RE: jujuthomas Aug 2, 2012 09:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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 :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jmcarthur8 RE: mamachef Aug 4, 2012 04:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Just about the perfect summer lunch. Sounds delicious!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kmama RE: ChristinaMason Aug 4, 2012 12:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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!

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sedimental RE: jujuthomas Aug 8, 2012 08:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray RE: linguafood Aug 8, 2012 08:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        linguafood RE: huiray Aug 8, 2012 08:55 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          huiray RE: linguafood Aug 8, 2012 08:57 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            linguafood RE: huiray Aug 8, 2012 09:05 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sedimental RE: linguafood Aug 8, 2012 09:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That is hysterical!!!!

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                linguafood RE: sedimental Aug 9, 2012 03:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He claims that he was just high on nature.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  huiray RE: linguafood Aug 9, 2012 05:26 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jmcarthur8 RE: linguafood Aug 9, 2012 06:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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....;-}

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          huiray RE: jmcarthur8 Aug 9, 2012 08:03 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jmcarthur8 RE: huiray Aug 9, 2012 12:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (insert big smile here)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. lamb_da_calculus RE: jujuthomas Aug 9, 2012 07:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cgarner RE: jujuthomas Aug 9, 2012 08:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. linguafood RE: jujuthomas Aug 16, 2012 08:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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. Ruthie789 RE: jujuthomas Aug 17, 2012 03:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  linguafood RE: Ruthie789 Aug 17, 2012 08:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ruthie789 RE: linguafood Aug 17, 2012 10:03 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sedimental RE: jujuthomas Aug 17, 2012 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    linguafood RE: sedimental Aug 17, 2012 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Or a double rainbow....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray RE: linguafood Aug 17, 2012 09:08 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sedimental RE: huiray Aug 17, 2012 09:37 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kubasd RE: huiray Aug 18, 2012 08:41 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JungMann RE: sedimental Aug 21, 2012 08:48 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sedimental RE: JungMann Aug 21, 2012 09:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.... :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JungMann RE: sedimental Aug 21, 2012 10:31 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cgarner RE: jujuthomas Aug 17, 2012 10:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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. jmcarthur8 RE: jujuthomas Aug 18, 2012 04:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Moimoi RE: jmcarthur8 Aug 19, 2012 07:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now that sounds deelish. I'm jealous!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jmcarthur8 RE: Moimoi Aug 19, 2012 11:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Here's the recipe:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jenday RE: jujuthomas Aug 18, 2012 05:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          coffee and some leftover baklava...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Aug 18, 2012 09:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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. thelittlemiller RE: jujuthomas Aug 18, 2012 09:51 AM

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Moimoi RE: jujuthomas Aug 19, 2012 07:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Aug 19, 2012 01:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sedimental RE: mamachef Aug 19, 2012 05:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sandylc RE: sedimental Aug 19, 2012 05:27 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef RE: sedimental Aug 19, 2012 05:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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....

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. huiray RE: jujuthomas Aug 21, 2012 06:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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. linguafood RE: jujuthomas Aug 21, 2012 08:11 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sedimental RE: linguafood Aug 21, 2012 09:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            wyogal RE: jujuthomas Aug 21, 2012 10:19 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Aug 21, 2012 10:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HillJ RE: jujuthomas Aug 21, 2012 11:04 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Veil26 RE: jujuthomas Aug 21, 2012 04:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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. huiray RE: jujuthomas Sep 3, 2012 07:10 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sedimental RE: jujuthomas Sep 3, 2012 10:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cgarner RE: jujuthomas Sep 5, 2012 10:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kubasd RE: huiray Sep 17, 2012 04:43 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    huiray RE: kubasd Sep 17, 2012 05:43 AM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Have you had it yourself?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kubasd RE: huiray Sep 17, 2012 05:07 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        huiray RE: kubasd Sep 17, 2012 07:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          huiray RE: huiray Sep 29, 2012 09:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kubasd RE: huiray Oct 1, 2012 02:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                calmossimo RE: huiray Oct 5, 2012 11:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  huiray RE: calmossimo Oct 23, 2012 07:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  calmossimo RE: jujuthomas Sep 16, 2012 12:44 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    rabaja RE: calmossimo Sep 25, 2012 05:29 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef RE: drongo Sep 17, 2012 04:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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. Jetgirly RE: jujuthomas Sep 16, 2012 01:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Firstmeal (being up very early today, for some reason) was an English muffin with melted sharp cheddar, Pepsi w/ crushed ice, and I am now sucking down the coffee and if I could have it in an IV, I would. Regular Normal-hours breakfast is leftover brisket, made into a hash w/ Yukon Gold potatoes, diced onion, salt and pepper. (I'm kind of a purist - no bell peppers, no garlic, no nothin' but...) When it's nice and brown and crunchy on the outside (which I'll achieve by binding it with a little cream) I'll poach some eggs and toast some more muffins, which will recieve lashings of butter and 4-berry jam, and I'll wash it down with Pepsi and perhaps a touch more coffee unless I'm already wired enough from the previous ingestion.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Have a good safe day and a great week, my friends.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Soup. (leftovers)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pork spare ribs (short cut), winter melon ("tung kua"), Chinese thick-cap cracked-pattern shiitake-type mushrooms ("far koo"), smashed garlic (lots!); spare ribs browned w/ sautéing garlic, water + some sea salt added, simmered, softened/rehydrated de-stemmed mushrooms added, simmered, de-skinned cut-up winter melon added, simmered till done.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef RE: huiray Sep 17, 2012 09:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            huiray, I'd pay cash money for that "leftovers" breakfast. :) Have a great day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              huiray RE: mamachef Sep 17, 2012 11:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aw shucks. It's easy to make, try it. I'm sure your cooking instincts will carry you through without any additional details as I know you are a good cook.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sedimental RE: jujuthomas Sep 17, 2012 08:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I had a Szechuan style eggplant and shrimp (left overs) one dish meal for breakfast this morning. For some reason, coffee doesn't go well with all spicy foods. I like coffee with some spicy things, just not spicy Chinese, IME. Interesting. Good thing I like carbonated beverages and tea!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sau Tao Ho Fan (Wonton soup flavored) [寿桃牌 雲吞湯河(粉)]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with beef meat balls (Bò Viên), chopped celery heart w/ leaves, sliced scallions, and an egg poached in the broth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Sep 18, 2012 10:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pho with rare beef, bean sprouts, rice noodles, and herbs, accompanied by a cruller, coffee, and Pepsi. Shortly followed by an egg dot tart @ a local bakery, and then when I stopped to pick up dim sum, I had 2 sui mai and a piece of foil-wrapped chicken while I waited for them to put my order together. Full. Yum.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  huiray RE: mamachef Sep 18, 2012 11:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That's your own phở, right? Yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What's an "egg dot tart"? Do you mean "tan tat"/"dan tat" ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef RE: huiray Sep 18, 2012 11:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yep, my very own. Yum was right. I'm probably going to do it all over again tomorrow, since I still have a lot of delicious stock. And yep, that's the tart I mean!! We have always just called them egg dots, since they were, uh, egg custard and the first place we got them was at a shop in Chinatown, and they always had a little red dot in the middle. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray RE: mamachef Sep 19, 2012 06:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      That must have been that shop's special/individual way with "tan tat". :-) I've never seen them with a red dot in the middle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shui kao ngap tong meen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (Pork & shrimp dumplings, Chinese roast duck (chopped pieces), Choy Sum** blanched in oiled boiling water, thin wonton noodles, chicken stock as soup, chopped scallions & cilantro)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef RE: huiray Sep 19, 2012 06:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Your breakfast sounds divine as always, huiray. You'd be in so much trouble if I came to visit - there would be NO leftovers from which to craft your meals, sir, because I'd have eaten them all, at midnight or one a.m. or so. :) You mentioned Choy Sum, and it made me remember a wonderful cooking lesson I got in an aisle of a local Asian market, when I saw an elderly lady buying it, and I asked her what it was. Of course, she didn't speak a word of English, but she managed, through motion and noises she made, to indicate how it was to be prepared, and following her instructions, I managed to make what has become one of my favorite vegetables. Sweet memory. Food is its' own language, innit?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anyway. Breakfast so far has been a mug of coffee and half an English muffin with apricot preserves, but I'm just gearing up for a big big breakfast of Huevos Rancheros: a corn tortilla (nice and fresh, from the tortilleria) blanched in oil with refried beans spread atop, an over-medium egg atop that, shredded pepper Jack cheese on top of that, and finally, salsa and sour cream. Side of chorizo; Pepsi and ice; more coffee definitely.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Have a great day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray RE: mamachef Sep 19, 2012 06:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You're too kind.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You'd be welcome here. :-) Well, no leftovers mean we get to cook new stuff, right? :-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nice story about how you learned about "Choy Sum". I imagine you were both grinning widely at the end.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I always smile at your multi-part breakfasts and the stages you go through. Huevos Rancheros? Y'know, I'm not sure if I've ever made an "authentic" one.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray RE: huiray Sep 21, 2012 08:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I forgot to post a pic of it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sedimental RE: huiray Sep 21, 2012 10:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That looks absolutely delicious!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kubasd RE: huiray Sep 21, 2012 04:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          wow. just. wow.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            huiray RE: kubasd Sep 25, 2012 07:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Glad you and sedi enjoyed eyeballing it. :-)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            p.s. It was good eating.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tudor_rose RE: huiray Oct 10, 2012 07:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OMG, that just made me salivate.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Leftover sliced marinated (sesame oil, MRT Ryori-shu, soy sauce, white pepper) chicken thigh meat stir-fried w/ garlic in peanut oil and with sliced green & red Shishito peppers and chiffonaded collard greens; augmented today w/ sliced zucchini, a good drizzle of California Olive Ranch evoo, and several good dashes of Red Boat fish sauce when reheating in the pan. Poured over freshly cooked skinny wonton noodles.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sedimental RE: jujuthomas Sep 21, 2012 10:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Two eggs, over medium, lots of fresh ground pepper....a scoop of cottage cheese over them with a big drizzle of toasted sesame oil and black sesame seeds. Scooped it all up with a big, thick, seedy Dr Kracker for some serious crunch! So good, I might have to repeat tomorrow :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Black coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HillJ RE: jujuthomas Sep 21, 2012 11:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              curry chicken salad sans bread, cucumber water and java.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                huiray RE: HillJ Sep 25, 2012 07:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cucumber water?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lam Sheng Kee "Healthy Food" (Brand) "Spicy & Hot with Braised Chitterlings Flavor Vermicelli" [麻辣肥腸粉絲] with chopped fresh scallions and cilantro added on top.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Leftover sautéed zucchini & Lacinato kale.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Sep 25, 2012 12:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Big thick rice noodles wrapped around a shrimp/pork filling, drizzled w/ ketjap manis. I dunno what they're called but OMG are they good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    calmossimo RE: mamachef Oct 5, 2012 11:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I don't know what this is called either but I think I know what you're referring to! I special order it at dim sum by describing the dish... I also frequently get this with the fried dough filling in place of the shrimp.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray RE: mamachef Oct 26, 2012 08:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef, I meant to post a comment earlier but... Anyway, I think you mean these?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "Shrimp rice crepe" ("Har cheong fun") or "BBQ pork** rice crepe" ("Char siu cheong fun")
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      [or "shrimp/BBQ-pork rice noodle roll"]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ** assuming you mean Chinese-type BBQ pork.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef RE: huiray Nov 4, 2012 09:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That's IT! Thank you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sunflwrsdh RE: jujuthomas Sep 25, 2012 07:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Steel cut oat, with sliced banana, skim milk, and coffee with fat free half and half and truvia.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sedimental RE: jujuthomas Sep 25, 2012 08:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Eggs scrambled with truffle brie, mushrooms and low carb Biscuit with butter and the best decaf coffee in the world (from a local roaster). They sooooo need to go national with this coffee. Unusual and amazing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sunflwrsdh RE: jujuthomas Sep 26, 2012 05:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Omelet, made from egg-beaters and reduced fat Mexican cheese, topped with salsa. Smoothie made from one banana, and about a cup of various frozen fruits (I was using up the ends of several bags of frozen fruits)....usually make it with a frozen berry medley, and one cup of Almond milk, and a couple of cups of coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lam Sheng Kee "Healthy Food" (Brand name) "Sour-Hot Flavor Vermicelli" [酸辣粉絲] soupy style,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with two halved hard boiled eggs and chopped green onions.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Steamed rice, cooked w/ "lap cheong" (grain alcohol flavor).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Two fried eggs, sunny-up.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stir-fried "wong nga pak" (Napa cabbage).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kubasd RE: huiray Oct 1, 2012 02:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                grain alcohol flavor? for breakfast? That sounds a bit harsh.... ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sunflwrsdh RE: jujuthomas Sep 28, 2012 05:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Steel cut oats, a chopped apple, sprinkle of cinnamon, truvia, skim milk. Coffee with truvia and fat free half and half.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fish curry-of-the-day: Ginger,shallots, karuveppilai leaves, ground coriander, a bit of ground cumin (just a bit), ground turmeric, ground hot chiles, good veggie oil; halved Thai eggplants (green and white ones), hot long green chiles halved lengthwise, chunks of cod, chunked soft tofu, lots of fresh coriander (cilantro) (unchopped, whole stems + leaves) right at the end [wilted into the curry]. Served over steamed white basmati rice.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Harters RE: jujuthomas Sep 30, 2012 09:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Couple of slices of Leerdammer; couple of ham; couple of bread.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Carole_beaudry RE: jujuthomas Sep 30, 2012 09:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's Sunday, so I cooked buttermilk cornmeal pancakes, maple bacon, and over easy eggs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Three little eggs, each on a semi-crisp corn tortilla, with a thin slice of cheese melted under the egg, folded and dragged through a little bit of chamoy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Leftover Teochew-style steamed bass.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • "Quick-boiled soup" of chopped pickled sour mustard, sliced fish-tofu, and browned/sautéed chopped garlic & the oil, in chicken stock.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Steamed white basmati rice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mixed nuts mooncake from Maxim's, HK.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Homemade pumpkin spice muffin.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              First breakfast was cinnamon-raisin toast w/ neufchatel cheese, and coffee. i was only gearing up though, because second breakfast :) was corned-beef hash and poached, with an English muffin and apricot jam, more coffee, and of course......Pepsi.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                kubasd RE: mamachef Oct 1, 2012 02:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Every time I read one of your breakfast posts about second breakfast I think of LOTR and chuckle a bit. Is it because you have to prime your stomach or are you just up really early?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef RE: kubasd Oct 2, 2012 05:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Both, totally. I'm always up before 6, and if I don't eat something I get nauseous, and if I don't have the coffee, well......staying awake's not easy. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FB: coffee, sesame bagel w/ schmear.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2nd Breakfast: meeting a friend for breakfast at Lois the Pie Queen, where breakfast ALWAYS consists of smoked chops, eggs over medium, grits and biscuits. And a slice of lemon meringue.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Buttered toast with melted cheese and a drizzle of Marmite.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sedimental RE: jujuthomas Oct 3, 2012 09:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I had a great breakfast out of leftovers :)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I toasted some low carb bread (the good kind) and spread it with mayo, covered it with sliced tomato.....then sliced the remaining bits of perfectly cooked T bone ( sorry dog, I say) and put it on top...then fried an egg and crowned the top. Ate it with a knife and fork. The yolk made a perfect amount of "sauce". I am going to squirrel away a small piece of steak next time *just* for this breakfast :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, the coffee worked out well too. I used the auto drip this morning and put in a few black cardamom pods and some really fresh coriander seeds in the basket (all lightly crushed with the back of a knife). Really nice balance of smokey/bright flavors -and the aroma was outstanding! Perfect with the beef. I usually use more standard "sweeter" Chai inspired spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, coriander) but this morning makes me want to branch out a bit more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I love spicing coffee, anyone else do that? Any terrific morning flavor combo's to try?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray RE: sedimental Oct 3, 2012 09:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The breakfast sounds nice. (No greenery?) The spiced coffee less so.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      'Fraid I'm one of those who dislike flavored and/or purposely spiced coffees. When not actively recoiling from them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sedimental RE: huiray Oct 3, 2012 09:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No greenery at all for this meal! Nada.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I love spiced *anything* ...coffee, tea, coconut milk...hot, cold.....yep, just about anything :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mudcat RE: sedimental Nov 11, 2012 06:26 AM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Harters RE: jujuthomas Oct 3, 2012 09:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Slice of toast, lemon marmalade.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friedbutter RE: jujuthomas Oct 3, 2012 09:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pumpkin spice english muffin with butter. And a glass of milk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. JenJeninCT RE: jujuthomas Oct 3, 2012 08:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a simple pleasure- 2 slices of cinnamon toast, made with Pepp Farm hearty white, lots of LoL butter, and of course, cinnamon sugar, toasted on one side, flipped, buttered and sugared, and broiled til bubbly, with a side of cold milk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. mamachef RE: jujuthomas Oct 4, 2012 10:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Well, first breakfast was just toast and coffee, because REAL breakfast, which is currently working, is duck noodle soup with greens, hard-cooked eggs and of course duck - and char siu bao. Times two. With Pepsi and more coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                huiray RE: mamachef Oct 4, 2012 10:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please describe it more...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef RE: huiray Oct 5, 2012 08:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  okay!! Let's see: I had two duck carcasses and two breasts purposely set aside. :) I had to hide them. I re-roasted the carcasses in a very hot oven, and then proceeded onto making a double-strength duck stock: bit of garlic, smashed ginger, bit of chopped onion and salt. I finished it with a tot of hoisin, because I like 5-spice but it's easy to overdo, and I like the body the hoisin lends to the stock. Also a good-sized dash sesame oil, and a good shake of soy because it needed something and it worked. I used pickled turnip greens, and shredded up the duck breast (which was off Peking-syle duck, so the flavors really meshed); sliced hard-boiled eggs, and tossed in med-wide Chinese egg noodles that I pre-boiled. And I'm having it again today. Oh: I did NOT clarify the stock - too much flava lost, and we can't be having that. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    huiray RE: mamachef Oct 5, 2012 08:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks. Sounds wonderful. How much liquid (volume) did you end up with regarding the stock?