An alternative breakfast

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An alternative breakfast

Post: #272629 sleepyowl
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:36 pm

This morning we decided to to something different, I did herbed mushrooms & poached duck egg on toast (home made bread) was lovely. Easy to make;

Slice 2 handfuls mushrooms, crush 1 clove of garlic & add 1 tbsp of chopped thyme fry in some olive oil

meanwhile poach 4 duck eggs in a shallow pan of water with a tbsp of vinegar then drain on some kitchen towel when cooked which is about 3 minutes

slice some home made bread & toast it, spread on some butter

plate up by placing the mushrooms on the toast & put the eggs on top so the yoke drenches the mixture when you cut into it

you may need kitchen roll to mop your chin as it is gooey loveliness
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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272630 bonniethomas06
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:54 pm

That sounds tasty, although I am not sure I could stomach garlic that early in the morning!
I am trying to think of some non-sweet breakfast ideas lately, have got in a scrambled egg/chorizo/mushroom/tomato rut.

This website has some lovely breakfast salads - you wouldn't usually think of salads for breakfast, but some of the recipes sound lush. In fact it is a fabulous food website generally:

http://smarterfitter.com/the-healthy-ve ... fast-book/
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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272631 bonniethomas06
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:55 pm

Left out watercress and spinach as well...quite partial to a poached egg atop watercress, Mmmmm
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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272638 oldjerry
Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:25 pm

That sounds more like a really good midday Scooby snack,Nice on top of alfalfa sprouts too (anyone come across that seed lately?can't remember where I got it)

Only one breakfast for me though, it's oatmeal pancakes with Nutella and a double esspresso, or nothing.

Sadly,seeing as I have some bulk to shift,more often than not,it's nothing!

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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272641 bonniethomas06
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:15 pm

What's the difference between oatmeal pancakes and normal pancakes OJ? They sound healthier? (minus the Nutella, obviously!)
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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272650 oldjerry
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:23 pm

I mix oat flour in with the wheatflour,otherwise same recipe.( I'll never get a Michelin star).

In places like Leek and Uttoxeter they have Staffordshire Oatcake shops which sell these pancakes (zillion times better than my efforts) they are simply the best ever,I make a pilgrimage there every couple of years.

Isn't Nutella very healthy then???!

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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272651 sleepyowl
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:29 pm

Oldjerry skipping breakfast means your body holds on to the food you've eaten so skipping breakfast can mean you lose weight slower.

Bonnie the garlic because you only use one clove isn't overpowering, it also means the food is seasoned with something other than salt
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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272680 123sologne
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:29 pm

OMG! You lot gave me an appetite!! I could have all of that for breakfast, lunch and dinner, yum, yum :tongue:

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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272682 JuzaMum
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:32 pm

Sounds great but what is wrong with leftover curry/pizza/chinese?
Seriously I might try making it for hubbys breakfast if he is good.

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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272698 Carltonian Man
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:41 am

oldjerry wrote:Sadly,seeing as I have some bulk to shift,more often than not,it's nothing!


The mushroom and eggs combo sound lovely Sleepyowl.
If you want loose a bit of bulk OJ I find self assembled muesli works well.
Half a a bowl of raw porridge oats plus milk to wet it
tablespoon each of linseeds and sunflower seeds
Couple of table spoons each of sultanas, almonds, hazel nuts and natural yoghurt
spoon of jam, stewed fruit or honey if you want to sweeten it.

The seeds, oats and nuts all give slow release energy plus something in the linseed holds your appetite at bay. A big bowl of this at 07.30 and I can do manual labour all day without even thinking again about food until about 16.30.

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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272705 diggernotdreamer
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:23 pm

JuzaMum wrote:Sounds great but what is wrong with leftover curry/pizza/chinese?
Seriously I might try making it for hubbys breakfast if he is good.

JuzaMum


Now I feel really strange, when I lived in civilisation with a wonderful Indian takeaway round the corner, I always bought extra so as I could have cold curry and bhajis for breakfast ....... I do miss that :silent:

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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272730 berry
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:31 am

Oh If you like spicy breakfasts try shakshuka

Its fab for breakfast, lunch and dinner :mrgreen: and easy to make too. I've come across all kinds of recipes for it but start with a spicy tomato sauce add whatever else you fancy. My most recent incarnation included mushrooms, wild garlic, then poach your eggs in the sauce.

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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272744 Annemieke
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:40 pm

My favourite breakfast which I make every day:

:tongue3: soup, made with 1) leftover cooking water, 2) some nice home made stock (I keep tubs of that in the freezer), 3) whatever was left from last night's meal, 4) clove of garlic, 5) a bit of precooked pumpkin :tongue3: (in winter) or umm ... I forget what I do in summer, it's so long ago!

:tongue3: soft-boiled egg

:tongue3: nice bread with butter and lots of parsley.
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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272745 oldjerry
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:56 pm

No offence,but some of you guys eat some pretty ghastly breakfasts..........

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Re: An alternative breakfast

Post: #272755 Annemieke
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:08 am

Each to their own! :santa:
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