How about this breakfast?


Since my last post I have been making a real effort to eat breakfast.  I still eat it later than I should but baby steps, right?  At least I am eating something in the morning.

One of my creations that was so delicious was a refried bean, egg creation.

It was really quite simple.

First, I sliced off a piece of thick sourdough bread.

Then I opened a can of organic refried kidney beans (the kind that don’t have lard or hydrogenated oil in them), and put about 1/4 cup into a pan, added a little walnut oil and some water.  I stirred this up and heated it so that the consistency was nice and creamy.

Next, I moved the beans to one side of the fry pan and cracked an egg in the same pan and fried it, over easy.

While the egg was cooking, I used 1/2 an avocado, juice of one key lime and some salt and pepper to make guacamole.

To assemble, I simply spread the beans into a circle on top of the toast, topped them with the egg and then carefully placed the the guacamole atop that. To that I added a sprig of fresh cilantro for garnish and viola!

The whole process took about 10 minutes.

This breakfast was able to satisfy my need for interesting, unique flavour as well as provide me with good nutrition and a full tummy for  most of the rest of the day.

Try it.

What Do You Eat for Breakfast?

I don’t know about you but I never know what to have for breakfast.  First of all, I actually don’t like to eat until later in the morning.  I enjoy my first cup of java so much that I don’t want to ruin the pleasure of savouring the  steamy dark magic elixir from the same mug every morning.  After I finish my coffee I am not hungry and so I get on with the business of the day and realize at ten or eleven in the morning that I have not eaten yet.

I remember my Mom not eating breakfast and wondering ‘how could she possibly go without food after a long night of starvation?”  I also remember when she began drinking lemon water every morning and forcing herself to eat a bowl of oatmeal before she left for work.  I guess we all turn into our mothers sooner or later.  I recently began the lemon water routine and I am working on the breakfast.  I do like oatmeal but can’t imagine eating it early in the morning and certainly not every day.

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On that note, this morning at about ten I thought ok, I have to have some breakfast.  I gazed longingly at my empty expresso pot but talked myself out of another coffee and turned to one of my favourite blogs for inspiration on what to eat for breakfast.  I have been making smoothies a lot lately and so when I saw a mango, orange smoothie I thought I would give it a try.

I put 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1 orange and 1/2 lemon into the blender.  After whirling it around I decided I would add some extra goodness so I threw in a Tbsp. of flax seeds and about the same of chia seeds.

The result was tasty but the chia seeds gave it a pretty weird texture.  Seriously, why do I even have chia seeds in my house?  I think it is because I fell for some good marketing at the health food stores and magazines. Chia don’t even grow around here and what are they anyway.  For that matter, mangos, oranges, bananas or lemons don’t grow near here either.  So much for my ‘eat local and with the seasons’ motto.


What was I thinking?  I guess some oats grown in the prairies or at least somewhere in Canada might be a better alternative.

I guess mothers really do know best.  Even when it comes to breakfast.

So what did your mother teach or tell you eat for breakfast?  What do you like to eat for breakfast?  Send me some comments and ideas.  I would really like to get a grip on this.