July 20, 2010

An Ode to Breakfast

French Toast with Homemade Blueberry Sauce

For me, something as simple as breakfast can make the difference between a good day and a bad day. I wake up with tanked blood sugar, and just never get into a pleasant rhythm until I've corrected that problem. Without breakfast, I find myself working far too hard at being nice. My brain doesn't engage, and just forget altogether about applying any critical thinking to my tasks. I come up with no good answers to the question, "What am I going to do today?" even when I'm due at work in an hour. Tying my shoes and finding car keys can seem too hard.

Blueberry Blueberry Orange Scones

This photo-driven post is an homage to the meal of the day that sets me up well for the other two. You'll see reoccuring themes here and there (I apparently have a deep fondness for the blueberry in the morning!) What you don't see is the most common breakfast I eat... I keep a box of Kashi Go Lean cereal in my desk drawer and 8 oz. cartons of Tillamook yogurt (a Pacific Northwest brand) in the fridge at work for the two or three days a week I report to the office.

Black Bean and Egg Stuffed Poblano Chiles

Links to recipes are included where they exist.

Spinach, Mushroom, Red Pepper, Onion Saute, Waiting for an Egg Custard and Baking

Blueberries, Wheat Berries, Greek Yogurt and Honey

Red Raspberry and Lemon Scones

Blueberries, Irish Oats, and Vanilla Yogurt

Lemon-Poppy Seed Scones and Five-Minute Eggs

Five-Minute Eggs and Bakery Cheese Brioche

(and yes, that's Tiger before, well, you know...) Eggs Shirred in Chard Sauce and Buttered Sourdough Toast

23 comments:

  1. Yum! This is what blueberry season is all about!

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  2. Yes! French Toast with Blueberry Sauce, please!

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  3. Kashi Go Lean is one of my staples, too. All of your scones look delicious, can't go wrong there!

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  4. I could eat blueberries everyday. As a matter of fact, after reading this post I think I will head to the store and pick some up!

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  5. Oh yum, you have made me so hungry with all of these great options.

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  6. I'm all about breakfast. That brioche looks delightful!

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  7. It's just about time picking blueberries in Vermont. Your recipes make me hungry for blueberries. Thanks for a great post!

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  8. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals but oddly enough I never take the time to do it right. Its after midnight here and now I'm craving the black bean and egg stuffed poblano !

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  9. My favorite meal of the day just got better. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. All these breakfasts look so good! I always end up making a fancy breakfast for dinner, seeing as I'm really not a morning person. :D

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  11. Apparently I'm not the only one with a thing for breakfast!!! Somehow, my most recent fav got left off the list... Fresh figs split in half with a dab of cream cheese (goat would be good too, they tell me, but goat cheese is the one and only food I simply cannot get past my tongue, which I find a serious disappointment!) then sprinkled with coarsely chopped pistachios. It might make a good appetizer, too, but was a divine breakfast with buttered toast.

    Your comments are terrific, and so very much appreciated.

    My best,
    Pam

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  12. Hi Pam,

    All your breakfasts look amazing! Your 5-minute eggs look so delicious. What is your cooking method?

    Regards,
    Cannellette

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  13. Right on!

    What time do you serve breakfast? And i'd like...

    Jason

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  14. I'm not a sweet breakfast person. That shirred egg though; I could handle that 5-6 days a week!

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  15. You gotta love a good breakfast! I just picked up a bunch of fresh blueberries so now I'm ready to make some yummy breakfast meals too!

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  16. What a tribute to breakfast! I love eggs for breakfast, so I'm especially drawn to your sauteed vegetable custard dish and the stuffed poblano chili!

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  17. Delish! I especially love the lemon blueberry scones... the glaze is gorgeous.... thanks for posting such yumminess - I love poblanos as well and I never though of throwing an egg inside. ♥♥♥ loads of food love from Wisconsin! miss megan

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  18. I'm hungry for breakfast right now! I love breakfast, but I don't like putting any effort into it first thing in the morning when I'm hungry! I need a butler and a cook...

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  19. I love the idea of the chard sauce. So simply prepared but it probably adds great flavor to the eggs. I also can't get enough lemon poppy scones. Lots of wonderful dishes here!

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  20. I just discovered your blog a few days ago...and I'm already dreaming of trying some of your scones. You are the Queen of Scones! Love it.

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