I love breakfast! Whether it’s warm from the oven, hot off the stove, or straight from the blender, I find it hard to start the day without the pleasure of a good meal.Depending on my mood (and what’s on hand in the pantry), breakfast choices can be hot, cold, savory or sweet. Some days, a hearty dish of pasture raised organic eggs with fried dulse or nori (mineral rich sea vegetables), a goat cheese omelet, or a tofu scramble is perfect for satisfying the lumberjack in me. On hot days, for a quick no-fuss breakfast, refreshing organic fruit smoothies are a natural choice. When the weather turns brisk, nothing warms me like a bowl of hot porridge. On some winter mornings, I bake up some fresh granola, sweet scones, or quick corn muffins. I must confess—I have always loved sweet treats for breakfast. If there is leftover gluten-free peach crumb pie or apple crisp from the day before, there’s a good chance that I will enjoy it in the morning along with a cup of piping hot green or yerba mate tea. And when time is not an issue, I make a stack of delicious waffles and pancakes, especially those made with teff flour. I do not know what it is about teff pancakes, but I never grow tired of them. Sometimes I add mesquite and maca flour to add more vitamins, minerals and flavor.
To encourage your culinary creativity, no matter what diet you are following, you will find ingredient variations for juices, milks, yogurts, sweeteners… You can also refer to my Cookbooks to learn how to replace some or all of the whole wheat flour in any pastry recipe with spelt, quinoa, teff, corn, sorghum, and other flours. Such substitutions will enhance flavor and nutrition without diminishing the pleasure.
No matter what your breakfast preference—whether you are an occasional, or traditional vegetarian, a vegan, or someone who requires a wheat-free diet—you’ll find plenty of healthy and delicious choices to power your day.
Studies show that eating a protein rich breakfast such as eggs, whole grains, nuts, seeds, nut butters, and yogurt help people lose weight, reduce cravings, and burn calories.
If you need more help eating for health, vitality and pleasure, I offer Luscious Organic Lifestyle Retreat as well as Cooking Classes, Personal Chef Services and One on One Wellness Coaching and Culinary Nutrition Counseling.