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jadesfire ([personal profile] jadesfire) wrote2016-04-13 08:42 am

Feed me!

Tell me, O Wise and Wonderful Flist, what do you have for breakfast?

I've always had problems with this, as too much dairy (milk or yoghurt) makes me rather nauseous first thing in the morning. Porridge leaves me hungry, even when I put fruit or syrup on it, and the only thing I've found that really works is a bacon/sausage sandwich, but I don't really want to be eating that much processed meat. I tried yoghurt and ryvita for a while, but... Well. There's only so much crispbread a girl can eat.

So what do you have? Are you a cereal person? Toast? Smoothie? All and any suggestions gratefully received!
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[personal profile] travels_in_time 2016-04-13 10:30 am (UTC)(link)
Coffee. :D With almond milk, as dairy gives me stomach problems also, early in the morning.

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[personal profile] white_hart 2016-04-13 11:24 am (UTC)(link)
Muesli and yoghurt, normally. Or bread and jam, if there is bread. Or occasionally toast with peanut butter and Marmite (two pieces of toast with one of them each, not mixed), but I mostly can't be bothered to play toaster roulette.

If protein-based things work better for you, have you considered going Northern European and having bread with cheese and ham?
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[personal profile] white_hart 2016-04-13 12:01 pm (UTC)(link)
As in "will the toast come out raw, burnt or Just Right?", when nine times out of ten it's raw or burnt.
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[personal profile] thalia 2016-04-13 12:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Usually 1 egg + the same volume of egg whites scrambled with a bunch of veggies. Sometimes with toast. Today we were out of eggs, so I had cereal with almond milk, which means I'll get hungry around 11.
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[personal profile] thalia 2016-04-13 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
That's funny--eggs are what fills me up most. Every body's different.

Our grocery stores sell cartons of egg whites, so I don't have to find ways to use extra yolks. Hollandaise sauce and pudding (the US kind; do you have that? The smooth milk-and-egg-based pudding?) take yolks, and there are pasta recipes that call for extra yolks, but, yeah, if I had them they'd mostly just go bad.
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[personal profile] thalia 2016-04-14 01:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry, hollandaise sauce separate from pudding. Here's my favorite chocolate pudding recipe--that's the kind of pudding Americans grow up with. We have bread pudding, but we don't traditionally do anything like your Christmas puddings. (Or sticky toffee pudding--yum! Makes me want to go back to Scotland.)
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[personal profile] xwingace 2016-04-13 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I've never actually made them, but I've seen recipies for salt-cured egg yolks that basically preserve the yolks in salt; they'll keep for much longer and can then be used as flavoring/garnish for other dishes.

Here's one recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-cure-egg-yolks-recipe-article <-- although that one uses sugar. I'm sure I've seen ones around with salt only, too.

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[personal profile] blackmare 2016-04-14 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
Well, if eggs don't work, I got nothin' because that's almost the only thing that keeps me from being famished before noon.

In a pinch, a banana with peanut butter will hold me a while. Cereals, while I enjoy them, don't hold up at all. Oatmeal, cold cereals, doesn't matter.
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[personal profile] xwingace 2016-04-13 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I tend to skip breakfast these days, but if I do eat, it's a bread roll with chocolate sprinkles (I may be giving away which country I'm from with that :D), that same kind of roll with strawberries and some sugar or, even simpler, a banana, possibly augmented later in the morning with some other fruit.

We also have a very bready/cakey gingerbread here, that I love with cream cheese or butter. Also makes for a nice breakfast or snack

Or a slice of very dark rye bread with cream cheese or some other soft cheese (or the abovementioned chocolate sprinkles), but I don't often have that rye bread in the house
Edited 2016-04-13 19:29 (UTC)
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[personal profile] naye 2016-04-13 08:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Bread! And fruit. I love bread. I love to eat bread in the morning. Unfortunately there's a correlation between my weight gain and how much bread (and jam) I eat in the morning, so I've weaned myself off of it (except as a special weekend treat!). Still: bread~! Not toast. Bread from the bakery, preferably a rye sourdough or something like that. With jam, with marmalade, with apple & pear spread, with honey, with cheese, with pate... that's where it's at for me. I also love brown Norwegian goat's cheese (brunost), but it's a bit too expensive to get here.

Uh. Bread raving aside, what I eat now is a bowl of this super-fancy, all natural muesli with two sliced fruits (pear/banana/apple). I have it with milk, but I also like yogurt and whatnot? (Never tried it with almond/oat/soy milk...)

When I lived in Japan I sometimes had rice and daikon pickles for breakfast! :D
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[personal profile] poisontaster 2016-04-14 05:43 am (UTC)(link)
I definitely need proteins for breakfast, of the egg, cheese or meat (or, best of all, all three!) variety, both to tolerate the obscene number of pills I take and just for my general mental and stomach well being. Which isn't of much help to you, but many years ago when I was doing Weight Watchers, they were very upfront about how different people respond better to different kinds of breakfast, to get their system going in the morning and to give them the energy to get them through the day, and to kind of balance your ideas around what works for you. It sounds like you're a protein eater also, so experiment with things on that front, things that are not, maybe, traditional breakfast foods.
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[personal profile] pwcorgigirl 2016-04-14 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I have cereal with fruit and soy milk (and coffee, of course) or toast spread with peanut butter and sprinkled with raisins. Often I will boil some eggs and take one to work as a mid-morning snack when the cereal wears off. In the winter, I usually have a bowl of oatmeal (porridge) cooked with raisins or some other dried fruit.

We have a traditional eggs & bacon with pastry breakfast only on Christmas Day, mostly because I can't bear anything greasy or sugary first thing in the morning.

You may be one of those people who does better with an unconventional breakfast. One of my friends eats soup for breakfast because she can't stand regular breakfast foods.
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[personal profile] pwcorgigirl 2016-04-15 01:50 pm (UTC)(link)
The granola bar and coffee sounds really good as a first breakfast. That would give you the fuel to get to work and then have lots of protein for the second go-round.