breakfast 101.


FOOD FOR THOUGHT:  breakfast is just another meal.  sure, it’s a VERY important meal, but it doesn’t always have to be heavy, sugary food, like pancakes or cinnamon rolls, does it?  why can’t it be soup or veggies, or caprese salad?

people ~ free your minds!  and your taste buds!  if you think cereal or toast is a good way to start the day, try NOT eating those deceptively sugar-spiking foods for two weeks and let me know how you feel.  you will be shocked by how long your breakfast can sustain you throughout the morning.  and the sugar cravings will go way down for the rest of the day.

and eggs and bacon aren’t the only other substitute!  who says we can’t just eat like it’s lunch or dinner?

this breakfast reminds me of an italian hotel breakfast…


that’s tuscan-style cantaloupe ~ they’re slightly more oval shaped, and much sweeter.  i now love cantaloupe, thanks to these little babies.

fresh strawberries.  what a bright way to start the day!

and caprese salad ~ fresh mozzarella, farm stand tomatoes, fresh basil leaves from my garden, salt and pepper, and a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  i could eat that for breakfast every single morning!


i could have stopped there, but i do have a hungry 6’4″ hub to consider.  this scramble may not look like much, but it’s packed with flavor and energy!

this summer, i’ve taken to cutting vegetables and pre-cooked sausage in large chunks, tossing them in a marinade, and letting them hang out in the fridge until i need them.  it’s so easy and versatile for the summer.  the night before, i used them to make skewers on the grill for some friends.  this morning, i chopped them up a little smaller and tossed them in the frying pan with some eggs and feta cheese.  add some fresh basil on top and you have a very healthy, very yummy egg scramble.

the marinade:  use anything you have in the fridge.  i mean, who wants to go to the grocery store in the summer???

here’s what i used:  olive, balsamic vinegar, garlic, maple syrup, stone ground mustard, fresh herbs, salt and pepper, and some citrus if you have it.  stir it up and drop in your favorite veggies.  they just get better tasting in the fridge over time!

and finally…


no recipe for this.  just wanted to post a pic of my favorite thing in the world.  a decaf double espresso with a dash of half and half, in this cheery orange demi-tasse.

life is good.

got any quirky breakfast “loves”?  share with us!

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