Breakfast challenge – week 3

This is now getting really interesting and difficult. I still have some “easy wins” planned – easy breakfasts that I sometimes eat anyway but I am quickly running out of my options. I have a list of “planned breakfasts” and I am now around no 25 and really don’t know where I am going to find an inspiration to find another 5-7 different ideas.

Encouraged by my success with egg muffins last week I tried to invent “Pumpkin, gluten free, vegan bread”. It wasn’t a disaster which I consider a bonus, given that I don’t have much experience with creating recipes for baked goods. It’s very soft and I made it very plain intentionally, so that I can eat it with either sweet or savoury toppings. It is a nice bread if you like pumpkin and can be flavoured anyway you want, pretty much.

This week I also ate: Gluten free nut and seeds bread with hemp oil and a pickled cucumber, Chia seeds pudding, with almond milk and blueberries, Scrambled tofu on a bed of rocket, Spinach smoothie, Hash browns and eggs and Pancakes or rather crepes. But I still like to call them pancakes.

Anyway chia seed pudding is my favourite. I make it with homemade almond milk (I used to buy it until I read the list of ingredients and somehow it didn’t seem to be as healthy anymore) and then I go crazy with berries. Top protein and omega 3 source, keeps me full for hours and it takes minutes to prepare. Be warned though – it can be slimy and it is not everyone’s cup of tea.

I think the highlight of my week were the hash browns, but I was looking forward to pancakes the most. Maybe because I haven’t eaten them for a long time. We used to eat pancakes for dinner, when I was a child. My mom used to roll mushroom, onion and cheese stuffing inside and then crisp them up on a pan or grill them. Totally awesome! I think it is the same concept as enchiladas but we didn’t know about enchiladas when I was growing up. The sad thing was, that as much as I was looking forward to having them, I was quickly reminded that I really need to part ways with wheat. This is what I am still struggling with. I love, love, love bread so it is a big change for me.

I also realised that I relay on eggs quite heavily. I do like them, but they are also so convenient and versatile. They have also saved my life on more than one occasion when eating out, so I do have a lot of respect for those little fellows. Clearly not ready to go 100% yet!

PS I am facing some technical difficulties so a little behind with my updates. This also explains the lack of pictures from week 3 which I lost.