Saturday, November 27, 2010

Frugan: Rethinking breakfast.

Split pea and Veggie Fried Rice

I have never been a traditional breakfast person. Eggs never appealed to me. Sweetly sick cereals and pancakes covered in syrup turned my stomach, so I developed a habit of eating leftovers. 

This morning I had cooked brown rice and split pea soup, so I sauted a zucchini , onion, garlic  along with 1/2 cup cold rice and 1/2 cup split pea soup. I topped it with 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds. Of course, I doused it in siracha because I'm crazy addicted to spice

This totally hit the spot and provided me with a powerhouse of nutrition. 

I am feeling somewhat burnt out by cooking right now.. so the next several days will be full of simple food. 

Do you have any unusual breakfast favorites?

13 comments:

  1. Savory breakfasts are a nice change of pace. Sometimes I do savory steel-cut oats, with soy sauce, scallions, and sesame seeds.

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  2. I love Kimchi wrapped in Nori in the morning. My husband thinks I'm crazy! hahaha

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  3. Hannah, I really need to try savory oats... I've heard several people talk about them!

    GF Gidget.. that sounds delicious!

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  4. I know you will be so surprised to hear it, given the name of my blog, but I liked miso soup for breakfast. I add diced tofu and wakame for extra nutrition and tastiness. I never get bored of it and it's the only thing I'm always happy to eat in the morning. I can see kimchi wrapped in nori for breakfast though--that sounds great!

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  5. I love leftovers for breakfast too!

    Courtney

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  6. I do love a good breakfast but rarely eat one. This looks great though! Nothing wrong with leftovers! :)

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  7. I eat leftovers for breakfast too. But probably the thing that really gets people about my breakfasts is that I often put sauerkraut in my green smoothies.

    This looks like a fantastic breakfast.

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  8. I am the opposite, I can't take anything too savory in the morning.

    Rose, that is interesting about kraut in the smoothie. I'd never do it though!

    Simple food is sounding good to me too.

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  9. i'm burned out here too, Melody - i think we all are. ah ha ha! i'm not a sweet breakfast kinda gal either and i was also never one for eggs. ick. your brown rice 'n split pea soup stir fry looks deeelicious - i love this idea and might have to give it a whirl. breakfasts i usually enjoy: salads with chickpeas, collard wraps, polenta, and hummus sammies. :)

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  10. I definitely have a sweet tooth in the morning, and love my toast. However, every once in a while, I dive into a big bowl of leftover pad Thai for breakfast! :)

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  11. Hey Mel ... this looks great! Yep, I have some weird tastes sometimes ... I LOVE salads for breakfast.

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  12. Anonymous5:42 PM

    I usually love to eat soups and stews for breakfast.

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  13. I love miso soup for breakfast too. I have a sensitive stomach and I have noticed that if I eat something soupy it usually doesn't give me "the pain" that I get with regular breakfast meals. On the weekends though, I love to do breakfast tacos with soyrizo and black beans.

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