Category Archives: Breakfast

Blueberry Muffins

I was going to come up with some sort of witty title using blue and blueberry and all of that, but it’s late and my brain is fried and I’ve got nothing better than titling this post about exactly what I made.

I used this recipe from Amazing Paleo and just poured the batter into my jumbo size muffin tin.  Worked out great since I got exactly six muffins out of it and not some weird in between number.  I was actually afraid I’d need to make seven muffins…that would just be a pain.

 

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That’s it folks.  I’m too tired and frazzled to come up with any more words for you this time around.  Happy Eating!


It’s Been A Long While…

It’s been a long while.  A very long while.  Almost two months in fact.  I’ve got to be honest, the winter gives me food blues.  Fresh produce is hard to come by and what is there seems to be on continuous repeat.  As much as I loved my farm share, by the last few times, I wanted to run away screaming, “NO MORE ROOT VEGETABLES!!”

Despite my secret wish to throw a tantrum, I don’t know what I would have done without that farm share.  It’s always a comfort to know that your vegetables are coming from a farm with good solid practices that you believe in.  Not to mention that they are local.

We are now officially into spring and that in between time of the year when there is no farm share and the warm has not yet arrived.  It is still snowing here.  In fact we had persistent flurries all of last week.

I spent a good part of the winter being cold and miserable.  I don’t think I could hack it in those middle states that have persistent below zero temperatures in the winter.  I managed to pull myself out of my winter funk a couple weeks ago to make theses fantastically tasty breakfast burritos.

Now, a couple of notes.  For one, I did not eat them for breakfast.  Well, I might have, but I found them more suitable for lunch and dinner.

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When I made the filling, I only used onions and dumped in whatever spices I had on hand.  There is a reason I named my blog Funny Eater.  The second time I made this recipe, I made them with my sister and instead of ground beef, she made a fantastic filling with chicken.  Moral of the story, you can make a batch of whatever you want to put inside the wrappers and just dump the yokes in to keep everything sort of stuck together.

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These photos are not the prettiest photos because I was up late one night in my very tiny, florescent-light lit kitchen making these guys.  I think this is the last time I ate well.  I told you, I’m having a major crisis in the food department.

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At least, making these tasty guys got me out of my gluten-free Annie’s Mac and Cheese on repeat routine.  Hopefully, now that I’ve stopped that I can shake off this winter blah and move onto better eats.

Now, it’s your turn.  Go make these “burritos.”  You’ll be making them over and over again because that’s how good they are.


The Almost Forgotten Recipe

So in making my list of recipes that I was going to cook up this coming week, I forgot about this lovely breakfast recipe: Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Muffins with Coconut Flour from Cheeseslave.

The best part about this forgotten recipe story is that this is the recipe I made tonight.  I love breakfast.  I love eggs…a lot.  I love bacon, too.  So, really this recipe is putting all the best parts of breakfast into a totable form.  (Totable is really a word…I just looked it up.)

I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter and followed the suggestions to add an extra egg and to mix the cheese into the batter rather than sprinkling it on top.  The only thing I didn’t do was use a food processor.  That is way too much work and dishes for four muffins.  Instead, I used my handy kitchen shears and just cut up the bacon into little pieces.  I bought the cheese already shredded and it went in the way I bought it.

I just had two of these guys and they were fantastic.  I meant to only eat one…whoops!  They smell fantastic coming out of the oven.  I only got four out of the recipe, but that’s because my muffin tin makes jumbo muffins.

As for what I’d do differently next time, I’d add some tiny chopped pieces of onion or scallion, and tiny chopped vegetables, I’m thinking carrots and zucchini.  Kind of like a mini quiche.  Seeing as I already ate two, I’ll probably be making these soon again.  It’s a nice change from my standard bacon and eggs.

This is definitely one recipe you need to try.


Paleo Breakfasts

Eggs with Carrots, Bell Peppers, Onion, and Chicken; Sliced Avocado; Sauteed Summer Spinach with Onions

So since starting this whole paleo/primal eating, I haven’t really felt much like putting stuff up here.  Actually, maybe it’s more been that I haven’t really been good about taking pictures.  Well, nonetheless, today it’s about breakfast.  We’re traveling to the land of Paleo breakfasts.

Above, you see a breakfast from a few days ago with a close up shot in the next photo.  Summer spinach is a new green for me that we picked up at the Farmer’s Market.  If you haven’t tried any yet, go out and find some.

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For today’s breakfast, we added in a sliced kiwi fruit and some fresh baby arugula and toasted walnuts.

Eggs with chicken, yellow bell pepper, onions, and garlic scapes; Sliced Avocado; Sliced kiwi fruit; Baby arugula salad topped with toasted walnuts

I love eggs.  I love them a lot.  Breakfast is pretty easy to do.  Pick out some stuff to put in your eggs, chop it all up, throw it in a pan with some oil, add some eggs, and you’re done!  Sorry, no cheese in this egg concoction.  Add some sides and you’re set!

Breakfast isn’t too far fetched from what I was eating on weekend mornings.  The trickier part will be to figure out what to do once I’m back into a schedule of having 5 minutes for breakfast in the morning.  I think it’ll be more piecemeal and cold.  Something like hard boiled eggs, cold roasted chicken, some berries, some nuts, and some previously made vegetable.

I do like long mornings where I can eat my breakfast and concentrate on it.  We’ve been having breakfast with a glass of water, some vitamins, and black coffee.  I’m trying to not drink coffee in the morning, but when a big long day of boringness is staring you down in the morning, coffee is sort of necessity.  There isn’t really a good way around it.  I tried switching to tea, but it’s not as motivating.  I guess for now, I’ll have to just drink that cup of coffee in the morning.

Anyway, that’s paleo/primal breakfast for you.


Breakfast and Vitamins, Oh My!

You should eat breakfast and you should take your vitamins.  I’m telling you as a medical professional…actually, I’m not, because that would probably be all sorts of legal trouble.  Let’s try again.  I think you should eat breakfast because it’s tasty and you should take your vitamins because who has time to figure out if they’re getting enough of all the essential nutrients.  I’m not sure that’s much better, but let’s just say that I believe in breakfast and I think that vitamins are a pretty good idea, most of the time.

I love a big breakfast because then I’m not starving all morning and salivating while I think about lunch.  The thing is that breakfast is usually whatever is fastest, so I have a breakfast routine.  What I mean by that is that I have some set options that I choose from for the week.

Breakfast Options:

1. high fiber cereal with kefir yogurt (and fresh berries) – I usually eat Kashi GoLean cereal.  Right now my favorite is Kashi GoLean Crisp Toasted Berry Crumble.  Some people find it too sweet, but when my fresh berries are missing, I like the sweetness because it counters the sour notes in the yogurt.

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2. banana and a protein bar – these are usually for days that I’m working out in the morning because they are portable and I can eat them on the run.

3. eggs – I like omelettes a lot , but usually don’t have time to make them unless it’s a weekend morning.  I usually hard boil the eggs at the beginning of the week and keep them in the fridge for on the go eating.  They are especially helpful on workout mornings.

4. coffee or caffeinated tea – I try not to drink caffeine or rely on it, but sometimes a girl needs some help finding her pep in the morning.  I do love a dark, deep flavored coffee.  My favorites are Sumatran coffee and coffee from Costa Rica.

Now in all that breakfast mix, I take my vitamins in the morning.  For on the go convenience, with the exception of the Omega-3 supplement that I take, all of them are chewable.

Vitamins that I eat:

1. vitafusion MultiVites – they multivitamins taste pretty good, have a good dose of vitamin D (which I need where I live), and they are in gummy form, what’s not to like?

2. vitafusion Power C – these are the best tasting vitamins I have ever had and are also in a delectable gummy form

3. Pure Alaska Omega Omega-3 – these wild Alaskan salmon oil pills are pretty in the UV protected bottle and are easy to swallow.  Plus, I like that they are derived from wild fish as opposed to farmed fish.  Farmed fish is gross.  If I’m eating salmon for dinner or lunch, I usually leave this one out that day.

4. Calcium Chews – The important thing about calcium supplements is that they are most effective when you take them with meals.  Calcium is better absorbed when there is a lot of acid in your stomach and that happens when you eat.  For this one I didn’t specify a brand or type mostly because I’m undecided about which one I like.  I don’t mind the chewy chocolate caramel ones too much, the gummy ones from vitafusion are like chunks of sugar and are some weird creamy yogurt swirl flavor which is pretty gross, and I have yet to pick up ones that I have to swallow with water.  I think I’ll probably end up sticking with the chocolate variety because they are the least gross, but if any of you work on making calcium supplements can you make some chewable ones that taste good?  Thanks.

So that’s today’s round up.  I’ll post photos of everything once I’ve taken them.  I started to google for photos but then didn’t want to have to deal with that hassle of citing where I got the photos from and all that.

Carpe diem.


Breakfast

So, following the suggestion on the chili recipe from last night, I made chili baked eggs this morning for breakfast.  I overcooked the eggs a little bit, but the result was pretty and tasty.  I forgot to take a picture before I ate breakfast and lunch (I know I shouldn’t eat two eggs in one day, but work is being done in my kitchen and cooking wasn’t an option.).

I love eating an egg for breakfast.  I think my favorite way to eat eggs is over easy, but I like eggs all different ways.  I’m a huge fan of the egg because not only is it very tasty, but it’s extremely nutritious.  In fact, nutritionists call the egg “a perfect food.”  The humble egg has all your important nutrients and is used as a comparison for other foods.  For all you vegans and non-egg eaters, quinoa is also a perfect food.

** update: I had every intention of taking a photo of the baked eggs, but I ate the whole pan and kept forgetting every morning to take a photo.  I’ll add one when I make another pan.**