DASH Diet Breakfasts for 2/11/18 – 2/17/18

This week, I managed to spice up our breakfast routine quite a bit with a breakfast quesadilla, Greek-style eggs with lemon potato and dill and a Spanish rice breakfast bowl. I have a simmering hatred of breakfast doldrums, so it’s been good! 🙂 See what else we ate for DASH diet breakfasts this week:

Sunday

Coffee milk, bean sprouts & scallion fried eggs, multigrain raisin toast with butter, apple, coffee

Monday

Breakfast Quesadilla
Breakfast quesadilla with scrambled eggs inside (I think).

Coffee milk, fried or scrambled egg quesadilla with scallion, broccoli & grape tomatoes with crema de aji, apple & strawberries, coffee

I can’t remember how I did the eggs for this breakfast quesadilla. #seniormoment

Tuesday

Scrambled Eggs with Lemon Potato, Dill & Roasted Red Pepper
Scrambled eggs with (leftover) lemon potato, dill and roasted red pepper turned out delicious. Feta crumbles would be awesome on top.

Coffee milk, lemon potato, dill & roasted red pepper eggs, sourdough toast with butter, apple & strawberries, coffee

Leftover roasted lemon potato went into this morning’s scrambled eggs with dill and chopped-up roasted red pepper. These vaguely Greek eggs were really good with the hearty, crusty sourdough. I’d have loved some crumbled feta on top, too.

Wednesday

Spanish Rice & Egg Breakfast Bowl
Another DASH diet breakfast utilizing a leftover: Spanish rice and scallion egg breakfast bowl. I threw in a bunch of blanched broccoli for vegetables and heated up a tortilla to wrap up the goodies. Yum.

Coffee milk, Spanish rice breakfast bowl with scallion eggs & broccoli, tortilla, apple, coffee

Using the leftover Spanish rice from the tavern we went to over the weekend, I made a breakfast bowl. This was a nice change of pace! Since the rice and tortilla were both pretty salty, I didn’t season the eggs. They balanced things out perfectly.

Thursday

Coffee milk, yakiniku scrambled eggs with roasted red pepper, broccoli & scallion, multigrain bread with butter, apple, coffee

Friday

Okonomiyaki Eggs with Cabbage & Pickled Ginger
Flourless okonomiyaki packs more cabbage than eggs. A drizzle of okonomi sauce, some red pickled ginger and nori flakes make it taste like the real deal.

Coffee milk, okonomiyaki eggs with cabbage, sausage and pickled ginger, multigrain bread with butter, apple & strawberries, coffee

I went back to my trusty old friend: Okonomiyaki eggs, or fauxkonomiyaki. It has all the flavors of the junky-good savory Japanese pancakes, without the batter that can get a little heavy and oily. It was yummy!

Saturday

Coffee milk, fajita eggs with beef, onion & peppers, multigrain toast with butter, apple, coffee

I managed to squeeze in a normal breakfast before heading out the door bright and early at 7:15. I feel quite accomplished! 😛

DASH Diet Breakfasts for 2/4/18 – 2/10/18

It was a week of solid scrambled eggs! I tried to introduce variation through mix-ins and the bread/pastry component, but it was still a bit on the “same thing every day” side. I need to mix things up a bit more on the protein part of our DASH diet breakfasts!

Sunday

Tomato Tikka Scrambled Eggs
Leftover gravy from chicken tikka masala makes a fantastic scrambled egg base with a spicy, sweet and creamy goodness. I added grape tomatoes and spring onions to get some vegetables in for a hearty DASH diet breakfast.

Coffee milk, grape tomato tikka scrambled eggs w/ scallion, baguette with butter & apple butter, pear, coffee

I used the leftover gravy from chicken tikka masala to season the eggs. The cream in the tikka masala made the eggs extra rich and moist. Yum!

Being under the weather, I wanted something sweet and soothing on my baguette, so I topped it with cinnamon-spiced apple butter. Not something I do all the time, but it was pretty tasty.

Monday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with Ecuadorian cheese, spring onion & gray squash, oat toast with PB, apple, coffee

Tuesday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with shishito, ground beef & ginger, multigrain raisin bread w/ butter, apple & strawberries, coffee

Wednesday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with cabbage & cheese, toast w/ butter, grapefruit, coffee

Thursday

Mushroom Quiche & Quiche Lorraine
Two quiche for a busy morning I had to be at work early. Quiche wouldn’t be a regular on my DASH diet breakfast table (too much cream, I suspect), but this was a nice change of pace.

Coffee milk, quiche Lorraine, baby kale, pear & strawberries, coffee

I was shifting my work hours by an hour on Thursday and needed a quick, “put it on the plate and eat it” breakfast. I picked up quiche slices the night before. That worked out well.

Hubby had a mushroom goat cheese quiche and reported that mine was better. Oh well.

 

Friday

Very Green Eggs in Production
The making of the very green eggs (gray squash, baby kale and dill) for DASH diet breakfast. I added some dollops of sour cream for fun.

Coffee milk, very green eggs (gray squash, baby kale, dill), sourdough toast with butter, apple, coffee

I saw someone’s photo of a scrambled egg that was far more green mix-ins than yellow egg, and wanted to try making it. My version with the green veggies I found in the fridge was alright, but not quite right. Maybe a bit of garlic–just something to liven it up–might improve it…

 

Saturday

Sweet Potato Pastry Breakfast
Sweet potato pastry and spinach-red pepper scrambled eggs for breakfast. The pastry probably accounted for my entire day’s worth of sugar budget on DASH diet.

Coffee milk, sweet potato pastry, scrambled eggs with spinach & red pepper, apple, coffee

This was a now-rare breakfast with a sweet pastry. The sweet potato pastry comes from Paris Baguette, a Korean bakery chain in NYC. I used to be head over heels with this pastry, but the last couple I had have been not as stellar. 🙁 I still enjoyed it, though!

DASH Diet Breakfasts for the week of 1/28/18 – 2/3/18

Sunday

Baked Eggs with Broccoli & Ecuadorian Fresh Cheese
Small dollops of sour cream added an extra dimension to the baked eggs with plenty of broccoli and cubed Ecuadorian fresh cheese, which browned nicely in the oven. I had some “unused” dairy servings in the week’s DASH diet goals, so I was happy to add the sour cream to this tasty breakfast.

Coffee milk, baked eggs with broccoli, Ecuadorian cheese & sour cream, oat toast with butter, apple, coffee

I’m loving the cobblestone look of the Ecuadorian cheese pieces!

Monday

Lotus Seed Steamed Bun & Cashew Chicken Eggs
A Chinese-ish DASH diet breakfast! Lotus seed paste steamed buns and cashew chicken eggs with green pepper. A bit of a sugar overdose, but it was tasty and different.

Coffee milk, lotus seed paste steamed bun, cashew chicken eggs with green pepper & scallion, pear, coffee

With lotus seed paste steamed buns, we checked the “something different” box this morning! I made the scrambled eggs a bit “Chinese” by adding a small amount of leftover cashew chicken pieces to the mix.

Tuesday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs w/ green pepper, mushrooms & Ecuadorian cheese, multigrain raisin toast w/ butter, coffee

Wednesday

Mushroom & Eggplant Phyllo Pie Breakfast
We shared phyllo pies from a local bakery for breakfast: One stuffed with mushrooms and the other with eggplant. To round out the DASH diet breakfast, I added a broccoli and egg salad. Yum!

Coffee milk, eggplant & mushroom phyllo pies, broccoli & egg salad, tangerine, coffee

Another “change of pace” breakfast. The phyllo pies came from a local Mediterranean grocer. The caramelized eggplant and mushrooms were pretty tasty, but they were rather oily. I’m not sure if I’ll get these again.

Thursday

Coffee milk, mushroom & cilantro scrambled eggs with chile morita, ½ whole wheat pita, strawberries, coffee

The chile morita made the mushroom scrambled eggs SO amazingly smoky. That was a win! I was on the fence about whether to have an entire pita or share one with Hubby, and went with the latter. Apparently this was not a good idea, as I got hungry before lunch and had half a bagel (courtesy of work kitchen).

Friday

Coffee milk, pork & napa cabbage steamed bun, Greek yogurt with soy bean powder (kinako) & black sugar syrup, strawberries, coffee

Breaking my “no additional sugars for breakfast” rule of thumb here, as I couldn’t think of anything else to go with the pork steamed buns. Hmm.

Saturday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with chorizo, spring onion & long hot peppers, baguette with butter & plum jam, strawberries, coffee

Breaking my “no additional sugars for breakfast” rule of thumb here. Again. I think it’s because my palate is somewhat desensitized by the cold I have–the flavor I can taste the most is the sweetness, while others are kind of dim and distant. Hence I want something sweet more than usual. I hear this is what happens in old age, too. Hmm.

DASH Diet Breakfasts for 1/21/18 to 1/27/18

Sunday

Ham & Cheese Croissant, Tomato Dill Scrambled Eggs
Ham and cheese croissant and tomato-dill scrambled eggs. As a DASH diet breakfast, this was a little low on the vegetable category.

Ham and cheese croissant, dill & red pepper scrambled eggs, grapefruit, coffee

The ham and cheese croissant was disappointing, a bit dry and not all that buttery. I expected better from Pain d’Avignon… 🙁

Monday

Coffee milk, croissant, smoked salmon, onion & dill scrambled eggs, broccoli, apple, coffee

I was still in the mood for a good croissant. Cannelle’s buttery, flaky beauty to the rescue—I was satisfied to the core this time!

Tuesday

Thai Kabocha Scrambled Eggs with Cilantro & Onion
I had a surprisingly tasty scrambled eggs with kabocha in an unassuming, workers’ food stall in Bangkok and wanted to recreate it for a DASH diet breakfast. Using roasted kabocha and Golden Mountain seasoning sauce, it came out different but pretty tasty on its own.

Coffee milk, Thai style pumpkin scrambled eggs with cilantro and onion, oat toast with peanut butter, kiwi, coffee

Ooh, the scrambled eggs with roasted pumpkin and Thai seasoning were good! Not quite the same as what we had at a roadside stall in Bangkok, but close.

Wednesday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with red pepper, onion, Ecuadorian cheese topped with chili morita salsa, oat toast with butter, strawberries, coffee

The smoky chili morita salsa was great on the eggs, as was the firm, salty bits of Ecuadorian fresh cheese.

Thursday

DASH Diet Breakfast a la School Lunch
Arranged on divided plates, whole grain raisin bread, dill-scented kabocha salad, boiled eggs, broccoli and apple slices look like a school lunch… It’s a colorful and satisfying DASH diet breakfast.

Coffee milk, broccoli, dill kabocha salad, boiled egg, whole grain raisin toast, apple, coffee

Plated on a divided platter, this breakfast looked like a school lunch. 😛

Friday

Greek Yogurt with Strawberries & Maple Syrup
I like to buy plain Greek yogurt and add my own flavorings, rather than buying flavored ones. Doing so lets me control the amount of sugar in my yogurt, as well as the overall serving size. This helps me stay under the fairly low DASH diet sugar limit.

Coffee milk, egg & salmon salad with red pepper and onion, oat toast with butter, Greek yogurt with strawberries & maple syrup, coffee

To control my DASH diet sugar intake, I opted for plain Greek yogurt topped with fruit and a bit of maple syrup, rather than a flavored yogurt from the grocery store.

Saturday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with grape tomatoes, cilantro & Ecuadorian cheese, oat toast with peanut butter, pear, coffee

I’m ready for a hike!

 

DASH Breakfasts for the Week of 1/14-1/20

Dutch Baby with Spinach, Ham & Cheese
The two of us shared a 10-inch pan of fluffy, eggy Dutch baby, topped with spinach, ham and shredded cheese. Pulled to the savory side, Dutch babies make a pretty good DASH breakfast! (Bonus point: Spinach.)

To stay close to the DASH diet guidelines, I aim for 1 grain, 1-2 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 dairy, 1 meats/eggs and 0.5-1 oil/fat DASH servings for breakfast. It can be a little tough to introduce enough variation to keep us entertained sometimes, but I try! Here’s what we ate for breakfast this week. The highlight of the week was definitely the savory Dutch baby with spinach, ham and cheese.

Sunday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with spinach and onion, pumpernickel toast with apple butter, pineapple, coffee

Monday

Coffee milk, waffles with mixed berries, pineapple, coffee

I made waffles as a departing gift (?) for the visiting SIL, who mentioned the other day that she loves waffles (I do, too!). To make it less sugary, I skipped sugar in the batter and threw in two cups of frozen mixed berries for a sweet-tart kick. The sunny berry aroma infused the waffles nicely, but ohhh boy, did they stick to the waffle maker! They were delicious with a bit of butter and maple syrup, though.

Tuesday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with broccoli, onion and cheese, pineapple, coffee

Wednesday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with spinach, mochi with nori and cheese, apple and raspberries, coffee

I needed a break in my breakfast routine, and went with toasted rice cakes dipped in soy sauce and wrapped up in nori with a slice of Parmigiano Reggiano. I know it sounds weird, but I’ve always loved it since I was a kid. It’s even better when the cheese isn’t the fancy stuff, actually. I suspect a gooey orange slice of American cheese would be fantabulous.

Thursday

Korean Fried Chicken Tacos with Asian Slaw
Breakfast tacos with leftover Korean fried chicken and fried egg, topped with Asian slaw and sweet and spicy sauce. This is definitely not high on my recommended DASH diet breakfast list! (But I had to finish up the leftovers.)

Coffee milk, Korean breakfast tacos with fried chicken, sunnyside-up & sesame coleslaw, apple and raspberries, coffee

Two unusual breakfasts in a row, yay! I opted for a giant bowl of (meatless) crunchy vegetable salad with smoked tofu and peanut dressing for lunch in order to balance out the meat- and fat-heavy breakfast (and dinner the night before).

Friday

Coffee milk, ham & egg with pepper and scallion, oat toast with butter, apple, coffee

Saturday

Savory Dutch Baby with Spinach, Ham & Cheese
I’m always on the lookout for an interesting DASH breakfast that doesn’t contain sugar. This savory Dutch baby fits the bill! Served with spinach, ham and cheese on top, it’s like a fluffier, eggier crepe that’s also super easy to make.

Coffee milk, Dutch baby (!!), apple, coffee

I made this Dutch baby, baby! Oh boy, it was delicious. We had a half topped with spinach, ham and cheese, and the other half smeared with apple butter. It was easy, tasty and different. Even better, there’s no sugar in the batter, so it doesn’t break my DASH diet sugar bank (like waffles and pancakes do, grrrr). I had no idea Dutch babies didn’t have sugar in the batter until I read this post by Mrs. Picky Pincher, but now I have a new item in my DASH breakfast arsenal. Yay!

DASH Breakfasts for the Week of 1/7-1/13

To stay close to the DASH diet guidelines, I aim for 1 grain, 1-2 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 dairy, 1 meats/eggs and 0.5-1 oil/fat DASH servings for breakfast. It can be a little tough to introduce enough variation to keep us entertained sometimes, but I try! Here’s what we ate for breakfast this week:

Sunday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with chives & sweet potato hash, ½ bagel with PB, mango, coffee

Monday

Bagel with Dill Cream Cheese & Smoked Salmon
Bagel with smoked salmon and dill-cucumber cream cheese. I added a quick lettuce and celery salad to meet the DASH breakfast serving of vegetables.

Coffee milk, ½ sesame bagel with cucumber dill cream cheese & smoked salmon, celery & lettuce salad, mango, coffee

The Saturday mango haul from the Chinese supermarket has been fantastic! Mangoes are a recent discovery for us, but I’ve realized I like slender Ataulfo better than the red, fat globes mostly from Mexico (Tommy Atkins, I think).

Tuesday

Pastrami, Scallion & Parsley Scrambled Eggs
A protein-packed DASH breakfast of pastrami, scallion and parsley scrambled eggs (with toast and pear).

Coffee milk, pastrami eggs with scallions & parsley, toast with butter, pear, coffee

Leftover pastrami from our weekend BBQ lunch made a mighty tasty breakfast. I threw in a bunch of scallions and parsley that needed to be used up. Yum.

Wednesday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with shrimp & broccoli, ½ bagel with butter, grapefruit, coffee

Another leftover feast, using up the rest of the shrimp fra diavolo. I could have done a shrimp and grits on a weekend day, but I didn’t want to risk the shrimps going bad.

Thursday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with tomato, cheese & scallion, ½ bagel with butter, apple, coffee

Friday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with shiitake, garlic chives and scallion, broccoli, ½ bagel with butter, mango, coffee

Saturday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with tomatoes & paneer tikka, toast with butter, apple, coffee

Off to Dia: Beacon!

DASH Breakfasts for the Week of 12/31-1/6

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms & Parsley

To stay close to the DASH diet guidelines, I aim for 1 grain, 1-2 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 dairy, 1 meats/eggs and 0.5-1 oil/fat DASH servings for breakfast. It can be a little tough to introduce enough variation to keep us entertained sometimes, but I try! Here’s what we ate for breakfast this week:

Sunday

DASH Meal: Breakfast Tacos with Pulled PorkCoffee milk, breakfast tacos with pulled pork, scrambled eggs, onion, cilantro and lime, tomato, mango, coffee

We saw that barbecued meats from a local grocery store received some raving reviews, and decided to give it a try. We split ¼ lb of pulled pork (and a scrambled egg) between four tacos. It was a nicely different breakfast, but pulled pork itself was just alright.

Monday

DASH Breakfast: Cauliflower Pancakes with Frankfurter Green SauceCoffee milk, cauliflower pancakes with Frankfurter green sauce, ham, apple, coffee

Well. Cauliflower “pancakes,” roughly based on this recipe, was more like crumbling cauliflower mounds. They didn’t hold their shape at all. I probably should have mashed the cauliflower much more finely. It was yummy, though, with the herby Frankfurter green sauce. Rosemary ham came from Costco (pretty good, though probably too salty for DASH).

Tuesday

Coffee milk, Thai spicy scrambled eggs with cabbage, red pepper & celery, oat toast with butter, apple, coffee

Wednesday

Coffee milk, egg-topped baked cauliflower pancakes with Frankfurter green sauce, grape tomatoes, coffee

I’m done with the cauliflower with this meal. DONE, I tell you. I need a champagne to celebrate! 😛 This also used up the last of the deliciously creamy, herby green sauce.

Thursday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with black beans, chorizo, grape tomatoes and cilantro, toast with butter, apple, coffee

Friday

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms & ParsleyCoffee milk, baked eggs with mushroom, parsley & cheese, toast with PB, grapefruit, coffee


I’m in a bit of a breakfast rut! (The photo is the pre-cheese state.)

Saturday

Coffee milk, ½ bagel with smoked salmon & chive cucumber cream cheese, pear, coffee

Hubby woke up to worrisome meowing coming from the frigid outside. Bundled up and equipped with a headlamp, we went out to see if one of the family of cats that frequent our alleyway needed help, but we couldn’t find it. It was still 6:30 or something and the sky was beautiful sunrise pastels. We made a trek over to a local bagel shop and picked up a bunch of still warm bagels before heading back in.

 

DASH Breakfasts for the Week of 12/24 – 12/30

To stay close to the DASH diet guidelines, I aim for 1 grain, 1-2 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 dairy, 1 meats/eggs and 0.5-1 oil/fat DASH servings for breakfast. It can be a little tough to introduce enough variation to keep us entertained sometimes, but I try! Here’s what we ate for breakfast this week:

Sunday

DASH Recipe Tortilla Española with Shallot & LeeksCoffee milk, tortilla Española with French fries, leek & shallot, rye bread with honey fig cheese, apple, coffee

Tortilla Española is my favorite way of using up leftover French fries, which I almost always have after a night at a pub. News flash: It’s not that healthy, but it’s delicious!

Monday

Coffee milk, cauliflower egg salad with currant & capers, braided challah with butter, apple, coffee

We bought a cane-shaped braided challah bread from Hot Bread Kitchen, made with plain and chocolate challah doughs. Certainly not worth the $2 or so price premium, but it’s festive, and it’s Christmas-y.

Tuesday

Coffee milk, curried cauliflower egg salad, bacon, braided challah with butter, apple, coffee

Wednesday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with miso butter cauliflower and shallot, oat toast with butter, apple, coffee

There’s a theme this week, and it’s CAULIFLOWER.

Thursday

Coffee milk, scrambled eggs with garam masala cauliflower, whole wheat spinach paratha, oat toast with PB, mango, coffee

It was supposed to be an Indian breakfast. Well. The spinach paratha (from a freezer at Patel Brothers) was super duper oily and I couldn’t stomach it. I had to switch to a toast. Never again! I’m going back to my usual brand for these Indian breakfast goodies.

Friday

Coffee milk, eggs saltado (French fries, onion and tomato), oat toast with butter, apple, coffee

I had more leftover French fries to use up. I had onion and tomato on hand, which led me to dream up eggs saltado, modeled after lomo saltado, the Peruvian stir-fry of fries, onion, tomato and beef. The egg version was good, but better in my imagination. Oh well.

Saturday

Coffee milk, baked eggs with tomato and onion, oat toast with PB, apple, coffee

DASH Breakfasts for the Week of 12/17-12/23

DASH Breakfast: Napa & Watercress Salad with Egg & Toast

To stay close to the DASH diet guidelines, I aim for 1 grain, 1-2 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 dairy, 1 meats/eggs and 0.5-1 oil/fat DASH servings for breakfast. It can be a little tough to introduce enough variation to keep us entertained sometimes, but I try! Here’s what we ate for breakfast this week:

Sunday

Coffee milk, English muffin with butter and damson plum jam, scrambled eggs with spinach, Comice pear, coffee

We stopped by Agata & Valentina, an Italian upscale grocer, specifically for Comice pear on Saturday, because this is the one grocer that knows how to properly ripen pears. The ones that I’ve gotten from them have always been excellent: Sweet, dripping with juices and perfume-y. This is what I imagine heaven might smell like.

Monday

Coffee milk, croissant, Southwestern scrambled eggs with tomato and scallion, pineapple, coffee

Tuesday

Coffee milk, ½ bagel with butter, scrambled eggs with spinach, oregano and smoked mozzarella, Comice pear, coffee

It’s amazing how much a few shakes of Greek oregano does to your humdrum scrambled eggs. I wish I had feta to top it instead of the mozzarella, but the whole thing was delicious despite the slight culinary mismatch there.

Wednesday

Coffee milk, oat toast with butter, fauxkonomiyaki with cabbage, bacon and pickled ginger, apple, coffee

Folks, fauxkonomiyaki is awesome. It has all the complex flavors of the savory (and dare I say, junky) Japanese pancake called okonomiyaki, without the weight of flour and oil. And it adds a good amount of vegetable to your breakfast. Win!

Thursday

Coffee milk, sweet potato & carrot hash, scrambled eggs, apple, pear, coffee

Friday

Coffee milk, arugula & shiitake scrambled eggs with miso butter sauce, apple, coffee

I seasoned the spinach scrambled eggs with some miso butter sauce left from the Blue Apron pork chop meal, from the night before. Rich and savory, it was a nice change of pace!

Saturday

DASH Breakfast: Napa & Watercress Salad with Egg & ToastCoffee milk, bacon egg, napa cabbage & arugula salad topped with sesame-marinated apple, oat toast with butter, coffee

The Blue Apron recipe had the pork chops topped with a grated apple marinated in sesame oil and mirin. (Something I’d never thought up myself.) I had to use up the extra marinated apple, so I put that on top of a salad/quick pickle of napa cabbage and arugula. That made for a nicely different and refreshing breakfast before we headed out for a sedentary day with inevitable two restaurant meals (ah the holidays…).

DASH Breakfasts for the Week of 12/10-12/16

To stay close to the DASH diet guidelines, I aim for 1 grain, 1-2 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 dairy, 1 meats/eggs and 0.5-1 oil/fat DASH servings for breakfast. It can be a little tough to introduce enough variation to keep us entertained sometimes, but I try! Here’s what we ate for breakfast this week:

Sunday

Coffee milk, scrambled egg with mustard leaves and smoked mozzarella, toast with butter, strawberries, coffee

Monday

Doughnuts & Scrambled EggsCoffee milk, scrambled egg with grape tomatoes, cilantro and jalapeno, ½ red velvet doughnut and ½ apple cider doughnut, strawberries, coffee

Feasting on the weekend bounty from Peter Pan. The doughnuts might have been a tad below where they usually are this time–a little on the oily side, and not in a good way. (Apparently oily is the theme of the week; read on.)

Tuesday

Coffee milk, bacon egg, kale, red pepper and celery salad, rye toast with butter, apple, coffee

Wednesday

Coffee milk, scrambled egg with mustard leaves, scallion and smoked mozzarella, sourdough with butter, apple, coffee

Thursday

Coffee milk, scrambled egg with mustard leaves and bacon, cinnamon raisin bagel with butter, pineapple, coffee

I picked up a big pineapple on sale for $1.99 on the way home yesterday. It’s a nice change of pace from all the apples, but alas, it’s a far cry from the delicious ones we had in Thailand…

Friday

Coffee milk, English muffin sandwich with arugula, fried egg and smoked mozzarella, tomato, pineapple, coffee

The English muffins were from Stone and Skillet near Boston, which I spotted at a local Whole Foods the other day and picked up despite the $5.99 price tag (for 4). They looked SO good: More than twice as thick as typical English muffins, dark golden brown color, gleaming. It just exuded “delicious,” and the price tag strongly supported that notion. (I know, stupid.) I expected instant breakfast nirvana.

Alas, that “gleaming” part turned out to be its downfall: It was weirdly oily, and not in a good way. It tasted like someone toasted them in too much cooking spray that’s close to its expiration date. It was a sad, sad morning.

Saturday

Coffee milk, scrambled egg with mustard leaves and scallion, oat toast with PB, pineapple, coffee

I have finally conquered the giant bunch of mustard leaves I picked up from Jackson Heights Greenmarket. It was a long and arduous journey, but well worth the battle, lol.