Monday, January 28, 2008

Gluten free on the go for breakfast

I've been getting up much earlier these days to head to town when my sweetie drives to work. But it doesn't leave much time for cooking and eating breakfast at home. I'm perfecting the techniques for GF breakfast on the go.

1) Make a big pot of brown rice or quinoa on sunday. Store this in the fridge.
2) in the a.m. mix a cup of your rice with an assortment of additions, half a can of black beans, sesame seeds, lemon juice and chile powder. Or a cup of blue berries, walnuts, hemp seeds, dried cranberries and almond milk.
3) Learn to poach eggs. Two poached eggs is pretty fast to cook, avoids messy frying or scrambling ( less to clean in the morning rush). Poached eggs live very nicely on top of your breakfast mix in a container to take with you to the coffee shop, or work, or wherever you choose to SIT DOWN for your breakfast.
4) Warm up your breakfast, SIT DOWN. Find the time to sit for 30 min to eat. Dont eat in the car, or while running out the door. Eating must be done in a relaxed fashion. Make a cup of tea to go with your breakfast as you sit and enjoy your gluten free breakfast with egg protein. Sit, relax, enjoy!
5)If you are really on top of it have a pile of steamed greens in the fridge ready to add to your bowl of goodies, or make a blueberry fiber bowl( with sesame, flax seeds, fish oil and molasses)

6) beware if you go out to a greasy spoon thinking you are ordering a plain egg omellete. Places like IHOP add pancake batter to the omellete eggs. ACK! Dont ask why i was at IHOP, but they did at least write this bit of info on the menu. Make sure the server knows that you must have PLAIN regular eggs with NO additions, no batter, no milk, no egg replacer. JUST PLAIN EGGS, please!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this! I WILL be doing this! More! More! :)

-HWM

Shamana Flora said...

glad you enjoyed! :) Have you ever tried eggs poached in chicken or meat broth, and eaten kind of like a breakfast soup? SOOO delicious!

Anonymous said...

I've never tried poached eggs at all- don't you have to have a special pan for them? I eat my eggs fried in coconut oil or scrambled with milk and cream (and topped with cheese!)

-HWM

Shamana Flora said...

a special pan HELPS, but it isn't a requirement. I've successfully poached my eggs in simmering water by just cracking into a bowl, and then gently pouring the eggs into the simmering water.
Granted, they dont LOOK pretty, but they hold together just fine, and I fish them out with a big slotted spoon.

:)
Someone told me to spin the water into a vortex before puttting the egg in , but that was more complicated than it was worth. I just drop them in and simmer for 2-3 min.

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