What are you having for breakfast this morning? I’m nibbling on pumpkin and goat’s cheese risotto as I write this blog.
I got up early and cooked myself a batch – I just couldn’t face more scrambled eggs, they were making me nauseous.
While I was laid up after my pre-Christmas surgical procedure, all I could face was toast. Vegemite turkish toast is the bomb. But I’ve decided its got to go, as I suspect it’s disagreeing with me (a possible return of my disaccharide deficiencies, so I’m doing some food elimination experimentation).
I’ve never been a breakfast food person. I find the concept of going out to eat it seriously underwhelming – bacon, eggs and grilled tomato on a plate doesn’t thrill me in the slightest.
When I was a kid, my parents insisted I consume a tablespoon of bran on my cereal every morning to keep me regular. Just one problem: I don’t eat cereal. That soggy, milky mush makes my stomach turn.
So I ate my Weet-Bix smeared with peanut butter and sprinkled with bran flakes. Now that was hard to swallow … but at least it wasn’t soggy.
Mornings haven’t always been a wash out. When I was living in a hotel in Singapore for six weeks the breakfast buffet included fried noodles and curry. Mmmmmmm. Now you’re talking!
Actually, leftover Asian food is my favourite way to start the day.
And if I wasn’t worried about it upsetting my tummy, a piece of cold pizza always hits the spot nicely.
But an omelette? Blerg. My face screws up just thinking about it.
During my original battle with the disaccaride demon I wasn’t allowed to consume carbs in any form – even most veggies were verboten. So brekkie was quite the challenge. I finally settled on a boiled egg, half an avocado, a tomato and some feta for breakfast every morning. It was hard at first, but I ended up really enjoying it.
However, after eating that for brekkie every morning for about seven years, I’m over it.
I switched to paleo granola with yoghurt for a while, which was delicious, but I suspect it was also making me crook. So I’ve given it up too. I suspect it was the lactose in the yoghurt (also on the disaccardide naughty list).
So, where do I go from here? I’ve convinced myself that rice is a gentler alternative to wheat for my dodgy tum, hence the risotto.
Let’s see how I go.
What’s your favourite breakfast?
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