Breakfast sucks


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? 

Song of the day: Oasis “Morning glory”

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  1. At the risk of further upsetting your digestive system, my favourite breakfast IS scrambled eggs, with bacon and mushrooms! The Sober Mule in Mornington does it perfectly for me, cooking the mushrooms in a chicken stock and the bacon is fried just right, not too crispy. With a tall hot chocolate and The Age newspaper, I’m in breakfast heaven! 😋

  2. Try congee or some other form of rice porridge? Or boiled rice with steamed veg. Steamed spinach in soy, sesame oil and mirin is delicious.

  3. I’m not a brekkie fan really. But what about a nice soy linseed gluten free bread, with avo & tomato with some crumbled feta and cracked pepper and spinach leaves. That would be my ideal breakfast but these days (and this is going to sound like I am a princess!) I get breakfast in bed which usually means a bowl of soggy cereal or a piece of cold toast. This is mainly because I need to take medication first thing in the morning and I am not really with it first thing. But if I could have my pick it would be what I have suggested for you with maybe some fried ‘shrooms and the very occasional egg … C’est la vie and really I shouldn’t complain at least someone is bringing me breakfast in bed!

    Hope you are feeling better now and Freddie has buggered off!

  4. I had to see a gastroentorologist a little while back because of digestive issues and he told me that white rice was the most digestible food around so I think you’ve found just the right food for yourself. And I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with eating dinner for breakfast.

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