Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Breakfast Plate
 scrambled eggs and fruit

my breakfast plate

Probably the first ten things you can think off the top of your head for breakfast are starch—cereal, toast, donut, bagel, blueberry muffin, oatmeal, pancakes, french toast, waffles, hash browns—which took me forever to break away from, because let's talk about how it's hard to organize food when you're not awake yet and how coffee and a blueberry muffin is like a little hug that you give yourself for being at work. I'm not being sarcastic, I'm never sarcastic. No seriously, never. Ironic, sometimes. I hate sarcasm, sarcasm is mean. Anyway also you can either carry a muffin on the train, or you can get it at Corner Bakery on your way to the elevator.

I made a long, slow transition from coffee and a blueberry muffin, to coffee and a cinnamon raisin bagel, to oatmeal with fruits and nuts, and then last fall to oatmeal with poached eggs—protein, hallelujah—and then this summer I finally got into fruit. I want to keep saying that it's a process, and you're okay if you're at coffee and a blueberry muffin. I envy you a little bit like when you meet somebody who says she just started watching Buffy. The Master! The Mayor! The Initiative! I liked Riley Finn, shut it.

Also can I say right off the bat that not every plate looks exactly like MyPlate, here I have a corner filled with protein and then half with fruit. Sometimes I have vegetables for breakfast. Mostly I have vegetables for lunch and dinner, though. And I leave off grains for breakfast, I only have grains for dinner. Is where I'm at with that. If you're not down with that, that's where you could put your piece of toast or whatever.

For work days, I have basically the above except hardboiled eggs because they're portable and I just grab a mason jar of fruit. Wait, what? How much of the fruit do I eat? Dude, the whole jar. I'm a work, I need a hug!

If I were to upgrade from here, I would swap out the fruit for vegetables. I mean, saying that makes me feel like stabbing somebody's hand with the fork that I'm eating my fruit with. It's interesting though, that's how I used to feel about blueberry muffins. Actually also I have an idea cooking for an amazing vegetable breakfast that I'm saving for when it gets cold out. I'm not looking forward to the cold, but I am looking forward to this breakfast...

[ETA: The fat in this picture is whatever's in the eggs, and actually I scrambled these eggs in coconut oil. Whenever somebody says you can't even taste the _____, I can always taste it. I can taste the tofu in tofu cheesecake, it's gross. I can definitely taste the coconut whenever I cook with coconut oil, and it's kind of delicious in eggs. Though butter is delicious, too.]