We got our first snow over the weekend and that means it’s time for hot breakfasts! Are you a food voyeur like me? A peeping tom of other people’s breakfasts and dinners? If so, here’s a few snapshots of what heated up the breakfast table at my house over the weekend.
Warm pumpkin ricotta with 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder, sweetened with NuNaturals stevia, topped with cinnamon & powdered erythritol.
Warm Kasha (buckwheat groats) topped with whole (raw) milk, raisins, agave syrup and a Mi-Del gluten-free gingersnap cookie – for the Hot Engineer (I had a bean waffle).
Gluten-Free, Low Glycemic Pumpkin Waffles with a Peppermint Mocha. Version 1 with chickpeas, pumpkin and coconut flour,, topped with sugar-free syrup, stevia-sweetened lite sour cream and freshly grated nutmeg – for me. Version 2 with white beans, pumpkin and coconut flour, topped with strained Nancy’s organic nonfat yogurt. I had one version Friday and another on Saturday.
Since I’ll be traveling over the holidays, I got together with my extended family last night. Although I did my best, I overindulged at our T-Day Dinner and woke up puffy-yucky (and apparently eloquent in my choice of adjectives). No matter how careful you are, you really don’t know what ingredients a dish has lurking behind its healthy name. My mom announced after the fact that the secret ingredient in the sage/parsley/thyme 100% stone ground corn gluten-free stuffing was… Fritos! Also sampled some whole wheat/reduced sugar pumpkin bread that someone brought. And then sampled some more, just to ensure that it was as good as I remembered from five minutes ago. It was. I need to remind myself that any quick bread is really quick cake, whole wheat flour or not.
So this starts my Detox Week (aka What Can I Spiralize?)! I wanted a veggie-rich breakfast this morning after my inadvertent potluck carb-a-thon, so I used my NEW TOY to make spiralized rutabaga, sautéed mushrooms and leftover turkey. No human being in the history of mankind has ever had more fun eating a rutabaga! A plateful of savory rutabaga noodles, almost udon thick!
Plus I had my first ever smoothie in a bowl! I feel cleaner, leaner and meaner already. (The smoothie did not make me mean. Hormones and puffiness did.)
Greens powder, ice, vanilla extract, lemon juice, water, stevia and 1 scoop of Vega Smoothie infusion. I enjoyed it almost as much as I enjoyed my daughter’s HORRIFIED expression. (“Will that turn you into a Zombie?")
Got any good eats at your place? And more importantly….what else can I spiralize?! I need a few seasonal ideas.