Posts by Seattlejo:
Build Breakfast for 7 SP or less
I’m a huge fan of variety at breakfast. I simply can’t eat the same thing over and over. Every morning i like to build breakfast, coming up with something new that strikes my fancy. Fresh choices, often seasonal, keep me on plan. I look forward to creating fun combinations, trying different things,making new flavors work together.
Breakfast is often steeped deeply in one flavor profile or another. If it’s sweet, it’s very very sweet. When it is savory, it tends to be very savory. My breakfast formulas contain one that actually straddles the two.
Why Build Breakfast?
Why am I building breakfast instead of cooking? I describe making breakfast as building because like a great building it starts with key components, a strong plan, and a solid foundation.
Mornings are often rushed, so a plan helps a lot. I start with a key base. For savory, that’s usually eggs, though grains and breads are also welcome. I pick a base, think about the flavor I want, ensure that I am taking advantage of items that are 0 SP. We’re talking plenty of vegetables and fruits, seasonings and flavors.
I balance out those vegetables with small pieces of extremely savory cheeses, or meats that pack a big punch for few points. A tbls of cheese may not seem like a lot, but when it’s a super savory cheddar, or a briny salty feta cheese it’s worth ever point.
(Think of chocolate, which provides more chocolate flavor, milk chocolate or a rich dark chocolate)
The Build Breakfast Formula
Here are just a few of the formulas I use to build breakfast everyday, and a couple of recipes that come from that. Give them a try and tell me what you think.
Source: Almost Dinner
PreFab Food: Weight Watchers Meal Delivery Review. In my previous post, I explained about the Weight Watchers new meal delivery service. Details included cost, how to sign up and meal examples. It’s great to know the details, but if it tastes like cardboard or another over salted, under flavored freezer meal, why bother? What I […]
What happens when you are on Weight Watchers and you are a food blogger? You try all kinds of interesting foods. That means you build meal plans, take lots of pictures and check the points on everything. You sample Weight Watchers foods, packaged snacks and frozen meals. When you make something awesome, you run the […]
52 Weeks of Cooking: Make it Healthy Chinese New Year may seem like an odd time to cook something healthy. Chinese food though, is often the last minute take out, the mall food court conquest or simply something we eat when we need a shot of sodium, fat and carbs. Tasty stuff, but there’s a […]
Holidays are the best Cooking for the holidays is awesome. It goes beyond cooking for Christmas or Thanksgiving, where the menu is pre-set and expected. After all, what is Christmas dinner without roast beast. What is Thanksgiving without Turkey? (Actually, the latter was pretty awesome when I was a vegetarian. ) It’s fun to cook […]
Fancy Chicken and Rice Fancy Chicken in Rice is just one of the many recipes that caught my eye in “My Two Souths“. My two Souths is a new cookbook from Chef Asha Gomez of Cardamom Hill in Atlanta. The book blends together food from Southeast Asia with down home food of the south. […]
Truffle is an impulsive purchase. I have only had truffle mushrooms a few times. Truffle flavored popcorn made by a friend, truffle risotto, a truffle butter atop a simple slice of bread. White truffle oil is often over used, ladled over dishes where it should be drizzled. So why get Truffles? Fresh Produce is […]
Pike Place Market in January I started my 2017 exploration of Pike Place this weekend. I was curious what Pike Place would look like in January. I’m a local, and I enjoy Pike Place Market, but I’ve never been there at 8:45 on a Saturday Morning. It’s quiet, quieter then I had assumed it would be. […]
52 Weeks of Cooking: Fixing Polenta My polenta problems began in the late 90s I spent a number of years as a vegetarian. When you start a vegetarian diet you get clued in to a number of new foods to eat. New staples include tofu, tempeh and beans. Whole grains come center stage, and side […]
Olympia Provisions When we visited Portland last week, we made a stop at Olympia Provisions. I’m not sure my traveling companion, Kim, realized what a treat it was for me. Olympia Provisions is on the for front of what I consider the new charcuterie movement. It’s about taking local products, treating them with care […]