Keen-wah?

I might have a new favorite breakfast. Not counting eggs, of course.

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So I have this tiny tiny suspension that some of my digestive issues may be gluten-intolerance related.  My dad and Oma both have issues with it as well. I’ve been tested for Celiac – negative thank god, and Crohn’s – also negative. My shitty ass doctors have repeatedly disregarded my please for allergen testing so I’m thinking I might take up the Elimination Diet if nothing is resolved with the GI specialist next week.

So I was thinking about food, per my usual, and gluten-free-ness, and was trying to think of wtf I’d eat for breakfast. I think this would def be the most challenging meal for me. My  mind wandered and I settled on quinoa as a good alternative. I’ve heard of people making quinoa for breakfast so maybe that would work.

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And work, it did! I made a glorious pot this morning!

FOR TWO:

In the pot: 1 cup water, 1 cup soymilk, 1 cup quinoa. Brought to a boil, reduced to simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Negative: takes longer than oatmeal. Positive: gluten-free and more protein.

Mixed in at the end: 2 Tbls maple syrup, 1 cup pumpkin, a pinch of salt, a splash of vanilla.

Topping for each: 1/2 an Apple Pumpkin Spiced Muffin and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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Vanilla + maple syrup = BOMB.

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This was massively filling for some reason. (I haven’t run the calorie numbers yet but I’m assuming it is at least a nice solid 500 for this bowl.) I ate 2/3-3/4 of it and the bow happily ate the rest of the toppings off.

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On a side note. I hate how disgustingly dark (and rainy) it is when we get up.

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It’s starting to get light out by the time I get to work but it is also starting to get dark again by the time I’m leaving work. A major downside to being this far up north. I can’t wait for next weekend in San Fran with an extra hour for Daylight Savings! W00t!

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PS – we did make it to the gym this morning but it was a lame workout. Butter Better than nothing though I suppose.

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2 Responses

  1. Yuuum, I love quinoa 🙂 But I was saying it wrong for ages haha. Hope the elimination helps you xxx

  2. They actually make quinoa flakes that cook up almost just like oatmeal! I get them in the natural foods isle with the other hot cereals. They are pretty quick to cook too! I’ve been gluten free for almost an entire year and I wouldn’t even consider going back at this point! Hope it helps you!

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