I might have a new favorite breakfast. Not counting eggs, of course.
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.
And work, it did! I made a glorious pot this morning!
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.
Vanilla + maple syrup = BOMB.
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.
On a side note. I hate how disgustingly dark (and rainy) it is when we get up.
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!
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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