I’ll admit, I’ve been sucky on the breakfast front lately. I’m a picky breakfast eater — I don’t like anything sweet or cold, and it has to be sturdy. I’ve been eating a lot of oatmeal (thick rolled oats + boiling water + sugar), but I’m also easily bored. I decided to take back breakfast this morning.
A big cup of tea and my favorite vegan breakfast — and actually sitting down and deciding to make a meal of it, instead of eating in my lap while on my laptop.
In my brain I’m all about valuing eating. Food is important! Put away the internet and sit down at a table! I’m pretty good at dinner since the boy and I have been eating meals I make at home regularly, but the rest of the day’s meals get tossed away. I know it’s even worse with an 8-5, or if you’re a student. Breakfast becomes a hassle, pitting your body’s needs against time. And time kind of wins usually.
But today breakfast won. With my favorite, quick and easy vegan breakfast. Here’s what you do (taken from one of the How It All Vegan books).
- Leftover rice and tofu into a pan with some olive oil and soy sauce
- Bread gets toasty
- Toasty bread receives Vegenaise treatment
- Soy saucy rice and tofus go onto lubricated bread
- All gets topped with ketchup
Kind of weird, but really fast and tasty. And man, talk about stick to your ribs! I was full full full after two pieces.
Now, of course, I’m imagining out-the-door versions. Rolled in some lavash bread maybe?
But for now, I’m going to stick to my sit down breakfast. I think I owe it to myself.
(Books are a nutritious part of this balanced breakfast. I’ve discovered the library, can you tell…?)