Category Archives: Breakfast

Cracking the Pancake Code

Since I started tracking our food waste nearly a month ago, I’ve been paying close attention to what we end up not eating, whether it be leftovers gone bad or “fresh” produce that we never got around to using. There … Continue reading

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Green Wash, Part 1

Three different advertisements “crossed my desk” last week, all for different products, yet sharing an eerie similarity of purpose and theme. I’m sure it will become evident soon enough, so no spoilers-let’s introduce the first contestant, shall we? “Wow, it … Continue reading

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He is the Eggman

DO you remember the big egg recall last year? You probably do, since it involved some 500 million eggs shipped nationwide, and helped pave the way for a landmark piece of legislation, the first major revamping of food-safety standards in … Continue reading

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Breakfast Update Update

I made a modified batch of SCOs (steel-cut oats) for this morning, adding powdered milk, diced apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar. IT WAS GOOD, although I need to work on the execution a bit. Cinnamon doesn’t mix well into liquid, … Continue reading

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Breakfast Update

I’ve decided to implement an interim, two-pronged strategy regarding breakfast: 1) more food to begin with; 2) better snack options. For instance, this morning I made the anticipated bagels and cream cheese but also cooked up a pot of oatmeal … Continue reading

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The Steel-(Cut Oats) Trap

I made a wonderful, hearty breakfast yesterday morning: steel-cut oats, cooked slowly overnight in a bain marie, served with milk and pancake syrup on the side. Ah, the joys of waking up to a warm, nourishing meal and sending everybody … Continue reading

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D.I.Y. (Pt. 2)

That D.I.Y. idea percolated through my brain the other morning as I prepared The Saturday Pancakes. Realizing that we were out of instant mix, I saw an opportunity to “build from scratch” and compare time-and cost-effectiveness. We paid $7 for … Continue reading

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