Breakfast is not my favorite meal of the day. I don’t wake up hungry and it takes me a few hours of being awake and busy before the thought of food even sounds appealing. I understand though that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, it can make or break your food choices for the rest of the day if you’re not careful. Therefore, I lean towards something light, easy, and nutritious.
Monday through Friday, this is a picture of my typical go-to breakfast choices.
Sometimes the occasionally avocado toast gets thrown in there too but this is why you don’t see me posting breakfast pics on Instagram (pretty boring huh?).
This is also why when the weekend rolls around, I’m ready to up my breakfast game. As a kid, Saturday and Sunday were a welcomed relief from the Cheerios box with a hearty cooked meal from my momma. This usually consisted of either fluffy biscuits and gravy, buttery pancakes, perfectly scrambled eggs and bacon, or syrupy waffles; typical Texas breakfast foods. Like my momma, I enjoy and look forward to the leisurely weekend mornings where I can make a hearty and savory (albeit vegan) breakfast.
For instance, these wacked-out waffles with mushroom gravy I made a few weeks back. I took my basic cornmeal waffle recipe and took it up a notch by adding some leftover tempeh bacon. Then I made my basic gravy recipe (http://katmendenhall.com/recipe/texas-gravy-like-no-other/ ) but added some saute mushrooms. Basically I took some baby bella mushrooms, cleaned and sliced them, put them in pan with a bit of hot olive oil, and sauted them until softened. I then set them aside while I made the gravy and added them back into the gravy mixture as it was thickening. Did I mention I like savory? Try adding a dash or two or three of hot sauce too to kick the spice level up.
Everything was super easy to make and definitely worth the extra time. I even enjoyed the left-overs a few days out (for those ideas check out my suggestions in the recipe below).
I hope you get to spend some extra time in the kitchen this weekend, trying out this recipe, or concocting your own wacked-out breakfast.