2/21/11

Breakfast of Champions... or cleaning ladies

Now that I actually have a job (my dream job, as a cleaning lady in a kindergarten) my weekends have taken on extra significance. I used to be happy eating a little bread and jam, but not anymore... now I have to clean out my fridge and eat huge, epic, brunch-like feasts on Saturdays and Sundays. It just makes my celebration that I don't have to use a mop that day all the more enjoyable. This weekend, I made tofu scramble for the first time in, it feels like, years. (In fact, I think it has been years...) This is partly due to the fact that I *finally* found some local tofu that doesn't have the consistency of feta cheese, so now I have to eat it everyday in some form. The above pictured foray back into scrambled tofu territory brought me back to my college days,when me and my 3 roommates would often cook together and tofu scrambles were pretty much standard on weekends. (This was before I mastered pancakes.) Just a bit of tofu, some red peppers and onions, and a bit of turmeric and thyme, and you are cooking with gas. (Or electric. Whatever.)

Sunday I took advantage of the bulk of frozen blueberries in my fridge to whip up some banana blueberry pancakes for S. and I... they were gone before we had finished our first cup of coffee.
Not being satisfied with that carb feast, I also whipped up some sesame-poppyseed bagels to enjoy throughout the week (or, lets be honest, through Tuesday) so that my weekday breakfast can have a little flair as well. As you can see, they turned out lovely, even in my cold kitchen. (Ever since I got the tip to keep rising dough in the oven with a bowl of hot water, I haven't had nearly so many disappointing dough experiences. Thanks, SMP!)

Now, feeling fortified from the weekend, its on to the freezing, mop filled days of the working week... let's hope Spring comes soon...

PS: I added a recipe index, as much for my use as for yours, as well as a page with some photos from my travel. I didn't do an "about me," as blogger suggests because, well, don't the posts say it all?

song of the day: Kanye West- All of the Lights

12 comments:

Mihl said...

Your bagels always look so awesome! What brand of tofu do you use?

Megan said...

Awesome breakfasts! Cooking food on the weekends (especially my quiet post-market Saturday mornings) is definitely the highlight of my week. I sympathise about finding decent tofu... ughhhh.

Anonymous said...

nice pics. what kind of lens do you use?

T said...

mihl- It's a Korean brand from a local ethnic market, it just says "tofu natur" but its so much better than the stuff from biomarkets.

Anon- Its a 50, manual, with a macro filter that imitates the look of a macro. My Dad gave it to me for Christmas and I think its very worth the money, rather than an expensive macro lens.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Lovely healthy breakfast.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the reminder of tofu scramble. :o) I've been meaning to make that again for some time now.

Those bagels do look fantastic!

Missy said...

very yummy...I just got in the mood to go to whole foods now and pick up a few things to make a healthy yummy breakfast.
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Missy
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Vampire said...

Do you know if there's a sticker or something I can put in the sidebar of my blog that says something along the lines of "proud vegan", but isn't really for a food blog?

Holger said...

The bagels look linke being very yummy ! Especially with the loads of poppyseed and sesame :-).

I used to boil the rising ready-shaped bagels or rolls in salty water for about half a minute. They rise enoumously after this "treatment" und they get a nice shiny surface.

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

Great looking vegan breakfasts!!

adriennefriend said...

I love this post. Your tofu scramble has a perfect little sear on it and the pancakes look delicious. And your bagels - AH, your bagels!! I want to make those bagels. ALL of them.

adriennefriend said...

I love this post. Your tofu scramble has a perfect little sear on it and the pancakes look delicious. And your bagels - AH, your bagels!! I want to make those bagels. ALL of them.