A morning like just about any other: I heated up my frying pan and put a touch of canola oil in. Then, I got out other ingredients in order to make myself a nice breakfast of eggs, potatoes and toast. Suddenly, I realized we were out of eggs. My thought processes went something like this:
I guess I could just have some cold cereal. But the oil is almost ready! I’ve gotta fry something! Oh, maybe I could just have some yogurt and flax seed meal [I got the yogurt out and flaxseed meal out]. But the oil! Pan! Must have warm food! There is hot pan!
So here’s what I did:
- Heat 1 cup frozen potato / pepper mix (Trader Joe’s) on low heat for 5 minutes
- Add 1/2 cup meatless ground beef (Trader Joe’s)
- Saute for 3 more minutes
- Serve in a bowl
- Add a dollop of plain yogurt and a tablespoon of flaxseed meal
It was actually one of my more satisfying breakfasts, pretty tasty. I didn’t feel heavy and sluggish, like I would have with a greasy-spoon type breakfast, but properly energized and ready for the day ahead of me. I love when improvisation bears delicious results.