Category Archives: Breakfast

Joel’s Super Protein Pancakes

0.75C (three handfuls)oatmeal
2-3 large eggs
200 grams (1C) cottage cheese
1 banana
0.5C milk
1.5 tsp cinnamon

If not using a blender, soak the oatmeal overnight in the 0.5C of milk. Combine the ingredients into a large bowl (or blender) and mix(or blend) thoroughly. On a heated pan, carefully add one large spoonful of batter the the cooking surface and spread it evenly into a circle. Cook until many bubbles form on the cake, and the outside of the batter hardens and darkens. Carefully flip the pancake, and allow it to cook for about 3/4 the time it cooked on its first side. Repeat the process for each cake. If you want to add bits of dried fruit, or nuts, be sure not to overblend them, to retain texture– instead, add them at the end of the mixing process. A great topping for these is quarter cup of yogurt well mixed with some jam or honey.

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Breakfast Mamaliga

Makes 6-8 servings
1 cup mamaliga(polenta)
3 cups cold water
2 cups whole milk
¾ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown/white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heavy cream (optional)
Cinnamon (optional)
1. In a med. saucepan combine 2 cups cold water & 2 cups milk & bring to a low boil over medium heat. While waiting for it to boil, combine 1 cup polenta & 1 cup cold water in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
2. When the milk and water mixture begins to boil add the salt & stir. Slowly add the mamaliga & water mixture, using a whisk to stir out any possible lumps.
3. Once all the mamaliga is added, turn the heat to low & simmer, stirring frequently, until the mamaliga has thickened. Depending on the coarseness of the meal, about 15 minutes
4. Once thickened, add the brown sugar and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Sprinkle in some cinnamon if you wish.
5. Ladle mamaliga into small bowls and top with a splash of cream and an extra sprinkling of brown sugar and cinnamon, if you’d like. You can also top with fresh fruit.

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Potter’s Swiss Birchermuesli

Makes approximately 2 – 4 servings
(depending on how much you like breakfast)

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of Muesli
1 1/2 cups Milk
1-2 apples (tart are best)
1 cup Yogurt
2 Tablespoons orange juice
1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1. Mix the Muesli with the milk.
2. Grate (or finely chop) the apples.  Sprinkle the apples with lemon juice and then add to the muesli mix.
3. Chop up all remaining fruit and add them to the mix as well.
4. Slowly stir in the yogurt.
5. Slowly stir in the orange juice and any remaining lemon juice.

Options:  You can always add some cream to this mixture to make it a bit sweeter.
Most “breakfast” fruits work well with this meal, such as kiwis, bananas, and pomegranates.
It is also good to make this the night before and place the mixture in the refrigerator to make the muesli easier to digest.
If you would like to make a thicker version (as I do), decrease the amount of milk and increase the amount of yogurt.

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