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Breakfast BLT with Cilantro Mayo

The last recipe from Cemaco’s Kitchen and Table Catalog, is a breakfast winner. Who says you have to go out for a proper egg english muffin? With this amazing Hamilton Beach breakfast maker this is a breeze. We have to be honest, at first we thought it was not going to work that well, but it does work! We sprayed the surface with a bit of cooking spray to make the eggs slip out much easier, and it worked like a charm.

We seem to have an undying love with BLTs, and this recipe proves it. We wanted to create a breakfast muffin that would not only keep you charged and satisfied throughout the morning, but also one that would have some twist to it. There, came in the Cilantro Mayo. To prepare it, we roughly chopped the cilantro and mixed it with the mayo in a small food processor. If you don’t have a small food processor, it’s ok. You can finely chop the cilantro and mix it by hand with the mayo.

To build the BLT, spread mayo on the muffin base, place the lettuce, bacon, tomato, avocado, and adding the egg on top! Close with the other half of the muffin with a little mayo as well. We are sure that you will love this breakfast BLT as much as we did, so check out Cemaco’s Kitchen and Table Catalog to get all of the products we have featured in this and all of the other recipes.

Helga & Kitty

BLT Breakfast Muffin with Cilantro Mayo

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Breakfast Quinoa

Quinoa, you either love it or you hate it. I’ve heard a lot of people comment that they don’t like the bitter after taste of quinoa, but I think you need to find the right recipe to enjoy this grain, which isn’t really a grain but a seed. There are hundreds of ways to cook it, as a salad, as a side dish and even as a breakfast cereal. It’s definitely worth giving it a try, it has so many health benefits: it’s loaded with fiber, minerals and protein and doesn’t contain any gluten. It has been included in the superfood group.

I’ve already shared two quinoa salad recipes in the past (Sweet Corn & Quinoa with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette and Quinoa and Apple Salad with Curry Dressing), but this time I have something different for you. Try it as a breakfast cereal. You cook it in milk, and add sweetener (such as stevia or honey), and once it is cooked mix in lots of berries. You can eat it warm, or make a batch to keep in the fridge and eat it cold with some extra milk (it gets thick, you’ll want to add some extra milk). I’m not writing this post because quinoa is trendy, but because I really like having this for breakfast. Honest. It has a nutty flavor, I love the texture, and it keeps me full all morning. As a variation for the topping, you can try peaches and slivered almonds.

My only recommendation is, watch the pot!  You’re cooking with milk, so keep an eye on it. You don’t want to ruin your morning by having milk boil over and make a mess out of your stove.

Update:  We were discussing this post with our friends, and one of them mentioned that in the procedure process I forgot to include that quinoa has to be washed (up to three times) before cooking.    I have never done so, but I noticed that on the box I buy, it doesn’t ask you to wash it since it is already pre-washed to take away the saponin that makes it bitter.   So, read the instruction from the particular brand of quinoa you purchase to know if you have to rinse it first, or not.



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Chocolate French Toast

This year Valentine’s Day in on a Saturday, so what better way to say I love you than having breakfast in bed with your significant other? With  breakfast  in mind, I started looking around for something special and found a chocolate french toast recipe. Not this one. The one I found used cocoa mix, but it inspired me to tweak this other recipe for what I consider  is the perfect chocolate french toast.  I made my light version, using unsweetened cocoa powder and 12 packs of Stevia, instead of sugar. The result was a great semi-sweet chocolate taste. You can use brioche or your favorite bread, it even works well with regular sliced bread.

After making the french toast, comes the assembly. Spread Nutella, as much or as little as you like, lightly drizzle with maple syrup and add a few berries to your plate, not only for decoration.  Adding berries makes it the perfect bite; and don’t forget the whipped cream!


Chocolate French Toasts

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