breakfast

Breakfast each day keeps the nightmares away

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator We’ve all heard many reasons why it’s important to start your day with a hearty breakfast: it gets your metabolism moving, keeps you feeling full so you avoid snacking on junk before lunchtime, yada yada yada. That’s all true, but there’s another reason why I start every single day with a delicious breakfast: it guarantees that I have something to smile about each and every day. I enjoy so many different breakfast foods I often find it difficult to decide what I’ll have for breakfast, and usually spend way too much time before bed deciding what I’ll eat the next morning. Of course, there are pancakes, glorious pancakes! This is probably my favourite breakfast food, and there are so many different kinds I adore. You may recall the Hot Chocolate Pancakes from an old issue of eLifelines. Jae steele is the pancake master with banana pancakes in her first book and lemon poppy seed pancakes in her second, both which turn out perfect every time and which I make almost weekly. I’m also a huge fan of Chocolate Covered Katie’s… Read More


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Scrambled Tofu and Vegetables

Serves 2–3. Adding turmeric to this recipe turns it yellow, the colour of scrambled eggs. 2–3 Tbsp light oil (sesame, canola, etc) 1 celery stalk, sliced 2 carrots, sliced 3 green onions, chopped fine 1/2 tsp turmeric 2 blocks firm tofu (500 g/16 oz) Umeboshi vinegar to taste (or a dash of salt) 2 green onions, sliced for garnish Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan. Add the celery and carrots. Add green onions and turmeric and sauté for 1–2 minutes. Crumble tofu with a fork and mix it into the sautéed vegetables. Season with Umeboshi or salt to taste. Cover and cook for 3–5 minutes. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve. Variations: Add sliced mushrooms, green or red peppers, fresh basil, etc. Adapted from Vegetarian Tastes of Toronto… Read More


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