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Plant-based breakfast bites

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Long-time readers may recall my recipe for a breakfast on the go, Breakfast Bites, from back when I was following a low-carb/keto diet. That recipe is basically a sausage-and-greens frittata, and it was really good, if I say so myself. I made them for The Wife to have as breakfast for her commute. (That recipe superseded the bran muffin recipe that I had been making until we switched to a low-carb diet, a switch I now see as a mistake.)

I switched to my current whole-food plant-based diet a few years ago. Still, I did miss the breakfast bites idea: tasty, filling, and handy to eat on the go.

Simnett Nutrition today has a recipe from Crystal for an equivalent breakfast without eggs and meat. (I subscribe to that channel because they regularly have interesting and helpful food ideas.) Today’s recipe looks quite good: Plant-based breakfast bites. (I don’t call the “frittatas” because a frittata is made using eggs. This recipe does not use eggs.)

I would make one addition. I would dice 8 ounces of one of my homemade tempehs (my current tempeh of soybeans and Kamut would be ideal) into small dice, Evo-spray those with some extra-virgin olive oil, and toss them with (say) Merguez seasoning. Then I would cook them in a skillet Evo-sprayed with a little olive oil until they were toasted. Let them cool, then add them to the recipe in the video below. That would get beans and grain into the mix, and I try to have those with every meal (since I basically structure my meals with Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen in mind — example).

Here’s the recipe. Click the “watch on YouTube” to get to the video Description, which includes the list of ingredients and the steps to make the frittatas. Important: The silicone muffin tray is terrific, but it lacks the rigidity of a metal muffin pan and so must be supported as it is filled. You will see in the video that the tray is placed on a wire rack, which provides the support the filled tray requires.

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27 August 2022 at 12:28 pm

Why the US Army is worried about TikTok

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27 August 2022 at 10:51 am

Bay Rum morning

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Finding my bottle of Taylor of Old Bond Street Bay Rum aftershave pushed me toward a bay rum sequence, and this morning my eye somehow went immediately to my Phoenix Artisan Bay Rum among the stacks of shaving soaps, and so here we are.

This is the Kokum Butter formula, not the richer (both in feel and price) CK-6 formula, but the lather today was superb, probably a combination of the excellence of the soap (Kokum Butter is no slouch) and method (LABL method just adds to the goodness), plus a solid brush, a 22mm Maggard synthetic, the 22mm size being the ideal size for me.

The razor, an Above the Tie R that I bought years ago, is a solid performer, and today the shave as superb. I did notice a fair amount of blade feel, but no discomfort (a feeling that I might be nicked or — even worse — a feeling that I’ve just been nicked). It was an efficient shave — stubble easily removed — and also a highly effective shave: a perfectly smooth result.

A splash of TOBS Bay Rum aftershave mixed with a couple of squirts of Grooming Dept Hydrating Gel made a pleasant end to the shave, and my skin feels extremely soft and smooth right now. (Some credit is surely due to the Grooming Dept Moisturizing Pre-Shave I use, and I really like the new formula, which — now that I’ve used it for a while — seems even better than the original formula.

The tea this morning is Murchie’s Anniversary Blend: “The combination of Assam, Keemun, Ceylon, Yunnan, and Gunpowder single origin teas produces an expansive cup with light briskness, full mouth feel, and a rich amber hue.”

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27 August 2022 at 10:40 am

Posted in Caffeine, Shaving

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