I haven't done a breakfast post in a while! Part of that is because I've just forgotten about them and also because during exam time, my eating got really erratic and breakfast was often missed.
I know, I know, that's bad, unhealthy, irresponsible, a form of eating sin rarara. The fact is, busy people often miss breakfast or get up so early that they're just not hungry at the time.
Soon as the stressful period was over, I treated myself to my version of a healthy, fulfilling breakfast.
As with any breakfast set meal, the components are entirely interchangeable/optional. To be honest I would have put meat on my plate if I had any but I made to with what was available in the fridge and am happy with the results. It didn't taste 'lacking' in any way. Trust me, coming from a self-professed meat eater, you won't miss the bacon.
I did put an egg on. I like poached eggs. You might prefer without.
I heated up my frying pan with some olive oil and cooked the tomatoes (skin side down first then flipped them once), mushrooms and asparagus at the same time. A sprinkle of salt, black pepper and dried Italian herbs was all I used in terms of seasoning. When veggies were done, I flicked in a tiny knob of butter to make things interesting... it does enhance the flavor and gives everything a glossy coat. But again, you can skip that step.
The toast was done in a toaster and I poached the egg while I was cooking the vegetables. I was going to use the oiled glad wrap trick but I forgot to line a cup with glad wrap when I cracked the egg in it. Instead, I used the boiling water vortex technique and amazingly, it actually worked! My first non-cheating poached egg.
This is my idea of an awesome breakfast. Lots of components, all your food pyramid requirements and so tasty too. It's easy enough to make and I find cooking a proper breakfast sort of therapeutic. I guess when the usual is just to have an instant coffee on the run, taking the time to do it properly feels like your spoiling yourself.