Ever since I’ve been on LeanGains (more in another post), I’ve gotten used to starting my first meal at 12pm onwards. I’m at the tail end of my cold so I haven’t really been watching my macros or really adhering to the ‘feeding window’. This basically means I’ve been eating like the general public aka a regular person.
I got some sausage links in my fridge that I haven’t cracked open yet and my aunt had a bag of sour dough bread, AND there was half a pineapple! Perfect, I’m gonna make myself my favourite fatty American style breakfast. Eggs, bread, protein, fruit.
Eggs – I preferred scrambled, sometimes over easy/sunny side up, seldom poached (only on Eggs Benedict) and rarely to almost never hard/soft boiled. I’ve had sous vide eggs once, and even though I love the texture of it, I don’t think it would be a staple. It was the first thing my dad taught me how to cook when I was 5 and still have vivid memories making a flat of scrambled eggs. A couple years ago I discovered this video below. It’s Gordon Ramsay cooking scrambled eggs and I LOVE soft scrambled eggs. He does it very effectively and I adopt that method whenever I have time since it takes 3-4x as long versus ‘hard’ scrambled eggs. The consistency is extremely soft and creamy where you can just spread it on toast. I didn’t have creme fraiche though – it really does make a lovely finish.
Sausage – I put it on a very low heat and pan fried it as I went.
Toast – Sour Dough, or naturally leavened bread. I got this tip straight from Chad Robertson’s Tartine Bread book when I was experimenting with baking bread. He said it was his favourite way of eating day old bread. Now it’s mine as well. Get a pan, put olive oil in, slices of the bread and lightly pan fry it. It is AMAZING. Kick it up a notch by adding some back bacon and slices of brie on top after you’re done. Oh. Man. So good.
Fruit – self explanatory