Friday, March 28, 2008

Breakfast, Lunch and a Little Treat....


We had some rice left over from our sushi endeavours of a few evenings ago, and I didn't want to catch any botulism, so I decided to get it out of the fridge this morning for breakfast.















This was a really quick and easy breakfast that had the same satisfying effect as oatmeal, but offered a bit of an alternative flavour, texture and aesthetic. I added soymilk, dates and dried figs. K got a dash of brown sugar on top, but I found the dried fruit made my bowl as sweet as could be.
















After sewing machine purchasing this morning I was ready for lunch. However, unlike usual meals K and I were hankering for different things. Rather than either one of us suffering, we made culinary compromises and concocted our own meals. I have to say that although his vegetable covered spaghetti (you just can't get the bachelor out of him) looked great, my Chili Infused Chickpea Spinach Stew was out of this world. I started out with a vague notion of simply reheating last night's soup. Nope....I added a large amount of organic spinach, a can of chick peas, 5 figs (diced), 1/2 a cup of tomatoes and a large amount of chili powder. I let it sit for quite some time and then enjoyed it with the last scone.
















K pushed the limits of super-cool-almost-vegan-man-chef with his after lunch treat. While I was hunting up some fabric shops in the Brussels area he trotted off to the kitchen.There was some buzzing, some swearing and copious amounts of laughter. In the end, I ended up with some messy cupboards (which he promises will be scrubbed down) and one hell of a soy milk and cocoa cappuccino My hat is off to K (and all male cooks)- my treat is amazing and his continuous ability to create vegan delights has made me send his name and a couple of his recipes to Chris who is calling on all 'Men Who Cook'.


10 comments:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Rice pudding for breakfast-- what could be better?

Jennifer said...

I love having grains for breakfast. Quinoa makes a delish breakfast as well. I just sweetened it up like I would my oatmeal. Mmmmmm. I love the dates and figs combo, yum!

That chickpea stew is calling my name. I love chili, I love chickpeas, and I LOVE spinach. It sounds perfect.

How awesome of K to make you the soy cappuccino! I got Brett to make me a hemp milk latte the other day, and OH MY, so good.

Kumquat Peekapoo said...

Wow! I love the idea of rice for breakfast! You just opened up my breakfast world.

Happy Herbivore! said...

yum! I want some of that chickpea stew!

Steph said...

Oh wow - that makes me want to go make a yummy coffee treat for myself now!

missblueberry said...

Jennifer - hmmmm quinoa for breakfast. I have never had that as a breakfast treat. I will give it a try tomorrow a.m for sure. Thanks! Let me know how the chick pea stew goes...I think it is one of the best things that I have ever made - totally yummy.

Hemp Milk is good isn't it? I can't find it here in Brussels - they stock a lot of oat milk though. Maybe I will give that a try.

Steph: Go for it!!!

Corinne Martin said...

Very creative with the rice pudding. I am still trying to figure out how to be that creative with my left overs! Thanks for the inspiration! I love all of your posts!

missblueberry said...

Corinne!
Thanks for the compliment! Honestly, they came at exactly the right time. Really appreciated. Let me know how your left-over-wrestling goes. The rice pudding was great. I will totally make way too much rice next time I cook.

Romina said...

Yum!! That breakfast looks amazing. =) I find that fruits are the perfect sweetener. I never add sugar, just lots of dried and fresh fruits. Can't go wrong. =)

Alice (in Veganland) said...

What a sweet way to use rice leftovers!! And the chickpea stew looks like something I would cook for dinner. Somehow, it is a little difficult to find chickpeas in Germany! I do find them (because after 4 years, I know where to look), but compared to Spain, where I have access to looooots of grains, it is a nightmare here. Yay for Turkish food shops!