Maui Girl Cooks

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” Luciano Pavarotti


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“There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast” Anonymous

This is so true!  Jack has all kinds of tricks to wake us up when he thinks it is time for him to eat his breakfast.  He’s just like Simon’s Cat.

It’s late, so this is going to be short.  Breakfast is important because if you think about it, when you wake up, you probably haven’t had any food for 10 hours or so; it’s time to nourish your body.  We had a simple, but tasty breakfast this morning.  Rye toast topped with my husband Gerald’s eggs fried in a little coconut oil and pasture butter, broccolini with a bit of home made mayonnaise and a beautiful mango with freshly ground salt and pepper.  And tea, of course!

Eggs, Broccoli & Mango


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A Leafy Green Breakfast

Breakfast Salad final

This is what we had for breakfast this morning, and it was quite tasty.  There are those who have to eat “breakfast food” for breakfast, but here at our house, we eat most anything that tastes good and is good for you.  Sometimes we like to start the day with a salad, to get a jump start on the day’s vegetables.  You may remember from my Saturday is Market Day post that we stock up on lots of fruits and vegetables on Saturdays, and it can be a challenge to eat them all in a week.

The salad included red leaf lettuce, super thinly sliced onion, creamy avocado, cherry tomatoes, freshly made hard cooked eggs, dried plums, cilantro, freshly grated ginger, hemp seeds and lilikoi.  I dressed it with freshly ground salt & pepper, champagne vinegar & extra virgin olive oil. The produce & eggs all came from local farms.  We also enjoyed toast made from Whole Wheat Seeded Sourdough Bread from the Moana Bakery and Cafe  located in Paia, topped with the herb butter I made the other day. Green tea washed it all down.  Delectable!

About the lilikoi. . .I was always planning to make a lilikoi vinaigrette, but I once saw someone cut a lilikoi in half and squeeze the contents onto her cottage cheese.  So I decided that squeezing the contents right on top of the salad and then putting dressing on was probably just as good, and it is.  We eat it all, including the seeds.  Of course, you can always strain them out if you don’t want the added crunch.  Everytime I eat lilikoi, the taste and smell take me right back to the Radford High School {Oahu} locker room, where we had a vending machine with canned juices.  After every P.E. class, I would always buy a Passion Orange drink to help me cool off.  Taste and smell are powerful senses.  Best to have lilikoi trigger that locker room memory than sweaty bodies!

Try a salad for breakfast-it’s a delicious & healthy way to start your day!