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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Breakfast fit for a queen

I love a good weekend breakfast!  Unfortunately, I can't have things like pancakes, waffles, bacon, etc.  so I have to improvise.  Here is something I put together yesterday morning (Saturday) and it was truly delicious and seemed decadent. 

Bacon Alternative:  I cannot eat bacon and other processed meats because the nitrates they use to preserve them give me serious migraines.  (My uncle was the one who told me about this because he gets these too.  Does anyone else have this problem?)  I have found nitrate-free bacon, but there is always sugar in it!  I guess the sugar takes the place of the nitrates to preserve it?  Anyway, it's a rock and a hard place situation.  Until now!

Did you know you can fry up prosciutto and it gets crisp just like bacon?  Okay, so it's not quite as tasty, but it's a close second!  They don't put the preservatives in prosciutto like they do with bacon.  (Not sure why.  Anyone?)  The ingredients listed were just "pork, salt, and spices".

Fried eggs:  I use real eggs from grass-fed, truly free-range, organic, chickens.  This makes all the difference!  Yum.

Butternut squash hash:  I took some leftover roasted butternut squash, cut it up, topped in with chopped pecans and a bit more cinnamon and butter, and baked it for about 10 minutes or so.  This made a perfect, sweet companion to my eggs and "bacon".

Chai with coconut milk:  Need I say more?

There you have it.  A great breakfast that royalty would envy! 


  1. Don't give up on bacon - if you can find small independent bacon purveyors, you may be able to find some that's sugar-free. Sugar is one way to cure it but I don't know if it's required.

    Have you tried Canadian bacon? It's certainly not "bacon," more like ham but it's very nice with breakfast. Although, it may have the nitrate problem...

  2. I'm not a big fan of Canadian bacon. Probably b/c it tastes like ham and I don't really like ham. Good idea though. I think you can get nitrate-free Canadian bacon at Whole Foods that also doesn't have sugar. I'll keep looking for sugar-free bacon!