As a grain I had a pressure cooked rice/amaranth mixture (soaked 24 hours beforehand). The first vegetable dish is a stew with layers: the bottom layer is about 1 tsp of thinly spread ume paste, then halfmoons of onion, shredded young white cabbage, coarsely grated carrot and finely chopped fresh dill. To that just add about 2-3 cm of water (the veggies should not be covered), cover pot with a lid, bring to boil, and then simmer on a low flame about 20 minutes. Mix through.
The second dish is “Winter simmer” from Kristina Turner´s Self-healing Cookbook. First I boiled about half a cup of water, then added half of a smaller butternut squash cut into cubes, about 10 cm of dried wakame torn into pieces, halfmoons from half of an onion and half of a sliced celery stalk. Season with about a teaspoon of tamari. Simmer the stew for 20-30 minutes, until the squash is tender, and mix through.
Since starting my MB studies, I transformed my breakfast meal from a sweet porridge with a looot of nuts and seeds (I used to sweeten it with stevia or raisins or rice malt, and always used rice milk as well…) to a much healthier savoury version.
I always start my day with miso soup – honestly this has been the best step for me as of lately!! Such a great food to get you started. I make it less salty in the morning (just using half a teaspoon of miso per bowl). I try to use some form of daikon to induce discharge (either dried daikon or fresh, as in today´s soup), I always add wakame as is traditional in miso soups (I add a poststamp of it just a minute before turning the soup on low to simmer, that´s when you add the diluted miso). I often add carrot or onion, but not today – instead I finely chopped some ginger to give me extra warmth on this cold day. I add a garnish of chopped leek greens, or spring onion (as you can see in the pic).
Then I make a savoury porridge from leftover grain (today it was leftover quinoa/buckwheat mix), sprinkled with roasted seeds, with some pickle (sauerkraut and pickled gherkin are nice in the morning, they give extra live enzymes). Plus today I added a spoon of the arame dish from yesterday.
I don´t even miss my sweet breakfasts!!