National Breakfast Week

I know what you’re all thinking and yes, it is the best kind of week. I’m so into breakfast and brunch and truly feel that some of the best food I’ve ever consumed has been before 12pm. The thought of anything involving egg, avocado and chorizo in the morning makes me a very happy lady.

The aim of Breakfast Week is to reiterate how important breakfast is and to be more aware of where your breakfast items are coming from.
I’ve always been a firm believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; something which my friends can definitely vouch for. For me it’s exciting to get up early and decide what to eat as it’s the first thought that enters my head when my eyes open in the morning. For some of you guys I’m pretty sure the morning is very different…

I know plenty of people who detest mornings and would rather have extra time in bed and not eat anything but it genuinely does start you off for the day. I’d be eating all the chocolate from the vend in work by 10 had I not eaten breakfast before leaving. Seriously, I am one hungry woman in the morning.
If you’re based in Cardiff and you’ve not been to the Riverside Farmers’ Market on a Sunday morning then you must be mad. You will find some brilliant stalls which involve fresh fruit and vegetables, meat straight from the farm and also something a little controversial for breakfast but delicious nonetheless… Cronuts. I love rye bread in the morning too and absolutely adore the stuff you can buy in Wally’s. To be honest, there’s not a lot that I don’t love in Wally’s; it’s the kind of place you could spend a fortune in, in a very short space of time. Who doesn’t need rainbow coloured pasta in the shape of bows?
I already know what I’ll eat most days this week before work and will purchase the items today in preparation. Preparation is key.
Even if you’re off this week you could take part by eating out for brunch at some of your local coffee shops (preferably not a chain). Some of my favourites are The Orchard, Penylan Pantry, Barker Tea and Barker Coffee, Garlands and The Plan. If you’re not going to have time to make anything every morning why don’t you use my granola recipe to toast some up today ready for the week ahead or you could bake the Hemsley and Hemsley banana bread and have that with butter and fruit. You don’t have to leave everything until the last minute and there are some super easy things you can do.
I’m also a lover of fruit omelettes, which I know sound questionable but they are so good. I always add almond milk, vanilla and cinnamon to the eggs when whisking only because those things sweeten the mixture off. I tend to add strawberries and raspberries to the mix also and then blueberries and organic honey when it’s cooked. You should try it.

As it’s Sunday and Sunday means pancakes, Nina put on one heck of a breakfast spread at her flat for WGP and I.

I hope you’re looking forward to breakfast time this week.



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