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It feels a little sad to be waiting outside a restaurant at 10:55 AM, hungry and feeling like you have failed at planning your meals like a normal human being. But the 11 AM lunch is clearly a craving for many of us, and I’m here to tell you to eat whenever the heck you want.

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I make a lot of pancakes, but I have never been particularly skilled at making pretty pancakes, with even, golden-brown tops. The first pancake especially has always been aesthetically crap, with a mottled, splotchy appearance. But why?

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I love cottage cheese with my whole heart, but it does not have the sexiest reputation, and it can be a challenge for those with textural issues. But the salty, creamy, tangy dairy can be enjoyed by even the pickiest dairy lovers — you just have to whip it first.

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When it comes to breakfast potatoes, I have many thoughts and feelings. When it comes to hash browns, there are only two acceptable forms. I mean, I don’t believe there’s such a thing as a “bad” potato, but if you are going to claim you have “hash browns” on your menu, they had better come out shredded and golden brown, or in a fast food-like patty. These are the rules of hash browns, and they are rigid.

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It is easy to get overenthusiastic at the salad bar. I tend to both overestimate my appetite and underestimate the filling nature of fibre, and thus usually end up with at least half a cup of salad that is fully dressed with nowhere to go.

Unless it’s made of sturdy stuff, next-day salad is a sad affair, but only if you try to eat it as a salad. Cook it into a scramble, however, and you get to start your day on a very virtuous note.

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When it comes to breakfast, I will always choose savoury over sweet. This usually means I opt for bacon and eggs instead of pancakes and waffles, but the real solution is to put eggs on the pancakes and waffles, and by “eggs” I mean “caviar.”

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I grew up in a house of caffeine obsessives. My father drinks a whole pot before anyone else even opens their eyes, and my mother and sisters drink much more throughout the day than their tiny bodies should be able to process (at five-foot-four, I am the tall one). When I’m around them, I feel like I too am a coffee person, but once I’m back home alone, the cup or so of coffee I leave to languish in the pot every single day proves otherwise.

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Breakfast sandwiches are a deeply personal affair. The classic combination of meat, cheese, egg, and bread is infinitely variable, with everything from one’s preferred egg doneness to regional processed meat delicacies contributing to each person’s ideal version.

Personal preferences aside, most people would probably agree that there’s no improving on a bacon, egg, and cheese, but I disagree. Pickles make everything better — even an already delicious breakfast sandwich.

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For reasons we can't begin to fathom, the Australian arm of Starbucks does not sell its famous sous vide egg bites. These bad boys have a velvety, almost creamy interior, with — at least in the case of the bacon & gruyère variety — a distinct cheese flavour infused right in. Thankfully, it's pretty easy to make them yourself.

Shared from Gizmodo

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Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, but according to a new review out Wednesday in the BMJ, it won’t help you lose weight. The study found no good evidence that regularly eating breakfast helps us cut down on calories or avoid weight gain.

More damning, it even found some evidence that skipping breakfast entirely would be better for our waistlines — although you should probably find better ways to stay fit.

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More people should eat pasta for breakfast. The combination of carbs, fat, and (sometimes) protein welcomes one into the world in a most comforting way, and often there is cheese. It also tends to reheat well, which means you can make a big batch and eat from it throughout the week. There is no downside.

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Jam is a constant on most breakfast tables, but one usually finds it on toast, not in cocktails. Beyond boosting your bread and butter, really good fruit preserves can sweeten and mellow almost any cocktail, giving it a friendly, welcoming vibe that’s perfect for AM imbibing.

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It is a well-established fact that starting your day with a salad makes you morally superior to everyone around you in every way, but weekday mornings are simply not the time for rinsing, chopping, and dressing a pile of vegetables. Enter the breakfast slaw — the make-ahead option for breakfast salad lovers that can be batched on a lazy Sunday, then enjoyed throughout the week.

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What matters most in nutrition is that you eat (1) at all, (2) a reasonable amount, and (3) food that is at least healthy-ish. The exact timing of your meals is not a huge deal, and there is no galactic scoreboard on which you’ll be made to reckon with the number of times you skipped breakfast.

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The versatility of the humble egg is almost mind-blowing. While eggs are perfectly delicious with nothing more than a sprinkle of salt, they also glow up remarkably easily, bringing rich, flavorful yolk and hunger-fighting substance to whatever dish you plop ‘em into. They are a breakfast workhorse, and we have gathered up all of our favourite ways to prepare them.

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My son has a big appetite and is almost always ready for the next meal, so in my home, the breakfast battle tends to center more around what to eat rather than whether to eat. But over the years, I’ve watched several of my friends fight the please just eat SOMETHING battle over and over again.

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I love the “in-a-hole” genre of egg cooking, be that hole in a simple piece of white bread, a grilled cheese sandwich, or even a bell pepper. (The only member of this family I hate is an egg cooked in an avocado; not all holes are meant to be filled.)

My new favourite is the delicata squash, specifically when pan fried in browned butter until soft throughout and caramelised on the edges.

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If you're reading this in a bleary-eyed haze wondering where the morning went, there's a pretty good chance you need to rethink your waking up ritual. The way you spend the first 60 minutes of each morning can have a profound affect on the rest of the day -- especially on Mondays when any sane person would rather be in bed. Here are seven morning routines that will help you to start the day on the right foot.

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I love to start my day with curds and whey; they’re filling, neutral enough to pair deliciously with a variety of plant parts, and (most importantly) speedy. A bowl of cottage cheese takes the same amount of time to prepare as a bowl of cereal, but will keep you fuller for much longer. (Also, if you top it with a vegetable, you get to feel virtuous.)