Sunday Snapshots: Current Favorite Breakfast Foods and YBR Signup

by Spicie Foodie on March 23, 2013

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I know it’s Saturday and you’re probably wondering why I’m posting Sunday Snapshots a day early. Uhm…let’s blame it on the time change taking place tomorrow, in Europe, and lack of sleep , okay? (update: oops, the website I read was wrong and time change is next Sunday.)

What is your favorite breakfast food?

When it comes to breakfast I prefer to start the day with a light meal. To Americans it is the most important meal of the day and it usually means a heavy breakfast. The traditional Irish and English breakfasts are quite heavy themselves. In Mexico breakfast choices can differ greatly not only between families but also regions of the country. In my home breakfast was mostly a light meal of a sweet bread with either chocolate caliente (hot chocolate) or café con leche (coffee with milk). Occasionally we had one of the many Mexican egg based dishes, my mom’s cinnamon oatmeal, cereal with milk, or American style pancakes. On Sunday’s we’d skip breakfast and go out for Mexican brunch after attending church.

As I grew older my breakfast choices have varied not only depending on my cravings but also the country I happen to be living in. Occasionally I eat a heavy American breakfast but I always end up going back to simpler choices. Mostly it involves a savory or sweet bread, with or without fruit and either English style tea or café con leche, always a glass of water and occasionally a glass of juice too. And one day a week is reserved for a special eggs based breakfast. It’s really all very simple.

Sunday Snapshots: Current Favorite Breakfast Foods by Spicie Foodie | #breakfast

With the arrival of spring and summer comes a great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Something inside me always clicks with these two new seasons and my breakfasts tend to take advantage of the new harvest. Mostly breakfast becomes a bowl of fresh fruit with the occasional piece of buttered toast. Then there are those days were all I can stomach in the morning is just fruit and an herbal tea.

If I happen to make crepes for dinner the previous night I reserve a few for our breakfast the next day.

Sunday Snapshots: Current Favorite Breakfast Foods by Spicie Foodie | #breakfast

Again keeping it simple, my crepes either have fresh fruit, or one sunny side-up egg, or a light smearing of jelly. In this case it was a delicious German cherry preserve.

One thing you’ll never see me do is drink a glass of cow milk. No way! I cannot tolerate the smell of cow milk by itself, in cereal or drinks it’s usually no problem — just not by itself. When it comes to non-dairy choices I can drink them just fine. I love almond, soy, and oat milks. The milk in the glass below is oat milk, have you ever tasted it? It is really thick, creamy, and just plain good! I think it’s my new obsession.

Sunday Snapshots: Current Favorite Breakfast Foods by Spicie Foodie | #breakfast

Some times we skip breakfast and enjoy brunch. Things get creative then with either leftovers, eggs, soup or sandwiches. But I really prefer the lighter breakfast choices to start the day off.

Sunday Snapshots: Current Favorite Breakfast Foods by Spicie Foodie | #breakfast


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great weekend! See you back here on Monday when we’ll have a very special guest joining us. Hasta luego!


Check out these breakfast ideas by former YBR feature winners:
- Italian Style French Toast by What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine
- Scrambled eggs with Green Chile for 2 and Mexican Chorizo by MJ’s Kitchen
- Idli- Steamed rice and lentil cakes, Vegan and gluten free by Paaka Shaale
- Zucchini Chicken Omelette by Angie’s Recipes

And from the Spicie Foodie archives:
- Homemade Bagels, Cinnamon Raisin Muffins, Quinoa Muffins with Apple and Coffee Spiced Pecans, Blueberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie, Untraditional Croque Madame or French Ham, Cheese and Egg Sandwich, Pain Perdu or French Toast, Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa March 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Lovely clicks and breakfast treats!

Have a great weekend.




2 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Thanks Rosa and same to you!


3 Suzanne Perazzini March 23, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Don’t worry, it’s Sunday morning here, so you are spot on. With my new diagnosis, I am struggling to find a quick breakfast food I like and which I digest well. I have just eaten a plate of quinoa flakes with milk and banana but I am not keen on the flavour of quinoa. Maybe it’s an acquired taste.
Your crepes look lovely as do all the other photos.


4 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:42 PM

I know it must be so difficult for you. I do think quinoa is an acquired taste — my husband doesn’t care for it. I hope you find new favorites soon.


5 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 24, 2013 at 12:31 AM

OMG your photos are gorgeous, and everything looks delicious!


6 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Thanks so much Kayle!


7 Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 24, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Oh those crepes! Gorgeous, have you shared the recipe already?


8 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Thanks Laura. No I haven’t yet, but it is coming in the next week or two.


9 Ramona March 24, 2013 at 2:34 AM

Wow… love those crepes! :) Hope you adjust to the time change. We finally got over the morning tiredness last week.


10 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Thank you Ramona!


11 Phong Hong March 24, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Nancy, my breakfast is pretty boring – soft boiled eggs! Would be great if someone could make me those crepes :)


12 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:44 PM

No, not boring at all Phong! I’ll make you some;)


13 My Kitchen Stories March 24, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Love , love love that second last photos. Its beautiful


14 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Thank you Tania! I love it when people say which is their favorite photo. It’s a great insight into personal preferences.


15 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun March 24, 2013 at 5:40 PM

The milk, the rose,the oats…you dazzle us, Nancy.


16 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Thanks Victoria:)


17 john@kitchenriffs March 24, 2013 at 6:58 PM

I usually prefer a lighter breakfast in the morning. When I do have a heavy breakfast, it’s usually for dinner! I loved cow’s milk when I was a kid, but I can’t remember the last time I had a glass – we’re talking decades ago. Lovely photos – thanks.


18 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:46 PM

I also love heavy breakfasts for dinner. Thanks John!


19 mjskit March 25, 2013 at 12:11 AM

We switched over to daylight savings a couple of weeks ago and it caught Bobby and I by surprise. I hate it when time changes! What a great post! Breakfast/brunch is really my favorite meal. I do admit that I can’t eat within 2 hours of getting out of bed, but then I’m ready to eat. The earlier I eat the lighter my meal is – a smoothie, cereal/fruit, or just a piece of toast and jam with cow’s milk (sorry – I love milk! :)) After 10 am, I’m game for a heavier meal and open to a variety of dishes, but usually something spicy. Speaking of…thanks SO much for the shoutout on my Christmas breakfast! It’s been one of our favorites for years! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!


20 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Hi MJ,

Me too, and why is it different days for everyone? I used to be just like you and couldn’t eat anything in the morning. You can have all my cow milk then, hehe. My pleasure and I really love your Christmas breakfast. Have a great week!


21 Roz March 25, 2013 at 3:00 AM

With your photos, I am truly envious of your breakfast selections. You are truly a master of the camera! Such an inspiration for me!


22 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Aw thank you so much Roz, you are so sweet.:)


23 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today March 25, 2013 at 6:24 AM

It’s too hard to choose my favorite breakfast :) I like so many things…. Have fun in Europe, wher will you be?


24 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM

I know that’s why I love visiting your blog for breakfast ideas. Thanks, in CZ!


25 Sarah March 25, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Lovely post! I always like seeing what people have for breakfast – I find it so fascinating! I usually have fruit and plain yogurt, or toast with avocado! :)


26 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Hi Sarah,
Yum, I too like yogurt and fruit, and of course avocado is always welcomed.


27 GourmetGetaways March 26, 2013 at 12:01 PM

This is my style of breakfast! Mostly I will only have a coffee in the mornings but if I do eat anything I need it to be light and healthy or I feel full and weighed down all day.

I loved your rose picture :) Just gorgeous :)


28 Spicie Foodie March 26, 2013 at 9:01 PM

That’s the way I feel too Julie, I don’t like starting the day off with a rock of food in my stomach. Thank you!


29 Ann@Anncoo Journal March 27, 2013 at 2:45 AM

Nancy, I’m always inspired by your lovely photography. Thanks for sharing and hosting YBR :)


30 Spicie Foodie March 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Thank you Ann:)


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