40 Days Sans Meat: The Breakfast Difference

40 Days Sans Meat: The Breakfast Difference

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40 Days Sans Meat: The Breakfast Difference


What are you giving up for Lent? Christen Nehmer, videographer for The Food Channel, is giving us her experience in going meatless. Follow along throughout the 40 days of Lent.

Day Eleven:

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I totally agree. I used to not enjoy breakfast food that much when I was younger; yes, I’m only 23 so it wasn’t that long ago, but still.

The Food Channel crew and I started off the day right with a bountiful breakfast at the hotel. I ordered an omelet (seems to be my going breakfast choice) stuffed with tomatoes, red peppers, spinach and jack cheese. And alongside the omelet were the best breakfast potatoes I’ve ever eaten. They were roasted and tossed with grape tomatoes, slices of orange tomatoes, mushrooms and green onions.

I like to eat a hearty breakfast because I want it to hold me over until lunch so I’m not starving by the afternoon. However, on this particular day, I didn’t eat my next meal until . . . hmm . . . 8:30pm? Oh, well. I had a banana chocolate Vivano from Starbucks in between.

Our COEX meeting ended and we decided we would eat at the same restaurant where we had breakfast, but for dinner. I looked over the menu and I was immediately drawn to two items: the Chop Chop Salad and the Lobster Mac and Cheese.

Let me describe these items.

The Chop Chop Salad: Fresh Royal Red Florida shrimp, sliced avocados, tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions tossed in a creamy vinegarette.

The Lobster Mac and Cheese: Chunks of fresh lobster mixed with elbow macaroni in a fabulous mascarpone cheese sauce. It was rich and velvety, but light. Delicious. And if that wasn’t enough, I finished off my meal with a taste of tiramisu, homemade of course. Oh, and don’t worry, I split my salad and entrée with Amy, a Food Channel crewmember.

Another successful day of fooding. I am content.

Breakfast: Tomato, Red Pepper and Spinach Omelet with Breakfast Potatoes
Snack: Chocolate Banana Vivano
Dinner: Chop Chop Salad and Lobster Mac and Cheese
Dessert: Tiramisu

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