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Breakfast Challenge: Day 4 June 4, 2008

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Mocha berries

Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, sugar, coffee powder, cocoa, 1% milk

Three different kinds of berries! How exciting is that? Sad news is that I used up the last of my strawberries 😦 Have to wait til Friday til I can see what type of fruits I can get for sale price!

Anyway~coffee & chocolate & fruits definitely go together! And the berries look so bright & colorful against the chocolae-coffee oatmeal!
Couldn’t stop staring that that very blue blueberry!

Forgot to add the walnuts when the first picture was taken 😛

Italian breakfast

I made polenta! Was so excited for this ’cause I went on a 1 hour 20 minute walk [back and forth :D] for a bag of cornmeal just so I could experience the wonders of polenta :mrgreen:

After 40 minutes of hardcore stirring!

Not sure how much water to add so I kept adding the water til 40 minutes was over :mrgreen: Guess now that I’ve had the full polenta experience, I can just use the low heat trick from now on!

Apparently Austrians eat polenta for breakfast too!

Polenta with milk, apples, and a little bit of sugar. Plus 2 potato scones [I went for seconds 😀 ] with plain yogurt & jam!

Pain au chocolat & pumpkin pie rice

Finished the day off with my own version of the french chocolate sandwich–using banana and cocoa powder, spread over a piece of toasted rye bread [they were on sale]! Was too lazy to get a new spoon to scoop the cocoa powder with so I made a mess 😛

Had my meal with a cup of Bolthouse Farms vanilla chai drink mixed with water.

The pumpkin pie rice [topped with all-bran & soy nuts as the “crust”] wasn’t as sweet as I hoped…so I threw in the bananas left over from the chocolate bread 😀 Was a very filling meal! Although I think I’m going to take a short hiatus from pumpkin for a while!

Tomorrow’s the last day of the challenge! Can’t believe it’s almost over already–the five days are just flying by!



1. VeggieGirl - June 4, 2008

Coffee & berries are good together, eh?? I actually thought that they wouldn’t be… now I know that they are, thanks to your latest experiment!! :0)

Your version of the French chocolate sandwich looks soooo decadent – yum!! And the pumpkin rice is quite intriguing!!

Tomorrow is the last day of the challenge already?? No!! Keeping going!! :0D

2. Kristie - June 4, 2008

Mmm I want that french chocolate sandwich!

I’ve never tried polenta. If it’s worth over an hour’s walk plus nearly an hour’s cooking time though then maybe it’s about time I give it a try!

3. Jenn - June 4, 2008

Coffee and berries? Perhaps I will have to try that one out sometime, since I like both 🙂

I had polenta croutons at a restaurant once and they were so good! I definitely will have to make my own sometime!!

Your pain au chocolat looks dreamy!

4. Romina - June 4, 2008

POLENTA!!! YUMMY!!! Oh my gosh, I could have some for breakfast!

5. lindzakins921 - June 4, 2008

nooooooo i dont want the challenge to end… i love seeing what deliciously yummy combinations you come up with hehe…

love the coffee-chocolate oats w/ the berries ahhhhhhh!

6. RLS - June 4, 2008

I agree with lindz… don’t end it! lol

That breakfast looks seriously delicious (wait, which one? all of them!)
My three faves- chocolate, coffee and berries all together = heavenly!

I have so many great breakfast ideas now thanks to you!

7. linds - June 4, 2008

Chocolate and coffee oatmeal?!? I’m in love!!!!!!!!!!

8. Sagan - June 5, 2008

Sounds so delectable! I love the fruit/chocolate combo. I buy big bags of frozen mixed berries so its lovely to eat strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries every day!

9. joejhorn - June 29, 2008

Hello, Cool Idea. I just made polenta a few days ago with Gorgonzola cheese and heavy cream. It was pretty darn good so if you have time come check it out and let me know what you think.


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