Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I Love Tots ... for Breakfast!

Tater tots for breakfast?! Yes, please.

That was my reaction when I read through the recipe for the Hearty Breakfast Bowl in Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites:

Tater tots are topped with scrambled tofu, bacon bits, and a cheesy gravy made from nutritional yeast and ground cashews. It really doesn't get much better than that. I'm a savory breakfast girl first and foremost, and this is the sort of day starter that makes me like getting up in the morning. I made the tofu and gravy on Sunday, so each morning this week, I'm heating the tots in the oven and 15 minutes later, breakfast is served.

I will admit that I felt a little guilty eating tots for a weekday breakfast, so I bought the Cascadian Farms organic Spud Puppies to make me feel a bit better about it.

Remember how I said I would continue juicing every morning after my 21-day Crazy Sexy Diet cleanse? Well, I have been ... until this week. Instead, I'm enjoying organic orange juice with my breakfast. I'll get back to green juicing next week, but I really needed an excuse to use this adorable orange juice mug that I ordered from Lynn at Scissors and Spice's Etsy shop:

Isn't that adorable? You can't really read it here, but the bottom of this four-ounce cup says "Orange Juice Is Good." And since I'm not much of a fruit eater, OJ is good for me. It's the only way I'll get my vitamin C. I'd much rather drink fruit than eat it.

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9 comments:

Galena said...

I said the same thing too - but I think at times we need to break up the routine. And OMG do those tots look AWESOME!

Sheridan & Drew said...

Oh my god, you are killing me with this! I'm trying to hard to eat light meals and now all I want are those damn tots! hahah! Looks awesome and that mug is stinkin' cute!

Erin said...

This breakfast looks so good! I always forget about tots. Mmm, tots...

Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan said...

That sounds so comforting and awesome!! I will totally try this on the weekend. Tots rock. :)

Melissa said...

Wow! I need this cookbook apparently :)

tender b. said...

This is an amazing looking dish. Now I just need some tots for dessert...

Claire said...

That food is comfort food heaven!

xvavaveganx said...

OMG this breakfast looks SO delicious! I'm a sucker for breakfast and this has everything you can ask for in a hearty breakfast...with the addition of tater tots! Yum!

Reia said...

I loooove tots, and this is a great way to use them instead of just serving as a side dish to a veggie buger.