My morning routine

Good morning everyone 🙂

I am sitting here in the midst of my morning routine and feeling so cozy. Every day, I wake up and trudge to the kitchen. Then I drop a handful of coffee beans into my burr grinder and press ‘Start.’ For about 10 seconds there is this insanely loud mechanical noise that infiltrates my ears, rattles my brain, and wakes me up. Merciless. I feel guilty because I don’t want awaken the housemates (but I need my coffee). So far, it hasn’t woken anyone up, but how, I have no idea. I transfer the grinds to the coffee maker and during the 3 minutes it takes to brew the coffee, I load or unload the dishwasher and tidy up the kitchen. Then, I pour the coffee into my giant handmade mug. I painted it with my friend Courtney this summer in one of those kiddy pottery places. It took three hours.

Makes me happy with every use.

I add either heavy whipping cream or half and half or whole milk to my coffee, depending on my mood and/or the fridge. If you haven’t had heavy whipping cream in your coffee, go do it. It is amazing. And no, it is not more high calorie because you need to use less of it to get the creamy effect of half and half or milk. Then I go to my room and cozy in my bed mattress pad on the floor, set my laptop on my belly, and sip my coffee. Usually, I read blogs and Al Jazeera, but if it is Friday then I am studying for my 8am biochemistry quiz.

Biochemistry. So far, so fine. But apparently I am going to have to memorize literally every detail of glycolysis and metabolism. He scared me so much that I dropped 6 units after the first lecture. For the first time in my life I am only taking 13 units of class. My classes are:

Animal Biochemistry: the teacher is really cocky, but kinda funny. Definitely a demanding class.

Food Chemistry: so far I have learned everything already in Ochem, so cool

Cultural Anthro: a freshman class, so it will probably be an easy A. The teacher is precious, he is this old man that makes little under the table jokes and says um every 4 words. His lectures are actually infuriating. His sentences aren’t very coherent and he is extremely hard to understand, but it’s all good.

Today is Saturday, which means it’s the big Davis farmers market! Y’all, this is seriously the coolest farmers market I have ever been to. Actually, the Austin farmers market is tied with it, but I am slightly biased…….. Perhaps I will take some pictures of it today and post them later.

For breakfast today I had

Crunchy Cauliflower Quiche

So good. I forgot the milk though, so thats why it’s not fluffier.

Recipe:

1/2 tbsp real butter

1 clove garlic

1/2 sweet onion

3 tbsp water

1 cup cauliflower

1 tbsp milk

1 tbsp parmesan cheese

1 tbsp cheddar cheese

1 egg, 2 egg whites

sea salt

whole wheat bread crumbs

Directions –

1. Preheat the oven to 375. Melt the butter in the pan and saute the onions and garlic until the onions until the begin to get soft. At this point, add in the chopped cauliflower and 3 tbsp water. Cook until water has burned off and the cauliflower is slightly soft.

2. In a bowl, mix the eggs with the milk, cauliflower mixture, cheese, and salt.

3. Grease a baking dish and pour in the quiche batter. Top with a heaping 1/4 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes, or until the egg has risen.

Benefits:

Eggs * the yolk is where all the nutrients are! It contains tryptophan, selenium, iodine, B vitamins, and phosphorous, many of which are necessary for optimal metabolism.

Cauliflower * a good source of vitamin C, K, potassium, fiber, and phosphorous!

Whole wheat flour * more B vitamins, fiber, folic acid, calcium, zinc, phosphorous, copper, and iron than white flour. Whole grains reduce your risk for diabetes and have also been linked to weight loss and maintaining a lower BMI.

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12 thoughts on “My morning routine

  1. wow.. it is so wierd i was LOOKING for a quiche recipe like 5 minutes ago and gave up!! hooray! 🙂 i really wish i could find a CLOSE farmers market. 😦 i want to boycott the stupid grocery store.ha love your morning routine..the heavy cream does sound good in coffee..if you like coconut..i highly recomend using the canned coconut milk in your coffee!! so GOOD. i recently made a latte with pumpkin+coconut milk. wow. so good..and that stuff makes a nice and creamy cup of joe! have a great saturday!

  2. Your sun and moon mugs are way too cute. Your breakfast sounds amazing… And I remember studying glycolysis from bio class last year. Ah, grade 9 science. Must seem so primitive to you now ;D

  3. Good Morning Gorgeous!!

    thats the best- a beautiful cup to start the day, and a beautiful cup to end the day!! cauliflower quiche mmmm ive had a cauliflower gratin that was really similar and so good! u post the best baked foods and treats!!!

    have a wonderful amazing week lovie!

  4. That looks like such a busy schedule, I can’t imagine what it looked like before you made some changes!
    I felt the same way about biochemistry. I got through it, but I hated it. My teacher used to go down the isles in order and ask questions during lecture (which I never knew the answer to), so I always made sure to sit in the back. Those were some in-demand seats!
    Love your blog, so glad I found it!

  5. Um, the cauliflower quiche looks pretty damn tasty… Like really really good… YUM!

    I love making those mugs! I made one for my dad and wish I made one for myself- I like yours! My favorite mug is the one my sister made me (in SB) for my bday last year. 🙂

    I like the sunshine cup a lot. Filled with freshly ground coffee beans made into coffee… yum!

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