Friday, June 4, 2010

Eat Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, and Dinner Like a Pauper

Adelle Davis is credited with the well known quote "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper." She was born at the turn of the 20th century and lived for 70 years. Wikipedia states that she "was an American author and a pioneer in the fledgling field of nutrition during the mid-20th century. She advocated whole unprocessed foods, criticized food additives, and claimed that dietary supplements and other nutrients play a dominant role in maintaining health, preventing disease, and restoring health after the onset of disease."

This past Monday it was 36 years since her passing and her strong beliefs on nutrition are still being echoed today by the likes of food advocates Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman to name a few. We did a lot of bad things with food and food products in the past 36 years. Adelle was right on a number of fronts and maybe it is time we acknowledge that.

So in honour of the great Adelle Davis, who would have been some 106 years old if she was alive today, I decided to have breakfast like a king. Well, queen actually.


2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 small onion, diced
1/4 red pepper, diced
1/4 cup diced ham
1 cup spinach
1 1/2 tablespoon goat cheese
1 1/2 tablespoon Gruyère cheese

I topped the omelette with some of Catherine's Original Antipasto. It was an unopened jar in the fridge and it was time to give it a try. A Christmas gift from a friend. Good stuff!

And what is not on screen is the sliced pear and glass of water. What a nice way to start the day.

What did you have for breakfast today? What do you have when you are eating breakfast like a king?

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