It was so primally satisfying — almost the dictionary definition of what tastes great to the human mouth — that legions of vegetarians are known to honor the Bacon Doesn’t Count rule, allowing themselves not just the odd bacon bit, but fat slabs snatched right off your breakfast plate. Now, though, we’ve got so many boutique smokehouses around the country turning out such a range of great bacons from first-rate pork that it’s high time we started thinking of bacon as we’ve come to think of microbrews — one of the richest homegrown American food traditions. Here are our picks for some of the best bacon being smoked today.
Straight from the box or doused with milk, cereal makes a near-perfect breakfast or after-school treat. But this good thing only gets better when baked, layered, dissolved, or dessert-ified into a whole new treat. These serious cereals would make the Cap’n blush and Tony slink off with his tail between his legs. More breakfast ideas from Yahoo Food: 6 Sweet & Savory Scone Recipes for Lazy Weekend Brunches How to Make Your Own Bacon Coconut & Banana Pancakes from ‘Nourish
There are compelling reasons to eat Greek yogurt, which, truth be told, is really just strained yogurt. The straining removes whey liquid, endowing the yogurt with a thicker texture, fewer sugars, and less lactose than regular, unstrained yogurt. The remaining whey solids have about double the protein of regular yogurt, or 15-20 grams of protein per six-ounce container – the equivalent of three eggs. Plus, six ounces contain about 20 percent of the daily recommended calcium intake, and they have plenty of probiotics (healthy bacteria) for the health of your immune and digestive systems.
2015 was not my best year. I spent most of it confused, sad, heartbroken, and not cooking at all. Last year was turbulent, to say the least, and resulted in some big life changes: I’m no longer married, and I’m living alone (for the first time in eight years).
Eggs? Check. Bacon? Check. Time? Not always. To save those precious minutes in the kitchen, try cooking one of these effortless breakfast casseroles that are perfect for any time of the day.
By: Dan Gentile Credit: Erin Jackson/Thrillist Few breakfast items transcend the sum of their parts quite like the humble pancake. Through some magical feat of morning alchemy, the simple combination of eggs, powder, and sugar creates a steaming platter that’s both fluffy and crispy, sweet and savory, and capable of soaking up a seemingly infinite quantity of syrup. To salute this breakfast of champions, we’ve compiled a short stack of 21 of the best pancakes America has to offer, ranging from simple diner flapjacks to monstrous morning mash-ups. Read on to devour them all, and if we missed your favorite, let us know in the comments.
Growing up in the South, I was served biscuits at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Each family and restaurant has their own specific way of making them. Some are skinny and tall, others flat and wide, and some come nestled together like Parker House rolls in cast-iron pans. Served with butter or jam, smothered with gravy or topped with ham and cheese or a piece of fried chicken, biscuits are as Southern as bourbon, collards and mac and cheese.
Making your own bacon is easy, according to Chili montes, the chief bacon maker for San Francisco’s übergourmet Bi-Rite Market: Just buy a first-rate slab of pork belly, trim it into a rough rectangle, rub in a salt cure, and wait.
There is nothing finer than a warm, buttery pastry on a cool fall morning. So I propose that, this weekend, you tackle classic French croissants at home.
One through-line is the emphasis on bean sourcing—a fascinating topic, given that there are no commercially viable farms in North America. “Coffee is a wonderful beverage that can be a really complex and interesting sensory experience but often isn’t,” says Brendan Mullally, who put in seven years at Joe the Art of Coffee in New York before founding Elm in Seattle in late 2014. It should taste bright and offer something discernibly special,” Mullally says.
What happens when you eat superfoods out of a bowl? They become Super Bowls! These are delicious, nutrient-packed, one-bowl meals that can be enjoyed any time of day. With the Carolina Panthers going head-to-head with the Denver Broncos at the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, we’ll need the energy to cheer on our favorite team.
Chicken & waffles is an unexpected dish. The ages-old “neither fish nor fowl” metaphor might apply here, except for the fact that fowl is, in fact, involved — usually fried, then set atop a spacious waffle, ready to be devoured. It’s a meal that has a long history in American cuisine. And its appeal is pretty clear: Travis Grimes, the executive chef at Charleston's Husk, notes that “chicken & waffles has everything you could want in a single dish. Crunch, salt, sweet, and savory. ...
This delicious ensemble of poached eggs with cauliflower and kale is a serious treat — one of my all-time favorites. Cauliflower toasts give the poached eggs something to sit on and add texture without the need for bread.
This berry & chia parfait is a delicious breakfast that will give you a jump start to the day. I don’t always like to eat first thing in the morning, so when I have to be up early for work, this is an ideal way to have a healthy breakfast on the go. Sometimes I make this the night before and put it in the fridge in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, allowing enough room at the top to add yogurt and fruit once the parfait has set.
Every week, we spotlight a different food blogger who’s shaking up the blogosphere with tempting recipes and knockout photography. Below, Julia Gartland of Sassy Kitchen reveals our new favorite use for muffin tins: mini frittatas! These just so happen to be gluten-free.
This week, we’re spotlighting recipes from Nourish: Mind, Body & Soul by Amber Rose, Sadie Frost, and Holly Davidson (Kyle Books). Along with fitness and beauty advice, Nourish features food stylist and personal chef Amber Rose’s healthy, seasonal recipes. Try making the recipe at home and let us know what you think!
“Nothing is simpler than an omelet.” A true omelet is neither indulgent nor unhealthy, despite what your local diner would have you believe: Their multi-egg, many-ingredient showcases are delicious, true, but an extravagant example of what should be a simple dish. When the garlic begins to sizzle (do not brown), stir in the wet Swiss chard.
Nothing beats a slice of something sweet with your morning coffee to start the day off right. I think most of us can admit to having leftover cake for breakfast from a friend’s wedding or even your own birthday party. Some cakes out there are ideal for mornings because they’re made with your favorite breakfast foods like yogurt, bananas, cinnamon rolls, and yes, even chicken and waffles. So we’ve put together 10 of our best cakes that can be enjoyed before noon.
Smoothies are one of our all-time favorite things to eat (well, drink) on the go. We have them for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or even as a sweet treat. However, buying a smoothie is often extremely costly (certain juice places even sell them for upwards of $10!). So to spare all of our wallets, we are sharing some life-changing tips and tricks that will help us get into the habit of making smoothies at home. You won’t even need a recipe, just choose a few ingredients that you love, and follow these hacks. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’ve got some blending to do.1. ...
Research shows that regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner and dieters are more successful at losing weight—and keeping it off—when they eat breakfast. What’s more, people who typically eat breakfast also get more fiber (more on why this is important later), calcium, vitamins A and C, riboflavin, zinc and iron—and less fat and dietary cholesterol.
Weekend mornings are great for spending time with your family around the fire, and listening as dad slowly ratchets up the awkward tension over the money Uncle Jeff owes him. Which is why it’s also a perfect time to move into the kitchen – away from Uncle Jeff’s bleak financial reality – to make these 13 beautiful brunch recipes from Perry Santanachote, Thrillist’s recipes editor.
Baking a great paleo muffin is a serious challenge, since traditional muffin recipes rely on wheat flour, sugar, and butter for structure and flavor. We set out to create a paleo-friendly recipe that would produce muffins with light, fluffy interiors and nicely browned, domed tops.
Brunch is my favorite part of the day. It’s magical. I mean, who cares about mundane dinner foods when you can have all sorts of whimsical, fantastic creations at the very start of your day? Whether you’re a newbie in the kitchen or already a brunch expert, these majestic variations on your plain french toast are going to completely transform your brunch game: I’m talking foodstagram-worthy.
This French fried egg, ham and cheese sandwich is called a Croque Madame, but it’s actually more like a Croque Ma-dayummm. Cooking on your own in college doesn’t have to be that boring, cold, ham sandwich you usually slap together.