Breakfast-ing

I’m loving life here in the Maldives!

I awoke this morning around 7am and spent 40 mins in bed watching Star Trek (it was on HBO and I couldn’t help but watch. SUCH a good movie!) then it was a quick face wash and tooth brushing and I was off to breakfast.

Breakfast here is just glorious.

Notice how everyone is barefoot? No shoes necessary at this resort 🙂 (They even have these cute green paddings that cover the bicycle pedals and make it comfortable for bare feet to peddle.)

It’s served in the main ‘house’ – about a 5 min bike ride from my villa.

Fresh Fruit

Choose any fruit you like and these guys will cut it up for you.

Bread and Jam

Cereal (in the wooden boxes) and toppings

They have all sorts of toppings, from dried fruits [dates, figs, apricots..] to roasted nuts [pistachios, almonds, sunflower seeds…] and more.

Pastries

Hot Foods and Yogurts

Some of my breakfast eats:

Yesterday:

Mango, guava, and rambutan

Detox Juice – beets, celery, apple, ginger

Dragonfruit and Mangosteens


Cereal & a dried fig in soy milk

Wheat toast, pineapple, chocolate chip muffin, pancake (i couldn’t resist and had to get one 😉 ), and jellies

Today:

Passionfruit, plum, rambutan, and two fruits I don’t know the name of

This was my first time seeing that bean-shaped fruit on the right. It originally looks like this with its shell on.

It tastes kind of like a dried date.

Carrot and apple juice shooter

Toast with honey, lemon basil jelly, pineapple jelly, and coconut jelly (the best out of the three!) and a side of muesli.

Fresh squeezed pineapple juice with ginger and mint.

Cereal with pistachios and cashews, waffle with chocolate syrup, and papaya

Mango, dragonfruit, and rambutan

I’m loving all this fresh fruit! I promise I didn’t eat ALL of this alone, but I did eat the majority of it. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yeah?
I need all the energy I can get in order to bike around the island 🙂
I get to bike past this organic garden everyday.

Above the garden is a restaurant, Leaf, where I actually just had dinner tonight.

I also get to bike along this path that smells so good and forest-y.

I love that this resort is eco-friendly and serves mainly natural and organic foods including free range meats, all locally sourced.

Today’s been a looong day and I can barely keep my eyelids from drooping. Time for bed! Night 🙂


Tex-Mex and Breakfast

Last night we went over the my aunts place for…

Tex-Mex night!

We brought over everything from avocados & guacamole to steak. All from Texas.

My job was to slice and peel the avocados.

And to make the salsa.

My uncle grilled the steaks on his charcoal grill.

While I snacked on some strawberries and melon (minus the prosciutto).

I’m not a melon fan, but this melon was different tasting. It was a lot crunchier than our standard melons and super juicy and sweet.  I didn’t know what it was at first because its an oval watermelon shape instead of the circular round melons I’m used to.

I heated up our flour, white corn, and yellow corn tortillas and we were ready to eat.

After dinner we had watermelon and black sesame dessert soup and I watched the movie ‘UP’ with my 3 year old cousin. Then 12:30am rolled around and I headed home to bed.

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This morning started off with a typical HK breakfast spread.

Soy Sauce Noodles

It comes in a baggie.

Congee

Which is a rice porraige that usually comes with your choice of some type of meat, fish, or seafood. My mom used to make this a lot when I was sick. It’s steaming hot and kind of like soup, but with rice.

Deep Fried Dough Sticks

These fried sticks are crispy on the outside and hollow on the inside. The one in the back is actually a little different. It’s a bit sweeter and kind of taste like a combination of a donut and bread. But it’s not dense. They’re typically eaten with the congee.

I guess I would say it’s like the chinese version of soup and bread.

Rice noodle rolls (on the right) and Fried dough sticks wrapped in the rice noodle rolls (on the left)

These are typically eaten with sweet soy sauce and/or a peanut sauce.

This was my pre-workout breakfast spread:

Rice noodle rolls, noodles, a slice of cinnamon raisin bread, and some green tea.

I think I may need to add some more color into my meals. I’ll try at lunch 🙂

Now I’m of to get in a quick workout!


Fresh From The Farm

Afternoon oaties 🙂

How is it already 5pm?? It feels like I just had breakfast not too long ago…

I hope everyone had a wonderful fathers day yesterday!!  I had a pretty blah morning/afternoon since I’ve been spending my time catching up on reading and hw assignments.

Fun stuff I tell you.

I brightened up my afternoon yesterday with a colorful lunch.

Romaine, bell peppers, guacamole, hummus, and a whole slew of whole foods cold bar leftovers – balsamic tofu, mushrooms, beets, forbidden rice, eggplant.

And a pretty peach.

Then I proceeded to bake up another batch of tropical papaya muffins for my awesome dad with some papayas I brought home with me from Hawaii.  Technically we can’t bring ‘whole’ fruits back to the mainland (other than pineapple) with the whole agriculture rules and such, but if you cut it up and bring it home in a soy yogurt tub like me, than you’re good to go 🙂

After my muffin fail on Saturday, I kinda had to redeem myself with new muffins.  And with muffins I knew would be actually turn out 🙂

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This morning I got back into my normal exercise routine with a 15 min interval run/warm-up on the treadmill followed by my usual strength stability stretch class.  I was actually quite pleasantly surprised when my warm-up run seemed a tad easier than normal. I haven’t been on a treadmill in over a week and been doing my runs outdoors.  I guess running outdoors does that to you?  I don’t know what I did, but I’m liking it!

I was ultra stoked for breakfast this morning because my neighbor brought over some fresh farm eggs from her daughters farm last night.

How cute is her label?  I’ve never tried fresh eggs before and these eggs were quite the beauties.

My question is…Why are farm eggs all different colors while the eggs I get from the grocery store all one color – either white or brown?

I guess I could stop my pondering and just google it.  Nah, maybe later…

Anyways, I cooked one up this morning. (the speckled one to be exact).

Two slices of cinnamon raisin ezekiel bread.

One with peanut butter, jelly, and banana slices.

The other with the egg.

Both were delicious.

The rest of my morning/afternoon were again pretty ‘blah’. I’m still working on an operations management assignment about business flows thats due tomorrow night by 11:55am. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I was right there with you until about 3pm yesterday.  Yes, I am a ‘bit‘ behind.  Can you tell? 😉

So tell me, Where do you get your eggs from?  And are they multi-colored or all just one color like mine?