Breakfast of champions

When I first had the idea of starting up Cow Crumbs and sharing all of my delicious goodies with all of you, I was living in what some would call a hobbit village. My home or cottage as I liked to call it was from the 1600 hundreds and it just oozed character. From the skeleton key that would open the front door to the wooden beams from Westminster abbey, definitely not your cookie cutter suburban home. I was starting a new life in my little village, just me and the milk man (yep the milk man still exists in Aston Clinton.

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UK styles breakfast of champions

At first yes I felt a little bit like a fish out of water. Kind of like one of those big city fish thrown into a little pond. I remember the first time I did my laundry; I opened up the washing machine and thought, how am I going to get all of these clothes into something so tiny. Apparently the English don’t believe in the bigger is better motto.

This fun little adventure was then followed by a where is the dryer game. In England fresh air and the heating vents around your house was how you dried your clothes.

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British clothes dryer

 

Nothing like hanging your underwear out in the hallway to dry, the key was remembering to take them down if you had company coming over.

 

 

But for me, coming from a full time hectic life with a full on crazy job, Hungarian babysitter extraordinaire at your service (we’ll save that story for another post) to living in a quiet little village that if you blink you’d miss it was… well it was a bit of a culture shock.

Two pubs, a post office and whole lot of rain wasn’t exactly normal for me. It took a bit of adjusting but in time I actually fell in love with my English way of life.

But because I didn’t have a job or a car, filling the time posed to be a bit of a challenge at first, so I started making lists weekly of new recipes that I wanted to try and I started experimenting with food.

My fridge was the size of a mailbox so daily trips to the grocery store was a must. I didn’t have a car or feel comfortable driving on the other side of the road or on the other side of the car so I took my bike, picked up for me at the local car boot thank you very much (fancy way for the English to say garage sale)

In England they don’t sell their junk out of the garage and set up shop on their driveway. They all drive out to a big abandoned field where everyone lines up their cars opens up their trunks, and their used crap becomes yours for the taking.

So many stories, I feel a Barbara interlude coming on…

Fast forward to a year later and I was back on Canadian soil, back amongst the hustle and bustle and I feel as though I sort of just picked up from where I left off… Only my appetite or internal body clock was a little bit lost. I would wake up in the morning only my stomach was on UK time, lunchtime…

And nothing is better for lunch than a sandwich; I don’t know there’s something about a sandwich that’s just comforting. The crunch of the crisp lettuce, the flavor of the smooth hummus, and lets not forget all the toppings. My sandwiches are not your average affair, by the time I’m normally done it’s more like a work of art.

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Cow crumbs salmon sandwich

But the true pièce de résistance for me is the bread. Oh how I love this bread. I actually got excited going to bed knowing that in the morning this bread would be waiting for me.

Organic Works bakery has mastered the art of healthy, delicious and wow all into one loaf. The vegan chia seed buckwheat is my FAVE. Every morning my family would be eating cereal or toast and jam, you know the regular breakfast options and I would be getting ready to sit down and eat my giant turkey sandwich.

To each there own right…

Organic Works also do a mean quinoa and honey bread and don’t even get me started on the baked goods. Just do yourself a solid and go out and get a loaf, and some of the cookies, oh and the brownies, the banana bread too. Just look for the label above and buy everything the stores has in stock, this stuff is like gluten free gold.

So this isn’t so much a recipe as it is an idea…

I will be the first to say that yes a sandwich is the breakfast of champions.

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Cow crumbs turkey sandwich
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Cow crumbs fried egg sandwich
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Cow crumbs chicken sandwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandwich 1
Organic Works Vegan Chia seed Buckwheat bread
Salmon
Cucumber
Avocado
Red onion
Fresh Dill
Carrot
Tomato
Alfalfa Sprouts
Red leaf lettuce
Salt and pepper to taste

Sandwich 2
Organic Works Vegan Chia seed Buckwheat bread
Turkey
Alfalfa Sprouts
Cucumber
Red leaf lettuce
Honey Mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Sandwich 3
Organic Works Vegan Chia seed Buckwheat bread
Fried egg
Cucumber
Avocado
Tomato
Red onion
Alfalfa Sprouts
Salt and pepper to taste

Sandwich 4
Organic Works Quinoa Honey bread
Chicken
Cucumber
Hummus
Honey Mustard
Red onion
Carrot
Alfalfa Sprouts
Boston lettuce
Salt and pepper to taste

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