A Breakfast Date

by HEAB on June 6, 2010

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I woke up super early this morning, around 4:00 AM. My sleeping hours are completely off, and I’ve slept a total of 10 hours over the past 2 nights. I usually get that much sleep in one night – hehe, my body requires a lot! People keep telling me that my body is preparing itself for the lack of sleep I’ll get after the baby arrives. Yes, I know, but the HEABlet is not due for another 6 months, and I just want to sleep! Hopefully, I’ll catch up tonight. I’m still not eating much for dinner, and I think it’s my hunger that keeps waking me. Sure enough, my stomach was rumbling before I even got out of bed the bed this morning. CD and I had plans to meet up with some of my extended family that was driving through town for breakfast at 9 AM. Since I didn’t want to wait another 5 hours to eat, I ate big mug of cereal and washed it down with some hot chocolate. Then after some emailing, a short walk with the pups, and some prenatal yoga, CD and I left for breakfast.

CD isn’t a big breakfast eater. He usually just has a small snack with his morning coffee and then eats a bigger late morning meal after his run. It was a nice change to enjoy breakfast together this morning. It was also good to see some of my cousins as it had been over 10 years since our last visit together.

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We dined at Athens Family Restaurant, where they recently filmed an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Apparently, Guy Fieri tried the bacon lamb burger, but I opted for an egg white Greek omelet with fruit and toasted pita bread on the side. The pita bread arrived late and tasted like a donut. I swear they must have fried it butter…in other words, it was really good! The omelet was okay, nothing special, but the company made up for it. :)

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So, after 2 breakfasts, I was still hungry when it came time for lunch, and whipped up some Terrine de Foies de Volaille crostini with goat cheese. Say what? OK, so I slapped some chicken liver pate on an EarthGrains Thin Bun and melted 1 slice of goat cheese on top.

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Yes, I like chicken liver pate, and for the HEABifed recipe (no frying involved), please email me. I won’t go into details on the blog as I know most people aren’t fans of the stuff. It has been years since I’ve eaten chicken liver, but I bought some since it’s super high in iron. My doctor recommended iron pills, but honestly, I like to poop, and let’s just say that after taking the pills for 2 days, I was NOT happy. So, instead of purchasing the stool softeners my doctor recommended, I went out and bought chicken livers instead, and I’m going to try and eat more beef. I really do believe the body can heal itself when given the nutrition it needs, and for now that means more sources of heme iron for me. My levels are so low right now, that spinach isn’t going to cut it, no matter how much vitamin C I eat along with it. That being said, I am going to look into taking Floradix and adding some blackstrap molasses into my diet. Thanks again to everyone for their advice and help!

OK, now that I’ve shared way too much personal info. with you, I am off take a nap. Did anyone celebrate Pancake Sunday today, and if so, what did ya make? :)

P.S. If you get a chance, please check out my guest post, part of Danielle’s Plates From Around The World Series, for a glimpse into all the yummy eats from our honeymoon.