A quick breakfast

by Khushboo on May 26, 2014

Hi guys!  I am just popping in from London a.k.a my home away from home.  I spent the weekend getting back in the swing of being back here.  We recently moved homes so along with getting past the jet lagged, I’ve also been familiarising myself with my new surroundings.  I’m not going to lie, I kinda love the fact that Tesco supermarket is now my neighbor.  It’s relatively small, but big enough to pick up the essentials…which is exactly what I did when I landed:

photo 1 Green & Black’s 70% chocolate, pumpernickel bread, baby spinach, carrot batons, strawberries, natural peanut butter, pre-cooked chicken, avocado, hummus, unsweetened almond milk

The only thing missing to really consider the above my essentials are eggs.  I feel like I face the same dilemma every trip back to London: Eating meals at home made from delicious “London” groceries (i.e. foods not  available in Mumbai) or embracing the array of restaurants…hashtag first-world foodie problems ;)!  In terms of the former, I ate an epic breakfast over the weekend:

photo 2

I am hesitatnt to call this a recipe so let’s go with a “meal idea”

Turkey & Avocado Tartine

  • Pumpernickel bread
  • Wholegrain (or dijon) mustard
  • Baby spinach
  • Turkey breast slices
  • Avocado slices
  • Finely ground black pepper

Once bread is toasted, spread with mustard.  Top with baby spinach, turkey breast slices & avocado slices.  Top with black pepper.  Dig in.

Easy & delicious!  I foresee this being repeated mucho over the next few weeks as a quick breakfast or lunch around here.  I had it with a side of Alpro Coconut Milk, which is total liquid deliciousness.  Especially if you like piña coladas, you NEED to try this stuff….and you’ll also need to add your own rum ;)!

 What’s for breakfast and/or lunch today?

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Lucie@FitSwissChick May 26, 2014 at 2:53 pm

I love this idea! So easy and it definitely involves all my favorites – though I wouldn’t mind to have that sunny side up egg on top 🙂
Rum for breakfast?? I am shocked, Khushboo!! Kidding. I like the idea. 🙂

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Khushboo May 27, 2014 at 2:16 am

Ooh a runny yolk would take this to the next level- good thinking, Lucie :D!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld May 26, 2014 at 3:16 pm

I loved Tesco’s when I was there- So well priced and some were double storey too! Ironically, my favourite things were the prepackaged chicken too! I eat that exact sandwich all the time BUT with a magic ingredient…vegemite. Do it. I KNOW it’s available in the UK.

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Khushboo May 27, 2014 at 2:16 am

Okay so I have this mind block about marmite- i need to change that and also try vegemite…just for you!

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Shashi @ RunninSrilankan May 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Yum – what a fabulous meal idea – I am starting to think Avocado is the most easy going, compatible partner out there – I haven’t tried it with turkey yet – didn’t even think about it till I saw your post, so thanks lady for this meal idea!
Glad you made it safely and being neighbors with a Tesco is enviable indeed, if you tell me there’s a Marks & Spencer around the block too, am moving there pronto! 🙂

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Khushboo May 27, 2014 at 2:17 am

Hahah don’t hate me but there are 3 Marks & Spencers around me 😀

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles May 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm

I love how you include chocolate in your essentials 😉 I 100% agree with that!

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Khushboo May 27, 2014 at 2:17 am

Life without chocolate is no bueno!

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Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health May 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm

love what you got from the grocery store…

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Khushboo May 27, 2014 at 2:17 am

Me too 🙂

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Parita @ myinnershakti May 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Vishnu eats open faced turkey sandwiches all the time! I love the veggie versions too. YUM!

And have so much fun in London – such an amazing city!

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Khushboo May 27, 2014 at 2:18 am

Thanks, girl! I feel like London breathes life into me 😀

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 26, 2014 at 7:59 pm

I love that they call carrot sticks “batons.” Sounds so fancy!

Enjoy yourself!!! London is on my list of places to go!

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Khushboo May 27, 2014 at 2:18 am

Hahah carrots & cucumbers are referred to as crudites over here 😉

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 27, 2014 at 2:52 am

We say that too, but batons is a new one! 🙂

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 26, 2014 at 9:34 pm

You know what’s crazy? Savoury breakfasts have actually been looking more and more appealing to me lately — this coming from a girl who LIVES for her sweet tooth. I still haven’t taken the plunge, but I feel like it’s only a matter of time before it happens. This morning, breakfast was ABJ oats with chia seeds added in. That’s something new I’ve been trying and omigosh… I’m kind of in love.

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Khushboo May 27, 2014 at 2:19 am

I can’t even imagine oats without chia seeds anymore- they definitely take ’em to the next level 🙂

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets May 26, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Sometimes the simple meals make for the best meals. I love seeing your grocery haul; it looks pretty perfect to me, even without the eggs, which brings me to today’s breakfast. I had two fried eggs and two slices of English Muffin toast with butter. Lunch so far has been leftover strawberry rhubarb upside down cake. Gotta get my fruit in. 😉

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Khushboo May 27, 2014 at 2:19 am

Can I come over for breakfast??…and then stick around for lunch pleeeease?

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets May 27, 2014 at 4:02 am

You would be welcome here anytime!!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen May 27, 2014 at 4:57 am

Love this combo! Turkey + mustard + avocado are sooo good together!

Today for breakfast I had oatmeal with banana and almond butter. #sopredictable

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Khushboo May 27, 2014 at 1:23 pm

#nevergowrong 😉

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P May 27, 2014 at 6:25 am

I went back to an oldie but a goodie for breakfast today: chobani with peanut butter :)!

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Khushboo May 27, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Mmm love stirring nut butter into yogurt!

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Brittany May 27, 2014 at 9:13 am

That bread looks so good, I’d just rub that avocado allllll over it!

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Khushboo May 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Avocado on toast= winning!

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Shelly May 27, 2014 at 10:36 pm

I’m having the weirdest thing for lunch that I tried over the weekend and loved – almond butter and cheddar cheese sandwich. Doesn’t that sound weird? It’s really good though! The key is high quality cheese, otherwise I think it would be gross.

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Khushboo May 28, 2014 at 1:31 am

Cheese with nut butter isn’t a combination I’d pair together but I am intrigued!!

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