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11/17/12 7:32 A

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Thanks for the yogurt tip. I will have to try that!

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11/16/12 11:10 P

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Ruthey, I guess so. I live in Australia so I've never had the yoghurt you mention. Lately I've been making my own soy and coconut yoghurt and trialling some ways of getting a thickness I like. The xanthan gum has no particular taste, which is why it's a useful thing to work with. Interestingly it's usually considered vegan but could conceivably be cultured using whey, although the final product would not contain any. Discussion here: www.vegangmo.com/?p=119

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11/16/12 10:14 P

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I knew yours was going to involve tempeh bacon, Eydie!
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11/16/12 8:01 P

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My favorite go-to breakfast is a slice of dense rye bread, toasted, with 1/4 avocado mashed onto it, then topped with tempeh bacon. {I've made the bacon ahead of time}

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11/16/12 7:57 P

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Thanks Bilby! Can I do that with Trader Joe's Vanilla Soy Yogurt??

Edited by: RUTHEY01 at: 11/16/2012 (19:58)
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11/16/12 5:53 P

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There are only 2 ways to make any kind of Greek yoghurt. That's to strain conventional yoghurt or to use an additive to make it thicker. Traditional thick yoghurts (like Arab labneh) are strained. Any supermarket 'Greek' yoghurt is more likely to have an added thickener. If you want you can do this yourself. Get some xanthan gum (powder, probably available from specialty grocers or online), add about 1 teaspoon per 500g of any vegan yoghurt. Put in a blender and whizz away. Allow for it to sit a moment and try it. Thick, good. Not thick enough, try more xanthan. It will be end up as thick as you want it but it won't have the 'curd' effect of dairy yoghurt. For that there's another method using agar, but it needs to happen while you make the yoghurt yourself and is a bit more complicated.


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@ Kelly. Yes we do need a like button. Rheyn's banana snuggie is good. I had one for breakfast today. She mentioned it on another topic. I used raw almond butter on mine.
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Those were my top ideas, too. A portion of oatmeal soaked overnight (prepared however you like it, in advance) or the banana snuggie (love your name for it!) I often have that, but sometimes just the banana wrapped in an Ezekial tortilla. It's still good and a running out the door kind of breakfast, but with the nut butter is eeeeven bettah.

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11/16/12 12:45 P

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Thank you, Kelly and Terry!

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11/16/12 12:22 P

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I thought the banana snuggie was a pretty cool idea, too!

Also, Kelly, your idea of overnight oats is good too, since you could just make one portion and it would be ready in the morning. (That is if you are talking about the idea of soaking steel cut oats overnight.)

All the ideas were great, really, and I want to try a few!

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11/16/12 12:05 P

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We need a "like" button cause that snuggie idea is emoticon

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11/16/12 11:45 A

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My favorite breakfast is the ol' Banana In A Snuggie: spread a whole wheat tortilla (or whatever wrap you prefer) with nut butter and roll it around a banana. Quick, easy, and travels well if that 10 minutes to make a eat breakfast turns into 5 or even 0.

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11/16/12 11:42 A

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Thanks for the ideas. I haven't found a vegan greek yogurt except once but can't find it anymore.

I was also thinking I could make steel cut oats in my crockpot while I'm at yoga and have them when I got home.

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11/16/12 11:24 A

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You can make a parfait quickly --greek yogurt, lots of fruit, some cereal (if you want something crunchy --or granola). I also think eggs are really quick; you can even bake some in the oven the night before and put it on a light English muffin for a very fast meal.

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Instant organic oatmeal packets take 2 minutes to cook, 5 to eat. I add raisins, nuts, ground flaxseed into the packet then re-seal. It's in there ready to eat. Also, my old standby is Ezekial bread, toasted, with almond butter and slice apple. Good luck finding ideas!


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11/16/12 10:48 A

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Here is the situation. I am going to yoga in the morning and when I get home I have to shower, make and eat breakfast before I'm being picked up for an outing with family. I can't adjust the schedule on the front end unless I give up yoga which I won't do. The ride to where we are going is 5 minutes and I can't bring food in with me.

I will literally have about 10 minutes to make and eat breakfast before I have to be out the door. What are some of your quick breakfast ideas? I'm thinking of just making overnight oats. Anyone have anything better?

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