Not your typical breakfast

I just loved reading all of your Valentine’s Day surprises and treats! So much love out there! =)

Do you ever wake up craving something – like REALLY craving something?

This morning I was craving soup. And just not any soup – my vegan lentil soup!

So there I was: chopping away at 8 this morning! I think J thought I was nuts! But I was determined to have a nice hot bowl of soup for breakfast.

I used my best recipe ever but decided to add a parsnip instead of potatoes. I think this is my best batch yet!

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I swear this soup does not get old!

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I paired it with half of a sprouted grain bagel with some Earth Balance on it.

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The best breakfast ever.

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It seems as though beverages at coffee places are always more expensive than the time before. I ordered a 12 oz iced soy chai latte from Starbucks and I was shocked that it was over 4 dollars!

I actually was pretty upset with myself that I let me buy something that was that expensive when it probably only cost a little over a dollar to make.

When I was at the store last time I bought a pint of chai latte concentrate:

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Not only is it 100% organic but the ingredients are great too.

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I added my soymilk, some ice stirred and enjoyed! The pint was a little over 3 dollars – what a deal! AND it tastes great! Sorry Starbucks – no more 4$ chai latte’s for me!

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What are your best tips to save money while at the coffee stand?

ztashaz

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8 Responses to Not your typical breakfast

  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I'd have soup for breakfast too, but as one of your readers said, it would likely be leftovers. I have to chuckle at the thought of you getting out of bed early in the morning to make 'supper' for breakfast. Too funny what we do when have a craving!I don't have any great money-saving tips either; I just make my tea/ice tea at home, unless I'm meeting a g.f. at Starbucks – then you have to splurge. My friends always twist my arm into doing it.

  3. Adrien says:

    I buy iced americanos with extra room- then I'm getting an iced americano misto with the milk I dump in at the coffee stand- kind of cheap, but kind of brilliant

  4. Gab* says:

    I used to buy lattes etc quite a lot but the cost really does add up. I'm now trying to cut down on caffeine so I'm not buying them anymore and I don't miss them!

  5. Samantha says:

    I used to buy the concentrated Tazo chai and mix it with Silk Vanilla Soy milk and pop it in the microwave, so addicting! My Starbucks Tip: (not so ethical but still…)If you buy a latte, just order a shot or two of espresso in a grande cup or over ice and use the milk or creamer they have for free at the prep bar. It saves over half the cost.

  6. Mmmm – your soup looks delish!I don't have any advice since I rarely spend money on coffee or tea while I am out and when I do I usually use gift cards that I get from my students. I think it's great on you decided to buy your own, though. Yum.

  7. Mmmm – your soup looks delish!I don't have any advice since I rarely spend money on coffee or tea while I am out and when I do I usually use gift cards that I get from my students. I think it's great on you decided to buy your own, though. Yum.

  8. i don't have any great tips since i just get plain ol' coffee, but i DO want to say that soup looks SO GOOD! i would totally do soup for breakfast…although it'd probably be leftovers 🙂

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