While life on the road can be excellent, there is something to be said for one of the finer pleasures of an at-home breakfast: toast. You would not believe how much you miss toast until you live in an RV and can only have dry toast occasionally at truck stop diners (though I have been known to pack my own Earth Balance margarine and occasionally Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter into Waffle house at 2 am).
Yesterday I scraped some pennies together to treat myself to 4.4 ounces of heaven on toast, Marmite.
To the uninitiated, Marmite is a yeast-based spread, very dark brown in colour, and has a sharp, tangy flavour. It's vegan, naturally, and very high in a veg*n's most sought after vitamin, B12! Since it has such a strong flavour, it's definitely an acquired taste, which you either love or hate. I happen to love it, especially on hot toast with some earth balance melted in, and if I'm really flush I'll melt some Daiya vegan cheese on top of the thin layer of Marmite. Today I put it on a thin slice of healthy German bread, making myself feel quite cosmopolitan.
Expect to see more posts of being vegan on a budget over the next few months while I'm living in Brooklyn, scraping together enough cash to pay my monstrous legal fees to get my green card so I can stay in America. Feel free to help feed my love of food, literally, by going to Bettina.ca to donate or buy some of my merch.
What is your favourite breakfast food?