Hi. My name’s Ruth and welcome to Breakfast&ME. This blog is dedicated to my passion for breakfast and my experience of CFS/ME over the past 5 years.
My journey towards recovery from CFS/ME is very much ongoing and this blog will evolve alongside it. I’m excited to be taking this new path but it has to be done within my energy limits and at a pace that is manageable. SO please keep checking in for new posts, new recipes and for my online shop to be open.
The initial idea for many of my recipes came about during a particularly bad CFS/ME spell when I was looking for healthy, filling breakfasts which I could make using minimal energy. Even now I still make many of my breakfast products sat at my kitchen table. My recipes will be quick to make and always low on energy use. The recipes will all be vegetarian and most will be vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free and gluten free (or adaptable to gluten free).
I first fell in love with the flavours of granola on a family holiday to California. When I tried my first recipe I was so happy that I could replicate those flavours using healthy ingredients and with no refined sugar. Initially I will just be selling my granola locally whilst I settle into the increased activity which will undoubtedly come with Breakfast&ME.
There are a few essential ingredients that you can find in most of my recipes. They are easy to find in supermarkets or in online shops. Plus they are all cheap. This page will give you an insight into exactly what I fill my breakfast cupboard with each week and which ingredients send me into a blind panic if I run out of them!
Recent BlogMy blog posts will mostly be about the bumpy ride that is CFS/ME. It is condition that is very unique to each person who has it, so what I write about may or may not apply to your understanding of your own CFS/ME. Hopefully I can set my own CFS/ME into context by filling you in on how it has developed over the past 5 years. I’ll share my own experiences of symptoms, support and treatment, but they are only my experiences and what I write will only be my opinion. I am not a healthcare professional or a Nutritionist but I hope that some of my experiences may help you in your own journey.
Please start off by reading my About Me post to find out more about how all of this began.
I just tried your granola- couldn’t wait for breakfast! I love the bags with the window showing the product.
Then I tasted it! It tastes delicious with just the right balance of maple sweetness against the yummy pecans and seeds. The texture was just enough crunch. It is a yummy product . (Maple and Pecan)
Loved it! Liked the chunky bits to eat neat as well as with Greek yoghurt. (Maple and Pecan)
Just had my second helping of Honey and Almond. Tastes great …much nicer than standard granola.
Well in my new role as food taster/critic I have to say your maple and pecan granola was absolutely lovely. The taste, smell, the crunchiness and overall scrumminess was definitely 10/10 and I am being very honest. It was lush. I had it with Greek yogurt and I am really full (Maple and Pecan)
Well firstly Ruth it looks absolutely delicious, love the large pecans and there are more pumpkin seeds than I expected but it gives it a lovely colour – so appearance is luxury brand! ( Maple and Pecan)
Ate the new batch over 2 days-sorry I’m a piglet! Pumpkin seeds perfect and significantly better than ‘shop bought’ – better roasty flavour . (Honey and Almond)
Loved my breakfast thank you. Perfect texture.
It was absolutely delicious….It’s lovely that every mouthful I taste different flavours some are richer in nutty flavours and the next honey/maple. I love that there are so many pecans and the texture is absolutely perfect. It’s going to see me through this morning’s coffee break which is a feat in itself as I’m normally grazing by now!! (Maple and Pecan)
The clumpage and consistency and texture is perfect. The maple flavour sang and the aftertaste was maple which was lovely. (Maple and Pecan)
Smells and looks fab….the aroma of maple was perfect…beautiful colour (Maple and Pecan)
I like the way the almonds have combined with the rest of the granola, there’s a lovely amount of oat, nut, seeds and raisins. ‘Just right’ as Goldilocks would say!! (Almond and Honey)