Jonny has always loved breakfast best and I used to cringe when he would devour huge Denver omelets loaded with meat and cheese, along with a pile of greasy home fries.  He was headed to the Flyers playoff game this morning (Go Flyers, they just won!  Woo hoo!), and I knew he would appreciate a yummy breakfast before he left.  I made him some Veggs with tofu and the above potatoes.  I did add some of his beloved Field Roast Italian sausage and cheddar Daiya to the Veggs, but I kept the potatoes entirely oil-free and healthy to counteract the "sinful" Veggs.  I really spice them up and cook them at a high temperature in a non-stick pan so they get crispy.

Big Sexy Potatoes

4-5 Yukon gold potatoes, cut into squares with peel left on
1 medium onion, chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1-2 T. Bragg's liquid aminos
Liquid smoke, 5-8 shakes
1/2 tsp Smoked paprika or regular
1/2 tsp Cumin
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Put potatoes into pot with lid and cover with water.  Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until a fork goes in but they are still firm.  Drain.

2. In a large non-stick pan, add 1/4 cup of vegetable broth and bring to simmer.  Saute onions and garlic for a few minutes until soft.

3. Add drained potatoes and all seasonings.  Stir to coat.  Bring temperature of pan up to medium-high so that you hear it sizzle.  Let sit for a minute or two, so the potatoes start to brown and then stir.  Add more broth if needed.  It took me about 20 minutes to get the potatoes to my preferred crispiness. 

4. Taste and adjust seasonings.

5. Serve with ketchup and your choice of hot sauce.

Jonny loved his breakfast and I just got the game report on his food, and he did great!  He usually gets a big, soft pretzel, but one of the vendors just started carrying hummus and crudite and he got that instead. 

I went to a mindfulness meditation workshop with my mom and mother-in-law yesterday, which was wonderful.  One of the things I definitely want to incorporate is more mindful eating.  I told Jonny all about it and we started practicing it last night at dinner.  Putting the fork down in between bites, really chewing and tasting the food, it makes such a difference and I find I am eating less.  Are you a "mindful eater?"  Please share your thoughts on this.