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Breakfast, a Fresh Start

Warm Beries and Nectarines with Mascarpone

Bored with your breakfast routine? Here are some simple, fast ways to upgrade your morning meal.


Pumpkin Seed, Walnut, and Blueberry Muesli

Muesli is granola’s healthier and less-time-consuming cousin; you can make a big batch in a couple of minutes and enjoy it for the rest of the week.

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Warm Berries and Nectarines with Mascarpone

Fresh summer berries become a warm breakfast treat after a quick cook in a hot skillet. Mascarpone, an Italian-style cream cheese available in most grocery stores, is a simple creamy topping for the fruit.

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Tomato Toast with Olive Oil

This simple yet utterly delicious dish of toasted bread topped with fresh grated tomatoes and olive oil, also known as pan con tomate, may well be Spain’s national breakfast. Choose tomatoes that are ripe but still fairly firm; they stand up to grating better than very soft ones.

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Toast with Cheddar and Chutney

Mango chutney and cheese are often paired in classic British tea sandwiches, and that delicious combinantion inspired this simple four-ingredient breakfast.

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Fried Egg Pitas with Arugula

The secret to this spin on a fried egg sandwich is the tapenade, a tangy, salty olive and caper spread. Look for it near the jarred olives in the supermarket, or make your own.

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Peanut Butter and Banana “Quesadillas”

This quick and hearty meal is what Elvis would have eaten for breakfast if he had lived south of the border. It’s a great way to use up leftover corn tortillas, if you have any on hand. You can also use small flour tortillas, if you like.

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Broiled Pineapple with Lime Sour Cream and Macadamias

This twist on broiled grapefruit comes together in no time, especially if you buy a pineapple that’s already peeled and cored; they’re often sold in the refrigerator case of the grocery store.

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Strawberry-Orange-Vanilla Breakfast Smoothie

You’ll be surprised to taste how smooth, creamy, and tangy this pick-me-up smoothie is, especially considering that it contains no yogurt or other dairy products.

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Baked Eggs with Chives and Cream

These eggs are surprisingly easy: Just four ingredients, and they’re ready in about 10 minutes.

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