First, the Delicious!
We had one more drool worthy meal while up in Maine this past weekend!
While packing up at the hotel the morning after the wedding, a friend let us know that there was a really good breakfast spot only 1 mile down the road from where we were in Ogunquit!
It literally was a 5 minute drive, and I hate to say we almost missed out on this meal when we drove through the downtown area and I spied a bakery :) What? I have a thing for stopping at bakeries!
But we continued driving…30 more seconds, and reached our destination: Bintliffs.
Being the skeptic that I am about restaurants, I quickly looked up the menu online while sitting in the parking lot to make sure it was going to be worth it…oh yes it was!
Just check out this Menu!!
(iphone photos ahead…)
It was a rainy muggy day, and although not particularly warm, I was still craving a refreshing iced coffee.
Bonus that it was served in a wine glass :)
Brian got an OJ.
Making our breakfast decision was pretty hard…there were so many delicious sounding options. I almost went with a lobster Benedict, but at the last minute I made a better choice…
One of their House Favorites: Veggie Homefries
Our famous blend of potatoes, seasonings, and seasonal variety of garden vegetables sautéed together with fresh Parmesan served with two eggs, any style.
I chose an English muffin on the side, and added a side of hollandaise so I could have that Benedict flavor for a few bites. (btw, so glad I didn’t get the Benedict as the hollandaise was just so-so)
This was AWESOME! I’ve never seen anything like this on a breakfast menu! The veggies were so fresh and there was such a variety. Underneath the mound of veggies was a shredded potato cake with nice crispy edges, and the parmesan cheese added great flavor.
I’d love to make this at home, and think I’d rather mix an egg into the potato for a more potato pancake, instead of eggs on top as the veggies really stole the show.
Because my dish was savory, Brian went with sweet.
Orange Graham French Toast
Once again…DELICIOUS! The thick break was awesome and nice and chewy. The graham and orange flavors were subtle and didn’t overpower. I stole many bites :)
My only complaint with this place was the $4 charge for real maple syrup. REALLY??! We’re in Maine?! I know it’s expensive, but c’mon! And since I can’t stand fake syrup I’ll always pay the extra for the real stuff.
So happy we took our friend’s recommendation! If you’re ever in Ogunquit or Portland (their other location) I would most definitely suggest a trip to Bintliffs! I hear they also have a fabulous Bloody Mary menu which I want to try next time.
Now for a Healthy Breakfast Tip! Cereal Medleys.
I would first like to thank my friend, Jess, for really introducing me to cereal medley’s when we lived together right out of college. We’d use 3, 4, even 5 different cereals at a time to make a delicious breakfast bowl!
Since then I can’t seem to just have one type of cereal in my bowl.
I’m always mixing them, and the best part about mixing is that you can pair an extra healthy, high fiber, low sugar, (maybe not as tasty) cereal with another more flavorful, maybe higher sugar, cereal…to make a balanced bowl that you’re excited to eat!
For me, not only is this a healthy method, but sometimes I can’t even stomach a whole bowl of a cereal that’s too sweet…but a little added to a not-so-sweet version makes the perfect blend.
Kashi Go Lean Crunch Honey Almond Flax (aside from having the longest name EVER), is one of my favorite mixers! It’s high in fiber and protein with an extreme crunch that lasts forever in milk, but honestly it’s not my favorite just plain by itself.
It’s actually really good with Trader Joe’s Honey Crunch ‘n Oats!
Yep, Autumn Wheat is another fav…very subtle sweetness!
So go ahead and sprinkle some Frosted Flakes on your fiber sticks :)
What are your favorite “healthy” and “not so healthy” cereals?! I mentioned my healthy ones above, but growing up I loved Apple Jacks and Lucky Charms…still do.