Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How To Burn Your Tastebuds off in Four Easy Steps (Vegan MoFo 2013)

This might seem silly, but it's serious.  A bagel with cream cheese and hot peppers is one of my favorite non-syrup breakfasts. 

1. Start off with the freshest bagel you can get your hands on.  Extra credit if it's a jalapeno bagel.
2. Cut in half and vegan cream-cheese both sides.

3. Gather all of the hot peppers you can find.  In my case, my dad grew a particularly hot assortment this summer, then periodically picked and delivered them to my door.

CAREFULLY wash and chop the hot peppers, then assemble them on one side of your cream-cheesed bagel.  The goal is to use only utensils and not your fingers, which will surely find their way into your eyeballs otherwise.

Only de-seed if you're a total wuss.

Remember that you should have cream-cheesed both sides of your bagel in order to form total suction to hold your peppers in. 

4. Sandwich, and cut in half.

Prepare to have your tastebuds burned off (yes, that's a habanero); keep a large glass of chilled OJ handy.

not for dogs!

I suppose if you didn't want your breakfast to be an endurance event you could always just use not-as-hot jalapeno peppers only.  To each his own.


  1. never thought of adding hot peppers to my bagel. Sounds like a great way to jump start your morning!

    ps- I love that 89 photo bombed your pic of the peppers!

  2. Mmmmmmmmmm. I think I'll stick with syrup. :)

  3. Maybe I'll start with a Jalapeno and work my way up slowly to the Habanero.

  4. Chilli makes everything good. Whenever I make a grim dinner, half a tonne of hot sauce and all is well again!

  5. Hmm...I don't know that I care to lose my tongue. But some of the milder of those sounds really good.

  6. BYOL- What doesn't she photo bomb? Also, you eat bagels?

    Andrea- Just thinking about syrup makes me want some. This weekend!

    The Shenendoah Vegan- I have to admit that jalapeño is the way to go. Truth be told, those were my original instructions to the gardener.

    Joey- I thought that was just me! I've been decreasing my hot sauce collection of late in an effort to become a better cook.

    Dawn- baby steps ;-) At this point I'm just testing myself.

  7. that is an interesting idea! yes.. hubbs tried adding habanero to his morning tofu scramble once. lets just say, some microbes in the compost bin were really happy that day.

  8. I respect you so much for this. Haha!


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