I know that I’ve been talking about breakfast a lot lately, but I think it truly is an important way to start the day. At least for me.
One of my favorite quick and hearty breakfasts (besides the savory chickpea pancakes) is grits. Well, to be honest, sometimes it’s stone-ground grits and sometimes it’s Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal from Bob’s Red Mill, and sometimes Quinoa Rice & Shine hot cereal from Arrowhead Mills. Polenta works well too. All of them make a delicious, warm, filling (and nutritious) way to start the day.
Although I used to like my hot cereal sweet, I am now a savory girl all the way. I cook the hot cereals with water (according to the directions on the package), and then at the end I stir in enough non-dairy milk to make it nice and creamy (and with a little extra protein kick too). Then I add some salt (or Penzey’s garlic salt which is the bomb!) and lots of fresh ground pepper, nutritional yeast flakes, sliced scallions and sometimes steamed greens, chopped steamed broccoli or sautéed mushrooms. It is so delicious! Seriously, this is what I love to eat on a cold, chilly morning, or after a morning workout. Then, if you want to take it to another level all together, top it with one of the gravies from Vegan Diner, and you’ve got yourself a breakfast of kings!
I really have been on a breakfast kick. It must be the cold, chilly Fall mornings. Fortunately between my yummy hot cereal and savory chickpea pancakes, I am good to go every morning.
Oh, and before I forget, we’ve got a winner for Robin Asbell’s Sweet & Easy Vegan cookbook! Cassie Adams, you have won yourself a copy of Robin’s beautiful book. Congratulations! Can you please email me your mailing address ASAP (at firstname.lastname@example.org) so that the publisher can send you out your book?
I’ve got another cookbook review and giveaway coming tomorrow. Can you believe it? Definitely enter to win, because the book is a winner!