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A country-style no-egg breakfast

Here’s a serious attempt at making a low-cost, country-style, no-egg, no-meat breakfast with a little excitement to it. The beans are homemade baked beans, made in a crock pot using organic white beans bought in bulk at Whole Foods. The sausage is my homemade vegan sausage based on mashed soybeans and wheat gluten.

The yellow grits were bought in bulk at Whole Foods. Southerners eat white grits, but I’ve been experimenting with yellow grits. They have a bit more flavor than white grits, and a creamier texture. They’re even a fairly satisfying egg substitute if you put a nice dab of butter on them. Don’t use butter when you’re cooking them, though. You want only 1 portion of grits to about 4 portions of water, with some salt. Boil them for at least 20 minutes, or until they’re properly thick, then let them sit for a few minutes before serving.

The biscuits are my usual vegan biscuits, made with about half unbleached white flour and half whole wheat flour. In the biscuits I use olive oil or refined palm oil as the shortening, and I make vegan buttermilk by clabbering some soy milk with a teaspoon of cider vinegar.

One of the commenters here, Brother Doc, suggested fried apples for breakfast. That was an excellent suggestion.

This is a vegan breakfast except for the butter on the grits. I also used butter to fry the apples.


  1. Quetal wrote:

    Looks promising. I like the apple, beans, biscuits & grits. I can’t give up real bacon yet.

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    According to the fat ladies, more vegetarians relapse on bacon than anything else. I can understand that, though I once relapsed on oysters.

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Permalink
  3. Quetal wrote:


    I love eating them at the Slanted Door, I don’t recall the name of the ones they serve. The sauce that comes with them is amazing. I chase all of it down with a Belgian beer.

    I haven’t been to the Slanted Door since I retired. Sigh.

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

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