Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Hash:

As a vegan, big breakfasts can sometimes be a pain to throw together. (Usually I just don't have all of the ingredients). But this breakfast hash is perfect for any day. It's savory, comforting, filling, and delicious. What's even better is that these ingredients are cheap, and at least in my kitchen, readily on-hand. What more could you ask for in a breakfast?

I didn't have tofu or spinach when I made this, but they would be great additions to the hash. Also, though the grits are already rich and creamy, I sometimes add cashew cheese to make the grits a little creamier.

I made this so that I don't have to buy food at the airport. I just had to post this before I leave because it's one of my favorite meals yet, and I'm pretty sure that it's going to keep me full all day. I'm leaving for Colorado as soon as I finish this post! I'm pretty (okay...SUPER) excited!!!  I'm sure that I will have lots to tell once I get back. It's going to be awesome.


2 2/3 cup water (for the grits + more for boiling the potatoes)
2/3 cup quick grits
1 1/2 cups potatoes, diced into 1/4 inch sections
1 1/2 cups tomato, diced
1 cup frozen green beans (optional)
2/3 cup red onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp. plain almond milk
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. vegan buttery spread
1/2 tsp. salt, divided
Dash of paprika
Dash of Cajun Seasoning
Sriracha, to taste (optional)


1. Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Stir in the frozen green beans, and cook for another 2 minutes.

2. While to potatoes are cooking, bring the 2 2/3 cups water to a boil for the grits. Once the water is boiling, whisk in the grits and 1/4 teaspoon of salt, cover, and reduce heat to low. Continue cooking for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally to prevent clumps. Next, whisk in the buttery spread and almond milk, and continue cooking for another 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside.

3. Once the potatoes and beans are ready, add the onions, garlic, potatoes, beans, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt, paprika, and Cajun seasoning. Cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes.

4. After cooking the veggies for 5 minutes, add in the tomatoes. You may want to add a little more olive oil as well. Continue cooking on medium-high heat for another 2 to 3 minutes.

5. Serve the hash mixture over the grits with sriracha.


  1. Breakfast that works at any time of the day is my sort of breakfast :) Very nice!

  2. I always make food to bring to the airport as well! It feels a little weird to be cooking right before I leave, but it always makes for a better flying experience. This has sounds wonderful! Full of great flavor and great ingredients. Have a great trip!

    1. Definitely weird to be cooking before leaving, but worth it. Thanks! I'm having fun so far...going skiing tomorrow. :)

  3. Have a great trip! This looks a lot like one of our favourite can't be bothered dinners - we call ours "Friday Fry Up". Always yummy!

    1. Thanks! I definitely had a great time. Homemade breakfast is always good in my book. Friday fry up sounds delicious as well. :)


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