Quick Vegetarian Meals - Puttin' on the Grits!

Can you whip up a delicious wholesome vegetarian breakfast in about five minutes? Sure you can! Quick vegetarian meals are a choice for busy veggies.

Grits is on the list of quick vegetarian meals. No nitty-gritty about it. In five minutes, you'll have a hot breakfast served to yourself by yourself on the double.

Southern style creamy and wholesome breakfast grits without the 'moo' juice. In 5 minutes, you'll be enjoying a breakfast without all the hassle.

I got started eating grits when I traveled from New York to the Philippines and we got stranded overnight because our flight was delayed due to the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. We had free breakfast with creamy garlicky corn grits and I just couldn't stop eating it bowl after bowl.

That was more than 20 years ago. I cloned the recipe inspired by that breakfast experience in that hotel provided for free by the Philippine Airlines. 

I love this simple vegan meal so much that every time we travel somewhere close to the southern part of the US, I look for corn grits. I love it so much, I make it all the time at home.

I like my grits clean without milk or any animal derivative. But when I am traveling, you cannot trust people who cook these wonderful ground corn. For sure they add milk, cream and even cheese in them. Oh, what can you do? Crumbled bacon? I don't wanna know!

That's fine with me, it's hard to be completely vegetarian when you travel. So long as I don't eat the obvious gross animal flesh, I'm fine with that. It's okay to be a practical vegetarian. Traveling is stressful enough.

But, when I'm home, I am a full force vegetarian food nut. It's better for your health and the planet. So let's go on ahead and make our ever easy breakfast grits recipe. 

Organic White Grits - Cooks in just 5 minutes. You can also use the yellow corn grits. They are just as delicious as the white variety.
  • 3 cups of filtered water
  • 5 cloves crushed garlic (I like lots of them)
  • Olive oil for frying the Ajos a.k.a garlic
  • 1/2 cup of grits ( yellow or white, it doesn't matter)
  • Sea salt to your preference

Pour a bit of olive oil in a medium size saucepan. Fry the garlic until they're tender or until they're a little golden in color. 

Pour the water into the pot with the fried garlic. Let the water go into a rolling boil. Add in some salt to your preference. Me? I use garlic salt. More ajos for me please!

Pour the corn grits in slowly into the boiling garlic water while you stir it with a wire wisk or wooden spoon. It helps not to form lumps. 

Lower the heat and continue stirring until it thickens and becomes creamy. Add more filtered water if it gets too thick.

Remove from heat and scoop yourself some garlicky homestyle grits. Pair it with a beverage of your choice

Note: How to cook grits depends on the type you have. Some are labeled 'Quick Cooking' and specifically says they cook within minutes. 

It's a fine Southern food eaten up North. Cooks in five minutes. There's no milk or cream added but it's really creamy. It's a very tasty, clean and simple vegan meal.

See? Some quick vegetarian meals are literally five minutes away from your pot to your bowl.

Cracker Barrel makes good breakfast grits too!

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