Until I moved to Houston, I had never been to New Orleans. Hard to believe, I know. Such a fabulous city and I’m completely in love with it now. The people are probably the friendliest in the entire country and the food is beyond compare. Going to New Orleans as a vegan can be a challenge, but certainly not impossible. I was inspired by the city’s most famous dessert, to make this super satisfying, yummy vegan breakfast porridge.
To start, I made a batch of quinoa, which is a wonderful gluten-free grain that is a breeze to make. Just pick up a package, any kind, white, red, black, and follow the instructions. This can be done in advance, the night before is ideal. I used the tri-color quinoa from Trader Joe’s.