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One type of Caribbean Vegan Breakfast

June 28, 2009

 

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Hi everyone,I am a little sick today so I will make this post very short. I have not been cooking a lot this week but I managed to do a quick breakfast this morning. So what do people in the Caribbean eat for breakfast. Well we always have tea and tea is a broad category for hot cocoa, herbal tea, bush tea etc. Many people  have fried plantains for breakfast and toast bread, bakes of muffins, sausages and sometimes porridge.

I noticed a lot of people in the Caribbean having pancakes. We really like pancakes with syrup or sometimes an American style muffin with cornmeal inside. Some people skip breakfast all together and just have a cup of tea and save their stomach space for lunch because the lunch in the Caribbean is usually a hot meal full of cooked starches and proteins and vegetables.

This morning I made some wholewheat pancakes with gooseberry preserves I made from the previous post and some fried plantain and vegan sausages. I made cocoa tea which is something I grew  drinking a few times. I picked up a piece in Guadeloupe last weekend and I said I would introduce it to some of you who are not familiar with it. I am sorry I did not take two bars as I would offer it in a giveaway. A give away will happen soon I just have not decided on it yet.It is made from roasted cocoa beans that are pressed into a bar. It does not have any additives. It is as pure as you can get.All you have to do is grate the cocoa sticks and boil in water with cinnamon and bay leaf. After add your milk, vanilla and boil some more. Strain and add sugar. It is pretty good. The only thing I do not like about it is the grease that comes to the top. This is the first time I made cocoa tea with soy milk and it turned out pretty good. I put the leftovers in the fridge to drink it cold later. I will  make another post midweek with some jerk sausages  hopefully. Have a good week everyone.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. bajangyal permalink
    June 28, 2009 4:26 pm

    haven’t seen cocoa tea in good while..hope you feel better very soon

  2. June 29, 2009 6:59 am

    Hope you feel better soon. The breakfast looks so yummy.

    • latay permalink*
      June 29, 2009 7:38 am

      Thanks to both of you for your well wishes. Feeling a little better today so I may post something. See you soon

  3. June 29, 2009 10:40 am

    sorry you’re not feeling great… hopefully that yummy breakfast will help you feel better soon!

  4. June 29, 2009 4:48 pm

    Mmm…Looks like a great breakfast!! I would definitely try the cocoa tea 🙂

    Feel better soon!

    • latay permalink*
      June 29, 2009 5:18 pm

      when I get some more sticks I will be having a giveaway shortly and since a few people read my blog so far chances of winning will be better

  5. April 10, 2010 11:24 pm

    Taymer,
    Congrats on the cookbook. It looks FABULOUS!

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