What’s for breakfast, Micronesian vegan?

What do you for the most important meal of the day when toast is not an option (bread here is sweet and has nasty un-vegan bread improver), you don’t eat eggs or bacon, and the sweetness of the cereal has done a number on your usually-sugar-lovin self, and you just can’t take it anymore?

If, like me, you don’t have a real job (just a volunteer one) or children, you have time to make a cooked breaky.

We’ve been eating all sorts of breakfast fare of late. Observe:

Fried Rice

As awesome as pancakes are, I usually can’t be bothered will all the fuss. So breaky is almost always porridge or fried rice.

For fried rice, I just make extra rice with dinner and stick it in the fridge. In the AM I fry it up with condiments and a protein source, and any vegies left over from dinner as well (although they’re scarce, so there isn’t often much left over).

When you’re having porridge or rice every day, and rice often more than once a day, you gotta get creative to avoid boredom.

These are some of my fave combinations.

Fried Rice-a-thon

Garlic Fried Rice (vegan Philipines style): white rice, garlic powder, spring onions, imitation bacon bits, salt/vegan vegie stock (brought over from Oz).

Curry Fried Rice: Brown rice, chickpeas, curry powder, onion flakes, salt, turmeric, ginger.

Satay Fried Rice (a Mr invention): Brown rice, peanuts, soy sauce, peanut butter, spring onion.

Morrocan Fried Rice: Brown rice, chickpeas, cinnamon, cumin seeds, nutmeg, sultanas, craisins, thyme, lemon juice, nooch (brought from Oz).

Cumin-y Fried rice: White rice, black beans, spring onion, garlic powder, cumin powder, paprika, lemon juice, capers.

BBQ fried rice: Either rice, tofu, soy sauce, liquid smoke (version avail here) tabasco, imitation bacon bits, veg as avail.

Tofu Fried Rice (okay all fried rice can be tofu fried rice with the addition of tofu, but ours usually has): white or brown rice, tofu, soy sauce, vinegar, spring onion, garlic powder, imitation bacon bits, carrot, peas (if any avail).

Sometimes I also use coconut oil instead of another to give it a yummy tropical kick.


I make my porridge with water. Maybe its just me, but i think soy milk tastes weird after it has been boiled. I add milk once its in the bowl. We also add peanut butter or protein powder some days, for a little extra muscle-builder.

Apple Pie: Chopped apple, cinnamon, soy milk and sugar.

Vanilla and Blueberry: vanilla essence, very expensive dried blueberries (its hard to get them here and they cost a mint), soy milk.

Spicy Craisins: nutmeg, cinnamon, crainsins (they come inf lavours here, we use pomegranate).

Coconut and Banana: Cook in coconut milk/juice (a bit of each) and serve with fried local banana. I used to use brown sugar til I realised you can’t get vegan brown sugar on the island.

Five spice: use any milk, add chinese five spice, sultanas and a bit of extra nutmeg.

What’s your favourite vegan breaky?


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Frances says:

    Nope, I’m with you – hot soy milk tastes nasty. I LOVE the idea of coconut and banana porridge. Fried banana is right up there as one of my favourite things to eat.

    1. Keira says:

      Glad I’m not alone. I like it with coffee or cocoa though, but i think then its more just a vessel. I’m not that keen on banana, but I’m learning to llike it a little more because its one of the only fruits here (unless you count breadfruit, which I totally don’t).

      There are 15 different varieties in the markets. We’ve got three types hanging outside.

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