Friday, April 5, 2013

Diner Eating Vegan Style

Prior to becoming Vegan, one of my favorite things to do was to research area Diners and frequent them for breakfast.  Even on vacation, breakfast was always at a Diner, no matter how far we had to venture.

So when, I became Vegan, this hobby ended because I just couldn't figure out a way to make it work.  In fact, while traveling, I have found it much easier to just get a hotel room with a fridge, hit a local grocer and stock up on breakfast staples.

Recently, however, I found myself with a breakfast dilemma.  I had to eat out and my choices were Bob Evans, Perkins or a Diner.  I rolled the dice and took my chances with the Diner.  To my delight, they were quite accommodating.  While there was nothing on the menu that was vegan, I worked with what they had a created my own breakfast as we Vegans often need to do.

My Vegan Diner Breakfast:

  • Whole Wheat Toast, Dry with Jelly or Honey
    • Dry tells the cook that you don't want butter, just toasted bread
  • Hash Browns, Dry
    • Dry tells the cook that you don't want the browns cooked in oil or lard
  • All the Veggies (mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomato) from the Vegetable Omelet sautéed
    • In other words, hold the egg

I just asked them to throw everything on a plate and I'll take care of the rest.  This is what I ended up with:

It was heavenly!  I stirred everything together, topped with a little Mustard and had a rather healthy, Vegan breakfast at what is typically referred to as a "greasy spoon".  Even the waitress was impressed with my meal and my ingenuity.

So with a little tweaking, even a Diner can be vegan-friendly!

Keep it Healthy!
The Hoff

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