Friday, June 22, 2012

Grits 'n' Tea

Green tea has untold health benefits and it's been recommended that it be consumed daily. For some, the flavor is not appealing, so finding other ways to meet this recommendation is a plus! Green tea adds an herbal flavor to many foods. Added to this mixture of grits with vegan cheese, the melding of flavors is met with success.

1 Tbsp. green tea leaves
1 Tbsp. Earth Balance margarine
1 tsp. sea salt
3/4 cup quick-cooking grits
1 1/2 cups Daiya vegan cheese, shredded (white or cheddar)
3 cups water

Bring water to just below boiling. Then pour over the tea and steep for three minutes. Strain tea and place into a saucepan. Press to remove as much of the liquid as possible. Then, add Earth Balance and salt. Bring mixture to a boil. Slowly whisk in the grits, avoiding lumps if possible. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook until grits are tender. Cook for 10 - 15 minutes (until liquid is absorbed). Add grated vegan cheese and stir. Serve immediately.

Serves 4 - 6.

PS:  Of course, real butter and Pepper Jack or Cheddar cheese can be substituted if you prefer.


  1. Hello La Tea Dah. I drink a LOT of green tea. What I do is steep it with peach or raspberry tea bags. The flavor is good then. Unfortunately, it hasn't helped me to lose weight but I still feel good, so maybe the tea helps with that. Susan

  2. I actually love the taste of green tea much better than regular tea and don't feel the need to sweeten it at all. Very interesting take on grits. I made cheesy polenta yesterday with spicy sauteed shrimp and I was the only one who liked it. I think my family doesn't have tastebuds that actually work. ha! Have a great weekend. Tammy

  3. Hi!! I've been awol because of internet problems, but am so glad to catch up on your blog posts!! Always cheer me up!!


  4. Glad you're back online, Doniene. So nice to hear from you again!


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