A vegan version of a vegetarian buckwheat granola special, made on request by Outdated café on Wall St. in Kingston. The cereal is sweetened with spirulina, a nutritious and fancy vegan ingredient made from algae, and has been sold from time to time at the cafe. The special comes with dairy products and a fruit compote. I ordered the cereal made with water and found the kitchen had served the dish with fresh fruit on top, resulting in something closer to a vegan nutritarian equivalent–not a stripped down item at the same price!
The picture at the top shows how the dish was served. After eating the fruit, I found that the cafe has left it to me to add water from their self-serve dispenser.
I repeatedly added water and let it absorb into the cereal, resulting in a thick but fluid water-granola mix. Here is what the moist and crunchy cereal looked like:
Note the blue-green color, suggestive of the sweetener’s native surroundings, in the sea. The combination of the sweetener and the hearty whole-grain buckwheat made for a remarkable nutritarian-vegan breakfast-brunch Hudson Valley dining experience.