Monday, June 2, 2008

All You Need is Brunch

Lately, all I've been eating is brunch. This is for two reasons:

1. It's yummy
2. As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm helping test for Isa Chandra Moskowitz's upcoming vegan brunch book, Crack of Noon.

Let's take a little look at what I've been eating lately.



Like I already said, potatoes are the most important thing about brunch. Check these bad boys out:



Individual Baked Hashbrowns. Individual servings make everything cuter. Cute + potatoes = the best thing ever.

My favorite veg/spice combination is cauliflower and curry. My favorite meal is brunch. Guess how I feel about the Curried Cauliflower Frittata. Go ahead. Guess.



I like using purple cauliflower in this so you can actually see it and it doesn't just blend in with the tofu and curry powder.

I was never a big egg eater, even before I went vegetarian, so I never expected to eat an omelet ever again. I was wrong:



That there is an overstuffed Grilled Asparagus Omelet with Miso Tahini Sauce. The omelet is great and the asparagus is AMAZING. It's marinated in (among other things) balsamic vinegar and is damn tasty. The sauce (not visible because it's inside the omelet) is surprisingly good, given that I don't like tahini.

You know what I think I missed most this past Passover? Matzo brei. Well, I don't have to worry about that any longer.*



It seriously tastes just like my mother makes it. I mixed in a bit of raspberry preserves and was in heaven.

Brunch is never complete without muffins. These Toasted Coconut and Mango Muffins are really good (even though I'm still not so good at making muffins and they're not cooked all the way through despite passing the toothpick test):





Let's not forget dessert: a chocolate cherry variation of the East Coast Coffee Cake:





The longer that cake sits, the better it gets. It's even better if it sits out on the counter, instead of in the fridge. The cut piece looks a little flat because I brought it to a party and it got a bit squished along the way. Oops!

That's it for now, but testing is far from over. My belly is looking forward to more brunch.



* That's not 100% true; this recipe uses tofu, which I can't eat on Passover, but it's still totally acceptable the rest of the year.

4 comments:

Erin said...

The individual hash browns are ingenious. And the omelette and frittata look amazing. Nice work!

The Time Has Arrived said...

I'm probably the only vegan in Carle Place, and for a radius of probably 5-10 miles, but I digress.
I'm having family over for brunch on Father's Day. I came across your post through Twitter and was very glad to see you had already prepared us for the occasion. Can you suggest 2 of the tastiest I should make for the 5 meat-eaters to be wowed by?.And by the way, I do very much like "how you roll"!

Seitan Said Dance said...

Thanks, erin!

Hi, ttha, and thanks! I'm not that familiar with Long Island, but I don't think Carle Place is that far from my house. I think I'd go with the individual hash browns and beer battered tofu. That stuff is crazy good.

trina said...

That just all looks good.