We have been day dreaming about opening a vegan brunch spot for forever. It is my favorite meal and probably what I make the most: breakfast tacos. Well now my concept of brunch has been greatly expanded since Isa Moskowitz finally put out the much anticipated Vegan Brunch book. I can’t wait to get a waffle maker and make some of the savory waffles! And here I thought I didn’t need any more kitchen appliances. Our first meal was in the top ten meals of all time according to Mr. Smurf who is a huge fan of Ms. Moskowitz’s work. We made Cherry Sage Sausages which were comparable with any vegan or non sausages we have eaten in out lifetime, smoked Almond gravy which was terrific, bagels with Kalamata olives that I raved about yesterday, and paprika spiced roasted potatoes which were (sadly) much better than my paprika roasted potatoes that I make all the time. Since it was breakfast for dinner we also had PBR.
The gravy was really terrific, it wasn’t as creamy as a normal gravy but the smokey taste added a lot to the whole meal. It is the kind of gravy you could eat with a spoon.
We had the cherry sage sausages in a dish called something like “Collard Greens and Sausages” but I used kale because that is what I had on hand. This is something that I make quite a bit but I followed the recipe for everything instead of just throwing stuff in and it really paid off. The potatoes, the greens, and the sausage were all great. I can’t wait to try more from the book! Hooray for Everything!
I made that collard dish with kale too – I thought it was really good! That gravy looks phenomenal…actually the whole meal does!
Yum! I can’t wait to make both of these recipes. We are loving the vegan brunch at my house. This week we’re going to make the Peanut Butter Waffles, I can’t wait.
oh NOM!!! So I just figured out the perfect solution to Mr. Guava always saying a restaurant would be cool but then you work 24/7. We should get a group together and each couple could take a meal! Of course we have to be closed one day a week for a vegan observance where we all get together and cook just for ourselves to stuff ourselves silly! 🙂
You don’t have to lie, you know. We’ll still accept you, even if you drink PBR for breakfast 😉
guava- that is a great plan! I know I would never actually want to open the restaurant because it would be too much work but the decorating and menu planning would be so much fun!
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