It is completely meaningless to put effort into activities that have no essence - Atisha
Sunday breakfast meals bring out the "made-from-scratch" in me and I think with Mother's Day just around the corner we should all make an effort to cook a nice meal for our mums, good friends or just for ourselves! Vegans and Non Vegans alike will enjoy these great recipes I always use! Below I share two recipes: My vegan Hollandaise and a super tasty Polenta-like pâté made from ground sunflower seeds, cornmeal & potatoes. And, of course, how can you make Eggs Benedict for your friends without HOMEMADE English Muffins. I made these foods from scratch from tried and true recipes that I love! BUT, of course, I alway give any recipe a bit of my own twist. You should, too! Have fun! and celebrate mothers past, present and future on May 11th - they make our wold a better place!
Another terrific appetizer, snack or protein main dish on Brunch Day is this wonderfully delicious Sunflower pâté. So flavorful and satisfying! You will not believe it's vegan. Nutritional Yeast is what gives this pâté a rich, cheesy, nutty flavor. I LOVE this dish for picnics, lunches or parties. See this and my Mock Arugula Hollandaise recipe below.
This recipe is from one of my favorite vegan cookbooks that I picked up at the bottom of a pile in a thrift sale. It's called Vegan Delights by Jeanne Marie Martin and was published in 1993. Wonderful recipes in this book.
Serves 6-8 people
Optional: 3-4 tsp prepared horseradish. I didn't have this on hand either so did not include this. Other things you could add include some finely chopped onions or minced garlic. Keep the wet veggies to a minimum.
Vegan Arugula Hollandaise Sauce
Makes about 1 cup
Tonight's feature is my take on Polenta. I pan roast the corn with Indian spices before adding my pre-heated water and broccoli parts. This makes for a wonderful, hearty, bountiful flavor that blends perfectly with sauteed Balti spiced onions, mushrooms and spinach. Now that's YUMMY in my TUMMY! See recipe below picture for my Indian style polenta!
1 Cup Polenta Corn Grits
3.5 cups vegetable broth or water (go low sodium if using broth)
2 TBSP Sunflower oil (or Olive or Grapeseed)
4 Cups very well-chopped broccoli, stalks & tops (I pulse them in processor - no large than 1/4" pieces
1/8 tsp Hing
1/2 tsp Whole Cumin Seeds
1/4 freshly ground Black Pepper
1/4 tsp dry Ginger Powder
1 tsp Tumeric
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Coriander
To prepare the corn grits:
To prepare molds:
Serve atop sauteed veggies!! This meal was AWESOME tonight and totally satisfying. Can't ask for anything better and the cost to make this was next to nothing! Much better than going out and easy to make!
ABOUT THIS BLOG!
I am simply a person with a serious passion for FOOD! I am not a chef, chemist or doctor - I am just a foodie food-head! The recipes in this blog are things I make for myself, my family and my friends and they have been tested and tried by some of my closest food critics. This blog has helped me become more aware and appreciative of the food I prepare and share and I am very grateful for this.