Bountiful Vegan Brunches

Southwestern Tofu Scramble (Migas)

Southwestern Tofu Scramble recipe

This tasty dish, brimming with lively southwestern flavors, is a vegan version of  a traditional southwestern egg dish. It’s known as migas, a word that literally means “crumbs” in Spanish, in this case referring to bits of tortilla. In the original recipe, the tortilla pieces are scrambled with eggs; this version replaces eggs with tofu. This can be served for a leisurely weekend brunch, but it’s also nice as an easy dinner. Serve with a colorful salad and simple bean dish like Refried Pinto Beans or Garlicky Skillet Black Beans. more→

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Broccoli Frittata

Broccoli in a seashell dish

Nothing says brunch like a veggie-filled frittata. Pair this with a little fresh fruit and you have a delicious, filling brunch. This recipe is contributed by Alicia C. Simpson from her book Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations* (The Experiment, 2010).

 

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Fantastic French Toast (Gluten Free)

gluten-free vegan French toast recipe

This recipe is great for a family breakfast or a small get together. Recipe from The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Gluten-Free Vegan Cookingby Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., CPT, and Beverly Lynn Bennett (Alpha Books, 2011). Shown here using Ener-G Light Brown Rice Bread. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→

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Baked Tofu Frittata

baked tofu frittata recipe

This recipe would traditionally be considered a breakfast dish, but I’ve made it for dinner many times. If you do want to make it for breakfast but it seems like it would be too time consuming to put together in the morning, you can prepare and assemble it the night before and leave it in the fridge overnight. Then just pop it in the oven when you wake up! Contributed by Dianne Wenz, from VeggieGirl.

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Tofu Shakshouka (Middle-Eastern inspired scramble)

Tofu Shakshouka (Middle Eastern inspired scramble)

Common to many regional Middle Eastern cuisines, this is one of those super simple dishes that, with the right ingredients, is amazingly tasty. Especially welcome as a fast summer dish, this is a good showcase for the abundance of delicious tomatoes in season. Shakshouka, in its original version, is made with eggs; in this vegan rendition, only one change needs to be made—tofu replaces the eggs. Serve with hummus, tabouleh, and fresh pita for a brunch for guests, or with a sautéed potatoes and a platter of raw veggies and olives for dinner. more→

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Grits with Fresh Corn and Tomatoes

Hominy grits with corn and tomatoes

This combination of grits with fresh corn, tomatoes, and chili peppers is an inviting summer dish — good for a weekend brunch or for dinner. Stoneground grits are more flavorful than those available in supermarkets; they’re available in natural food stores and well-stocked supermarkets with natural foods sections. Photos by Hannah Kaminisky. more→

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My Big Fat Greek Scramble

Greek Tofu Scramble by Julie Hasson

Here’s a delicious start to your morning, with all sorts of fresh vibrant Greek flavors. To really gild the breakfast lily, serve alongside fried potatoes and some toasted whole grain bread.Recipe from Vegan Diner: Classic Comfort Food for the Body and Soul* by Julie Hasson, published by Running Press, © 2011, reprinted by permission. Photo by Steve Legato. more→

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Cool Season Fruit Bowl

Winter fruits - grapes, oranges, pears

If it’s not quite the time for summery fruits, this medley makes the most of winter and early spring fruits for a luscious and refreshing finale to a meal. It makes a nice breakfast or brunch offering as well. more→

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