Thursday, February 23, 2012

Family day Breakfast of Champions


I love those days when you can sleep in and still make time in the morning to make a hearty and decent breakfast or brunch for yourself and the family.  I recently had one of those mornings for Family Day, celebrated on Monday in Canada, and I took full advantage of it.

I decided to make a restaurant-style full brunch meal with all the fixings including baked beans and home fries.  The only difference is that this breakfast was 100% vegan and mostly made from organic ingredients. It just goes to show you that you really can have your "eggs and bacon" but in a healthier form.

This breakfast is also packed with protein from the sunflower sprouts to the seitan stripes, nearly everything in this meal (minus the potatoes) has some form of protein in it.

On the Menu:
(clockwise from the top)

Healthy 12-grain toast with Earth Balance butter.

Amy's Kitchen vegetarian baked beans.

Homemade tofu scramble with fresh leeks from Sosnicki Organics Added to the recipe include salt, pepper, paprika, and sage spices with a few tablespoons of nutritional yeast, tarmi and one teaspoon of tamari for colouring.  Mix all ingredients together with a 16 ounce package of organic tofu, crumbled into bite-size pieces.  Add everything to a lightly oiled pan and cook for about 8-10minues.

Homemade homes fries, made with fresh potatoes from Sosnicki Organics.  Wash potatoes with skin left on and chop into cubes.  Pan-fry for a bout 15-20 minutes in coconut oil.  Add salt and pepper.

Cooked seitan crumble turned into "sausage" stripes, pan-fried for about 5 minutes on each side.

Fresh Sunflower sprouts from Kind Organics.

Freshly brewed organic, fair-trade coffee with almond milk and agave nectar to sweeten.

Makes a lovely Sunday Brunch meal!

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