Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday Brunch and an Upcoming Trip!

I prefer to start my Sunday with a nice cup of fair trade, organic coffee. Sometimes I like it black with sugar, sometimes with some Silk creamer. I'm absolutely obsessed with Green Mountain Sumatran Reserve lately. It is just so smooth, rich, and almost syrupy.
I spotted Bianca's recipe for breakfast casserole last week, and I couldn't wait to try it. Her pictures look better than mine, and I didn't have any tomatoes, but here it is:
The casserole inlcudes a layer of whole wheat bread chunks, a layer of tofu scramble, topped with a layer of Gimme Lean chunks, and finished with a generous topping of nutritional yeast/dijon mustard sauce. It was easy to make, protein filled, and super good. Great comfort food! Yesterday, I made chai spice scones:It took maybe three minutes to prepare since I used a Simply Organic mix. This was my first time using ground flax seeds as an egg replacer. It was so easy! I just ground them in my coffee grinder, mixed them with water, mixed that with the spice mix, baked for 30 minutes and done! They were spicy and not too sweet.

I am very excited to say that I'm going to New Orleans for a little vacay! I've never been, and I CAN'T WAIT!!! I've been scouring the internet for some vegan dining options. I think I have a promising list. We're actually staying in two different hotels, one in the French Quarter and one by the airport at the very end of our trip. The French Quarter hotel jacked up their weekend prices so much that it just made more sense to stay somewhere else on our last night. We saved so much money it justified renting a hybrid car (I've never driven one, so that should be fun!). The first hotel is supposed to have a fridge and microwave, and the last one has a full kitchenette. I'm going to bring Vegan a Go-Go! and try some recipes to save some more cash. I'll be sure to write all about it when I get back.


Becky said...

Hey vegansnorkler, thanks for all your comments on my site. It's nice to see that people keep coming back to see what I'm doing! You're pictures are making me drool. I love Asian food, but I also miss homemade vegan goodies!

shellyfish said...

Ok, love your mug, wishing I was having some breakfast casserole and wishing even more I was going to New Orleans! I've never been either...I can't wait to hear about your vacation!

mad about udon said...

Oh wow, those scones look deelish! Flax is awesome, I've been using it as an egg replacer for years... although I don't ever grind it. I shall have to try that!

Katy said...

What a perfect brunch! Have fun on your trip!