Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year's Vegan Brunch

Good food, good people... what a way to welcome in the new decade! I had a great time at my first Vegan Brunch - thank you to all who helped make it such an enjoyable afternoon.

It was a little snowy outside, but warm and cozy inside. Guests arrived to a table with Blueberry Streusel Muffins, Bagels and Tofutti Cream Cheese, Fresh Fruit, Coffee and Hot Chocolate.

I did a little magic in the kitchen and shortly thereafter brought out a Southwestern Tofu Scramble with Salsa, Guacamole and Tofutti Sour Cream, Curried Homefry Potatoes, and Soy Sausage.

That was followed by a mini cooking demo on "How to Make the Perfect Vegan Pancake."

I whisked up the batter, poured and flipped a few rounds.

Then I handed over my trusty spatula to a couple of volunteers willing to practice flipping in front of an audience. Excellent job!

When the show was over, we indulged in Cinnamon Apple Walnut Pancakes, Banana Chocolate Chip Pecan Pancakes, and Wild Blueberry Syrup.

We ended the brunch with some Chocolate Truffles and Soy Nog. I hope everyone left warm and satisfied and made it home safely.

Special thanks to Mom & Dad for all their help before, during, and after the party, and to Ben for the photos. And believe it or not, Zinny really is much sweeter than she sounds!

Happy New Year!!


Anonymous said...


You've truly introduced me to the joys of pancakes. It's wonderful to be creative with them the way that you are

The Budget Babe said...

wish we could have been there, it looks like everyone had a wonderful time!