Posts tagged breakfast recipes
Chipotle Breakfast Sausages

The magic of vegan cooking is you can now enter the world of making so many delicious goodies at home from start to finish.

I know vegan sausages are sold everywhere these days, and I certainly love their convenience, but when I serve these sausages to people and tell them I make the sausages in my very own kitchen, something really cool happens. Their eyes do this weird thing that says "wait...really?". It's that moment of noticing that first, they've never slowed down to think of how one actually begins to make a sausage (whether vegan or not), and then, they start wondering what the actual "meat" component is (the answer in this case: seitan!).

Today I'll teach you how to make this version of my homemade sausages, which uses chipotle chilies in adobo, and lots of delicious spices to make these extra flavorful. I recommend making a ton, freezing them, and taking them out as you wish to eat them, sautéing them right before serving. You can make these for brunch, but also for lunch or dinner. They're so hearty and satisfying, perfect as a high protein vegan meal, and full of flavor.

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The Fluffiest Blueberry Pancakes

Anyone who grew up on pancakes like me, knows that not all pancakes are created equal. Sure, drizzle any old pancake with lots of maple syrup and it will taste good, but there's an art form to the perfect pancake.

It should be tall, round, perfectly cooked through, golden brown, and especially fluffy and pillowy. There are so many tricks to always getting perfect pancakes, they have to do with the ratios in the recipe itself, with the amount of leavener used, but especially with letting the batter rest, the temperature of the pan or griddle and cooking them properly (spoiler alert: it might be exactly the opposite to what you've previously thought was pancake-making gospel!).

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8 Mouth-Watering Vegan Breakfast Recipes for Mother's Day

With Mother's Day quickly approaching, I thought it was time to do another scrumptious compilation and share some of the delicious vegan goodies found all across the web. Yes, Mother's Day should be celebrated every day, but let's face it, mamas need a day that is internationally recognized and sanctioned so they can actually kick back, relax and let the pampering begin. To me, that starts with breakfast.

Moms work so hard, and this usually starts with early risers jumping up and down on their bed requesting breakfast asap. No matter how tired, groggy, or how much Jimmy Kimmel they watched the night before, they still have to get up and feed everyone from the kiddos to their partners to the hamsters, dogs and cats. This means Mother's Day breakfast is the perfect form of revenge. You get to hang out under the covers for as long as you want while everyone else in the house makes you breakfast for a change. What could be better?!

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Pb and J Stuffed French Toast

There are matches that are made in heaven, and just off the top of my head I can think of a few: fries and ketchup, cookies and milk, chips and salsa, and yes... the famous... peanut butter and jelly. It's a childhood classic for a reason, and for me, the fun of eating means going back to those early favorites. The recipe we're sharing today, which was filmed and created specially for our friends at the amazing non-profit Vegan Outreach, is the perfect combo of one of Carlos's favorites (French toast), and mine (pb and j). This means that just in time for Valentine's Day, we decided to make a love hybrid-love baby-breakfast goodie.... 'cause nothing is more romantic than breakfast. Enter the pb and j stuffed French toast, trust me when I tell you you're not prepared for the amazing layers of flavor you'll get with this dish. It's pure bliss on a plate.

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NEW VIDEOS FOR MEMBERS!: PERFECT OAT PORRIDGE AND HOW TO COOK QUINOA

If you've ever read our weekly Monday series in the blog called "From Our Kitchen Table", you know that I eat a version of oats practically every day of the week, but this was not always the case. Despite always being a kid who ate just about everything, I had a nemesis: oatmeal. I hated oatmeal with a capital H! Partly because I had always tried the one my grandpa made which was completely bland, mushy and just looked plain boring! And let me just say that my grandpa was a total gourmand, but oatmeal was his kryptonite for sure. 

The truth is that oatmeal, or oat porridge as I like to call it now since it doesn't bring back that boring visual of a bowl filled with gray goop, can be absolutely delicious. It all rests on three things, the types of oats you use, the technique you use for cooking them and what you add to that pot, and of course, the toppings. You know me and toppings right? I once used to daydream that I was going to own an ice cream shop that only had one kind of ice cream (chocolate) and 500 options for toppings. Yeah... I love them. This particular recipe I'm sharing today as part of our membership program, is quite literally my perfect porridge, meaning the kind I love and can make over and over again. Plus it's so easy to make you can easily memorize it and just whip it up early in the morning. It only takes 10 minutes to cook!

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