We didn’t do brunch today. To commemorate the Memorial Day weekend, we stayed home, ate chicken hot dogs, and made lemon cookies.

We didn’t do brunch today. To commemorate the Memorial Day weekend, we stayed home, ate chicken hot dogs, and made lemon cookies.

How perfect

How perfect

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Tags: brunch

Today I decided to try to make a vegan quiche because D doesn’t take too kindly to dairy and it’s Father’s Day after all. If you’re not going to use cheese or eggs, this quiche has to have a lot of strong flavors to help it out. I chose red bell peppers, garlic, fresh chives and rosemary, and lots of Spike seasoning. It was not bad. But I learned that you HAVE to have a crust if you’re going to make a tofu based quiche, and I think I should have added some onion powder and some fake bacon, or maybe mushrooms.
Breakfast in bed for my husband also included real Champagne, which everyone should have at least once in their life. Booze is by far the most important component to a Sunday brunch. It really doesn’t get any better than sharing a bubbly and bright glass of Taittinger with a loved one on a Sunday. 
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

Today I decided to try to make a vegan quiche because D doesn’t take too kindly to dairy and it’s Father’s Day after all. If you’re not going to use cheese or eggs, this quiche has to have a lot of strong flavors to help it out. I chose red bell peppers, garlic, fresh chives and rosemary, and lots of Spike seasoning. It was not bad. But I learned that you HAVE to have a crust if you’re going to make a tofu based quiche, and I think I should have added some onion powder and some fake bacon, or maybe mushrooms.

Breakfast in bed for my husband also included real Champagne, which everyone should have at least once in their life. Booze is by far the most important component to a Sunday brunch. It really doesn’t get any better than sharing a bubbly and bright glass of Taittinger with a loved one on a Sunday. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.

This morning instead of a sausage and egg breakfast with toast, I threw all ingredients in a muffin tin and baked it at 350. Why do I like this cooking tool so much?!

This morning instead of a sausage and egg breakfast with toast, I threw all ingredients in a muffin tin and baked it at 350. Why do I like this cooking tool so much?!

I have this weird fixation with converting all recipes into “minis.” For example, last week Instead of making a pan of baked oatmeal, I made mini baked oatmeals. Some had chocolate chips, some had raisins, and some had blueberries.

I have this weird fixation with converting all recipes into “minis.” For example, last week Instead of making a pan of baked oatmeal, I made mini baked oatmeals. Some had chocolate chips, some had raisins, and some had blueberries.

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Cream Cheese

I went to a holiday BBQ this weekend, and instead of bringing pasta salad or potato salad, I thought I might try something different. I made an herbed cream cheese with fresh chives, fresh basil and oregano, some salt and a pinch of cayenne. I then put cute dollops of this cream cheese on cucumber slices. The presentation was good, but the taste was just ok. Should I have added garlic? Butter? Different herbs? I’d like some input here because herbed cream cheese is a good recipe to have under your belt. I’d like to try again soon.

(Sorry I didn’t take pictures of the cucumber bites!)

I like this idea of serving a bloody mary in a wine glass!

I like this idea of serving a bloody mary in a wine glass!

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Kid Friendly Gluten and Dairy Free Pancake Bites
3/4 Cup Gluten Free Pancake Mix
1/2 Cup Rice or Soy Milk
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
Mix well and add bacon, sausage or blueberries, fill greased mini muffin pan and pop in 350 degree oven for 14 minutes 
P.S. These were just OK. The fact that they’re super easy to make with ingredients you probably have lying around anyway makes them a good option for parents who don’t feel like fussing with a proper brunch on a lazy Sunday morning.

Kid Friendly Gluten and Dairy Free Pancake Bites


3/4 Cup Gluten Free Pancake Mix

1/2 Cup Rice or Soy Milk

1/4 Cup Maple Syrup

Mix well and add bacon, sausage or blueberries, fill greased mini muffin pan and pop in 350 degree oven for 14 minutes 

P.S. These were just OK. The fact that they’re super easy to make with ingredients you probably have lying around anyway makes them a good option for parents who don’t feel like fussing with a proper brunch on a lazy Sunday morning.

Top 5 Sunday Morning Movies to Watch While Eating Waffles

1. Arthur (the original with Dudley Moore)

2. The Princess Bride

3. Better Off Dead

4. Napoleon Dynamite

5. The Hangover

Agree or disagree?