Happy Easter! or Happy Passover! or Happy Sunday!
We had a sweet little breakfast gathering over here at our house this morning... Easter is always a good excuse to get together and have some yummy brunchy foods. It was just my mom and her two sisters (my aunties!) and a friend of my auntie's. Quiet, tasty and relaxed... a sweet little occasion.
see my super cute bunny plate? I have four and they are all different
these plates are one of the reasons that I had to host an Easter party
I wanted a nice savory dish to balance out the sweeties - so I made a batch of the Mini Crustless Quiches from Isa Does It... though I added in some sauteed broccoli, leeks and mushrooms, and also a little tahini and dijon mustard. These came out so delicious! The veggies in there add some body and texture, not to mention more flavor! I usually prefer things with a little bite to them, and the chunky brocco-bits were great in the creamy quiche base. I've noticed that I also love these guys better when they have cooled down a bit (ie straight out of the fridge)... so the few that are left over will be good for an afternoon snack later on too.
Plus - Strawberries! What good is a brunch party without fresh fruit? We were going to have fruit salad, but yesterday one of my lovely yoga students gave me many cartons of huge, beautiful, organic strawberries as a gift. How wonderful! She and her husband grow organic berries, and she often shares some with me. I am so grateful. So, who needs fruit salad when you can just dive into a ginormous bowl of these beauties?
I've been thinking about that Creamy Potato Salad from Oh She Glows ever since I first made it a couple of weeks ago, and it seemed like a great fit for Easter brunch... and it was. So quick and delicious. I love the lemon-avocado-dill dressing... it's so thick and creamy!!
Speaking of Oh She Glows, we have a winner!
Random number generator picked Katherine, who said
"WOW YUM! as a vegan, I have such a hard time finding things. peanut stew is one from my childhood that would be a must"
Katherine - send me an email so I can get you your book!! (ameyfm - at - yahoo - dot - com)
If you weren't the winner - go enter the giveaway over at Tami's blog, Vegan Appetite!
All in all, today was a really sweet morning... and now I think I'll go hang out with the pets in the sunny backyard... with a book, and a big glass of sparkly water. Ahhh!