Monday, July 06, 2009

Vegan Carb Party!

Waffles, Crepes, French Toast, and Cinnamon Rolls.
All of them. In one morning. Is there any better way to start the day!?

Some local vegan pals from the PPK and I were chatting and came up with this delicious and gluttonous idea for a brunch party. We used lots of recipes from "Vegan Brunch," so now I have tried even moooooore delicious goodies from that heaven-sent book.

A huge mound of Chelsea Waffles.

A huge mound of Crepes. But I'll tell you what, I should have made more! We ran out, even with a double batch. So good. We had homemade jams, lemon wedges, powdered sugar, and even Chocoreale spread for the crepes. mmmmm.

Max and Sophia making the Pumpkin French Toast, also from Vegan Brunch.

Pumpkin French Toast. I loved this recipe! Pumpkiny, and full of pumpkiny spices, but not overwhelmingly so. Moist and delicious.

Coldandsleepy brought some super delicious cinnamon rolls. I have seriously been thinking about cinnamon rolls for about 1 year now. I was super happy to eat one at last! Plus, I totally scored when she left two extras behind for me... yummmmmmy!

Marzipan was really thinking ahead - something savory! Homemade Tempeh Bacon, which was thoroughly devoured. So delicious. I'd never had homemade tempeh bacon before, but I know I will have it again. It was great to have a nice protein boost, and something so savory after all the sweet treats. Also, it was super fun to have pals cooking in my kitchen!

Everyone assembling their brunch plates of carby treats.

My plate, resplendent in its brown-ness. Oh, it was good alright!

Little Snoopy was totally hilarious. He did Lap-laps... walking across our laps - from lap to lap, around the circle, enjoying each person's lap for a spell. Max seemed to have the best lap of all, as both times around, Snoopy settled in for a good while with Max.

It was a fun way to kick off the 4th of July weekend... Hope you had a happy weekend too!

27 comments:

  1. Looks like carb heaven to me! Delicious! Wish I could have some of those light and fluffy looking crepes. Mmmm....

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  2. that is a lot of yummy looking carbs! I just got that book and am having terrible trouble deciding what to make first!

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  3. This is the first meal you've posted that did not look appealing to me, but glad you enjoyed it! I make the tempeh bacon periodically and love it. It's great in a BLT. Spread the bread with both veganaise and AVOCADO to get a very full, rich, satisfying flavor.

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  4. And you didn't invite me?! I guess I understand...that stuff would be gone in a flash if I were there. I love breakfast foods!

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  5. Wow a Vegan Brunch brunch party is an awesome idea. Everything looks delicious.

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  6. Yum, what a great idea... although I have to say, I would have just absconded with the entire batch of crepes, especially with some chocoreale... you guys are decadent!

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  7. Best brunch EVER!!!!!!

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  8. Best idea ever! Seriously, carbs make me sooooo happy...especially in waffle, crepe, and cinnamon roll form.

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  9. I made vegan pancakes once and they sucked. I vowed to never make them again. I don't take defeat well.

    The kitchen is always where it's at.

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  10. A brunch party sounds perfect to celebrate that awesome book. By the way, that was the reason why I bought a new waffle iron. Unfortunately I haven't had much look with the chelsea waffles yet. But wow, those crepes. I must try them soon!

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  11. Don't I wish I could have been there!

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  12. Oh my goodness, that is quite the yummy carb party!

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  13. Damn, why haven't I ever been to a carb party before? That sounds like heaven!

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  14. wow carb heaven for sure!!!!!

    I would have loved to have crashed your brunch party and would have for sure eaten my share of waffles, crepes, rolls and tempeh bacon!!!

    yummm:)

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  15. Wow, a total gluten fest! Looks like a lotta fun.

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  16. Awesome looking brunch food, my faves are the cinnamon rolls!

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  17. Oooh my friends and I have already agreed to a 'carb party' vegan brunch potluck, and I am so inspired now! I can't wait to make the pumpkin french toast and the sausages!

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  18. Looks fun! You've always got to have the sweet/savory combo for a big breakfast feast - thank goodness for the tempeh bacon!

    That image of Snoopy going lap to lap is so cute. He sounds like a real people dog. :-)

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  19. I am still dreaming about those crepes with the vegan nutella! My crepes are pretty good, but you Amey did something really special to them! We have to do this again and aim for a little more color next time.

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  20. hmm a carb party I wish I was invited to. Everything looks so carby good. Have to stock up on carbs before my mid summer slim down. These would hit the spot for one breakfast
    yum soo good

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  21. Yes, yes, YES! I love carbs and this looks like the perfect brunch party....

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  22. that brunch was AWESOME! especially the raspberry jam-and-chocoreale-filled crepes!

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  23. Wow, what an awesome breakfast. I wouldn't have known what to eat first.

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  24. Oh man, next time invite me! I'll bring more carbs!

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  25. I am SO jealous, I wish I was there!

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  26. Yum, yum, yum! Everything looks great.

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  27. Howdy, I just discovered your blog while i was searching for a vegan lemon tart recipe.
    Your carb party looks awesome. I really must buy the vegan brunch book, ive heard only good things about it and seen so many yummy things people have made from it.

    Rose

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