5 Tempting Ideas for Your Easter Brunch
This post written by guest blogger—Sarah de la Cruz
Easter is just around the corner—can you believe how early it is this year? Easter is a special holiday in my family, and I remember having so many traditions. Every Easter morning we would wake up to find Easter baskets in front of our bedroom doors. We got fancy new dresses and white shoes for church—I know the old adage is no white before Memorial Day, but in our house it was no white until Easter. I was always so excited to have pretty new shoes after a long winter. And while we went to church every Sunday, the Easter church service was always extra special. My favorite tradition was sitting down to delicious meal with my family. Here are five easy ways to make your brunch spectacular!
When I make a fruit salad I like sticking to a tight color palate. It makes a more elegant presentation. Here I chose spring greens and yellows, using kiwis, honeydew, pears, mangos, and pineapple. Drizzle a little maple syrup and lime juice on top and mix well (the lime juice will keep the pears from browning). Garnish with a bit of lime zest.
Hash brown potatoes are a staple brunch dish. When I make my hash browns I follow this great tip from Veganomicon: Boil your potatoes the night before, drain them, and store them in a sealed container overnight in the fridge. The next morning, bring them to room temperature before browning them in olive oil in a skillet. You may need to do multiple batches in the skillet so that they are all evenly browned and crispy.
Brunch is one of those funny meals where you can get away with eating sweets at mealtime! Try this delicious lemon olive oil cake from Chloe Coscarelli—it’s not too sweet, with a super lemony flavor—perfect for a spring brunch.
Quiche is a standard dish at brunch—one that I thought I had to give up when I became vegan. After a dinner gone wrong a few weeks ago I found a way to turn my mess into the most delicious vegan quiche! The eggy flavor of garbanzo bean flour paired with a flaky crust filled with spring vegetables will keep everyone at your brunch table happy.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter—what traditions will you celebrate?
Read more about Sarah and her path to becoming a vegan at FriedDandelions.com