Crispy Pomegranate Waffles

Pomegranate Waffles

Difficulty: Easy Makes 4 Waffles While waffles are all the rage in the US, it seems like they don't get their fair share of credit Down Under. I've been a major waffle fan for years but TBH I don't see them popping up on menus very often so I end up making my own. I'm always tryna better my waffle-making technique and these guys are definitely the best so far - loaded with golden syrup, pomegranate and vegan Greek yoghurt to sorta balance out the fact that this isn't the healthiest brekkie goin' round (really tho, it's not that bad either). Ingredients 1 cup soy milk (room temperature) 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 cup plain flour 1 tablespoon cornflour 2 teaspoons baking...

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Apple Pie Granola

Apple Pie Granola

Difficulty: Easy Makes 4 cups Crunchy granola is just about the only cereal-type thing you'll get me near. When you add all the bits and pieces to make the damned thing taste like apple pie, well dayaaamn you've got me hooked! Easy enough to quickly whip up on Sunday for the week ahead but let's be honest, it ain't going to last beyond Tuesday (if that). If you had signed up to my newsletter you could have been making this for months now, don't make the same mistake again by signing up here. Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup raw macadamias 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 green apple 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup sultanas Method Preheat the oven to...

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Eggy Breakfast Muffin

Eggy Muffin

Difficulty: Easy - Medium Serves 4 How long has it been since you've had a breakfast muffin, huh? If your answer was "AGES!" you'll be super pumped for this recipe; if your answer was "I had one yesterday!" you'll probably still really enjoy this recipe. My Breakfast muffin has tempeh bacon and tomato plus a super fun eggy tofu element which I think you'll dig. Serve it up with a couple of hash browns and you've got yourself a winning start to the day. Ingredients Tempeh Bacon 150g tempeh 1/4 soy sauce 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon liquid smoke 2 tablespoons maple syrup Eggy Tofu 1 350g block of high protein, firm tofu 1/3 cup nutritional yeast 1-2 teaspoons black salt (get this from your local Indian grocer) 1 teaspoon garlic powder The...

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Mega Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast Burrito

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Serves 4 I say this is a breakfast burrito but it's not like the breakfast police are going to come a knockin' if you eat it for any other meal (TBH I actually made this for dinner the other night). Smokey tempeh bacon, paprika potatoes, wilted spinach and a hectic scrambled tofu all come together in a homemade tortilla to make this one heck of a meal. And hey, if you can't be effed making your own burritos, make your own or chuck all this stuff on a big ol' plate with some toast and you've got yourself one hell of a big brekkie. Ingredients Tortillas 3 cups plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/3 cup canola oil 3/4 cup warm water Smokey...

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Baby Spinach, Tomato Tofu Omelette

omelette

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes 2 Small Omelettes I bet you thought your omelette days were over once you gave up eggs right? Wrong! With the magic of tofu, you can create an awesome breakfast to enjoy any day of the week. You can of course mix up the fillings you use for this recipe but for now I'm keeping it simple. Ingredients 2/3 cup silken tofu 1/4 cup GF corn flour 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk 1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs 1/2 teaspoons dried turmeric Pinch of salt Handful baby spinach leaves 6 cherry tomatoes, chopped 1/4 small red onion, finely chopped 1/3 cup shredded vegan cheese Method In a blender, combine the tofu, corn flour, nutritional yeast, non-dairy milk, herbs, turmeric...

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“Chicken” and Waffles

Difficulty: Medium Serves 4-6 (depending on how many waffles per person!) Since my US trip I've been missing Champs in Brooklyn real bad, so I thought I'd bring Champs to me for my birthday by making some "chicken" and waffles. Waffle makers are so much fun and if you don't have one I strongly urge you to get one, you can get them for less than $50! You can use your favourite chicken substitute to make this recipe - don't worry if it's in a bigger piece, use it as is or cut into smaller bits like mine in this picture! Ingredients Basic Waffles 4 cups mock chicken pieces (I use Lamyong Soy Nuggets) 1 cup soy milk 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs 1...

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Nut and Seed Muesli

Difficulty: Easy Makes 3-4 cups Don't you hate it when you check the ingredients on a bitchin' looking toasted muesli and they've included honey? Hate no more, making your own is so easy and you can have it made in the time it takes to get to the supermarket and back. Plus you can add, sub or omit ingredients as you please to make your perfect breakfast combination. I'll never buy muesli from the shops again! Ingredients 1/3 cup sweetener syrup such as maple or agave 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/4 cup raw almonds 1/4 cup brazil nuts 1/4 cup hazelnuts 2 cups multigrain oats (or regular oats if you'd prefer) 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds 2 tablespoons chia seeds Method Preheat the oven...

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Basic Waffles

Difficulty: Easy Makes 4-6 (depending on size) I recently got my hands on a waffle maker (finally) and am ready to take the waffle world by storm. Be prepared for an onslaught of sweet and savoury waffle recipes but for now, let's start with the basic sweet waffle recipe. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups soy milk 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup corn flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup caster sugar 1/3 cup canola oil Method Preheat your waffle maker. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the soy milk and apple cider vinegar. Set aside to curdle. Sift together the flour, corn flour, baking powder and baking soda in a large mixing bowl and add the salt. Whisk the caster sugar and oil...

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Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes 6      If there's one thing I have learned over my years of cooking, it's that you can turn any dessert into a pancake and it is therefore acceptable to eat for breakfast. I have chosen to adhere to this philosophy to produce these red velvet pancakes with tangy maple flavoured cream cheese. This recipe was created for Pedestrian's Blogster Awards, please chuck a vote my way here by clicking 'like' next to YEAH BLOG! Ingredients 1/4 cup vegan cream cheese (most large grocery stores and health food shops sell this) 1/2 teaspoon maple extract 1 tablespoon icing sugar 1 cup soy milk 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 cup plain flour 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon...

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Raspberry Chia Pudding

Difficulty: Easy Serves 2 (or one large serving)   I've never been a huge fan of breakfast and being on a health kick makes it a lot harder because I'm also not too fond of the sweet breakfast. Most of the time I've just been having smoothies, I can easily handle those but sometimes you just need to mix it up - that's where this chia pudding comes in! You can really add whatever you want to a chia pudding but this recipe is just one idea. Make this gluten free, raw delight the night before and you'll have a perfect breakfast ready to go in the morning. Ingredients 2 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tablespoon sweetener such as agave or fruit...

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Corn Fritters with Avocado and Lime

Difficulty: Easy Makes 4 large fritters It dawned on me recently that I didn't have a whole lot of recipes in the Breakfast & Brunch section so thought I should add something to it. I think I've mentioned it before, but until recently I've really had a sort of corn phobia. I've overcome it and now really enjoy putting corn in a whole bunch of things! These fritters are a great served alongside a big breakfast or as a meal on their own. Ingredients 1/2 cup soy milk 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup creamed corn 3/4 cup corn kernels 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/4 cup nutritional yeast Olive oil for frying Handful of continental parsley 1 avocado, cut into cubes Juice of one lime Salt and...

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Herb and Garlic Hash Browns

Difficulty: Easy Makes 4 Hash browns are a wicked-dope breakfast treat and when you add the magic of herbs and garlic you can't really go wrong! Unless you don't like herbs and/or garlic in which case you probably shouldn't make these. Ingredients 3 small potatoes, peeled 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon mixed dried herbs 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon salt Egg replacer to replace one egg Oil for frying Method Grate the potatoes before squeezing to remove excess liquid. In a bowl, mix in breadcrumbs, herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, nutritional yeast and salt. Add egg replacer and mix until combined. Evenly split the mixture into four and mould into tight discs. Heat 1cm oil in a frypan. Add discs to the pan and press down gently to flatten. Once golden...

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Tasty Breakfast Mushrooms

Difficulty: Easy Serves: 2 As I write this, I am eating these mushrooms and they are so good! Mushrooms are a vegan's best friend because they are rich in calcium, potassium and iron but most importantly they're delicious. These Tasty Breakfast Mushrooms are easy to make, create very little mess and can be whipped up in a jiffy! Ingredients 4 cups mushrooms, cut into quarters 2 tablespoons Nuttelex 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon mixed herbs Salt and pepper to taste Method Melt Nuttelex in a frypan until lightly bubbling. Throw in the mushrooms and shuffle around the pan so they get covered in the Nuttelex. After cooking for about 3 minutes, add the onion powder, garlic powder, herbs, paprika, salt and pepper. Continue to stir until...

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Simple Pancakes

Difficulty: Easy Makes 4 I'm sorry I haven't posted a lot lately, I have been working, dog sitting, Eastering and redecorating my room. I hope you can forgive my neglectfulness and take this delightful recipe as a consolation, just in time to make breakfast in bed for Mother's Day (it's this Sunday guys, just a heads up). I've never really been a breakfast person, but nobody can turn down a good pancake, especially when it's topped with lemon and sugar. Mmmmm. Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup soy milk 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence Method In a large bowl, sift the flour and baking soda. Add the caster sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Whisk in the soy milk,...

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Scrambled Tofu

Difficulty: Easy Serves 2 Do you like scrambled tofu? I don't really. It's usually too watery and/or completely void of any flavour whatsoever. I thought I would challenge my stance on scrambled tofu by whipping up my own for breakfast this morning. I challenged, I cooked, I conquered and I will definitely be making this one again! Ingredients 350g high protein tofu 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard 1 teaspoon mince garlic 1 small red onion, chopped 1/2 cup red capsicum, chopped 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, juice squeezed out and chopped into quarters 1/4 cup sliced black olives 2 rashers of facon, cut into chunks 1 handful of baby spinach leaves Salt and pepper to taste Method First, crumble the tofu into a bowl. Add the sauces and mustard to the tofu...

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Not-So-French Toast

Difficulty: Easy Serves four Yesterday a non vegan friend of mine mentioned he had French toast for breakfast. I thought to myself "why can't I have some French toast?!" It turns out I can and now so can you, all you need are some kitchen staples and a rumbling stomach in waiting. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups soy milk 1 cup plain flour 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 loaf of bread, thickly sliced (any kind you like, I used sourdough) Method Pour soy milk and flour into a mixing bowl and stir with a fork until only small lumps remain. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Soak the bread in the batter for about 5 minutes, two slices at a time. In the meantime, heat a thin layer of olive...

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