Thursday, April 22, 2010

Breakfast Fiesta (and Two Winners!)

Let's get the important business out of the way first. Using random.org's number generator, I chose two winners in the American Vegan Kitchen cookbook giveaway. And the winners are — Vegyogini of Hugger Food and Eric of Goodbye Texas, Hello PA.

I asked the entrants to name their favorite comfort food. Its seems Vegyogini relaxes with a slice of Ezekial toast spread with mustard. Eric prefers the vegan mac & cheese from Soul Vegetarian in Atlanta. Congrats guys! By the way, Vegyogini won when random.org chose #2, so don't ever think being one of the first few commenters in a blog contest is bad luck.

Now onto the food. I adore all things tofu-eggy. Over the past couple of years, I've cooked quite a few tofu quiches and frittatas from various cookbooks, but I think I have a new fave — the Cast-Iron Skillet Frittata Mexicana from 500 Vegan Recipes:

The base is made from tofu and chickpea flour, giving it a very firm, egg-like texture. Before cooking I mixed in one diced chorizo sausage from Vegan Brunch (one I'd had frozen), some cilantro, local scallion from the Memphis Farmers Market, and some cumin. I served it with lots of hot sauce and some whole wheat toast spread with tomato marmalade.

The recipe actually provides three other variations. The Frittata Denver features bell peppers and vegan ham. The Frittata Mediterranean is spiced with fresh basil and sundried tomatoes, and the Frittata Loraine Americana combines bacon bits, spinach, and tomatoes.

18 comments:

prideandvegudice.com said...

Oh yummm! It's from 500 Vegan Recipes, so it MUST be good. That book is money!!!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

Congrats winners- Mac and cheese is one of the ultimate comfort foods, for sure! I'll have to give the toast and mustard thing a shot.

That frittata looks so delicious- I've been looking for a new vegan breakfast option!

T said...

This looks so professional, yum!

miss v said...

my tofu egg dishes never seem to come our right... i've yet to make a really good omelette. that addition of chickpea flour sounds like a good idea!

The Voracious Vegan said...

WOW! That photo is stunning, it looks like a cookbook. Adding the vegan sausage was genius, I need to make my own and do the same thing. I love a good vegan frittata.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

You sure know how to take delicious photos.

Leslie R. said...

That looks so good! I had an un-vegan fritatta once and would love to try this one. Looks like a crowd pleaser.

Keri - I Eat Trees said...

That looks sooo good.

Eric said...

Thanks again! We're both really excited to try out the recipes in American Vegan Kitchen, since we've heard such great things.

Kelsey said...

ur so pretty! and i really love your blog! the food pics are delicious

xoxo have a great day!

Cyn said...

That looks amazing! I am definitely going to check out that cookbook now.

thedalyn said...

I have to try this, since I too have a thing for all things tofu-eggy. In fact, I tried the Western Omelet from American Vegan Kitchen last night. It was good, but the tofu-egg mixture was too light--almost mousse-like. I was thinking as I ate it that it might benefit from chickpea flour and now that I've read this, not only do I have to get 500 Vegan Recipes, but I'll have to fiddle with this omelet recipe as well.

vegan.in.brighton said...

I can't wait to get a copy of 500 vegan recipes, that frittata looks delicious!

Serena said...

Oh my gosh this frittata looks excellent! :) I used to eat egg frittatas all the time after I went to Spain two years ago and I'm excited to try this vegan take on it!

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

looks good~!

Sal said...

that fritata looks great, i'm gonna have to give that recipe a go.

The Rockin' Vegan said...

Right on, Crunk! Tofu and chickpea flour, looks like it does the trick. Great pic - looks delicious. I think I'll have to seek out that 500 Vegan recipes book...

Mihl said...

I totally forgot about that frittata! I have too many cookbooks and not enough time to try out all those awesome recipes. That is a pretty picture, btw.