Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Brown Rice + Tofu + Toast

As any regular readers have probably figured out by now, I don't often make the same thing twice. I love trying new recipes, so unless something just totally blows me away, I probably will never make it again. And some recipes (okay, LOTS of recipes) do blow me away but still don't get made again because I just never get around to them. I have so many cookbooks and so little time!

But there's one simple breakfast that I've been coming back to over and over — Bernard's Brown Rice Breakfast from The Garden of Vegan:


Sarah Kramer and Tonya Bernard's (the recipe's namesake) The Garden of Vegan was my first vegan cookbook, and I've been making this since at least 2004 or 2005, right after going vegan. It looks kinda crazy, but it's oh-so-delicious. I blogged about my love for this tasty morning meal back in 2009 too.

Toast is topped with plain, heated tofu mixed with brown rice. Yes, it's unseasoned. But that's okay because you spray the tofu and rice-covered toast with Bragg's (or soy sauce) and then drizzle it all with flax oil and ketchup. Morning's don't really get better than this.

Do you ever make the same thing twice?

14 comments:

Kate said...

I'm the same as you - I have a few staples but love trying new recipes. As you say, too many cookbooks too little time!

xvavaveganx said...

I'm actually the opposite of you, I tend to make the same things over and over again. It drives me nuts that I eat the same things all the time, especially because I have so many cookbooks I've never even cooked out of! I think that if I had more time I'd be more likely to try more recipes. I plan on changing it up now that I have a dehydrator though!

This breakfast looks great though, I should totally try it on gluten free toast!

Barb@ThatWasVegan said...

When I first looked at that picture I thought "Is that ketchup? No, this is Bianca... it must be Sriracha!" :)

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

trying new recipes or just experimenting is the best! and that toast sounds really good -- and made with kitchen staples! even better! i'll have to give it a try. thanks for sharing!

aftermurderpark said...

Not very often no, the thing I have on repeat is the Tofu scramble from Vegan with a Vengeance (which might seem silly but it was one of the first recipes I tried when I was Vegan for six months) but that's about it!

Shiny Happy Vegan said...

I am the same way. Sometimes I wish I could take several months off of work just so that I could test recipes! There are only a handful of dishes that I've made more than once since going vegan because there's just so much stuff I want to try :)

Eileen said...

Oh man, who doesn't make the same thing twice? I think my head would explode if I didn't have a handful of recipes I could fall back on at any time--especially, say, when you get home at 9 pm and haven't eaten anything since one. Experimenting is great, but comfort and security are priceless.

Kate said...

Throw some avocado on top and it's even bettter! Mmm. Sometimes the simplest meals are the best.

Des said...

When it comes to food like for a meal I will make repeats but when it comes to baking... never twice. Maybe once in a blue moon I will do a repeat but it is very rare.

Amelia said...

I'm super jealous that you never make the same thing twice. I swear, I've made pasta with pesto sauce for the past three nights. And what an interesting breakfast! I'll have to try that one. :)

tender b. said...

Sounds like my idea of a good breakfast. I don't often make the same thing twice but I feel like I should.

Babette said...

I will definitely look for this recipe next time I go to my dad's (he has a copy of the book). It sounds interesting... and I wouldn't mind eating ketchup for breakfast, especially if it gets me to eat brown rice. BTW, the co-author's name is Tanya, not Tonya.

I rarely do the same thing twice, unless I don't feel like looking for a new recipe. When I'm short on time, I also often make the same simple things like tofu steaks (tofu sauteed with soy sauce and nooch), spaghetti and of course home made salads. Also, for some ingredients that are rather uncommon, I often make the same recipe. For instance, I almost only buy asparagus when they are in season, and I often rely on the same recipes that I know are winners, like the Veganomicon asparagus quiche and Clean Food's cream of asparagus.

Sheridan & Drew said...

This sounds so interesting, but good! I want to give it a try!

Erin said...

I'm like you - I'll rarely make a recipe twice unless I absolutely love it. Two that come to mind are Wolfie's Fiesta Pasta Salad from La Dolce Vegan (best mayo-based dressing EVER), and the Gooey Grilled Cheez from Uncheese Cookbook, which I'll use any time I need a quick cheesy sauce.