Friday, May 11, 2012

My Fantasy Mother's Day Brunch Menu

This menu is probably going to remain a fantasy for my whole life, but I thought it would be fun to share with you my idea of a great Mother's Day Brunch menu.

It's Mother's Day, so the moms should not have to do the cooking, right? This fantasy comes with a husband (or private chef, or spectacular children who just got out of culinary school) who cooks. Not just cooks, but happily prepares no-oil vegan food.

Circumstances as they are, this isn't happening in my lifetime. This Mother's Day, my sister-in-law, with three young kids of her own, has graciously invited the family over for your typical American barbecue fare. I'm called upon to make an "alternative" dessert (that makes me really happy) and whatever other food I feel like bringing that falls in line with my "unusual" dietary preferences.

But back to my fantasy.

In my fantasy, my husband cooks. Not just that, everyone in the family is Plant-strong and loves to create amazing Nutritarian food.

Hey, it's my fantasy.

And because my husband, and all of the other men in the family cook, the women get to take the day off and enjoy the wonderful nutritious food that has been lovingly prepared for us. And this is what the husband's have prepared:

This is the second time this week that I have linked to a recipe from the Yummy Mummy Kitchen blog. I detect a trend! It's not a vegan blog, but it looks pretty Plant-strong, and I've gotten pretty darned good at adapting pretty much any recipe. This one looks like a great appetizer for my fantasy Mother's Day Brunch.

I am so into raw kale salads right now. I simply can't get enough of them. Here's a new and creative one from Gena over at Choosing Raw.

I really dig a good enchilada casserole. This one looks spectacular. I love the idea of a roasted poblano cashew cream sauce over the top. I'll be making my version of it (definitely adding kale and a lot more veggies!) to bring to the family barbecue. Plus I'll make a whole lot of it so that we can eat leftovers all week.

How good does this look? It's so rare that I see a recipe on the Internet that I want to make exactly as the recipe was originally written, but this is one of them. Angela at Oh She Glows calls this "Crazy Woman Chocolate Blender Pudding" but I don't think it's crazy at all. Confession: I couldn't wait for my fantasy to become a reality and I went ahead and made it for myself last night. It was more like a decadent smoothie than a pudding, and it wouldn't keep well at all to serve at a party. It's more of an on demand food, but I froze the leftovers and we'll see what happens.

What are you doing this Mother's Day? What's on your real or imagined Mother's Day Brunch Menu? To leave a comment/view the comments, please click on the title of this post (the orange text above).

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