Finally, a reason to wake up in the afternoon.
After much loved Vegan with a Vengeance and two delightful cookbook collaborations with Terry Hope Romero, Isa Chandra Moskowitz has done it again: amused, enlightened, and fed us with the sassy and scrumptious recipes in her second solo cookbook, Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For—from Asparagus Omelets to Pumpkin Pancakes. Actually, this time she amazed and even frightened us with this book’s comprehensiveness. What other cookbook, vegan or otherwise, includes recipes for from-scratch sausage, bagels, tofu and tempeh scramble, waffles and pancakes (even some gluten-free), breads, muffins, and essential brunch drinks, like mimosas and bloody marys?
To get intimate with our newest best friend, we tested a bunch of Vegan Brunch‘s recipes last weekend potluck-style. Laura packed Potato Spinach Squares, the Shiitake Dill Fritatta, and the fixings for Pumpkin French Toast; Cat cooked two recipes of Basic Tofu Scramble; Summer baked Cinnamon Rolls; Jason toted Bloody Moskowitz materials and Tomato Rosemary Scones on his bike; and Matt and I made Diner Home Fries, a Classic Broccoli Quiche, and Old-Fashioned Chelsea Waffles.
Let’s swiftly move on to the food.