I am so excited to get VeganMofo started off with day 1’s prompt:
Rise and Shine! It’s MoFo time! Tell us about your breakfast.
I am a HUGE breakfast fan–scrambles, hash browns, pancakes, tater tots, english muffins, muffins, fruit, bagels–what’s not to love? I think it’s one of the simple pleasures in life when I have the time to make a real breakfast and not just the usual almond milk and cereal. Most of the time I feel rushed from the second I wake up and I think taking the time to cook is such a lovely and calm way to start the day. Extra bonus: it fills the house with delicious smells!
This vegan bagel breakfast sandwich is all of my favorite things layered on top of each other: salty and sweet sausages, soft tofu, gooey cheese, crispy hash brown (the crispness is key!), fresh crunchy onions, tangy ketchup, all in between a chewy bagel! It’s a bit of a splurge aka it’s not the healthiest thing in the world, but I think we can all agree we totally deserve to treat ourselves from time to time ;).
I hope you are having a great morning and I can’t wait to look through the #vgnmf15 feed on Instagram to see what everyone’s cookin’ up for day 1 of VeganMofo and get some breakfast inspiration!
A note about the ingredients:
Tofu “egg”: I used tumeric mixed with some water to color it yellow. This is completely optional and just something I like to do since I like colorful food! (I personally cannot taste the tumeric, especially when mixed with the other elements.)
Vegan Sausage: There are a variety of vegan sausages in both the frozen and refrigerated aisles of Whole Food’s (I originally forgot to check the refrigerated area and wondered why the selection was so slim). I tried Field Roast Breakfast Sausages in Apple Maple and they were delicious–I was a little hesitant at first because they were on sale but they totally did not disappoint and I didn’t have to spend a million bucks! I liked both the flavor and texture as well as the fact that they are cute and miniature sized. I only needed 3 cut length wise to make a layer on my sandwich, you may need less if your sausages are regular sized.
Vegan cheese: My favorite to cook with at home is Daiya cheese. They come in blocks or shredded and melt when heated. I am using the cheddar cheese in shredded kind but slices from the block might be a little less messy.
Hash browns: I always have some Trader Joe’s Hash Browns in the freezer– they are so easy to make and satisfy my hash brown cravings.