Breakfast Time!

Sometimes I think that breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. 99.9% of the time, I simply have tea and toast, and I love tea and toast, but sometimes I have fancier fare, and I usually photograph it...

Starting off with some sweet breakfast/brunch dishes, here's some homemade toasted muesli - so much nicer than bought varieties.

Let's face it, any time is pancake time...

When I make waffles, it's usually an extravagant affair involving multiple homemade sauces and toppings. In this case we have orange-cornmeal waffles with strawberries, citrus syrup, chocolate sauce and cashew cream, topped with toasted hazelnuts.  Another favourite is salted caramel sauce.

Rather more wholesome, homemade cashew-soy yogurt with blackberries.

Please excuse the atrocious photo - I was obviously eager to get down to the eating rather than taking pretty pics! I love a cooked breakfast but I have yet to have a decent vegan breakfast at any of the Adelaide cafes I've visited. I made this one day when friends visited for brunch. My version of Tofu Florentine: wilted spinach and toasted almonds over crispy pan-fried tofu, topped with hollandaise sauce (I'm pretty sure I used Bryanna Clark Grogan's hollandaise recipe). Along with homemade seitan sausages, sauteed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, and homemade baked beans, served with toasted Turkish bread (and a non-homemade hash brown).

A couple of other breakfast recipes you can find elsewhere on my blog, my version of a tofu scramble, and a tofu poached "egg".