Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More Brunch Test Recipes ala Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Since late last week I've had kitchen time on my hands and Brunch test recipes to play with.
It's like having Isa over for brunch, only she doesn't show up and just tells you what to do.

Tofu Benedict with Hollandaise


Sesame Tofu Scramble (itty bity lefotvers)


Sauteed Collards with 'Sausage'


With Smoky Black Bean Sausages - my variation of Isa's Spicy Pinto Bean Sausages (there will be breakfast sausage in the book!), which was based on Julie Hasson's Spicy Italian Sausages.


The evolution of the easiest fake meat making.


Getting ready to steam.


Finished product. Who buys Tofurkey?? THESE ARE SO DAMN EASY.


Tofu Benny, Shot 2, this time with more smoky, steamed chard:


Wash it all down with the last glass out of your third-to-last carton of
Peppermint Chocolate Vitasoy from your stockpile.

Look for Isa's Brunch book to hit in early 2009, if I recall correctly. Maybe I'm making that up, but it sounds right. Testing is almost complete, but expect at least a few more blogged about in the near future.

31 comments:

Vegyogini said...

The tofu benny looks fabulous!

VeggieGirl said...

Man oh man, the Sautéed Collards look AMAZING!!

vegan addict said...

I thought the pile of sausage dough was a chocolate chip cookie at first! Yum!

Erin said...

The benedict does look ridiculously good.

sweetpotato said...

Peppermint chocolate is my favorite!

All your pictures are gorgeous.

K.E.N. said...

i still buy Tofurkey! :o)

yeah, i need to make those damn sausages sometime...

Jennifer said...

Thanks for pointing out how easy those sausages are! I might try those over this long weekend.

The tofu benedict looks delicious. Can't wait for the book so I can see that recipe!

Kati said...

Oooohhh exciting - early 09 can't come quickly enough.

So Jess, I had a dream last night that you wrote a cookbook! You should totally do it! How about, "Fresh From the Market with Jess"??

jelymo said...

it all looks SO GOOD!

B36Kitchen said...

I want to eat every single bit of this post. Especially the Tofu Benny w. Hollandaise!

Meep said...

Wow, the sausages have made me think that a bean-based chorizo may be possible after all...

Chelsea said...

Brunch is my favorite meal so it's so great seeing these recipes unfold in your kitchen. I am not normally a person who buys a cookbook, but I think this one I am going to have to!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

K.E.N. - Karla, come over and we will have a link usage and sausage making date. Well actually since I don't have a home computer you'll invite ME over..great!

Jennifer & Meep - have fun!

vegan addict - I can see that!

Kati - aw, that's adorable, thank you ; )

Bianca said...

That Tofu Benedict is blowing my mind! I love how the tofu is cut all circular-like. Presentation really is everything!

And this reminds me that I've got to make some more steamed sausages. My frozen stash has run dry...

aTxVegn said...

I may become a breakfast lover! Everything looks outstanding!

Laura said...

breakfast is the best meal. period. i am so excited for this new cookbook!! thanks for testing so we all get to share in the brunch greatness! this all looks so good! maybe i will cryogenically freeze myself until the book comes out, so i won't have to painfully wait...

Animal-Friendly said...

Tofu Benedict and hollandaise sauce? Oh.my.GOODNESS!

shellyfish said...

I can't freaking wait for this book to come out. Isa mentioned the tofu benny on Eric's podcast a bit back, but seeing it in the photo is almost too much!

Almost Vegetarian said...

Okay, the Tofu Benedict with Hollandaise looks gorgeous.

Of coure, I am reading this pre-breakfast. But now I know what I want. Now, where's my tofu?

Cheers!

kimmykokonut said...

I'm really excited about tofu benedict! That used to be one of my favorite breakfast items as a kid.

destinyskitchen said...

You're so lucky to still have that Vitasoy! I get my hopes up every time I go to Grocery Outlet & see the chocolate banana flavor. Why can't they get their hands on the Peppermint?! It's heaven. As is that photo of Tofu Benedict.

kat said...

holy shittttttt.

i am going to die when this book comes out!!

Urban Vegan said...

Counting the days til Isa's new book...

And I;m the only vegan in the world who hasn't made those sausages! They look so easy and tempting...and if this economy doesn't motivate me, I'm not sure what will.

Carrie™ said...

Awesome! It all looks so delicious. I think my new favorite meal-time is brunch.

Eesh said...

Delicious!! I can't wait to try out the tofu benedict!!! Oh and those sausages look amazing!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Such a tease! All the dishes look divine.

VeganFabulous said...

The Benedict looks fantastic! I had the tofurkey Florentine yesterday at Vita Cafe and now I am totally in the mood for more!

sarchan said...

That looks like the perfect brunch, down to the holiday Vitasoy. I want it all right now.

Mandee said...

This book is going to be awesome! Great food!

Michelle said...

jess! this is an old post BUT i've been searching for a bunch of things, namely, sausage variations cause i FINALLY caught the bug. can you tell me...what do you change in your black bean version. well, i'm assuming you've got black beans and liquid smoke? but what else, do tell!

love,
michelle

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