Vegan Mother’s Day Brunch Menu & Recap 2016

May 9, 2016

Appetizers and Sides

By: Jasmine Briones 

Vegan Mother's Day Brunch Menu & Recap 2016 | sweetsimplevegan.comThe day had finally come where Chris and I had our parents meet 🙂 It was nerve wrecking for me, and I am not sure why. His parents are so kind and personable, and I already knew that they would hit it off, but I guess it was just one of those things, a step in our relationship that I had butterflies in my tummy for. I did not vlog the day for my YouTube channel as I was not sure how they would have felt about it, and it was one of those in the moment events we had to be fully immersed in. We all sat out on our back patio on our couches and just chatted for hours about everything. Well, more so our parents, Chris and I got up here and there cause I needed a break LOL but trust me, after all the cooking and bouts of stress, you would too.

Okay so onto the food….we blew it out of the park! We rocked this vegan brunch spread and our parents were thoroughly impressed by all of the food, especially the bagels and lox, it made us so happy <3 We always want to be able to show that vegan food is delicious, easy, and so fun to make & share with your loved ones. Being able to show people new and creative ideas we have in the kitchen is something that I honestly find so much joy in. Both his and my parents are not vegan, so of course it is even more of a plus that they loved the food. I mean, they all are so open to our lifestyles and have made positive changes in light of our own, but anything we can do to give them that extra push, we are going to do it!

Here is a summary of the brunch that we served to our parents, I hope you can try these recipes! They were actually very easy to make, and I was surprised by how less of a stressful night/morning it actually was. The most time consuming part was the bagels just because of the rising time and extra time for boiling, but other than that, we were able to prepare things ahead of time (two days ahead for the lox, night before for the bagel dough, night before for marinating the veggies, and salad), so that the morning of we just put the final touches.

Vegan Mother's Day Brunch Menu & Recap 2016 | sweetsimplevegan.comHomemade Bagels + oil-free cream cheese, homemade carrot lox, capers and red onions

Vegan Mother's Day Brunch Menu & Recap 2016 | sweetsimplevegan.comCrispy Oven-Roasted Potatoes + Cashew Mustard Cheese

  • Potatoes: Preheat oven on convection 410F. Line a baking tray with a silicon baking mat. Dice potatoes, toss in dried dill, garlic powder, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast (a lot!). Bake for 25-3o minutes or until crispy.
  • Cashew Mustard Cheese (via Conscious Chris)- we put it in a squeeze bottle and it made it so beautiful!

Vegan Mother's Day Brunch Menu & Recap 2016 | sweetsimplevegan.comEasy Peasy Fruit Platter

  • Get as many colors as you can on the plate to make it vibrant 🙂

Quinoa, Lentil & Arugula Salad (Low-fat) | Vegan Mother's Day Brunch Menu & Recap 2016 | sweetsimplevegan.comLentil Quinoa & Arugula Salad + Oil-free Garlic Balsamic Dressing

  • Recipe on my blog here 🙂

Vegan Mother's Day Brunch Menu & Recap 2016 | sweetsimplevegan.comInfused Water with Strawberries and Mint

Leek and Mushroom Quiche + Sun-dried Tomato and Spinach Quiche

Vegan Mother's Day Brunch Menu & Recap 2016 | sweetsimplevegan.comOil-free Garlic Balsamic Roasted Veggies

  • Asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, onions, anything you want!
  • Marinate vegetables in dressing overnight in a ziploc bag. Preheat oven to convection 350F and bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • Dressing same as the salad 🙂

Vegan Mother's Day Brunch Menu & Recap 2016 | sweetsimplevegan.comVegan Goat Cheese & Superfood Crackers

  • Raw vegan goat-less cheese rolled in fresh dill and cranberries + homemade superfood crackers from Yvonne’s Deliciously Vegan.
  • A creamy dreamy cashew-based cheese creation from my girl Yvonne. We got it Organix LA, and you can order it as well from her from her site My Eclectic Kitchen!

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  1. Vanessa says:

    This spread looks amazing! I would of love something like this for mothers day. I’m definitely going to make the goat less cheese roll, it loves heavenly! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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