Sunday, 15 July 2007

Lazy Fry-Up Brunch


Lazy morning with no plans! Leftover olive and rosemary bread from Dench bakery! Mushroom and tomato that needs to be used! Fry up!

E is feeling poorly so it has been a quiet weekend. When I lived in Scotland with him, we often visited his folks who would make him a fry up of eggs, bacon, fried toast and potato scones. I can’t quite manage this – fried bread just seems way too much grease for me, and I never have bacon in the house, although I do make potato scones occasionally. But when I have time and ingredients, I like to make us a fry-up.

Today I fried up sliced mushroom, chopped tomato, a leftover chopped-up vegetarian sausage, a sprinkle of flax seed and some salt. I served it with baby spinach leaves, avocado and lemon juice. E also has a fried egg but this is out of my comfort zone because I don’t like the taste of eggs. I always feel a reasonably competent cook til it comes to boiling an egg – and frying an egg is only marginally easier for me. But between the two of us we manage it.

Served up with the olive bread, it was a most delicious brunch – as good as most which I have in cafes. All without even having to leave home.

On the Stereo:
Don’t Try This At Home: Billy Bragg

5 comments:

  1. This sounds divine! I love the idea of your veggie fry up!

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  2. Yeah, fried bread at breakfast is WAY too much for me too.

    Lovely brunch. That bread is bloody good stuff.

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  3. This is my kind of fry-up!! Good stuff. And that bread is amazing. Bet it was super good with all your creations along with it!

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  4. Oooo, nice breakfast spread! I have to admit that I rarely do breakfast fry-ups (I'm so boring - I love my fresh juice and cereal start to the day) but I can understand the comfort factor that can come into play :) Hope E feels better soon!

    P.S. I need to make a vegan goodie basket for a friend...do you have any tried and tested vegan sweets recipes (muffins/cakes/cookies) that you can share? I'll blog and credit you, of course :)

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  5. thanks Jenn, Lucy, Kleopatra, Ellie - glad you appreciate a good wholesome fry up!

    Ellie - re your request for vegan food, if your friend likes chocolate (which if I recall rightly isn't your preference) then the balsamic fudge cookies which I made in July, and the cardomom and chocolate cake in May.

    I also have a favourite vegan chocolate coconut cake in a Vikki Leng Vegetarian Feast which I woule recommend if you can get hold of the book (or if you have it) because I probably wont make it right away but keep meaning to do so - thanks for the reminder.

    And check out Post Punk Kitchen website or Fat Free Vegan blog. Cindy from Where's the Beef blog did a really nice-looking coconut chai breakfast cake last month. Hope that helps. (sorry I can't manage links in these comments)

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