Carnival Sunday Brunch and Thoughts for Mum

I think Sunday isn’t just a day to dedicate to Sunday lunches, sleeping until 2pm and feeling Monday coming dreadfully, it’s also great to spend a little extra time  preparing a lovely hearty breakfast or brunch.

The “500 Vegan Dishes” book I borrowed from the local library had superb ideas for this, so I choose what I would call a Carnival Sunday Brunch as it’s so colourful (and it’s vegan).

What You Need

  • Ingredients for 2:

-For the scrambled tofu:

  • 200g of firm tofu;
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower oil;
  • 1 Clove of garlic, crushed;
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce;
  • Black pepper

-For the fried tomatoes:

  • A big handful of sliced cherry tomatoes or 2 big tomatoes, chopped;
  • Spring onion, sliced;
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower oil;
  • Salt

-For the fried potatoes:

  • 2 medium-big potatoes
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, crushed;
  • Rosemary (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Sunflower oil
  • Salt

-Toasted wholemeal bread to serve.

-The potatoes will take the longest to cook so chop them in small pieces (the smaller they are the quicker they’ll cook and the less energy you’ll need to use) and put them in a frying pan with some hot sunflower oil, add the garlic (and rosemary if using)  and cover with a lid (that’ll save even more energy and gently steam the spuds);

-After about 10 minutes the potatoes should be more than half-cooked so heat up the oil in another pan and gently fry the tomatoes and spring onions;

-Get the tofu and squeeze it! I did this using a bowl, and that helped me crumble it too, to be like scrambled eggs;

-Add the turmeric to the tofu and mix, add it to the pan of tomatoes (to save washing up too many pans), add the garlic and soy sauce and gently stir, cook for another 5 minutes;

-Make sure the potatoes are cooked, make the toast, add lots of black pepper to the scrambled tofu and season the spuds and tomatoes and serve everything together!

Vegan Carnival Sunday Brunch


The scambled tofu can also be prepared adding half a courgette and a sliced pepper for a Mediterranean version, or you can serve inside a wholemeal pitta bread with sliced tomatoes.


Next week, Sunday 18th March, is Mother’s day!

If you’d like to give her an original gift, not the usual nice but a bit boring flowers and chocolates, why not get some ideas from the Friends Of the Earth shop?

There’s a very cute British Garden Tea Towel,an organic cotton plastic bag recycler, really lovely lanterns

Have you thought about what to get for you Mum on Mum’s day yet?


One thought on “Carnival Sunday Brunch and Thoughts for Mum

  1. Pingback: Tasty and Sustainable Vegan Breakfasts | GreenTrails&TeapotTales

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