My Meatless Life: #WondalandWest + Avocado Bruschetta

It’s always fun to feed people vegan food for the first time. I was asked to cook for a house full of non-vegan southern black folks in town for the Grammys and Janelle suggested brunch.  Anybody who knows me knows that’s the magic word. I came through and put it down! Janelle Monae, Deep Cotton and the whole Wondaland crew went vegan… for a meal.

Here is how it went down, it was short notice and I didn’t really know what I was going to make but I had 24 hours to come up with a mind-blowing menu. I have to admit I work best under pressure. I dug into my archives from my Jivamukti brunch days and pulled out the orange cream filled French toast. Some new stuff I’m testing out like avocado bruschetta and siracha sausage.

I got too busy feeding people while the food was hot that I forgot to take pictures but here is what I did catch:

I was working alone until someone came through and said he was handy in the kitchen, so I put him to work on veggies.

My boy, George 2.0 came through with the iPad DJ set up and that was the last thing I needed.

Fast forward; I had no time to take pictures of plates but this was the aftermath.

I’m not being stingy with the recipes just conserving them for a future project 😉 but I had to share this one, it’s really amazing.

Avocado Bruschetta

2 cups ripe avocado, mashed

2 tablespoons cooking oil

1 cup onion, small dice

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon fresh sage, minced

sea salt

black pepper

1 loaf fresh ciabatta bread


Step one: In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat oil until hot and shimmering, add onions, garlic and sage. saute until onions become translucent. 3-4 minutes. and remove from heat.

Step two: Add saute to avocado salt and pepper to taste. Lightly toast bread and spread avocado on bread; serve immediately.

I caught Jane and Chuck on their way to some fancy party.



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7 Responses to My Meatless Life: #WondalandWest + Avocado Bruschetta

  1. Pingback: My Meatless Life: #WondalandWest + Avocado Bruschetta | Wondaland Arts Society

  2. Looks delicious! Similar to our tempeh panini that we serve to people that have never tasted fresh tempeh before.
    Betsy Shipley

  3. Anne says:

    This brunch menu sounds amazing! Thanks for teasing us with one recipe, look forward to seeing more 🙂

  4. Janelle is a glorious wonder of an artist and everyone should love her. Her band is sick too.

  5. George 2.0 says:

    Listen, I grew up on pork. Like real pork. We didn’t even do Turkey Bacon. We ate chittlin’s as often as my Grandmom would make them. “A meal is not a meal without meat.” Not anymore, Ayinde is an exceptional chef who managed to change the minds of a house full of carnivores. Now, in all fairness, I am told that the average Vegan meal doesn’t usually taste THIS good. But if Ayinde is cooking, I would suggest you be eating.

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