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.
2 cups ripe avocado, mashed
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup onion, small dice
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh sage, minced
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.