Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vegan Mofo Comfort Food: Biscuits and Gravy (and "Bacon" and Kale)

more breakfast

Well, good morning.

We have the day off work today because it is Remembrance Day in Canada. This means I've put off everything I needed to do this week until today thinking, well, I'll have plenty of time on Thursday to copy zines/sew/clean the house/make vegan fish and chips/read that book/pack for Montreal/work on that article. You can imagine how relaxing this day is shaping up to be.

But nothing gets done unless breakfast gets eaten, so I got up early to make us something delicious. What you see here is a plate of Herbed Drop Biscuits (from Vegan Brunch), tofu bacon (from my own recipe, except baked, not fried), oven home fries, pan-fried kale, and some miso gravy from this never-fail recipe that I use all the time. Vegan breakfast, for the win.

drop biscuits

I'd never made these biscuits before and I have to say I was phenomenally impressed. I've had some pretty horrible biscuit baking disasters in the past, so I was not getting my hopes up for these. However, once again, Isa Chandra Moskovitz rules. I am always delighted by how well her recipes work out. She's the queen of vegan cooking for a reason.

yum

As I alluded to in my list of things to do today, I am going to Montreal tomorrow to table at Expozine with my non-food related writing projects. If you are in Montreal, do come to say hi! And if you wanted to bring me a snack, that would probably be cool, too. I am going to try my level best to keep up the Mofo daily blogging, even with all of the traveling and tabling and friend visiting. Who am I to back away from a challenge?

J.

11 comments:

HayMarket8 said...

everyone seems to be making biscuits but me! Maybe I need to try it out! Yours look so good!

Sarah S. said...

Third post on biscuits I've seen in the last 24 hours, I know what I'll be eating for breakfast on Saturday. Safe travels to you.

Fanny said...

I've never made biscuits, but now I'll be sure to get to it. Thanks! Have fun on your travels :)

Sheila said...

Wow! That certainly blows the toast & PB I had for breakfast out of the water!

As it so happens, I am in Montreal :)
Can't guarantee that I'll have a chance to stop by but I can tell you you will be in the middle of Veggie restaurant heaven there.
Here are some nearby if you haven't checked them out yet:

Aux Vivres http://www.auxvivres.com/en/home/

Crudescence http://www.crudessence.com/en/

Lumière Mile End, La Panthère Verte, Chuch, Fuscia,La Faim du Monde etc:
http://www.happycow.net/north_america/canada/quebec/montreal/

Bon Appetit!! :)

Jennifer (It Ain't Meat, Babe) said...

Thanks, Shelia! We usually end up at AuVive after Expozine stuff, which is always a relief after a full day of caffeine and selling stuff to people!

Ricki said...

That is one MoFo worthy breakfast!! Yum. I love biscuits--can't believe I've never made those from Vegan Brunch. I think I was too busy with the other options in there. ;)

Have fun at the expo!

The Edgy Vedgy said...

these biscuits look amazing!! I still have yet to make some vegan biscuits. Have fun at the expo!

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Antonio said...

Now that is a good way to start your day. Isa Chandra Moskovitz you say... I'm going to have to find that recipe for those biscuits.

celyn said...

Yep, I am going to have to make biscuits and gravy now. Oh my goodness. Your food looks so good!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

That looks really delicious!