If I could eat brunch regularly, I would. I mean I kind of do, except that it’s really just me delaying breakfast to a lunch time and eating something more filling and/or savory than I would typically eat for an on-time breakfast. Brunch always seems like a fancy white people thing and maybe there’s something about it being inaccessible that causes allure. All I know is if someone can nail a brunch menu it should be considered a high level form of energy work.
Jonas and I talk a lot about our goals and one of them is to have local plant forward pop-up events in Ellensburg. The concept seems simple, but there are actually a lot of steps leading up to hosting a temporary restaurant event. I have zero experience in food service and Jonas is barely 3 so his skills are also a bit lacking. Needless to say, we have a lot to learn! I figure that it won’t do us much good to get to the point where we have completed all legal and administrative tasks to be ready for launch without spectacular food to offer so we’ve decided to start a focus on creating the perfect brunch menu.
This is the tasty part, but another whole set of skills to learn since plating is a new notion for me. I watched a video about creating avocado flowers but like all beautiful things in life I’m going to have to practice a bit. When they look pretty enough I will place them on top of the yummy seasoning stuff instead of using savory bits to hide my shame. Calling all millenials in Ellensburg to try my recipe for avocado toast! We can talk about the real reasons why we don’t own houses and how it isn’t guacamole tears. Seriously, come over. I can never have enough avocado loving friends.
I make the best biscuits and gravy ever (no joke, you can ask anyone) so I have a sell out pop-up brunch baseline. I have a solid pancake recipe that is definitely one you haven’t tried before, but will have you trying to get sneaky on my secret recipe. One time I made a vegan breakfast sandwich (using tofu in the place of egg) that was incredible. I was in my early 20’s so of course I didn’t save the recipe and Jonas and I are starting from scratch on this one. I have a feeling we will try, and try again. Insider tips accepted and appreciated! I love that we are to this point where plant-based meals don’t have to prove their deliciousness anymore and now the real goal is to leave people thinking they have been deprived by only eating their traditional favorites. But, you know, I’m still going to work on the breakfast sandwich because balance is important.
We’re dreaming of an earth week pop-up and definitely need to network so if you or someone you know might be interested in collaborating please feel free to reach out! We are also always accepting new friendships and taste testers so there’s no time like the present to take on a mama & toddler for your inner circle. We can be mindful together, over a scrambrito. I’m trademarking that, don’t take it.
Check out this article about brunch. It has nothing to do with my article, but it's a great read.
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