Luxurious Breakfast

Usually my breakfast is only a cup of coffee and couple of slices of bread. Sometimes on weekends when you don’t have to hurry anywhere it’s nice to have a bigger breakfast. Today I had vegan tortilla Española (Spanish omelet), soy yogurt with strawberries and muesli, carrot bread I baked yesterday, juice and coffee. Now my stomach is so full that I think I don’t have to eat anything before dinner.

Tortilla Española

2-3 tbsp oil
3 potatoes
1 small onion
2 dl chickpea flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp parsley
0,5 tsp turmeric
0,25 tsp paprika (only for colour)
salt and pepper
2 dl cold water

Peel the potatoes, cut in half and slice thinly. Chop the onion coarsely. Heat the oil in a pan and put the potatoes in it. Be careful, the oil can splatter and burn your hand. Fry few minutes. Stir often to avoid potatoes sticking together. Add the onion and continue frying until both potatoes and onion are soft and lightly browned. Remove from heat.

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add water and whisk until well mixed. Add fried potatoes and onion. You can let the mixture sit 10-20 minutes, but it’s not required. Heat the pan again, add more oil if needed. Spread the mixture to the pan and fry on medium or low heat until the surface is dry and bottom is browned. Flip and fry until the other side is browned too.


You CAN Make An Omelet Without Breaking Eggs

I planned serving a brunch on Saturday, but we slept late and had to go to a pub at noon to see a gig, so we ended up having the “brunch” after lunch time. I had planned serving pea muffins, Waldorf salad, Chickpea omelet and a bigger version of broccoli pie, but I skipped the pie, because there were fewer eaters than I had thought. We drank Mimosas and since it’s a fruity drink and Waldorf salad also contains fruits, I thought serving fruits or dessert wasn’t necessary. The omelet was filled with soy sausage and leeks, but other fillings are good too.

Vegan Omelet

1,5 dl chickpea flour
1 tsp baking powder
0,5 tsp salt
0,5 tsp turmeric
0,5 tsp paprika
1, 5 dl water
2 tbsp oil for frying

Fillings of you choice: sliced soy sausage, chopped leek, thinly sliced onion, mushrooms, bell pepper, seitan, corn, herbs etc.

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Pour the water to the bowl and whisk together. Add the fillings and stir. heat the oil in a frying pan, pour an even layer of batter to the pan and fry on medium heat until the top of the omelet is thickened and the edges are dry. Flip and fry couple of minutes on the other side or until golden brown.