Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble

Feast your eyes on this perfect savory Sunday brunch meal, featuring this eggless Tofu Scramble. By simply draining the tofu and crumbling it apart, you are able to recreate a classic breakfast spin that will satisfy anyone’s palate in less than 10 minutes. I make this all the time because it’s a basic recipe that only uses a handful of ingredients. In addition, you can really add whatever ingredients you’d like, just as if it were a regular scramble. Be sure to try this out, it’s a healthier version with lower the fat content and cholesterol-free. You really can’t say more than – yum!

Yields 2 servings

Ingredients 

8 oz. extra firm tofu, pressed

1/4 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. white pepper

1/4 tsp. turmeric

1 garlic clove, minced

1 Tbsp. green onion, to garnish

1 Tbsp. avocado oil

Directions

  1. Using your hands, break up the tofu into small crumbles. 
  2. In a frying pan on medium-high heat, add avocado oil. Toss in the crumbles and seasoning; cook for 6-8 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally so it does not burn or stick. 
  3. Serve with chopped green onion.

Chef’s tip: Feel free to add spinach, peppers, and roasted potatoes for a southwestern style breakfast hash

Best Ever Pancakes

Best Ever Pancakes

Best Ever Pancakes

Mornings can be tough to get breakfast ready since we are normally rushing to start our day and get out of the house for work, school, or any other activity we have going on. This pancake recipe is super simple and will not take you more than 15 minutes to make- leaving you ample amount of time to eat this stacked high tower of fluffy-goodness. In my filling, I wanted to add peanut butter and sliced apples, however, you can add anything you’d like. Whether it be blueberries, bananas, yogurt, or jam, feel free to get creative with this best ever pancake recipe!

Best Ever Pancakes

Yields 10 pancakes

Ingredients

1-1/2 cup King Arthur organic flour 

4 Tsp. baking powder

2 Tbsp. Woodstock organic cane sugar

1 Tbsp. Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer + 2 Tbsp. water, mixed and set aside 

1¼ cup plain almond milk 

¼ cup Earths Balance Vegan Butter + more for cooking

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

Best Ever Pancakes

Directions

  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, almond milk, egg replacer, vanilla extract, and melted butter with a wooden spoon. Set aside.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium low heat. When the pan is hot add a small amount of butter and 1/4 cup of the pancakes batter.
  3. Cook the pancake for 2-3 minutes each side. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. Serve the pancakes stacked with peanut butter and sliced apples.

Chef’s tip: You can add whatever topping to the pancakes, in the picture, I added peanut butter with sliced apples and peanuts.

Breakfast Oats with Strawberries and Coconut

Breakfast Oats with Strawberries and Coconut

Breakfast Oats with Strawberries and Coconut

Did you know that you should normally eat and drink water within the first hour of waking up? This helps get your metabolism started for the day and gives you the fuel you need to begin your morning. With this quick and easy breakfast oat bowl, you will be eating in no time. Using organic and homemade ingredients, this bowl is packed with tons of nutrients! In a rush? Make these overnight and store in the refrigerator for a quick and easy grab-n-go meal!

Breakfast Oats with Strawberries and Coconut

Yields 1 serving

Ingredients

1-1/2 cup rolled oats, uncooked

16 oz fresh coconut milk

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract, optional

1 tsp agave, optional 

Sliced coconut meat to top

Sliced strawberries to top

Directions

  1. In a mason jar mix vanilla, agave, and coconut milk and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, pour in oats and top with coconut milk. Garnish with sliced strawberries and sliced coconut meat with a mint leaf.

Chef’s tip: Feel free to add almonds, walnuts, or granola for an extra crunch. 

Crispy Home-fries

Photo Cred: Jermaine Bullard

This potato hash is hearty, simple and a well-known comfort food we all love and enjoy. On the weekends, it is usually a time when we go out to brunch and share it with our family and friends. This weekend, why not bring that same atmosphere to your home with this recipe! With added seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, and other wholesome ingredients. you can make a simple dish into something new. With these garden-fresh and fragrant elements, your mouth and body is going to be asking for more!

Photo Cred: Jermaine Bullard

 

Ingredients

3 medium russet potato 

1 medium yellow onion 

1 red bell pepper

1/4 cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil, chopped

2 cloves garlic, sliced

1 Tbsp. Rosemary

1 Tbsp. Parsley

1 tsp Vitacost Himalayan Pink Salt- Fine

1/2 tsp Spicely Organics Pepper Black Ground Tin

2 cups spinach

1/4 cup spaghetti squash seeds

Photo Cred: Jermaine Bullard

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Drizzle olive oil on a baking sheet. Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes and place onto pan. Chop the red bell pepper, onion, and garlic and mix into potatoes. Sprinkle rosemary, salt and pepper over top.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven- add the seeds and sun-dried tomatoes.. Bake addition 10 minutes.
  4. In a serving dish, place spinach on the bottom and pour potatoes on top- mixing spinach in to wilt.
  5. Serve as side dish with other breakfast foods.

 

Chef’s tip: Squeeze half a lemon directly after the potato has comes out of the oven for an extra flavor boost!

Dehydrated Granola with Seeds

Homemade granola - The Vegan Rhino

Photo Cred: Jermaine Bullard

Granola is a great snack or topper for your dairy-free yogurt, overnight oats, or smoothies. When making your own mixture of granola, you get to personalize it:  adding seeds, dried fruit, nuts, superfood powders, and more. The two kinds that I have made are: an original flavor and a chocolate flavor (using cocoa powder).

 

Photo Cred: Jermaine Bullard

Yields 32 oz granola

Ingredients

4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Organic Rolled Oats Gluten Free – Quick Cooking

1/2 cup spaghetti squash seeds

1/8 cup Spicely Organics Black Sesame Seeds Jar

1/2 cup Vitacost Certified Organic Maple Syrup Grade A – Non-GMO

1/2 tsp Vitacost Himalayan Pink Salt- Fine

1 cup dried cherries

1/4 cup Hersheys Cocoa Powder

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all above ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
  2. In your dehydrator, set temperature to 115 degrees and set timer for 6-8 hours or until granola is slightly hard. Remove granola from dehydrator trays and break into bite size pieces. Store in air tight container.
    • Oven method: Place granola mixture on slightly greased baking sheet. Set oven to lowest temperature setting and allow to bake until slightly golden. Remove and break up into pieces and store in air tight container.

 

Chef’s tip: If you would like to add cocoa powder to the recipe, you can split the batch in half. Add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to begin and see how much more to add. Just note you may need to add more maple sugar to sweeten the chocolate powder.

Cinnamon Rolls with “Cream Cheese” Frosting

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Fresh, warm cinnamon buns in the morning bring forth all the feels. If you consider this indulgent treat a thing of the past, you may want to give my guilt-free version a shot. Made with organic, non-GMO and dairy-free ingredients, these spiraled rolls will without a doubt taste better than you remember. Enjoy the smell of cinnamon, brown sugar and vegan butter bubbling away in the oven while you prepare sweet, homemade icing to melt on top. Share them with your family on a lazy weekend morning to bring life back to your breakfast table!

If you prefer mini cinnamon rolls, simply cut this recipe in half.

Cinnamon Rolls

Yields 20 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients

Dough:

1 1/2 cup plain almond milk, luke warm

4 1/2 tsp. Red Star Active Dry Yeast

1/2 cup Florida Crystals organic cane sugar

4 Tbsp.  Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer Gluten Free + 8 Tbsp water, mixed together

1/2 cup Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks, melted

6 cups King Arthur Flour organic unbleached All Purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

Filling:

1/2 cup Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks

1 cup Vitacost certified organic light brown sugar – non-GMO

4 Tbsp. Vitacost certified organic ground cinnamon

Frosting:

6 Tbsp. water or butter substitute, melted

1 1/2 cups Vitacost Certified Organic Powdered Sugar – Non-GMO

16 oz. Kite Hill plain cream cheese

1 tsp. Frontier Co-Op Organic Vanilla Extract

Optional: Chopped Walnuts

Directions 

  1. In mixing bowl, combine the warm almond milk and yeast to create your starter. Once you see bubbles or froth on top you can add your sugar, butter, and egg replacer mixture. Mix to combine. 
  2. Sift together flour and salt into a bowl, slowly pour  dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and mix to combine. Dough will be sticky, that is when you know it is done. Place into a light oiled bowl and cover with a dish towel or wrap. Allow to double in size, roughly 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Once dough has doubled in size, place onto a floured counter and roll into a 12×15 rectangle. Taking the butter, smear over the entire rectangle and sprinkle the brown sugar on top. Next you will take your cinnamon and put it evenly on top of the brown sugar and butter.
  5. To roll, take the closest edge and begin to tuck and roll it up. Continue to roll the dough into a log shape. Be careful when you cut the log up into pieces so that you do not squish the dough.
  6. Place Cinnamon rolls onto greased baking dish and allow to rise again for 30-45 minutes, or until doubled in size. 
  7. While they are sitting, mix together your powdered sugar, almond milk, vanilla, butter, and cream cheese until smooth. Place in fridge and cover until cinnamon buns are ready. 
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Allow to cool down for 10 minutes and smear cream cheese frosting on top. 

 

Chef’s tip: If you would like, you may add walnuts or raisins to the filling. Or if you wanted, you could add different seeds to the dough after rolling it out for a new flavor.