15 Vegetarian + Vegan Recipes to Serve Up for Easter Brunch
Avoiding meat, dairy and eggs doesn’t mean your Easter brunch has to be drab. These 15 veggie-packed dishes will deliver a delicious start for your holiday celebration. Filled with scrumptious seasonal flavors and tons of plant-based goodness, even omnivores will find these 100% vegetarian (and occasionally vegan) selections just as satisfying.
1. Crustless Goat Cheese Quiche (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free): This tangy goat cheese quiche can easily be made ahead of time. Talk about an excellent recipe for stress-free entertaining. (via Show Me the Yummy)
2. Inner Goddess Raspberry Breakfast Bowls (Vegan): These gorgeous smoothie bowls come about their vibrant color naturally, courtesy of a delicious blend of raspberries and mangoes (or peaches). Set out assorted toppings, and everyone can tailor their bowl to the liking of their own inner goddess. (via Pinch of Yum)
3. Tofu Breakfast Scramble and Tempeh Bacon (Vegan): Bacon and eggs goes vegan with two awesome, easy hacks for tofu and tempeh. Simply select gluten-free tamari to make it safe for those sensitive to the protein. (via Food52)
4. Salad Crispbreads With Roasted Squash Cream (Vegetarian): These bright crispbreads pack a ton of flavor and a tempting assortment of textures into every single bite. Their elegance practically calls for a glass of bubbly to wash it all down, no? (via Food Gays)
7. Cherry and Coconut Pancakes (Vegan, Gluten-Free): Inspired by coconut macaroons, these fluffy pancakes are nothing short of crave-worthy. With the sweet-tart cherry compote drizzled over top, you won’t even notice that they’re refined sugar-free. (via Goodness is Gorgeous)
8. Tofu Tacos With Spiced Lentils and Jicama-Mango Salsa (Vegan): You’ll love the transformation of lentils and tofu into sausage-like crumbles and scrambled “eggs” for these tasty tacos. The mango and jicama salsa adds a unique crunchy-yet-sweet touch. (via Noshed)
9. Raspberry Breakfast Trifle (Vegetarian): Whipping up the grains and raspberry compote for these elegant trifles the night before means brunch is a breeze to get on the table in the morning. (via Karla’s Nordic Kitchen)
10. Buckwheat Crepes With Chocolate Sauce (Vegan, Gluten-Free): A creamy chocolate filling makes these rich-tasting crepes especially irresistible. (via Sweet Potato Soul)
11. Vanilla Almond Granola (Vegan): Have fun serving and snacking on this tasty homemade granola. You can even stuff it inside plastic easter eggs for pre-portioned single-servings that are totally on point. (via Breakfast Drama Queen)
12. Coconut Polenta Porridge With Figs, Raspberries and Maple Syrup (Vegan, Gluten-Free): This tropical-inspired twist on cheesy grits is a terrific base for an assortment of fruit and granola. (via Fuss Free Cooking)
13. Orange Yogurt Mini Bundt Cakes (Vegan): These personal-sized bundt cakes are moist, barely sweet and scented with orange. The maple-orange glaze poured over top is not to be missed. (via Food Porn, Vegan Style)
14. Strawberry Crepes With Goat Cheese and Basil (Vegetarian): The first strawberries of spring star in these tangy, herbal crepes. A subtle kick from red pepper jelly will surprise and delight with every bite. (via Optimistic Mommy)
15. Breakfast Sandwich With Tempeh Bacon (Vegetarian): A few ingredient swaps is all it takes to transform this tempeh bacon, egg and cheese sandwich into vegan-friendly fare. (via A Balance of Tastes)
Which of these meat-free meals would you invite to your next brunch? Share your faves (and any other recipe finds) with us below!
Getting the word out about your brand takes time, drive, and ingenuity. And it doesn't come easy for many entrepreneurs. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're chatting with Selfmade alum Taylor Morgan McPherson, founder of Sustainable Sparkle Bar, about ways in which she scored press as a solo startup brand and what she learned from Selfmade to take her brand marketing up a notch.
B + C: How did you know Sustainable Sparkle Bar was your business to start?
Glitter has always been my thing, so when I started my event company I decided to make it my niche. I started telling people I threw glitter-themed parties where people would get sparkled with glitter body art and makeup. Six months after that I applied to my first festival and to work with SUR restaurant in West Hollywood.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
I honestly can't say that I've had a specific strategy that I've followed when it comes to getting my business off the ground. I have a PR background so I was just constantly pitching new business and posting on social media.
B + C: What's the biggest challenge you face as a small business owner?
I would say creating a stable income and revenue stream. With a seasonal, event-based business it can be very up and down.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
The relationships I made and the push to start an email database.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I love what I do and I believe in myself 100%. Staying motivated isn't the hard part. Pushing myself to do the work and staying accountable is the hard part.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip? Do you use any apps that help you manage your business?
I keep multiple to-do lists, hand-written and digital. I also tell clients and partners that I will have something to them by a certain time or day so I have to stick to it.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Just do it, take the leap. And don't worry about what anyone else says to thinks.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Issa Rae, I'm so inspired by everything that she's created being a creative and a black woman. It's my dream to have my own show one day based on my life and where I give advice and talk about the world. She's doing it and making people laugh and giving people joy. And it's based in LA. Watching Insecure only further cemented my dreams of wanting to live in LA.
B + C: How did you hear about the Office Depot scholarship?
One of my friends that I met through Camp No Counselors saw an IG ad for it and nominated me.
B + C: What has receiving the scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start/grow your business?
It's completely helped me level up and take my business to another level. Selfmade helped me host my first virtual event and taught me how to set up my website to sell tickets to events and get RSVPs.
B + C: How have Office Depot services or products helped you accomplish more in your business?
I got new cards to send in all of my orders with my discount code on them. I also bought a really cool 4K camera that I now use for my social media.
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