111 days before our wedding, our families met for the first time. And we hosted everyone at our house for brunch. Nothing could go wrong with that, right?
Actually, it could have been a disaster of epic proportions. Moreso the food part than the family part. But it wasn’t. And we pulled it off flawlessly. And it was mostly vegan.
I made egg white muffins with vegan cheese, and veggie sausage and veggie bacon for the group. I didn’t eat them because of the egg, but I wasn’t too sure if I wanted my first egg-less brunch recipe to be unleashed on the families. So I went with something that I’d made before, even though it wasn’t totally vegan.
I also made roast potatoes. We had bagels, and I made a vegan Lemon Blueberry Loaf from “Isa Does It.” That actually won the day. It was delicious, not too heavy, and everyone thought it was great. I opted to make mini loaves, rather than one large loaf as the recipe suggested, and I think that made them seem a little extra special. I got four (4) mini loaves based on the following the recipe exactly.
While I feel that anyone can eat how they want, it gives me a lot of pride to share what I’m learning with those around me, in the hope that even if they aren’t convinced to go vegan themselves, that even the meatiest meat eater will be wowed at how amazing vegan food can be.
Ultimately, this is what food is about. Love. Family. The memories that you create while you’re cooking and eating. The food could have been bad and it wouldn’t have been the end of the world, as long as the meeting of the families went well. But I’m happy to say that both went off without a hitch.