The weekend special: a vegan brunch menu

By
Casey Warrener
Added
12 January, 2017

So you don't eat bacon. In fact, creamy lattes are off the cards too. Never fear, because Vegan Goodness and Smith & Daughters deliver the dairy-free, meat-free, undeniably mouth-watering morning goods.

Made for summer

Smith & Daughters has a range of cocktails and mocktails that can be made by the jug to accompany your Sunday brunch. A jug of drink is the ideal way to go when entertaining at home to avoid time in the kitchen making individual serves (same goes with a pot or plunger of coffee). Horchata is a refreshing rice- or almond-based drink that’s perfect for brekkie, and for a boozy twist just add cognac. For summery refreshment, you can’t go past Smith & Daughters' splash of lash, combining coconut water, watermelon, lime and mint (add vodka if you’re feeling festive). Or try this recipe for watermelon limeade (pictured above). 

Make ahead

If you’re entertaining on the weekend, peanut butter and chocolate granola is an easy one to whip up during the week. Just pop it in a jar, pick up a few punnets of berries and you’re done (you could even layer it with coconut yoghurt in a glass to serve). These tangy berry tarts from Vegan Goodness are another great option for making ahead – prepare the night before, place in the freezer and thaw the morning of. 

Feelin’ hot

Combining sugar, salt and spice is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, which is why Smith & Daughters take on pancakes should be on your weekend brunch menu. Jalapenos, corn and polenta come together for a moreish base topped with toasted coconut and maple syrup. If you’re up for a challenge, try replicating the flavour-packed breakfast burrito Smith & Daughters serve in their Fitzroy cafe. Sure, there are a few elements, but you can pre-prepare items such as the cashew cheese, Brazilian black beans and spicy ground chorizo during the week, and cheat with store-bought hot sauce and salsa.

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