Today, I’m paying homage to the creator of Vegan MoFo, Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I’ve said it before but, in my humble opinion, you can never go wrong with a cookbook from Isa Chandra Moskowitz. From Veganomicon (and those chickpea cutlets!) to Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (no explanation needed here!), you always get a ton of great recipes that are pretty simple to make. Of all her books, Vegan Brunch might just be my favorite. I reach for it more than any other cook book that I own (well, cooked food books- I have raw cookbooks that are used just as much).
I hadn’t planned on making sausages at 8am this morning. What I wanted at 8am was a hot cup of coffee in a warm house to start my chilly Ohio morning. What I got instead was a broken furnace which made hot coffee in a warm house impossible. So, while I was waiting (impatiently) for the heater repair person, I decided to keep myself (from pulling my hair out) busy. I made steamer sausages.
I used a hybrid of the Cherry Sage and Chipotle Sausages in Vegan Brunch. I didn’t have cherries so I used dried plums that I made last week. I also cut back on the heat, added fennel, extra garlic, and tons of fresh cracked pepper.
I won’t post the recipe here (I don’t have one anyway) because I’ve posted a bunch of recipes from Vegan Brunch already. Good ones too. Like, Tomato Rosemary Scones and Ginger Blueberry Muffins. And of course, my favorite Vegan Brunch recipe (but only because I haven’t tried the Tofu Benny yet), Cashew Ricotta Cheese. I can’t recommend buying Vegan Brunch enough. Delish!
Also, since it’s MoFo I wanted to share a small obsession of mine: (mini) kitchen wares. I am a frugal shopper…..unless we’re talking plates, bowls, baking pans, spatulas, and/or anything related to cooking. But not just any cooking gear- mini wares. The smaller the better. My shelves and cupboards are filled with tiny versions of serving dishes, baking pans, glasses- you name it. They’re just so cute. I present my latest find:
See? It even matches my large orange mixing bowl. It’s like it was meant to be- it’s even MoFo orange! So cute!
PS. My sausages turned out great. Maybe there’s something to this 8am sausage thing after all.