May 12, 2009

Vegan Brunch Has Arrived!

by IsaChandra

You know that party guest that shows up 2 hours early and then you don’t have time to put your make up on and they won’t stop talking about their irritable bowel syndrome? Well, that is the exact opposite of Vegan Brunch arriving early.

I’ve put up a bunch of samples recipes for you to check out; Chesapeake Tempeh Cakes, Puttanesca Scramble, Pumpkin French Toast, Herbed Whole Wheat Drop Biscuits and Smoked Almond Gravy. I hope that you guys have as much fun cooking from it as I did creating it. Let me know if you’ve got it and what you think so far. You can pick it up at Amazon, but Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe is having a sale right now, too!

I said Pumpkin French Toast!



  • May 12, 2009 at 3:43 am: Rose

    omg, that pumpkin french toast looks awesome! I want some NOW :)

  • May 12, 2009 at 4:09 am: Shellyfish

    Oh why oh why is it not available here in France!!! I need to find someone who is coming over to bring me a copy (because international shipping bites hard!)

    So excited – and drooling…

  • May 12, 2009 at 5:42 am: Neta

    I’ve already pre-ordered it and can’t wait till it gets here. We’ve started a vegan brunch “club” so I’m going to use this book a lot.

  • May 12, 2009 at 6:41 am: Melisser

    WAIT, how did I miss the Pumpkin French Toast in testing?! Those Biscuits & Gravy are BOMB & I’m not typically a fan.

  • May 12, 2009 at 8:12 am: veganlisa

    I love you Isa,
    I just sent my mom an email to inform her that she will be eating pumpkin french toast this weekend.
    You bring such joy and bliss!

    Have a great day. I’ll be dreaming of sweet pumpkin goodness.
    Thank you.

  • May 12, 2009 at 8:21 am: Kiersten

    The sample recipes sound amazing Isa, I can’t wait until my book gets here!

  • May 12, 2009 at 10:25 am: Vegan_Noodle

    I ordered mine from Cosmo’s yesterday and can’t wait for it to arrive!!

  • May 12, 2009 at 10:30 am: Carla

    Will be standing by the mailbox waiting impatiently….

  • May 12, 2009 at 10:45 am: amey

    woooo! finally I can stop being so incredibly irritated and jealous with all those folks putting pictures of their tester recipes up! Thx for the link to cosmos… I’m one of those trying to cut back on amazon.

  • May 12, 2009 at 10:47 am: veggievixen

    *squeals with delight*

    i can’t believe it—i was just looking it up like two days ago and it was all “not available” and it was so sad!

    a thousand congratulations. i will be posting recipes from this as soon as it arrives on my doorstep.

  • May 12, 2009 at 10:52 am: Bianca- Vegan Crunk

    Well, holy crap (but not in an irritable bowel syndrome way)! This just made my day. Seriously. I’m so happy!

  • May 12, 2009 at 12:44 pm: Nicole

    I am heading out to find this right now! I need Vegan Brunch in my life!

  • May 12, 2009 at 1:00 pm: Josiane

    Yay for a great party guest that everyone is happy to see showing up early!
    I’ll be happy to bring a copy to Shellyfish – we were just saying on Twitter the other day that it’d be fun to arrange a meet up when I’ll be in France next month. Now, thanks to your book, it’s sure to happen! :)

  • May 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm: Andréa N.

    I got it last night, online. It’s on its way to me… :)

  • May 12, 2009 at 1:45 pm: Tami (Vegan Appetite)

    Early??!!? That’s unbelievable. So many amazing recipes in there, Isa.

    Those chesapeake tempeh cakes are in my tempeh hall of fame.

  • May 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm: dreamin'itvegan

    Lovely french toast!

  • May 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm: Sanja

    So cool, cannot wait to get it into my hands!

  • May 12, 2009 at 6:04 pm: Joi

    I pre-ordered this for my dh. He cannot wait until it is shipped. :)

  • May 12, 2009 at 6:33 pm: Emily

    Just ordered my copy….so excited!! :)

  • May 12, 2009 at 11:30 pm: Jodye

    Cannot wait to try the puttanesca scramble!

  • May 14, 2009 at 8:25 am: veganlisa

    it was at home waiting for me on May 12th. I have been carrying it around every since. I am hitting the grocery store tonight and have two brunches planned for the weekend. What a happy weekend this will be.

  • May 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm: Nanette

    Congratulations Isa! Amazon says they’ve shipped mine and I can’t wait. Your other two books are in my top ten favorite cookbooks and I have over a hundred.

  • May 15, 2009 at 11:34 am: Dana V.

    Mine arrived from Amazon today, and I’m so happy! You really outdid yourself this time! It’s gonna be a Vegan Brunch weekend at my house, for every single meal!

    THANKS!

  • May 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm: Jaclyn

    My copy arrived yesterday and I’m sooooooooooo excited!!! Everything looks AMAZING and I LOVE all of the beautiful photographs! I feel as though my life has just taken an exciting new turn with all of these great new brunch ideas!! This weekend brunch is on the menu for morning, noon, and night. Yipee!!

  • May 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm: Emily K.

    we just got our copy yesterday! we ooh-ed and ahh-ed and cried tiny happy tears over the beautiful, full color glossiness and the totally brilliant recipes. congratulations isa!

  • May 15, 2009 at 6:44 pm: Andréa N.

    Your book has just arrived in the mail – perfect to get it on a Friday! My husband and I are so excited (brunch is our favorite meal to prepare). And thank you for including a vegan version of rabanadas. I have great memories of making them with my dad when I was a kid, in Brazil, at Christmas morning. Great job, Isa! Cheers.

  • May 17, 2009 at 12:20 am: mrx

    way to go! everything looks delicious!! i can’t wait for my copy to arrive!

  • May 18, 2009 at 11:33 am: Tara

    I finally got mine in the mail! And I would just like to say that I think you should be considered for sainthood in a few years. For real.

  • May 18, 2009 at 8:53 pm: Bethany

    that’s exciting news! I’ve been waiting for this to come out for a long time.

  • May 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm: Victoria Hunter

    HMM yamy these french toasts must taste really delicious, the photo is really well taken i can see the toasts here the pic transport me just there. Children for sure would love them, those can be prepared for a child birthday party Sure the toasts disapear rapidily.
    Why not, those could be good options also for breakfast or for friends meetings to take some tea. Thanks for those options

  • May 19, 2009 at 5:41 pm: Melissa

    I just received my copy today! I am already planning Banana Rabanada for the kids tomorrow before school. For me, the Polenta Rancheros. I love the everything about this book. Wonderful job again Isa.

  • May 22, 2009 at 6:51 am: golden delicious

    Picked it up last night, and it looks great! Still deciding what to make first!

  • May 22, 2009 at 8:48 pm: Annie

    Got it. Love it! I made the Savory Buckwheat Waffles with Mushroom Gravy last night along with some Cornmeal Crusted Tofu from Veganomicon (which my husband calls “catfish tofu”). Fantastic!

  • May 23, 2009 at 11:45 pm: IsaChandra

    It’s great to hear what everyone’s been making! Keep it coming.

  • May 24, 2009 at 1:14 pm: lucy

    congratulations! I can’t wait to get it and try some breakfast/brunch recipes, how do you hake the batter not fall off of your french toast?

  • May 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm: Wheeler's Crew

    Pumpkin french toast sounds like a great thing to start off the day with!

  • May 24, 2009 at 2:49 pm: Kylie

    People don’t want to know about my irritable bowel syndrome?

    Vegan with a Vengeance is amazing. I cannot wait.

  • May 28, 2009 at 1:12 am: Jane

    Congratulations! Fun read, and the recipes all look delicious. I’ve combined the frittata and broccoli quiche recipes to make a broccoli frittata. Very good!

    I plan to try the Polenta Rancheros and Scrambled Tortillas.

  • May 30, 2009 at 8:21 am: Azzahar

    Yesterday I got my copy -I’m really suprised how fast it arrived to Poland, usually I’d wait about a month! The book is amazingly written, you can just seat down and read it, not only stare at the photos and take a peak to the recipes.
    However, I just can’t imagine eating potatoes for brunch… yuck :P

  • May 30, 2009 at 8:22 am: Azzahar

    I meant sit down… gotta get some sleep :P

  • May 31, 2009 at 7:01 pm: Jim

    Hi Isa,

    My wife got this as gift at her birthday brunch last Sunday. I’ve already made the tofu scramble (best I’ve ever had) and the chorizo (better than the Field Roast my friends keep going on about)! Thanks for the inspirations.

  • June 2, 2009 at 4:26 pm: eli

    This book is absolutely great. The chapter on sausage literally took my breath away. I gasped when I turned the page and saw the sausage chapter title. Kudos to such great vegan cooking and keep up the good work.

  • June 4, 2009 at 12:07 pm: sandrajayne

    I have made the chocolate raspberry muffins (incredible) the herbed biscuits (amazing) the zuchini spelt muffins (rustic goodness) and the orange cranberry muffins, which are the best muffins I have ever eaten in my life. I have all of your cookbooks but I think this one will be my favorite. Thank you for writing it!

  • June 9, 2009 at 11:08 am: Marika

    My copy is on its way!! – weeeeeeeeeeee!!

  • June 23, 2009 at 8:39 pm: ian

    The sausage recipes are NTBFW! Yeah that’s an f-bomb in there. Thank you thank you thank you (and Julie Hasson as well)!!!

  • July 10, 2009 at 4:08 pm: sunny

    how punk

  • August 19, 2009 at 4:18 am: Body detoxification diets

    i became a Vegan three years ago and i can say that my health have been very very good. meat and dairy substitutes like soy also works well for the body.

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  • July 2, 2010 at 10:27 pm: Amber

    SO. GOOD. OHMYGOSH. I spent months looking for canned pumpkin to make this, because of some floods down south that ruined all of last year’s crops and yada yada, until my friend scoured his mom’s basement and marvelously produced some a few weeks ago. I’ve made this four times now, and my non-veg friends all said it kicked regular french toast’s butt. I wholeheartedly agree. I used lots of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and ginger for the spices; added an extra teaspoon of vanilla; and tossed in a small handful of brown sugar. Divine.

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