Sweet Musings with a Bitterly Sharp Wit

The Mother of All Days


First, I believe there’s some unfinished business to attend to: Someone won a copy of Dreena’s latest masterpiece, Let them Eat Vegan! The random number generator has spoken…

That means that Faith gets it!

Good pick, Faith! The Quinoa Nicoise also caught my eye, so perhaps that will be the next dish on my menu, too.

Best of all, Dreena has now released the recipe for those Pan Fried Falafel that so many of you were drooling over, so you can get a good taste of what this cookbook is all about! A word of warning though: You may find it impossible to resist avoiding the book after making these delicious patties. Trust me, they taste even better than they look.

Time has gotten away from me yet again, and although I have humble plans in place to celebrate my mother on Sunday, I’m still dreaming of a full brunch menu that would spoil her rotten. She really does deserve as much, and more, for putting up with my antics. I have a feeling you might have a mother like that in your life, too. On the off-chance that you haven’t yet locked in your game plan and don’t know what to serve, here’s a suggestion of my ideal Mother’s Day brunch menu…

Bloodless Mary

Make sure these have at least a splash of good vodka when you make them. You know, for mom. Of course.

White Asparagus Gazpacho

Spring Fava Bean Salad

It’s still a bit early in the season for fresh fava beans, depending on your location, so consider subbing in green peas or shelled edamame instead.

Veggie Tofu Scramble

Four-Leaf Clover Rolls

Make these ahead of time, so you can simply pop them in the oven briefly to warm before serving.

Vanilla Bean “Honey” Ice Cream Sandwiches with Black Tea Graham Crackers

Without graham crackers, this ice cream is one of the easiest that I know, so feel free to just get to the good stuff and serve it in scoops. Just don’t forget the Pomegranate Caramel Sauce to dress things up a bit!

Happy Mother’s Day, to everyone that is a mom or has a mom!


Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

9 thoughts on “The Mother of All Days

  1. Wow what a beautiful photo!!!! Yummers!


  2. Your Mother’s Day brunch menu sounds incredible! I am sure your mom will be pleased with anything you make. Lucky mom to have a child who cooks/bakes so well! Have a great Mother’s Day!


  3. Mothers day would be an absolute hit with your recipes – everything looks so fantastic :D
    Thanks for sharing :D
    Have a wonderful day my friend!

    Choc Chip Uru


  4. That sounds like an unbelievable awesome brunch menu! As a mama myself, I know how much your mama must appreciate your efforts.


  5. What a great selection of Mom’s day treats. I will be right over….Take care, BAM


  6. You’ve got one lucky mom, chica! this menu sounds delicious!


  7. What an incredible menu for mother’s day!! The photos are making me hungry!!!


  8. Delicious!!! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!!


  9. So excited that I won — can’t wait to look through the book and start cooking! Thanks again so much, Hannah!

    That Mother’s Day menu looks incredible! I am waiting on pins and needles for fresh favas too. :)


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