As a person who steers more toward bacon and steak in the morning, this is one of the precious few sweet dishes that graces my breakfast table with any regularity. Inspired by a coconut breakfast porridge found commonly throughout the Caribbean, this aromatic dish makes for a wonderful and filling vegan brunch.
This play on hash uses the combination of earthy mushrooms, sweet asparagus, and thick cut bacon as the base for runny fried eggs.
Pancakes drenched in syrup and butter are all well and good. But pancakes filled with savory cabbage and shrimp? Even better. Move over buttermilk, you've got competition.
Rich and creamy eggs Benedict is a brunch classic for good reason. And in my book, smoked salmon is a welcome addition to any table, brunch or not. It doesn't get much better than combining the two (especially when you throw in some mimosas and Bloody Marys).
With maple and pecans cooked with brown sugar, these crêpes are reminiscent of pecan pie. And though they'll make a fancy statement on the plate, they actually require few ingredients, most of which also happen to be pantry staples.
Sometimes a simple piece of poached fish and a light salad can make the perfect quick dinner. Salmon is a great fish to poach, it's flavorful and fatty and holds up well in an easy simmer with some aromatics and white wine.
This brunch is a wonderful way to start off a lazy Sunday. Lentils, simmered with aromatics, won't just fill your kitchen with wonderful enticing smells—they make a perfect dipping sauce for a side of delicate and savory sweet potato fritters.
I love savory French toast. And when you combine salty, fried, eggy bread with bacon, tomatoes, and fresh, crunchy shredded romaine, you get a brunch that will set you straight no matter what you got yourself into the night before.
Any combination of pork and eggs makes for a satisfying brunch, but if you're looking for something a little different, try this take on the classic combination. Lean pork chops are treated with a brown sugar and paprika rub, then cooked in butter, and finished with bourbon. The resulting sweet and savory glaze is only improved by a topping of runny fried eggs.
Classic sausage roll meets beef Wellington, these easy to assemble bites will be well-received at any breakfast table.
Hearty quiches make for a great brunch, but after the holidays I try and steer away from deliciously fatty ingredients like bacon, sausage, and ham. This quiche makes a filling but balanced meal, studded with soft potatoes and tart goat cheese that will keep you satisfied without sending to the couch to recover.
Carrot cake isn't for everyone, but for those who like the rich spiced cake, these quick pancakes hit all the right notes. They're just the thing to combat a dreary morning, with a bright flavor and comforting warmth that wakes up the palate. It doesn't hurt that the carrots also lend a vibrant hue to the dish, for a brunch that looks (almost) as good as it tastes.
Savory scones are one of my favorite things to serve for brunch. They're great on their own, hot out of the oven with butter, or taken up a level and stuffed with bacon or breakfast sausage.
There are few things I like more than putting some booze in my brunch, and the combination of apples and brandy are one of my favorites. Here, they combine in a quick and easy doughnut recipe.
If you've never had tostadas, then you're in for a treat. That is, if you like things that are crunchy, salty, and topped with eggs and avocados.
This savory casserole uses leftover stuffing, turkey, and your Thanksgiving sides for a quick and filling brunch.
A fast, satisfying brunch of softly cooked scrambled eggs combined with a toasted bagel and rich smoked salmon.
Simple fall flavors inspire this easy brunch-friendly tart made with pears, gruyere, and puff pastry.
Crab can make an unexpected and elegant addition to your brunch table. This recipe makes the most out of the ingredient by preparing it into a delicate strata.
Oatmeal adds hearty texture to this simple fall brunch.
Fresh, bright tomatoes, slow-scrambled eggs, and delicate pita combine for a delightfully satisfying start to your day.
Most of us have turned to canned beans in moments of need. Whether it's chickpeas on a salad for lunch at the office, or pork and beans as a late-night dinner, canned beans are easily transformed into a quick, simple, and hearty meal.
Sometimes the best part of spending an afternoon making pie is having a slice cold for breakfast the next morning. But if you've having company over and don't want to serve pie for brunch, this simple handheld version takes a classic dessert and puts it in a brunch-friendly disguise.
Adding just a bit of rum to softly cooked pears plays off the fruit's natural flavor, without overshadowing them. Here, the mixture is folded into pancake batter, infusing every bite with a boozy, earthy sweetness.
I love ratatouille. It's soft on the palate and easy on the stomach; served with a fried egg and some crusty bread, it makes for a simple, hearty brunch that could easily work as a light supper, as well.
Here are some beer pairings that will seriously punch up your seafood feast.
Creamy pearled barley served with braised broccoli and cherry tomatoes, topped with crumbled salty feta cheese.
Blue Apron, a new food delivery service based out of New York, takes the ready-to-cook concept to the next level. Rather than buying your food in a kit at the supermarket, they deliver meal kits straight to your front door. All you have to do is open them and start cooking. Available in either vegetarian or meat-based service plans, the recipes are all relatively healthy, modern-looking, and tasty. At least on paper. We decided to test them out and ordered both a meat and a vegetarian kit.
Tender, moist chicken is simmered with chewy brown rice, flavorful shiitake mushrooms, and crunchy chestnuts. Sesame oil pulls the flavors together in this easy one-pot meal.
Here's the deal: you can get your McDonald's biscuit sandwiches (or any breakfast sandwich, for that matter) made with a 100% real egg, cracked and cooked fresh on-premises. All you've got to do is tell the cashier that you'd like your sandwich made with a "round egg" and they'll replace your folded egg patty with a real egg, free of charge. An egg sandwich from McDonald's that actually tastes like egg? Who'da thunk it?
If you're looking for a probiotic-loaded DIY dairy project that's a little less involved than yogurt making, the cultured milk drink known as kefir (keh-FEER) just might be for you.
Another year of The Vegan Experience has come to a close, but that doesn't mean the wonderful recipes have to disappear for the rest of the year. Here are all 60 of my vegan recipes from both 2012 and 2013, ranging from soups to snacks to appetizers to sandwiches to full-on main courses.
This simple old fashioned dish with flat and tender dumplings is nothing short of slurpy chicken heaven.
Fuloon in Malden, MA, is probably Boston's most well-known best-kept secret. There are many more great things on the menu (try and stick with things off the Chef's Specialties and Northern/Sichuan sections), but here are a dozen of my favorites to get your started.
I've got nothing but good things to say about muffaletta sandwiches, the official sandwich of New Orleans (Ok, the po'boy might have something to say about that). If I could only take five sandwiches with me to my desert island, the muffaletta would be right up there leading the list. In fact, I love it so much that I have a jar of homemade olive salad that lives in the bottom shelf of my fridge all year round. It's an excellent condiment that finds its way into all sorts of foods at my place, so it's only natural that I've developed muffaletta-flavored variations of every snack food known to man. Here are some of my favorites.
I've got to thank Kenji for this idea. He suggested a garlic-knot monkey bread as a Home Slice topic, saying it might be good to do before the big game on Sunday. The byword here is EASY. This is almost a twist-and-dump thing. You could make your own dough for this (here's a suitable recipe), but I just used store-bought pizza dough from the freezer section. You'll need 2 pounds. (Most store-bought pizza doughs I've seen come in 1-pound portions, often 2 to a package.)
When Spam and eggs are wedged into a toasted Hawaiian roll slathered in jelly (pineapple, mango, and even strawberry, all work well), it makes for an epic breakfast sandwich that might even sway the harshest of Spam critics (one could only hope). The sweetness of the rolls and the jelly balance the salty Spam and the rich, runny egg yolk. Oh, and a squirt of Sriracha never hurts either.
Often when people hear the words milk punch, their minds immediately jump to that quintessential creamy drink made famous in New Orleans. I want to introduce to you a wholly different animal: the clear English Milk Punch. Yes, it involves curdled milk, and yes, it's delicious.
A quick and soothing soup with egg whites and ground meat, flavored with cliantro and soy. A Chinese classic.
You shouldn't panic because foie gras is one of the easiest proteins to cook in the world. Far simpler than a steak or a chicken breast. Infinitely more forgiving than a pork chop or a piece of delicate fish. It's nearly foolproof by nature. Here's how to do it.
These mini-sandwiches require no effort but will be the first thing to fly at your party: warm crescent rolls stuffed with sweet-and-sour glazed cocktail sausages.
A one-skillet meal of quick-cooking clams, vegetables, and rice noodles flavored with soy sauce, sriracha, and vinegar.
Drinking, at least once in awhile, leads to over-drinking. And in the morning, you need something to help pull you together. Greasy egg sandwich? Hair of the dog? SportsCenter and Chinese takeout? We asked 15 bartenders how they kick a hangover; here's what they had to say. What's your hangover cure?
If you get your kitchen stocked up in advance, you can be ready to face the morning (or, ahem, afternoon) with one of these comforting dishes, some spicy, some eggy, all soothing and delicious.
There are few things better for the soul or the body than a tangle of slick rice noodles in a rich, crystal clear, intensely beefy broth; the warm aroma of cinnamon, cloves, and star anise rising up in a cloud of steam. The intensely savory-salty hint of fish sauce balanced by a squeeze of lime juice and a handful of fresh herbs and chilies that you add to your bowl as you eat. Here's how to make it at home.
We've collected 43 of our favorite recipes: eggy things, muffins, pancakes and waffles, pastries, hash, and breakfast sandwiches. All of the recipes can be made in 45 minutes or less; most of them in under 30!
Start with poached chicken and add sesame paste and seeds, Sichuan peppercorns, pickled chili paste, minced garlic, and whatever else you might be in the mood for that day.
This week we tried every flavor of Honey Bunches of Oats, ate too much ice cream, said good-bye to Drinks editor Maggie Hoffman, and more.
On a recent road trip through the Quebec province, we unearthed two terrific pizza restaurants, each bearing their own distinctive regional style. At Gerry Pizza, thick old-school crust bears Quebec City-specific toppings like Matane shrimp and scallops. In the remote village of Kamouraska, Pizza Mag is making delicious Neapolitan-American-style pies, with plenty of French flare. (There's crème fraîche on almost everything!)
This is the first—and probably tastiest—dish that my wife ever taught me how to cook from her home in Bogotá, high in the mountains of Colombia. The Capital city of 10 million people sits in a valley at over 8,000 feet above sea level, which means that the pressure cooker is a staple in pretty much every kitchen. This extraordinarily simple chicken and potato stew uses just five ingredients (ok, seven if you count salt and pepper), but the flavor that comes out after a brief cook under pressure is complex, rich, and filling.