Make Mum’s Day - 3 Brunch Menus You Can Prepare
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Make Mum’s Day - 3 Brunch Menus You Can Prepare

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4 May 2016

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These days, finding a gift for Mother’s Day isn’t too difficult with the many options available – from personalised jewellery, organic skincare, a spa package or a getaway. Or perhaps, you’re planning to spend time with Mum in the comfort of your home?

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If the restaurant you’ve been eyeing to bring your Mum to is fully booked, fret not. You can still make it a meaningful stay-in for Mum and show her how much you care. If you’d like to surprise Mum with breakfast in bed, give our smoothie bowls or paleo pumpkin pancakes a go! Otherwise, check out these three menus with three recipes for a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch!

Garden Inspirations

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Arugula-Watermelon-Cherry Tomato Salad + Spinach-Mushroom-Tofu Quiche + Non-Alcoholic Sangria

  • Arugula-Watermelon-Cherry Tomato Salad – This combination of ingredients makes this a delightfully fresh, crunchy and zesty salad Mum would love. Feel free to swap arugula leaves with baby romaine lettuce or coral lettuce, watermelons with orange and toss some walnuts in! Make your own vinaigrette from lemon juice and olive oil or try out these easy salad dressings. For a dairy-filled version, add feta cheese or shaved parmesan.
  • Spinach-Mushroom-Tofu Quiche – This crustless quiche is dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free. The tofu gives it a firm texture so that it’s easy to slice up. Simply chop up spinach, mushrooms and red capsicums, and sauté until soft. Put the tofu in a food processor and blend until smooth. Once done, add tomato puree, ground coriander powder, onion powder, sea salt and the vegetables with the tofu and mix well. Pour mixture over a lined tray and pop it into the oven. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Non-Alcoholic Sangria – Celebrate Mum with a citrusy drink – use sliced limes, oranges, mint leaves, strawberries for added colour and sparkling water for a refreshing and light sipper! What’s more, it makes a pretty and colourful addition to the dining table! Best served chilled!

Light & Bright

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Yoghurt Parfait + French Omelette + Pomegranate-Lime Cooler

  • Yoghurt Parfait – This is both simple yet elegant. Customise this dreamy mix with Mum’s favourite fruit, granola and toss in pumpkin seeds or more nuts.
  • French Omelette – The two tricks to making a great omelette is using a non-stick pan or skillet and cooking the omelette until it looks just under done - the bottom should be firm and set but the top should look a little wet. Add Mum's desired fillings, fold it and slide it onto a plate. While this is a quick-cooking dish, we’ll be honest with you, making the perfect French omelette takes a bit of practice. So why not hone your skills by making this for breakfast or dinner for one night this week before you show Mum your perfected omelette! She’ll appreciate your thought and efforts!
  • Pomegranate-Lime Cooler – Simply add a lime wedge and mint leaves to a glass of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice for a revitalising elixir!

A Treat For The Senses

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Banana Split With A Twist + One-Pot Chicken Stew + Fresh Watermelon Cake

  • Banana Split With A Twist – This makes a great breakfast idea while the rest of the brunch meal is being prepared. Just halve a banana, drizzle chopped or sliced nuts, greek yoghurt instead of ice-cream and top with fresh berries if you like.
  • One-Pot Chicken Stew – In a big stock pot, heat the oil over med-high heat, add in the chicken and brown it on both sides. Add in onions, garlics, carrots, kidney beans, corn, chili powder and cook the mixture until the vegetables soften. Add in tomatoes, potatoes and quinoa, bring the broth to boil, turn down the heat and allow the stew to simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve this with brown rice or pasta. The best part? You only have one pot to wash at the end of this flavourful and hearty dish!
  • Fresh Watermelon Cake – Good news! Don’t worry about fussing about a long list of ingredients to bake this. This cake is revolutionary and only requires three simple main ingredients. Check out the recipe here!

You can’t go wrong with treating Mum to desserts, so why not try our avocado ice-cream, chia seed pudding, flourless chocolate cake or raw mango cheese cake recipes? Or if Mum loves a cup of tea, slow down and have a chat over infusion tea – we have a list of ten herbal hydrations you can choose from, then relax and unwind!

Whichever direction you decide to take this Mother’s Day, remember to keep Mum your priority – celebrate and appreciate her not just on this day but every day. Have a lovely time with your Mum!

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