Monday, November 19, 2007

VeganMoFo: Follow Your Heart


I went to lunch at Follow Your Heart yesterday afternoon. I'd call it brunch, especially because I ordered a brunch special, but it was about 2 p.m. Does that still count as brunch? Anyway...

All I had was my cell phone, as it was an impromptu visit, so I apologize for the quality of the photo. I ordered the Tofu Benedict special, which came with tofu scramble, breakfast potatoes, and chorizo. They have an amazing breakfast white bean side dish that is one of my favorite foods there, so I subbed it for the tofu scramble. I was already getting a big slab of tofu per English muffin half for the Tofu Benedict, so I thought tofu scramble would be overkill. What about the rest of my picky habits, you ask? Yes, I ordered the Tofu Benedict without the tomato. Sue me. The Tofu Benedict was a first for me and it was DELICIOUS. Wow, I didn't expect to like it so much, but I loved it. I will definitely order it again. The English muffin was whole wheat and the tofu was firm. The sauce was thick and creamy. It was so flavorful, but I couldn't put my finger on the flavors, so I looked it up in my Follow Your Heart Cookbook when I got home. If it's the same recipe, the ingredients are: Vegenaise, lemon juice, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. I ate one half of the benedict and was pretty full, so I only sampled the other items on my plate (ok, I ate all the breakfast potatoes, but there wasn't so much after I picked out the onions). The potatoes had red pepper and the aforementioned onions mixed with them. They were crispy and very yummy. I wasn't a fan of the chorizo, so I only tasted it. It was kind of sweet and not hot enough. I thought chorizo was supposed to be spicy. Was I wrong? The white beans, as I mentioned, were fantastic. I brought home most of the white beans and an entire half of the Tofu Benedict for some yummy leftovers. :)

Of course, no trip to Follow Your Heart would be complete without some grocery shopping. Stay tuned to see what I bought and how I use those items!

I also had to make trips to both Whole Foods and Trader Joe's yesterday afternoon. I confirmed that our Whole Foods does still carry the WholeSoy Chocolate Hazelnut frozen yogurt. Whew! You guys had me scared for a moment! I picked up some Peppermint Chocolate and Holly Nog VitaSoy. I absolutely love the Peppermint Chocolate. Then again, I'm just a mint chocolate kind of girl. Is it too late to change my favorite candy response in the VeganMoFo survey to Peppermint Ritter Sport? It somehow slipped my mind at the time.

Ok, I'll stop rambling now...

3 comments:

Vegan_Noodle said...

I think anytime before 5pm counts as brunch.... there is a local hot spot right near where I live and the Sunday brunch circuit is an all day affair (though most of their brunch consists of mimosas and bloody mary's rather than actual food)
The Tofu benedict special sounds so yummy! And I love white beans, so creamy and perfect for brunch!

Dayna said...

anytime is a good time for brunch...and yours sounded delicious.

Vegyogini said...

Sweet...brunch is anything that could be considered breakfast or lunch on a weekend! Glad we cleared that up. :) This was a fantastic brunch. I was so disappointed to learn that the white bean recipe wasn't in their cookbook, but I keep trying to muster the courage to ask when I go to the restaurant!