Mother’s Day Recipe Roundup 2015 — Make Mom a Plant-Based Feast!

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Last-minute recipe ideas for every Mom!

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It’s Mother’s Day–do you know what you’re cooking? Whether Mom likes breakfast in bed or prefers a fancy dinner, you can treat her to exactly what she wants on her special day with a completely plant-based menu.

Breakfast

Make the most important meal of the day the most delicious with these unique ideas!

Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes from Keepin’ It Kind — Made with oat flour and chickpea flour, these completely gluten-free pancakes are bursting with blueberries and just a hint of lemon for a light spring flavor that Mom will love.
Raw Apple Crisp from Whole Foods  — If Mom is more of an apple lover, try this quick, healthy fruit crisp that requires no cooking. Mom will never know that you threw it together last-minute!
Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast on LA Weekly — This decadent recipe from Spork-Fed by Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg is like having dessert for breakfast. Bread stuffed with vegan cream cheese and fresh strawberries, coated with spiced batter and toasted to perfection on both sides? Sheer breakfast bliss.

Lunch or Brunch

A hearty late morning or midday meal makes Mother’s Day shine, especially if you go for something a little unusual.

Dal Chilla with Blackened Veggies and Havarti Cream from The Vegan Richa — There are several steps involved in this amazing “omelet,” but the results are well worth it. With an “egg” made from legumes and a Creole-style filling featuring okra and tempeh, this is one brunch that Mom won’t forget.
Creamy Dill Sweet Potato Salad from Vegan Mother Hubbard — Sweet potatoes, peas and diced cucumbers take this standard side dish to a whole new level. Serve it as a companion to Mom’s favorite sandwich or vegan burger–or just let her eat it out of the bowl.
Breakfast Burrito Bake from Straight Up Food — This multi-layered “burrito” in a dish has no oil, no faux meat and no cheese substitutes, but it’s packed with flavor in the form of beans and seasonal veggies. Mashed potatoes give it a “comfort food” twist that will make Mom’s day.

Dinner

Show Mom how awesome you think she is by capping off the day with one of these home-cooked delights.

Golden Beets and Kale with Brown Rice on SheKnows.com —  Bright golden beets, deep green kale and tart dried fruits team up with chickpeas in a simple, colorful dish that makes a filling meal when served over brown rice.
Roasted Fennel & Vegetable Medley with Quinoa from Veggie num num — Add some tofu or tempeh to this earthy combination of roasted veggies to make a main dish that Mom will love.

You’ll find these favorites right here on Quantum Vegan, both of which make use of tasty spring greens:

Kale Mushroom Calzones — It’s an Italian feast for Mom with these pockets of pizza dough stuffed full of vegan ricotta, kale and sliced mushrooms.
Seasonal Chard with Sausage and Polenta — Pan-fried polenta triangles, sliced vegan “sausage” links and sauteed rainbow chard come together in a salute to spring–and a treat for Mom’s taste buds.

Dessert

Speaking of taste buds, you can make Mom’s even happier by finishing up dinner with one of these chocolatey delights.

Dark Chocolate Silk Pie with Chocolate Almond Crust from The Vegan Richa — I really can’t come up with a way to describe this gluten-free pie that does it any justice, so I’ll just sit here and drool over the picture while you make it for Mom. Just be sure to save me a piece.
Mocha Brownie Torte, adapted by Quantum Vegan — Much less elegant but still quite delicious, this updated family favorite is sure to please any Mom who loves both coffee and chocolate.

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About The Author

Sam has been a vegan since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of vegan food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a member of Toastmasters International and currently serves as part of the Capital View Toastmasters club. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read, play silly card games and knit socks.

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