Breakfast was also amazing, but it did not involve apples. darn. But, I did make something new and wonderful: Vegan Bagels and Lox! A while ago, I was thinking about how to make this awesome breakfast item vegan-style. Then, lo and behold, I was flipping through cookbooks at the bookstore, and saw a recipe for vegan lox in Vegan Vittles. I didn't use that recipe, but I got the idea from that recipe to use roasted red peppers as the smoked "salmon." This was awesome to wake up to...you mofos should fo sho try this!
Vegan Bagels and Lox (serves 2)
2 sprouted grain bagels
4 Tbs Tofutti vegan cream "cheese"
2 roasted red peppers, sliced into strips
2 Tbs capers
1 tsp olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
1 tsp kelp powder
1/4 cup hijiki
1 cup water
1 tsp dill weed or 2 Tbs fresh dill
To make the lox (do this the night before): Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, water, kelp, hijiki, and salt in a small bowl and mix well. Place the sliced red peppers in this marinade and refrigerate overnight. In the morning: split and toast the bagels. Spread each bagel half with 1 Tbs cream "cheese." Lay strips of marinated peppers on the bagels. Place capers over the peppers, and sprinkle each bagel half with dill. Serve immediately.