Mother’s day is around the corner, but unfortunately, we are still in a Lockdown.
If you are living with your Mother, this is a great opportunity to give her a coffee shop/restaurant experience in the comfort of your / her own home. If you’re not living with your mother, you might need to think on the more creative side.
If you’re living with your Mom or if she is living with you.
We’ve compiled some easy, minimal-mess, minimal-fuss recipes you might like to try.
Crumpets for Breakfast – the smell of these crumpets will fill the home with a warm, comforting aroma that will boost everyone’s mood and get everyone’s appetite going! Recipe from Tasty Co. an absolute winner!
Granola Parfait – If your Mom is the sweet health breakfast type, a granola parfait made in a jar is a great idea. Simply layer Mom’s favourite granola, yoghurt and fruit in a jar or nice bowl.
If your Mom is vegan, low carb or likes chia seed puddings, we also like mixing chia seeds with plant-based milk, to create a chia pudding and then topping it off with fruit, yoghurt or granola.
Oatmeal – There is nothing like a hearty bowl of oatmeal (if you like it of course).
Baked oatmeal is the most fuss-free kind of oatmeal to make, and it works out great if Mom will be sharing it with others (if not, it also freezes and reheats on the stovetop really well).
Savoury breakfast – our homemade no-knead slow ferment bread recipe is a delicious homestyle bread, made into french toast, whatever your mom likes. Here are some creative gourmet-style toast toppings you might like. NB: Make this loaf ahead of time!
Omelettes – pre-chop all the fillings the night before and just fry them up in the morning.
Crustless quiche and salad – if you didn’t have omelettes for breakfast, a quiche can be an awesome coffee shop style meal. Serve with hand-cut potato, sweet potato or roast vegetable chips and you have an awesome meal! You can make a crust if you want to, this is just the easiest version.
Pizza – pizza bases are relatively easy to make. We like this gluten-free vegan recipe from Ela Vegan*. We make a simple tomato base using 1 small can tomato paste, 60ml tomato puree (if you have on hand, otherwise add more paste and a bit of water to thin it out. You could also use tomato sauce, but we find that it makes it a little sweet), 15ml tamari / soya sauce and fresh or dried herbs sauce as thyme and oregano. You could also use pestos.
Pasta – who doesn’t love pasta?
One doesn’t need to look too far to find a recipe for their (or their mom’s) favourite pasta recipe.
Tea time treats.
If you aren’t into cooking, support local restaurants that are delivering at this time, and set the table or seating in a creative or restaurant vibe.