LUCKILY I have a back up. I did take a photo of the delicious breakfast I ate at Queen Victoria Market this morning.
Invita, a café next to the Market’s organic produce section, just outside the Deli Hall, sells fantastic vegetarian food for breakfast, brunch and lunch. They aren’t totally vegan, but they have a good range of both vegetarian and vegan food, and quite a bit of gluten-free as well. They don’t actually call themselves vegetarian, but their tagline is “Living food”, so I think that’s a hint.
The breakfast menu includes pancakes, muesli, fruit bread…and my favourite…scrambled tofu.
Now, I’ve tried making scrambled tofu, with and without a recipe, but it always seems to be lacking something. This one isn’t lacking anything. It’s moist and crumbly with mushrooms and spinach mixed through, and has a mild curry-ish taste. It’s served with two pieces of toast and a couple of slices of cucumber.
I plan to go back later in the day sometime to sample their range of burgers and patties…oh, and their biscuits and cakes. All are well labelled so you don’t have to guess whether there’s an egg hiding in there, or whether they’ve used butter in their icing.
See their menu and drool for yourself.
I enjoyed my scrambled tofu out near our favourite busker (the cool guy with the long grey hair who plays Hank Williams songs), along with the best-ever soy hot chocolate from Pizza by Nature, and looked pityingly at the people who CHOSE to eat breakfast in the McDonald’s across the road! Why would they do that?
The dinner I forgot to photograph
By the way, my delicious dinner that I forgot to photograph was Bryanna’s Monastery Lentil Soup made in the pressure cooker while I was at the gym. Quick and easy with lots of bread, and very satisfying on a chilly, windy night like this.
Bryanna has some fantastic recipes on her website. I can also recommend the Vegan ‘Fish’ Cakes. They are probably my favourite food at the moment—next time I make them I’ll definitely (hopefully) remember to take a picture.
In keeping with my favourite busker, here’s a bit of Hank Williams for you to enjoy with your breakfast tomorrow! 🙂