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No-Brainer Brunch

Happy Herbivore blogger Lindsay Nixon creates the ultimate make-ahead feast for New Year's Day
No-Brainer Brunch

Anyone who knows me or reads my blog knows that I love breakfast and brunch more than any other meal of the day. (I’ve created and reviewed more recipes for breakfast foods than lunch and dinner combined!) But putting together a brunch spread can be daunting after a long night of New Year’s Eve festivities. The solution: recipes that let you do all the prep work well ahead of time. That way, you can sleep in and still have an elegant celebration ready when friends come by.

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Fresh Winter Fruit Salad

Fresh Winter Fruit Salad

A light lime syrup harmonizes the flavors of the fruits in this salad. Use whatever fruit you have on hand, but if you plan to use apples, pears, or bananas, add them just before serving so that they don’t brown. If you want to add carambola (star fruit), look for

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Tofu Scramble Brunch Ring

Tofu Scramble Brunch Ring

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Tofu scrambles are tasty, but they aren’t the prettiest dish for a party. Here, crescent roll dough turns the breakfast fave into a sliceable showstopper.

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smoky breakfast sausage links

Smoky Breakfast Sausage Links

These sausages were a hit among VT’s vegan staffers, who loved the idea of homemade veggie links. They’re a snap to make in a two-layer bamboo steamer.

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Eggnog-Banana Parfaits

Eggnog-Banana Parfaits

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Chilling this parfait mixture overnight allows the flavors of maple, nutmeg, and cinnamon to blend into a rich pudding. 

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