Spring Brunch Menu (Mother’s Day Brunch)

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Spring Brunch Menu | A Couple Cooks

Here’s another menu in our series exploring the topic of integrating healthy cooking into your lifestyle. We’ve worked at creating menus that are fun to cook and eat together with friends or family (like this waffle party and Mexican fiesta), so cooking is the main event instead of a chore. Even if you don’t use the actual recipes, we hope the concepts are inspiring and lead to ideas for dinner club nights or family activities.

This meal is a spring brunch we had with some dear friends this past weekend. We arranged it on a whim and told each friend to bring a recipe to contribute using local and seasonal ingredients. Luckily they are each amazing cooks and it turned out incredible: each dish complimented the other perfectly. We learned new recipes from each other, and the whole event was a sort of creative collaboration. With sun streaming in the windows, a white table cloth, some tulips, and deep conversation, we wished the afternoon would never end.

The menu below is flexible. If you’re new to the kitchen or pressed for time, try just the eggs recipe and substitute a side of fresh local strawberries and toast. For another time saver, mix up the dries and wets for the muffin mix and cut the fruit and nuts the night before, then mix everything together and bake prior to serving. If you have a favorite smoothie recipe, use that instead.

Below is the menu and some photographs from the day. This is one of our favorite menus yet, so we hope you’ll give it a try!

Spring Brunch Menu

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Asparagus

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Strawberry Coconut Smoothies

Coffee

Make sure to check out your local farmer’s market for eggs, rhubarb, and asparagus, if these foods are in season in your side of the world. In Indianapolis, we shopped at Broad Ripple Farmer’s market — rhubarb and asparagus are available from Anna Belle’s Garden and eggs from Schacht Farm. 

 

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10 Comments

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    Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table
    May 5, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Great, sunny photos from what was clearly a beautiful afternoon! I love how you made the variety of dishes work for the blog, and how everyone pitched in to create a special, seasonal dinner. I definitely want to adopt the idea!

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      Sonja
      May 6, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you! Yes, it was so fun to have others contribute. We will have to start doing this more often too :)

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    Kate
    May 5, 2015 at 11:09 am

    We’ve already had Mothers Day (it’s March here in the UK, weirdly) but I’d happily make this gorgeous brunch for my Mum any weekend. Strawberries are just coming into season here and I can’t get enough of them. Plus asparagus and eggs – all my favourites xx

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    Sara @ Cake Over Steak
    May 5, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Oh man this makes me want to host a brunch! They tend to feel more relaxed than a dinner party, and brunch food is usually the best. :-)

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      Sonja
      May 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      I agree – I think I might be a brunch party convert!

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    dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    May 5, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    this look wonderful…brunch is definitely the way to spend a quality time :)

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    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    May 6, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Perfect brunch menu. I just made a rhubarb cake and love that tart sweet combo so I’m looking forward to your muffin recipe. There’s nothing better than enjoying brunch with good friends on a lazy weekend.

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    Sarah
    May 6, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Way to capture the beauty of this day!!! I want to do it all again.

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