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September 07, 2012



Hi Andrea, thank you so much for correcting me about the use of honey in my cake. I am new to veganism, and still learning. Thank you once again!

P.S Your breakfast looks temping and delicious.

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Hi Dewi - nice to see you here! Thank you for coming to comment and no worries, it is a learning process for us all :) I still have to check things out myself. How are you enjoying being vegan? And importantly, which is your favourite vegan breakfast at the moment? :)


Beans on toast is one of my favourites, I also add vegan sausages to that. But why have I never thought of peanut butter and banana? Yum! For a snack, I like to slice up a green apple and spread the slices with peanut butter.

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Thanks for commenting Bootsie, and there was me thinking no one would be interested in hearing about peanut butter and banana on toast! The apple and peanut butter sounds a good combination too :)


Andrea, that mushroom omelette has my name written all over it! I have all the ingredients minus the green chilli and spring onions. I haven't had an omelette for breakfast in ages. Making it as soon as I have everything, can't wait! Thanks so much for the "preview":)


I have just eaten the last bite of the mushroom omelette. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I was thrilled to find the last standing spring onion in the garden, so I went ahead and made it. I got away with a pinch of cayenne instead of chilli:) This was fantastic! A rich, filling and utterly satisfying breakfast. I'm used to tofu-based omelettes, but since I am a huge fan of gram flour, this was a great change. Thank you for yet another excellent recipe.

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

It's good, isn't it? Very filling and yummy. I'm so happy you liked it! And thank you so much for coming and letting me know Adriana :) I am planning on cooking up your plum semolina cakes SOON!!!


I never in a million years would have dreamed of having beans for breakfast, but seeing your photo makes me want to :-) I like this post because I often find myself having the same thing for breakfast all the time and these ideas provide variety.

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

I think beans for breakfast or beans on toast is a very British thing Luminous! But I hope you give it a whirl and see if you like them in the morning? I LOVE baked beans myself, also with the mushroom 'omelette' that I feature in this post :)


Actually honey is a grey area for some vegans. My grandmother-in-law who is 101 and one of the founding members of the Vegan Society of GB is fine with honey whilst her daughter, my mother-in-law is not.

This is a great blog by the way and I so can't wait to try out some of these recipes!

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Hi Amy thanks so much for your comment and glad you like my blog! I believe that the Vegan Society's own definition of veganism does omits honey since it comes from an animal and therefore cannot be seen as a vegan product. If some people choose to eat it in a diet that is otherwise vegan, it is up to them, but I do not think under any circumstances it can be described as a 'vegan product'.

PLEASE let me know if you try any of the recipes here!


Hi Andrea!

Just tried #5, the mushroom, spring onion, chilli 'omelette'. Loved it! Delicious! :) This is now definitely one of my favorites. As I am not a very gifted cook, I am always glad to find such easy, but still tasty and healthy recipes. A good way to become a better cook, too.

Thanks a lot for sharing! :)


Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Hi Susanne - thank you SO MUCH for stopping by to let me know how your omelette turned out! It's great to hear that you enjoyed it so much. They are pretty yummy and addictive aren't they? Adriana who has commented above can't stop eating them :) She even wrote her own post about them here:


I hope you do try and enjoy more recipes from my blog too :)


Just wanted to leave a quick note to say I stumbled across your blog last week, and was instantly drawn to the 'omelette'! As a new vegan by default (I found out early last year that I'm allergic to cow's milk, eggs, soy and fish), I've been finding it extremely difficult to change my diet and embrace my new vegan life. And breakfast has always been a real challenge for me as I tend not to eat breakfast and then was naughty they the day with snacking on bad food etc.

This year I've made a resolution to change my lifestyle (not go on a 'diet' per se), and try to be as healthy and ethical as possible with my food choices.. I made your omelette today and was so surprised and really happy with how it turned out, and just so amazed at the finished product. It was super tasty and so filling, and because of the protein from the chick pea flour, I felt full for ages! Something that never happens with me and breakfast food lol.

So I just wanted to say thanks!! And hopefully in the future I'll make a few more of your recipes - well, the ones without soy / soy products.. And I really look forward to reading your blog and seeing your upcoming recipes on my journey to veganism and a healthy lifestyle.

Thanks :)

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Kat - to hear your comments are such a joy to me - thank you for taking the time to let me know. And I'm sure there will be plenty of recipes that you will be able to make here!

Good luck with your journey to veganism - I'm sure once you get the hang of it you will love every minute of it!


Can you substitute rice flour for the chickpea flour?

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Hi Emmy - no not really - you need the chickpea flour for the omelette, it has a very particular taste and texture and holds together well for it!

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  • I'm Andrea, and am obsessed with creating fabulous food. After I managed to ditch dieting, the reason Chocolate and Beyond was born, it seemed natural to evolve my site into a foodie blog. More so since I also ditched animal produce to be vegan. Now, I love showing how inventive cruelty-free cooking can be. And sometimes I like to rant, too. I wouldn't be myself otherwise :) x

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