Skip the expenno brunch: 5 meals to cook your mates this weekend | Gourmand and Gourmet

Skip the expenno brunch: 5 meals to cook your mates this weekend

It’s the scenario that keeps us up at night – you’re out with your mates, pick the perfect spot to grab a bite for brunch, sit down, and…

Smashed avo, $25. Eggs on toast, $43. Deconstructed croissant, $32. You settle for a smoothie. This weekend, skip eating out both mornings (just this once), and impress your friends with a homemade brunch that won’t break the bank.  

Here are some great recipes to get you going!

Roza’s Breakfast Fritters

Instead of scrambling for the eggs, put your frying skills to good use with these zucchini and pesto breakfast fritters with minted peas. Created by Roza’s Gourmet, these tasty treats are delicious and nutritious, so don’t feel guilty about going in for thirds.

Za’atar Cumin Pumpkin and Pomegranate Buddha Bowl

This fresh, filling, and fantastic Buddha Bowl is quick, easy and delectable – so you’ll be totally zen while creating it. With roasted cauliflower, spinach, and feta, you’ll be feeling like a fitspo queen when you present your friends with this vibrant dish.

Honey Roasted Figs

Say goodbye to Coco Puffs, because this dish is a cereal killer. Sweet, fresh and sensational, this gorgeous creation makes for a perfect Insta post with pink muesli, truffle honey and vino cotto.

Acai Bowl 

Your guests will be bowled over by the sheer beauty and taste of this acai bowl, but the best part is its simplicity. Packed with a seriously healthy health kick, you may be tempted to go for a run after you’re finished. (We said maybe).


Shack up with a bowl of this Middle Eastern one-pan dish. Made with merguez sausages, capsicum, egg, tomato and served with a side of sourdough, it’s super easy and super warming.

Let’s get cooking!

Words by Sophia Lunn
- The gourmand who'll do anything to save money... except saving money.