Sunday, July 8, 2012

Vegan tofu breakfast scramble recipe

I don't often eat tofu, but I do enjoy a nice plate of "tofu scramble" from time to time. A little nutritional yeast makes this dish reminiscent of a traditional cheesy scramble made with eggs, however its still 100% vegan! Here's my recipe; you're more than welcome to substitute any veggies for the ones mentioned... Also, feel free to experiment with other herbs and seasoning! Think of this recipe as a template and get creative. :)

 
 
What you'll need:
  • 1/2 block of organic firm tofu
  • sliced mushrooms, broccoli and spinach (as much as you'd like)
  • small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, pepper, nutritional yeast and garlic powder
  • clean cloth or paper towels for pressing the tofu
 
Directions:
  1. Slice your tofu and wrap the slices in a few paper towels. Press it between your hands, using the paper towels or a clean cloth to absorb any excess moisture from the tofu. Set it aside.
  2. Begin warming your olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Sauté the mushrooms and broccoli in olive oil until lightly softened.
  4. Add the tofu to the pan, crumbling the slices between your fingers in to scrambled egg sized chunks.
  5. Continue to cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  6. Once any extra liquid has evaporated, add your spinach. I used two big handfuls as it cooks down pretty dramatically in size.
  7. If you're making a side of toast, now is a good time to put it in the toaster...
  8. Continue to cook until the spinach starts to wilt, stirring occasionally.
  9. Remove pan from heat. Season with salt, pepper, nutritional yeast and garlic powder.
 
This recipe was for two people. Serve with toast and tea for a delicious breakfast, anytime of day!
 
Have a lovely Sunday! ~ea

5 comments:

  1. This comment is really a response to something you just posted on Tumbler regarding whether you should continue to contribute to the social media blackhole.(I'm responding here because I don't have a Tumbler account and didnt want to open one for 1 comment. I hope you don't mind?)

    I can totally empathize with your feelings on this issue and it is for that same reason I quit my blog, Twitter, Facebook and Examiner articles etc a year ago. It became too much and I questioned my contribution to what seemed like endless "regurgitation" as you put it. I wanted to contribute something positive and helpful to society, but found myself often just writing inane material. I felt compromised.

    However you need to know that you ARE making a valuable contribution. Because of your vegan postings, I changed my eating habits! Your tumbler photos have helped me with transitioning to veganism because I can see first hand what a true vegan eats. You introduced me to nutritional yeast, gave me the courage to finally delve into tofu, I increased dramatically my intake of fruits throughout the day... and my body is adjusting to it better than I expected. I am so grateful and feel wonderful that I'm doing something good for my body. This is someting I have wanted for some time, but found it difficult especially with the desires of my family. You gave me the strength to believe that I could actually do this, (and not die from chicken withdrawal!)

    There may be millions of other vegan/ yoga blogs and tumblers out there, but your personality has an appeal to me, and I'm sure many, many others. Even if I am one person, (or more) you made a difference in my life that I appreciate.

    If you need to reconcile your diginity with social media then maybe post less, or focus solely on your loves (yoga, nature, veganism)- whatever makes you feel happy. If it means you eventually have to give it all up to be satisfied- then do it! But please know that your efforts were not trivial or for naught.

    Best wishes to you. V

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    1. Much gratitude to you Vivian! This message really means a lot to me on several levels...

      Be well & much love to you. <3

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  2. Can you post the recipe for the stuffed avocado?

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  3. I'm currently eating this scrumble tofu and it is absolutely delicious ! Thank you for all your recipes! Much gratitude to you! Anaïs.

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  4. This is indeed a very healthy recipe to have in the breakfast...I have noted your Vegan tofu breakfast scramble recipe to my list and will gonna try out very soon..!!

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