Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tofu Scramble: My version

A recipe for this isn't really necessary. These are more like guidelines. I've been enjoying tofu scramble for a few years, long before I gave up eggs. It is a high protein, low fat, low cholesterol meal that you can pack full of veggies. Basically cook it up just like you would your scrambled eggs.

What you need:

1 tsp olive oil
1 package firm tofu, crumbled
1 clove garlic, diced
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 tsp turmeric (this turns it yellow like scrambled eggs)
soy sauce- few good squirts
salt and pepper to taste

Thats my friend bok choy hiding back there. I like to add a green to mine but its optional.

What you do:

Heat oil in good size skillet over medium heat.
Add garlic, jalapeno, carrot and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
Add crumbled tofu.
Add turmeric, salt and pepper and stir to combine everything.
Add soy sauce and let it all cook for about 5 minutes stirring here and there. This is the step where i'd also add any optional fast cooking veggies like mushrooms and spinach or bok choy or tomatoes.

The whole thing should take about 10 minutes from start to finish.

Pretty purple flowers from Lisa.

I enjoy mine on wheat toast usually with a few slices of avocado and tomato on top. A good hot sauce always spices things up too.