Tofu Scramble, the flavorful one…

This is going to be your favorite tofu Scramble recipe. If you are vegan, vegetarian or plant based, you will get in love with it!

Switching from a regular diet to a vegan or Plant Based one successfully is a detailed process. From the get go I always tried to add before subtract.  I thought about food that I really enjoyed and tried to add a recipe that can substitute it without causing a mental breakdown!!

(Tofu Scramble + Vegetables)- Eggs

Going from eating eggs, bacon and cheese for breakfast to eating plants in all meals could be a challenge.  I started eating Cereal with fruits. Sometimes I needed something different that can sustain me through  a tennis match  at the local club or though the morning at work. Then after a lot of research I found it!!!! Tofu scramble, and believe it or not,  it was love at first sight!! 🙂

Being from the Caribbean we are used to different flavors. I tried different combinations until I was able to develop this one.  Flavors come together beautifully, not missing the regular eggs at all!!

Easy to do and better, you can Prep in advance so you are “Breakfast Ready” for the next couple of days.

I was really afraid at the beginning at working with tofu.  that thing that people say have no flavor at all!  I am from the Caribbean, so is all about flavor… honestly, did not think I was able to achieve it with tofu.

Hints…

As a Newby remember that is very important that you will drain the majority of the water from the tofu.  You can remove excess water from the tofu packet, put it in a strainer, cover it with a paper towel and press it with a heavy object.  I use a bit vinegar bottle.  Leave it there while you start your layers of flavors…

 

 

You can use coconut oil or vegetable broth if you are avoiding oils (Plant Based or Strong).  Cook your onions in medium just until they are starting to look transparent, about 2 minutes. This is the opportunity to add a layer of flavor to your scramble, adding some fresh grind pepper. Flavor is added in layers…

For years my regular breakfast was eggs, either fried or scramble with bacon or ham, coffee and bread with butter and or cheese.  I thought there was no opportunity to negotiate on that!  I am a “breakfast lover”, can have breakfast for dinner without hesitating.  Yeah, right… With this recipe… the negotiation started.  Never say never!

Adding More flavors…

Crumble the tofu over the onions, mix them together and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.  Then is time to add another layer of flavor. Is time for the Amino or Tamari Sauce, mix and let it absorb the flavors folding it a couple of times for 2 more minutes.  Tofu has a great ability to  absorb the flavors that you add.  This is exactly what I needed as I did not want to sacrifice flavors in the food I eat, in the name of health…

This was actually the second recipe that I tried in my journey to my new life style.  The fist one was the Hummus – Classic Homemade. When you are adding tofu to your diet, you need to go with an open mind.  Is not eggs, is a different way to get the protein that you need to get everyday and this is an excellent recipe to try it.

Third layer of flavors…

Nutritional Yeast will add the “eggy” flavor and some texture, then smoked paprika, oregano, turmeric, salt and garlic powder for a wonderful and flavorful Tofu Scramble.  Keep folding it with the tofu so it absorb the new added flavors for another 3-4 minutes.

If you like more soft scramble texture, you can reconstitute the scramble at this moment with dairy free “milk” and fold it in the pan until completely mixed. Allow 2 minutes to absorb. If you don’t like softer scramble, like me, top it with green onions and serve it or save it for another day. Look and taste wonderful.

Working full-time in a very demanding environment and being able to pursue your other passions takes a lot of time management.  One of the things that I always try is to cook for more than one instance, what a lot of people call “Prep”.  When I make this recipe, I add enough to save for 3 other flavorful breakfasts. This gives me a little more time to read, write or may be sleep for another 15 minutes in the morning.  Stays in the refrigerator perfectly for 3-4 days.

 

Tofu Scramble, the flavorful one

Tofu Scramble, the flavorful one

Ingredients

  • 1 block 14 oz Firm Tofu
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 Tsp coconut oil or 2 Tbsp. vegetable broth
  • Pepper, fresh ground
  • 2Tsp Amino or Tamari Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric, ground
  • 1/2 Tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Oregano Leaves, dry
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp. chopped Green Onion (optional)
  • 1/4 cup non dairy milk" (for softer scramble, optional)

Instructions

  • Rinse and drain the tofu, you can pat dry it with a paper towel or press it with a heavy object.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the nutritional yeast, turmeric, salt, paprika, oregano and garlic powder
  • In a non stick pan, add the coconut oil or vegetable broth at medium temperature.
  • Add the Shallot and allow it to cook for about 2 minutes, adding the pepper half way.
  • Crumble the tofu in top of the shallots and mix. Allow to cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the Amino or Tamari Sauce and mix, allow to absorb the flavor for a couple of minutes. Be sure that the temperature is not to high to burn it.
  • Incorporate the Spices mixture and fold until mixed, allow to absorb the flavors for another 3-4 minutes until you see that the scramble start to brown a little bit.
  • If you want a softer scramble, add the milk and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve and top with the green onion
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