Tofu is like the misunderstood hipster kid of the mainstream food world. It’s odd, difficult to figure out how to work with, and most people don’t like it the first time they try it. After two or three meetings however, tofu grows on you, and slowly your world is widened to include all of the magical things this mushy white blob can morph into. And that is why to the vegan world, tofu is the most popular kid in school.
Example a) Tofu Scramble. Seasoned with a variety of spices, sauces, vegetables and condiments, there are as many possibilities here as there are with eggs. This is not to say that they taste exactly the same, actually far from it, but the technique and concepts are so familiar that it’s easy to whip up a delicious meal with minimal effort or thought.
Perfect for beginners, or lazy bums like me. Bon appetit!
2 servings of firm tofu
.5 tsp. cumin
.5 tsp. sage
1.5 tsp. nutritional yeast (I like mine very nutty!)
Dash of red pepper flakes
1 tsp. steak sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Cube tofu and mash in a bowl
Add spices, nutritional yeast, steak sauce and salt and pepper to taste
Stir all ingredients together
Fry in a hot oiled skillet for about 3 minutes (this recipe will turn golden brown!)
Voila! Consume with whatever you like for breakfast. Serving suggestion: In a warmed whole wheat tortilla with 1/4 of an avocado, vegan mozzarella, hot sauce, fruit on the side, and chopped chives for fun.