Breakfast of Champions. Lunch of Winners. Master of Versatilty.
The Almighty Tofu Scramble.
Tofu scrambles are the bomb-diggity. You can get super creative here and use whatever you have on hand to create an awesome dish, breakfast lunch or dinner. There are some integral components to the tofu scramble, but the rest is up to you!
Today I’ll share my personal favourite way to create the tofu scramble: breakfast-style!
This recipe makes about 2 meals for me, probably 3 if you’re a lighter eater.
Component 1: The flava!
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 Onion, chopped
- 1-2 stalks Celery, chopped (optional)
- 3 cloves Garlic, pressed
- Spices (I like cumin, tumeric, curry powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and Italian seasoning, but I suggest you try your favourites!)
- 1 tbsp Bragg’s (or soy sauce)
Throw these together in a pan on medium high heat for a couple of minutes to soften and soak up the flavours!
Component 2: ‘Taters
- 1-2 medium Potatoes, diced (yam, sweet potatoes, plain ol’ potatoes, whatever you prefer. My favourite is yam).
*Toss the potatoes in with the oil, onion and spices right away as they will take longer to cook. Cover the pan and give them a couple minutes to soften.
Component 3: Tofu
- 1 package Tofu – medium is best but any kind will do! I use a 16oz package.
This is the fun part! Wash your hands real good, take the tofu and smush it up in between your fingers. This smushy goodness can go right into the pan as soon as the potatoes have started to soften. Give a good stir. If you’re not into manhandling your food go ahead and smush it with a fork.
We’ll keep it at medium high heat, adding more oil as needed.
Component 3: Everything and the kitchen sink
Alright so we’ve got our base going, here’s where the Tofu Scramble’s versatility shines. Whatever veggies you’re rocking in your crisper and feeling this morning can join in the fun. My favourites are tomatoes, broccoli, and spinach/kale.
If you’re a fan of cheesiness like me (and my sense of humour har-har) get that nutritional yeast and/or Daiya cheese out and make it the guest d’honneur to this breakfast part-ay (seriously the nooch makes this dish).
Yesterday’s scramble was:
- 1/4 Tomato, diced
- 1 bunch Broccoli pieces
- 1/3 cup Daiya Mozzarella (and/or 1/8 cup nutritional yeast)
- 1/3 cup Baby Kale
Toss your veggies and cheesifier in along with the tofu for another 5 minutes, stirring lots.
If you’re doing a green (spinach, kale, etc), toss it in at the very end for 1-2 minutes and stir it up some more. This is also your last chance to taste test and add more spices as your lil’ heart pleases.
Serve it up over toast or on its own. Bask in the glory of your awesome breakfast. Get on with your day of taking over the world.
As your scramble confidence improves, play with your scramble skills. Figure out your own personal signature scramble that brings you joy and happy tummy feelings. Life is good. You got this.
Peace and Love and Veggies,