Recipe: Scrambled Tofu

So you’ve given up eating eggs because you’ve gone vegan, or the doctor has told you your cholesterol is too high and you must stop eating eggs. “But,” you cry, “what am I going to eat?” Doctors will tell you can still eat egg, but not the yolk. Scrambled tofu another tasty alternative that is delicious and just as easy to prepare as eggs. Tofu is a protein like egg, and it has no cholesterol. It doesn’t have much flavor on its own, but you can spice tofu up quite nicely and it will look like scrambled eggs. This morning I prepared scrambled tofu for my brother and he said, “It tasted very good. It was flavorful and I liked it wrapped in the tortilla.” Try it!           (Serves 4)

Ingredients:

1 block firm tofu (14 to 16 ounces)

1 bell pepper, chopped (use what you have on hand: yellow, red, green, or orange)

¾ medium onion, chopped

4 mushrooms, sliced thinly

2 medium-large garlic, sliced thinly

4 green onion stalks, sliced 1/3 inch thick

Scrambled Tofu

Scrambled Tofu

2 teaspoons Braggs Liquid Animos, lite soy sauce, or, Tamari soy

¼ teaspoon turmeric

1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/3 teaspoon chili powder

¼ teaspoon cumin

¼ teaspoon black pepper

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

Whole wheat, or corn tortillas, a small bag of 10-12

Procedure:

  1. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large sauté pan and begin to sauté the bell. After 2 to 3 minutes, when the pepper has softened, add the onion and sauté another couple of minutes.
  2. When the onion starts to look transparent, add the garlic and the mushrooms. Sauté until the garlic and mushrooms are soft.
  3. Squeeze the water out of the tofu and then add the tofu to the pan. Use a spatula and break up the tofu so it resembles scrambled eggs. And then, add the chopped green onion.
  4. Add the spices: turmeric, garlic salt, chili powder, cumin, black pepper. If after stirring for 2 minutes the tofu has not taken on a yellow color like scrambled eggs, add a touch more turmeric.

Serve with warmed tortillas.

Try scrambled tofu. It’s eggscellent!

Mireya

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