Tofu scramble is probably one of the easiest things to make. It’s great for anytime of the day and especially great for people who prefer a savory breakfast (aka me. Sweets in the morning? No thanks). It’s naturally low fat (keyword: naturally) and high in protein. Also, it’s one of Marlowe’s favorite meals in the whole wide world (not that she’s had that many meals yet, but you know… whatever). Like, almost every other thing I post you can choose to add or take away a variety of ingredients. Most items are optional, but recommended.
tofu (medium to extra firmness– I always have the extra firm in my house, so thats what I use)
peppers (any color)
mushrooms (any kind)
green onions (optional)
mixed greens (optional)
pinch of tumeric
pinch of cayenne
powdered veg. stock — totally optional. I use it sometimes.
First things first: Press your tofu. Don’t know how? Drain tofu, wrap it in a folded (CLEAN) kitchen towel and stick a heavy pot, pan, book, baby, whatever on top of it for about 20 to 30 minutes. Don’t be too worried about crushing the tofu—- you are going to crumble it up later anyway.
Chop veggies (the smaller the better for picky eaters/little kids)
Sauté veggies in all olive oil (not the green onion or tomatoes)
While your veggies are sauteing, go ahead and press your tofu down a bit more to get out any moisture
In a bowl: crumble tofu, and add chopped green onion and tomatoes. I used cherry tomatoes, but any variety would work great.
Add spices to bowl &mixall together.
*All your veggies should be nicely sauteed at this point. And you can add your tofu/spice mixture.
Mix, add greens, continue sauteing until most of the moisture is out. Don’t forget to taste for seasoning too!
That’s it! Voila.
Eat with toast, pancakes, waffles, or whatever else you would prefer and enjoy 🙂
*note: I received a comment yesterday about needing to educate myself on the dangers of soy in a diet. Yes, there are a lot of articles that soy is “health risk” because of estrogen, and whatever else. We’ve all heard the billion dollar dairy corporations pushing cows milk instead of soy. We’ve all heard how “scary” and “dangerous” soy is, but really, soy is perfectly safe (and good for you), just like everything else: in moderation. I’m not feeding my kid a block of tofu everyday, and I’m not recommending you do either. Marlowe does love tofu scrambles, and tofu in general (so do I), but our diet is in no way soy based. I can argue about the health risks caused by the ammonia in meat or bring up the fact that little girls are now developing breasts at the age of eight due to the hormones pumped in meat, milk, and whatever else, but instead I’ll just say it again: everything in moderation.