Posted by Nicole
You already know I’m afraid of making pancakes. Another food I’m not quite certain how to “prepare” or “cook” is tofu. I bought tofu when I went on my vegan shopping spree at Whole Foods about a week back. Well, the time has come for experimentation.
Tonight I attempted to prepare tofu (without a tofu press) and create a vegan scramble for dinner. I’ve been eyeing Madeleine’s scrambled eggs for the past couple mornings, and I figured it was time I made a scramble of my own.
Vegan Tofu Scramble (3 entrée or 6 side)
- 14oz container 365 extra firm tofu (pressed for 30 minutes with paper towels)
- 1 red onion (finely chopped)
- 2 giant carrots (finely chopped)
- 4 red chard leaves (~8 cups, without the stems)
- 1 cup black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1/2T garlic-infused olive oil
- 2T nutritional yeast
- 1/2T garlic powder
- 1/2t red cayenne pepper
Sautéed the veggies with oil, added the tofu, added the black beans, added yeast and spices, ATE, refilled plate, ate more, SMILED.
I’m proud to say that not only was it edible, it was also delicious. Tofu success! I liked it just how it was, but I’ll admit that I would have enjoyed it more had it been topped with ketchup (we didn’t have any though). My mom, someone who will never ever become vegetarian OR vegan, thought it tasted good, but somewhat bland. I would suggest melting some cheese on top if you are not a vegan to add more flavor. I liked it how it was though, and that’s what matters, right?
Nutrition Facts (per entrée) if you are interested… (I forgot to include the olive oil btw)
MMM. Being healthy tastes good.
Now that I have tofu experience, maybe I should give pancakes a try.
Q4U: Any interesting experiences cooking with tofu? Any horror stories? Do you prefer silken tofu or the firm stuff?
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