Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Never Say Never - Tofu Scramble

I've been "dabbling" with plant-based food for a couple of years or so but it has only been in the last year that I finally decided I was going to try tofu.  I have used it in a recipe that creates a ricotta-like cheese in a pasta dish and I have baked it to use in stir-fry.  My family loves both recipes (I am not so crazy about the baked yet but I'll keep trying).  So, with more determination, I recently (in the last few months) decided to go for the tofu scramble - win!!!

We love it, oh yes we do!  I would have NEVER thought I would say that about tofu, but it's true.  Combined with the right ingredients it has a delicious taste; and while it looks like scrambled eggs and has some what of a eggy taste (thanks to the black salt), it isn't exactly like scrambled eggs.  Might I say it is a tad bit better?  I think so!

Here's how I did it step by step - this is the Happy Herbivore recipe I used.

Spinach and onions aren't in the original recipe but they are SO good added to the scramble.  I chopped them first so they would be ready to go.

I added the tofu and all the ingredients to my poor excuse for a skillet, turned on the heat and started mashing the tofu and mixing the ingredients.  Once it is heated through, it is basically through.

But first I had to add my spinach and onions and let it cook for a few minutes.

Oh my, doesn't this look good?  I wrapped my scramble in a warm tortilla and topped it with a little Siracha sauce.  I have some more tofu.  Maybe I should make one for dinner as well...


Stephanie said...

Tofu scrambles rock! Press your tofu to get the water out...

Mel said...

We went through a tofu scramble phase about 15 years ago when I decided to cut back on eggs, and then I got sick of it as I generally do not like or enjoy tofu. Plus pregnancy made me crave eggs like crazy. But I feel like the only vegetarian who can't stand it. LOL But your post makes me inspired to give it another shot and see if my kiddo likes it.

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

LOL. I balked at the idea of Tofu for awhile and now I love it. The 'ricotta' cheese is an amazing thing. I've put it in quiche and have also learned to marinate it and make a 'bacon' type thing that the men in our family actually like.
Tofu... the other white meat.. LOL.

The Vegan Gypsy said...

That looks delicious! I love tofu scramble, especially wrapped as you did and topped with Sriracha. Yum!

TheNotSoPrfctHseWife said...

When i was working part time, I used to buy Amy's Tofu Scramble from the freezer department. Every time I put it in the microwave I would think "I could soo make this".. and I still haven't tried. LOL.
You have inspired me. Will have to try it tomorrow for lunch .. maybe. ROFL!

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