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“Cheesy” Scrambled Tofu

As a vegan, I’ve found that one of the harder meals to navigate is breakfast.

Sure, there’s always a bagel, a smoothie, or some fruit, but sometimes, I want a savory dish for breakfast and I’ll get some vegan sausage, make some potatoes, etc.

But scrambled tofu has quickly become one of my favorite breakfast treats.

When you make your scrambled tofu, it comes out looking like scrambled eggs. I put turmeric in mine (I put turmeric in just about everything) and that also helps give the tofu that “eggy” look.

Recently, I kicked my tofu up a notch and added some vegan cheese. It was wonderful, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you. Enjoy!

“Cheesy” Scrambled Tofu

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 package of mushrooms, any kind
2 – 3 cloves of garlic
1 pound of extra-firm tofu, drained
1 package of vegan cheese, diced (I recently used Daiya cheddar cheese style)
½ cup of water

Mix up the following blend of spices:
2 teaspoons of ground cumin
1 teaspoon of paprika
½ teaspoon of turmeric
½ teaspoon of parsley
1 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of pepper

1. First, you have to drain your tofu. I take the tofu out of the pack and put it on a clean plate, then, I put another plate on top of the tofu. Then, to create pressure, I fill up my Brita pitcher and sit it on top of the top plate. About 15 minutes is all you need to squeeze out all the extra juice.
2. Mix your spice blend and set aside.
3. Heat the oil in a skillet and add the onions and garlic; cook for 3 minutes.
4. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes.
5. Add the spice blend and mix well.
6. Add ½ cup of water and scrape the bottom of the pan to get up all the spices
7. Crumble the tofu into the pan. You don’t want to mush it all up; just crumble it into pieces.
8. Cook for 10 minutes.
9. Add the vegan cheese and cook another 5 minutes. If the tofu starts to stick to the pan, just add more water


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Take care of yourself, be nice to yourself, and be well. And until next time – veg in, don’t veg out.


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