Friday, October 4, 2013

Vegetarian "Bacon And Eggs" Tofu Scramble Recipe

I have been curious about tofu scrambles and finally got the wherewithal to make one for dinner.  I thought this one would be the most kid friendly.  It was with one small exception: the "bacon".  It was not only the worst part of the meal, it was just plain gross.  It would have been delicious with out it.  I don't know if it is that bacon is so adored, iconic, inherently unhealthy, or what, but when you mess with it, it isn't good.  It looked so bizarrely unnatural too.  So, next time, no "bacon" in this dish.  Everything else was great.  I am looking forward to adding tofu scrambles to our meals.  I think I would really like it in a breakfast burritos with lots of salsa and some refried beans.  While I don't think it altered the flavor too much, the turmeric made the tofu look a lot like proper eggs.

Vegetarian "Bacon And Eggs" Tofu Scramble Recipe

2 Tbl olive oil
3 - 4 strips vegetarian mock bacon
3 Clove garlic minced
2 green onions chopped
1 red bell pepper diced
1 container firm or extra-firm tofu well pressed and mashed
1/4 Tsp turmeric
1/2 Tsp soy sauce
1/2 Tsp nutritional yeast
salt and pepper to taste
Cook the vegetarian "bacon" in olive oil for a few minutes, just until
cooked but not crisp. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
Return bacon to the pan along with the mashed tofu, onions, bell pepper,
turmeric and soy sauce, stirring to combine. Sautee for a 5 to 7 minutes,
stirring frequently and adding more oil if needed.

Remove from heat and stir in nutritional yeast. Season with salt and
pepper to taste.

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