I really look forward to breakfast on the weekend. I like to get up early and prepare a delicious breakfast for myself that I don’t have time to do during the week. I mean I guess I COULD make big breakfasts on weekdays, but I usually only leave 2 minutes and I don’t think I could make french toast or banana-pancakes in 2 minutes.
Unless you guys have a recipe for 2-minute pancakes? Hook a sister up.
I first had tofu scramble at Fresh last year. How I went my whole life before that day without tofu scramble is still troubling to think about. Tofu scramble is so delicious and I bet even the tofu haters – the one’s who stick their noses up at anything tofu-y – would love it! Fresh makes a gooooood tofu scramble but the curried tofu scramble at Lola’s is a close second.
Like scrambled eggs, tofu scramble is an add-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kind of meal. When I get my scramble on I like to mix in spinach and kale and whatever else I have in the crisper drawer.
I used sundried tomatoes packed in oil for this batch but you can use fresh tomatoes, homemade sundried tomatoes, or canned tomatoes. Whatever floats your boat, friends.
Makes 2 servings
- 1/2 block extra firm tofu
- 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp basil
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp water
- 3-4 mushrooms, diced
- 3 tbsp sundried tomatoes, chopped
- 3/4 cup spinach, chopped
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1) Press tofu – wrap the block of tofu in a towel or paper towel. Place on a sturdy table and place a couple heavy books on top. Leave for about 20 minutes. Move the books around to make sure it is evenly pressed. Cut the block in two.
2) While the tofu is pressing, prepare the spices. In a small bowl mix the curry powder, garam masala, paprika, cinnamon, basil, oil, and water. Leave for 10 minutes.
3) In a large frying pan on medium heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Break the tofu into small pieces over the pan. Drizzle the spice mixture over the tofu. Mix well in the pan. Add the veggies (mushrooms, tomatoes, and spinach) and combine. Place a lid over the pan and heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
4) After about 6 minutes, add the nutritional yeast. Stir and heat for another 3-4 minutes (lid on).
5) Serve with ketchup or BBQ sauce, or enjoy without sauce.
Have you ever tried tofu scramble? Are you a fan?
Have a great week!