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Spicy Tofu Scramble

June 12, 2017

Spicy Tofu Scramble is a delicious little 15 minute high protein vegan meal to jump start your day.

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How many of you are bored out of your mind with the usual breakfast routines? There is no documented code of ethics or rule book that says you have to eat the usual eggs, pancakes or cereal for break. No sir E! These crazy rules were meant to be broken.

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Spicy Tofu Scramble is a delicious option for those of you who happen to have egg, dairy or gluten sensitivities or are just bored out of your mind with the usual breakfast options.

Spicy Tofu Scramble is also a great way to use up all of those bit and bobs of veggies in your crisper. We just happened to have tomato and spinach in our crisper but goodness you can use any vegetables you like. If you are using firmer vegetables like carrots or root vegetables be sure to cut them smaller and steam with just a couple of teaspoons of water with a lid in your frying pan for a couple of minutes so they have a chance to get tender before adding the other ingredients in the pan.

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As you know, tofu is a blank canvas. Tofu takes on the other flavors of the recipe and that is why it is important to spice it up. We used the traditional Chinese starter of chili, ginger and garlic to get the flavor profile going. The addition of tomatoes added a natural sweet note to the dish.

The ginger, chili and garlic are warming herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine  (TCM) which compliments the cooling tofu and spinach in this dish.

We used an extra firm tofu for this recipe as that is the consistency we were going for. We find the silken tofu does not work as well in this recipe as it is too soft and lacks texture. It is also important to dry the tofu well before adding to the pan.

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Spicy Tofu Scramble takes less than 15 minutes to make so what do you have to loose...?! Give it a try. You may also want to make extra as you can keep the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and then just reheat and eat.

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Are you looking for a low carb healthy get back into shape breakfast/lunch option to bring to work? Spicy Tofu Scramble really hits the spot and you can make it in advance.

If you are looking for tofu recipes, have you tried our Veggie Tofu Pancakes, Vegetable Tofu Ricotta Lasagna  or our Gluten-Free Coconut Curry Laksa?! Wishing you a super week!

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Spicy Tofu Scramble

By HWC Magazine  , , , , , , , , ,

June 12, 2017

Spicy Tofu Scramble is a delicious little 15 minute high protein clean eating vegan meal to jump start your day.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 2 servings

Ingredients

olive oil - 1 tablespoon (feel free to use your oil of choice)

grated ginger - 1 inch knob peeled and grated

dried red chili flakes - to taste or desired heat level (sprinkle)

garlic- 1 clove peeled and minced

tofu - 8 ounces dried with paper towel and crumbled

tomatoes- 1/3 cup chopped (Cherry tomatoes are really sweet and delicious)

spinach - 3/4 cup fresh washed

salt and pepper - to taste

green onions - 1 tablespoon (optional) garnish

Directions

1In a medium frying pan, add olive oil to medium heat and add ginger, chili flakes and garlic and stir fry just until aromatic.

2Add crumbled tofu and stir fry for 2 minutes.

3Add tomatoes, spinach and salt and pepper to taste and just heat through or until the spinach wilts.

4Garnish with fresh green onion slices if desired and enjoy!

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  • I have never thought in using tofu to make scramble…now that I see your recipe, I don’t see why not…looks delicious and loaded with great tasty and healthy ingredients.
    Thanks for the inspiration Bobbi. Have a great week ahead 🙂

    • Thank you Juliana. Tofu is like a blank canvas. Paint yours pretty with whatever spices and veggies you desire. Take Care

  • I love tofu scramble, but I have only made it dry. I don’t know why I didn’t think of making it semi liquid. This one here looks droolicious, Bobbi. Wonderful idea. I would surely try your recipe next time when I will make tofu scramble.

    • Hello Anu, it is the broth of the tomatoes and the spices that really make this dish pop. We have also made this recipe with dried vegetables and also very delicious but we were in the mood for something nourishing and comforting.

  • kitchenriffs

    I love greens in a dish like this, and the tofu is a bonus — so much nutrition, and it really reflects all the others flavors in the dish. Wonderful — thanks.

    • Thanks John! Greens are a perfect addition as it takes just moments for them to cook as this whole dish comes together in less than 5 minutes. Wishing you a super Father’s Day Weekend!

  • [email protected] is How I Cook

    Now ow come I didn’t see this in China? It looks fabulous!

    • Usually in China or in Japan you will see a scrambled tofu but it will usually also have eggs. In Japan, they might also add some dashi. In China, you might see the addition of spring onion and sesame oil additions… Now you can make this at home. Take care

  • Wow this dish looks incredibly good! I probably won’t have this for breakfast but this is definitely going to appear during dinner!

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