Sunday, November 14, 2010

Shiny Happy Tofu Scramble

I realize that tofu scramble is pretty much the most prosaic thing one can post on a vegan cooking blog - especially during Vegan MoFo, when people are producing veganized Beef Wellington, Coquilles St Jacques, and lord knows what else - but this humble breakfast staple turned out so well that I was inspired to share. Its particular deliciousness may have had something to do with my having very little in the way of supplies: what there was wound up in the pan. Since all I was really going for was workmanlike sustenance, the fact that it turned out so very yummy was an unlooked-for bonus. Anyway, it made us feel shiny, happy, and full, and I guarantee that it will do the same for you!

Shiny Happy Tofu Scramble

~ 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
~ 1 large onion, finely chopped
~ 2 stalks celery, diced
~ 2 carrots, diced
~ 1/2 large red bell pepper, small dice
~ 1 tsp. each: salt, dill, smoked paprika, marjoram
~ A few generous grinds of black pepper
~ 1 lb. extra firm tofu, drained and mashed
~ 1/4 -1/3 cup nutritional yeast

~ In a large skillet, saute the onion and celery in the olive oil over medium heat, about 2 minutes.
~ Add the carrots, bell pepper, and seasonings, and cook another 2-3 minutes.
~ Add the mashed tofu, combine thoroughly, and cook about 5 minutes more, until any liquid has cooked off.
~ Stir in the nutritional yeast, raise the heat to medium-high, and cook another 10-15 minutes, stirring every couple minutes or so. You want a crust to just begin to form on the bottom, at which point you mix it all up and let it happen again.
~ Serve hot with toast, home-fries, or whatever else you like for brunch; this also makes great leftovers, if you actually have any!


  1. No such thing as too many scramble recipes! :) I have that tofu illustration on my phone and use it as a wallpaper every now and then, I wish tofu actually looked like that, heh.

  2. Agreed; except that if it did look that, we wouldn't have the heart to mash it up and eat it!

  3. Agreed! Never too many recipes!! And... your tofu pic is soo cute I want to cry ^_^

  4. oh YUM...I am reading this while eating cold cereal and soymilk hoping that the other grown up in the house makes some coffee soon.

  5. There's something to be said for the classics... and this sounds delicious! ;)

  6. I just really love the idea of shiny happy tofu!

  7. This is so tasty! I loved it.