Today we tried a new (new to us) brand of tofu for our tofu scramble and I don’t want to underplay this but life has changed. Clearspring tofu is PERFECT for scrambling. I will never use any other brand for scramble ever again. It’s also very cheap – 300g for less than £2 and it made enough for 10 tacos (or 2 generous portions of scramble on toast).
1 carton of Clearspring Tofu
1/2 a red or white onion
2 bell peppers (I’d highly recommend 1 green and 1 red/yellow – green works so well in Mexican spiced dishes and combining it with the sweetness of the red/yellow is one hundred emoji)
Any other veggies you have lying around the fridge that need using up. Today I used a handful of button mushrooms
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
If you like it really spicy add a chopped chilli or 2
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 crushed cloves of garlic
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper (or any pepper)
1/4 teaspoon Mexican Oregano (optional)
Sprinkle of salt
1 teaspoon of Engevita yeast flakes (optional / nice to sprinkle on top at service)
Fry the onion and peppers (and any other veggies you’re using up) in a little oil on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes to soften.
Create a well and add the chill flakes to toast them for about a minute.
Add the tofu and attack it with a wooden spoon to flake/crumble it into scramble shape. Stir all the veggies into it.
Add all of the herbs/spices, stir through.
Turn the heat up and cook most of the moisture out for about 2-4 minutes.
I served mine this morning in tacos, with beans, avocado, tomato, lettuce siracha and super sprouts.
Try this bean recipe or the beans I made today were 1x tin of kidney beans, a teaspoon of smoky chilli paste, 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar, a pinch of lemon pepper, a tiny squirt of BBQ sauce and a little squeeze of tomato purée.
I also love Tofu Scramble on toast or in a breakfast burrito (with Vegan sausages, avocados, tomatoes, refried beans) or as part of a fry up.
A little behind the scenes shot here for you. I live in a basement flat so it’s really hard to take photos as the lack of light is frustrating. During the day if I’m taking a picture of a meal I’ll perch the plate on the cat tree which is in front of our patio doors, much to the amusement of passers by and the bemusement of my cat. I make good life choices.