Food Blog: Tofu Scramble

So about a month ago I posted a blog entry about some delicious shakshouka that I cooked. Since then I have been continuing to cook up some delicious dishes (vegetarian of course) and I am excited to share this one with you!

If you love meat and eggs you may think tofu scramble is a bit weird. But if you take it for what it is, tofu with vegetables, then it can be quite delicious. Vanessa and I cooked this up one morning for breakfast and it was a great start to our day.

What You Need:

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp dried thyme

1/2 tsp tumeric

3 tbsps water

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 small yellow onion, finely chopped

1 small tomato, chopped into smaller chunks

1 cup of spinach, chopped

one cup of finely chopped bell peppers (I only had green so that is what we used)

1 block of extra firm tofu, drained, and cut into 5 equal sized slabs

2 tbsps olive oil

1/4 cup nutritional yeast (I didn’t actually use this but it makes your food taste “cheesy” so if you crave that then be sure to add some nutritional yeast!)

What We Did:

Combine the cumin, thyme, tumeric, salt and water in a small bowl. Set aside.

While I was chopping away at the vegetables Vanessa was draining the tofu. I’ve come to find that the tofu in Israel is a lot less watery than the tofu in the United States. I don’t know if this is due to the packaging or not, but either way make sure to get all of the water out. This will make it easier to cook and it’ll taste a lot better.

Before we put the tofu in we put the olive oil in the pan and got the garlic sizzling. After it was a little brown we added the vegetables. Then it was time for the tofu. We let it sit for awhile. After about ten minutes we added the spices.

When you are stirring everything around be sure to use a spatula and cut the tofu into smaller pieces. You can have it as large or small as you want, depending on how “scrambley” you want your breakfast to look. Once everything is together it’ll only take a few more minutes and a few more rounds of stirring before you have a delicious breakfast waiting for you to eat. As Israelis say before a meal, Bitay’avon!

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