Each year 200,000,000 male chicks are discarded and sent down a chute to be ground up alive. This is standard, government-approved, practice to rid the world of these adorable little, peeping birds (check out some of the quotes in this article … it’s hard to believe). So, in honor of these poor little guys, here is a tofu scramble recipe to die for.
You will need:
- Extra firm organic tofu (1/2 brick)
- A medium-sized onion (choose your favorite), finely chopped
- A medium-sized red pepper, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s soy chorizo (optional)
- 1/4 cup Follow Your Heart shredded cheddar cheese
- 2-3 T. Fresh parsley
- 1 t. Garlic powder
- 1 t. Ground tumeric
- Pinch India pink finishing salt
While you’re at it, whip up some roasted red potatoes. Start these first so they can cook while you make the scramble (recipe below). They will bake in the oven for about 40 minutes.
In a medium-sized bowl, crumble the tofu with the back of a fork or your hands. Keep crumbling until it’s all broken apart and resembles scrambled eggs. Add the tumeric and stir to color the tofu. Stir in the chopped onion and pepper. Add the chorizo (if using) and stir until well-blended. This ingredient acts like crumbled sausage and adds a bit more color, and a ton more flavor. Add the chopped parsley (save a sprig as garnish) and the garlic powder and transfer to pre-heated non-stick frying pan over medium heat (the non-stick allows you to avoid any added oil). Cook for five minutes, stirring once.
Add the shredded cheddar over the top and cover. Let cook for five additional minutes until the cheese begins to melt. Fold once and continue cooking to desired doneness (you may like it a bit more burned on the edges).
Meanwhile, to make the roasted red potatoes: cut potatoes into 1 inch pieces and stir in large bowl with rough cut onion, fresh chopped parsley, garlic powder and a pinch of salt and cayenne pepper. Spread onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve both as shown and wash down with Gimme! Coffee Guatemala Guaya’b, made with your Chemex.
As I noted in a previous post, breakfast is the most challenging meal for me as a vegan but when I have time (like today), it’s well-worth all this effort to dive into this delicious morning meal.