Meatless Monday: Vegan Breakfast Scramble

Vegan Breakfast Scramble
Vegan Breakfast Scramble
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This vegan breakfast scramble will get your day off to a great start.

Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Ingredients

1 package of firm or extra firm tofu

1 Tbsp turmeric

1/4 cup soy milk

1/2 can  (7.5 ounces) black beans

Vegetables of choice (tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, etc.)

2 slices Chao cheese

Toppings (vegan sour cream, salsa, avocado, etc.)

Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Getting started

Prepare the vegetables that you wish to include in the scramble.

For one package of tofu, one half can of black beans works nicely.

We like some pepper, mushroom slices and tomatoes in our scramble, but you can add whatever you have on hand or to your taste.

Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Prep vegetables
Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Prep vegetables
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For cheese – we like Field Roast’s Chao Tomato Cayenne. If you like a little milder flavor, try the Chao Creamy Original.

Slice the cheese in thin, short strips ahead of time so it will melt quickly.

Chao cheeseVegan Breakfast Scramble: Preparing the tofu

The tofu needs to have the water pressed out and there are basically two ways to do this.

The first one uses paper towels and a can for weight.

Cut the tofu into slices about 1/2 in thick, place paper towels between each slice and on top, and set a can on top of the paper towels. Leave it for 5 or 10 minutes. Remove paper towels and, if needed, add new ones and press again.

Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Press tofu with can
Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Press tofu with can
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The second method is to use a tofu press.

To use a tofu press, you place the tofu in between the press and simply tighten the tighten knobs gradually over 10 minutes or so.

I use the EZ Tofu Press – it is about $20 and can be cleaned on the top rack of the dishwasher.

EZ Tofu Press

Vegan Breakfast Scramble using Tofu Press
Vegan Breakfast Scramble using Tofu Press
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Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Cooking the scramble

Start by lightly sautéing any vegetables that you desire to have cooked versus warmed. Today, I did so with the red peppers and the mushrooms.

Vegan breakfast scramble: Saute vegetables
Vegan breakfast scramble: Saute vegetables
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Next, add the soy milk and the turmeric to a skillet over medium heat and stir. I find this makes the turmeric distribute more consistently with the tofu.

Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Soy milk and turmeric
Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Soy milk and turmeric
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Add the crumbled tofu and stir. The turmeric will give the tofu a golden color and a delicate flavor.

Vegan Breakfast Scramble tofu
Vegan Breakfast Scramble tofu
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Add the sautéd vegetables, the beans, and the tomatoes to the tofu and warm. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Last, add the cheese and let it melt.

Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Scramble it
Vegan Breakfast Scramble: Scramble it
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Add your favorite toppings – we like Tofutti sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, and avocados.

Enjoy.

Vegan Breakfast Scramble
Vegan Breakfast Scramble
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