I hope you are all well and having a great weekend. I’m off to the flea market this morning to look for some bits and pieces for the house. That’s one of my favourite things to do on the weekend. But before I head off I’m here to share with you the second ‘what I ate’ video of the year where I share with you everything I ate in one day, this case it was filmed on Tuesday as Rob and I were running errands and visiting my sister. In the video I also share five vegan going out tips or things to think about when you’re on the go.
Last week I spoke about vegan beginner tips as you can see here (along with my favourite soup at the moment) and the video was very well received which made me excited to continue on with the series. If you didn’t know I am posting one of these videos along with a recipe as well as a chat on various topics every week for the month of January. This is in hope of inspiring more people to choose vegan or plant based foods and to give ideas and help on the way to transitioning into a vegan lifestyle.
The recipe I’ve got for you this Saturday morning is a Mexican style tofu scramble which is one of Rob’s favourite dishes, and I love it too of course. It’s a great weekend breakfast or brunch treat but also works perfectly for lunch or dinner any day if you ask me. It’s packed with spicy flavour, black beans and sweet corn – all some of our favourite things. The recipe is very straight forward and easy to make, it doesn’t require too much effort which is appreciated on mornings when we’re excited to get out the door. The way I’m excited to get to my flea market fix right now. So, with this I wish you all an awesome weekend and I really hope you all like the video. Please let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see in the next one or if you have a vegan topic you’d like me to tackle in there. Enjoy! x
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MEXICAN STYLE TOFU SCRAMBLE
YIELDS: 4-5 servings / TIME: 20 min
1 block firm tofu, pressed and crumbled (I used a marinated tofu, smoked or plain is also good – simply season thereafter)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
10-12 cherry tomatoes or 1 large tomato, halved or chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 small can sweet corn or equivalent from frozen
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp cumin
1/2 – 1 tsp turmeric
Pinch of hot chilli flakes or to taste
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
2-3 tbsp nutritional yeast
Small handful of fresh coriander + more for garnish, chopped
Small handful fresh oregano + more for garnish, chopped
A small splash of oil
Heat oil in a skillet and add your onions, saute until translucent.
Add garlic, tofu and spices and mix well before letting fry for a few minutes until fragrant.
Add tomatoes and again let fry for a few minutes until the tomatoes start to soften.
Add your black beans and sweet corn and mix well and let them heat through.
Taste the scramble and make sure the seasoning is right before you remove it from the heat, the seasoning will depend a little on what type of tofu you are using so make sure it’s to your liking.
Now add your fresh herbs and nutritional yeast and mix it through.
Serve with toast or in a bowl with your favourite grain, or simply eat as is.