‘Tofu Scramble Thing(?)’

Once I actually go out to buy some sugar (I’m a lazy student), most of my food-related blog posts are going to be dairy-free baking recipes because I bloody love baking, but for now I thought I’d share my late breakfast. It’s nothing fancy and not super aesthetically pleasing but it was yummy, and that’s what counts, eh?

Made this by accident the other day.
Twas surprisingly tasty.
I made it again today.
You should make it too.

One of my housemates said it looked good, and when she asked what it was I gingerly replied, “Tofu scramble… thing?”
So that’s the unofficial name.
It’s extremely easy to cook up; took me about 6 minutes.

Ingredients:

2 tsp – 1tbsp. olive oil
175g (1/2 carton) Silken Firm Tofu
1 chopped tomato
2 chopped spring onions (The first time I made this I added in onions in; the 2nd time I sprinkled them on top. You can do either but I’d recommend the former, or both.)
Paprika
Salt & pepper
Handful of spinach
1 tsp chives: optional
1-2 tsp nutritional yeast: optional
1/2 sliced avocado to top
(Idea: Add red bell pepper – I didn’t do this but probably will next time.)

Method:

  1. ‘Press’ the tofu (to get excess water out)
  2. Add the olive oil to a frying pan
  3. Once the oil has heated up, add the tofu, tomato and spring onion
  4. Sprinkle over some paprika, [chives], salt and pepper
  5. Let fry for about 2 minutes, until the tofu is a ‘scramble consistency’
  6. Add the spinach and fry until it has wilted
  7. Mix in 1-2 tsp nutritional yeast
  8. Put the pan off the heat and transfer the food into a bowl
  9. Add sliced avocado, a bit more black pepper and enjoy!
    (I was feeling very extra this morning so I superfluously sprinkled over some pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. Anno, right? Get me.)img_1922

Side note: Notice how both pictures are close ups? Let’s just say University kitchens aren’t super clean. Not surprising when you live with 11 people!

I’d actually only tried tofu once or twice before in my entire life, so recently I thought I’d branch out and buy some. Overall, my tofu experience was a success! Quite an underrated ingredient if you ask me. Soy generally gets a bad rep. I don’t know why; I think it’s great.