We touched on this a few weeks ago, but it’s worth repeating. In our experience, the most sustainable transition from an animal-heavy to a plant-heavy diet is taken one step at a time.
My transition happened slowly over many years. It was back and forth, up and down. It wasn’t easy. If I’ve written a word on here that makes it seem easy, I’m sorry – it’s not. But it is worth it. Every step.
It was just a few months ago when we dropped eggs off the menu. Just like yogurt before eggs and fish before that, we were skeptical. How can we give up this or that dish? So we just viewed it as an experiment – Let’s just try going without for a little while.
With eggs, we wondered… how can we possibly have our normal weekend brunch routine without some scrambled eggs? Here’s how: You realize there are tasty alternatives. You realize you might not need eggs after all. And the alternatives happen to come without the unwanted side-effects. Before you know it, you’ll have a new normal weekend brunch routine and maybe, just maybe, you won’t look back.
Since we just recently stopped eating eggs, I never made scrambled “eggs” using tofu until just a few weeks ago. Honestly, it blew me away! So easy and so tasty. As you can see in the picture, I made them this time with roasted sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, and a bag of frozen peppers, but the possible combinations are endless.
- 1 block of firm tofu, drained, pressed, and patted dry
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- Crumble the tofu with your hands into a small bowl
- Add all the other ingredients and lightly stir until the tofu is evenly covered
- Cook in a skillet over medium heat and continue cooking and stirring until the tofu is heated through and as dry as you like it. It will lose quite a bit of water.
You might be thinking…
What the hell is turmeric?
Don’t let this scare you off. It’s a spice made from a root (sort of looks like ginger) that will give your scramble its yellow, egg-like color. If your grocery store has a spice section, it definitely has turmeric. Oh, and turmeric has magic super powers.
Where do I buy nutritional yeast?
We buy our “nooch” in bulk at Whole Foods. If fancypants grocery stores aren’t your thing, order it online.
How do I press tofu?
Honestly, if pressing tofu is a hassle, just skip it. But it does help out a bit if you can get it dry-ish before you add the spices. Here’s a how-to video.