I am a big fan of scrambled eggs. Not only for a lovely relaxing weekend breakfast, but also as a quick and easy dinner. I can be a little weird about eggs though. I am strangely picky about certain foods sometimes, and eggs are one of those things. When they aren’t really good quality from a reputable place I am really hesitant about them. So this is a very lovely solution.
If you are a vegan and missing scrambled eggs you are going to so love these. I like to eat them with sriracha, I have a bit of a sriracha problem, and hubby likes the more traditional ketchup. They are really good on their own too, I just wanted to note that you can treat them like you would normal eggs.
The turmeric helps give these “eggs” their color, but also sneaks in this awesome spice, which is so good for you. The flavor of turmeric can be a little floral, I am not a huge fan of it, but in smaller quantities you can get the benefits without the flavor. You totally can’t taste it in here, but I wouldn’t try to sneak any more in there or it could take over. Like a cyberman let loose.
There is some debate on the soy issue. Some people say its really good for you, some that it is terrible and should be avoided at all costs. My take is that it is good in moderation. Since I am not big on calorie counting or measuring food out, I like to go with not eating soy-based foods every day, and the days that I do eat them to have them at just one meal per day. I don’t combust on the spot if I have soy a couple times in a day; I just think in general this seems to be a good rule for myself. Some people who go vegan rely heavily on soy replacements for animal products, which can lead to an overload of soy products.
Health highlight of bell peppers: all bell peppers start out green, but the longer they stay on the vine to ripen dictates the color and sweetness, as well as slightly changes the nutrient profile. Red peppers are a great source of beta carotene, while orange offers high levels of other carotenoids. All are high in vitamin C, and antioxidants. I like to get a variety of colors, and have found that most people prefer the flavor of the sweeter (non green) varieties. Peppers are good for your vision because of the carotenoids, are anti-inflammatory, and help support a healthy immune system.
- 1 tablespoon Oil (olive or canola, vegan margarine works too)
- 1 Bell Pepper - diced
- 1 Onion - diced
- 1 (1 lb) package Silken Tofu
- ½ teaspoon Turmeric
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- Add the oil, peppers and onions to a large pan
- Drain the tofu and place the block on the cutting board
- Using the back of a spoon or your fingers, press on the tofu to create curds
- Once the peppers and onions have softened add the tofu to the pan
- Add the turmeric and cook until most of the water has cooked off and the tofu begins to brown when not stirred for a few minutes
- Add salt and pepper to taste