So. I was originally planning on doing an old-fashioned book review today, but then lunchtime came around (and after scrolling through Pinterest for the past 2 hours) – surprise – I wanted to cook something. This is a post adapted from the Minimalist Baker – Enjoy!
I’ve never made a tofu scramble before. If mine can come out this seriously delicious – then yours can too. I was working off of the Minimalist Baker’s Recipe (like I said) but I made some veggie substitutions mostly because I wanted to try out a new method of preparing cauliflower. But onto the recipe…
- 6 oz of super firm tofu (Brand doesn’t matter)
- 7 baby carrots (sliced vertically)
- 1 orange bell pepper (sliced)
- 1 cup of cauliflower (grated)
- 1 cup of spinach
Sauce: (As seen on The Minimalist Baker)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
1. Prepare the tofu by draining it using paper towels. I didn’t go crazy and just kind of pushed around until it felt reasonably dry. Use a fork to separate it into crumbly pieces and set it aside
2. Prepare the vegetables however you’d like. I personally sliced my baby carrots and bell pepper quite thinly and used a cheese grater to get my cauliflower the consistency I wanted.
3. Create the sauce by combining all of the spices and using only a little bit of water to form a liquid
4. Use a large skillet and using olive oil – throw in the spinach, cauliflower, carrots and bell pepper. Cook them to your preferred consistency and season with salt and pepper as you see fit (I steamed them using a small lid on a large skillet)
5. Move the veggies to one side of the skillet and dump the tofu in the other. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes before pouring on your sauce (mostly on the tofu to give it some of that awesome flavor) on both the vegetables and tofu.
6. Let it cook for another 5-7 minutes and then you are done!!
Note: This can either be a smaller lunch if you split it into two serving sizes or it can be one seriously filling meal. As you can *ahem* imagine, I opted for the full meal and it is SO GOOD. If you want a tip – I added some pesto on the side and some cilantro hot sauce (Guapo Sauce) and it was to die for.