Tofu Scramble: Because potatoes.

What'd up world!

Not sure what's up with you but my absolute fav situation in a breakfast setting is egg with potatoes, corn tortillas and hot sauce. Hands down. Not sure if any of you have ever ventured down to Texas but do yourselves a favor in some point of your life and go get you some TexMex. Fresh tortillas are my JAM, i'll work a recipe out soon.

Anywayssss, these tacos are a spin off on some of my favorites. The filling is tofu, beans and you guessed it, potatoes. Pair this with my Chipotle Hot Sauce and you're in for a freakin treat. 

Ingredients:

For the tofu:

  • 1 block firm tofu
  • 1T nut yeast
  • 1t turmeric or fresh grated
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 1/4c almond milk
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 3 stalks kale
  • 1 tomato

For the Potatoes:

  • 1 potato
  • Pinch of salt

For the beans:

  • Black beans
  • Garlic, chili and onion powder
  • Salt + Pep

Top with:

  • 1 Tomato
  • .5 Onion
  • Bunch of cilantro 
  • Avocado

And of course, tortillas

The Method:

To start- press your tofu. This step is super annoying and I can't stand doing it so I pretty much hold the block over the sink and squeeze the shit outta it for like 5mins. Only do this if you are feeling confident or you just don't really care because it's easy to mess it up. For everyone else: take a clean dish towel, fold it in half, place the tofu down, add another folded dish towel, a heavy book and let that sit for about 30mins checking/ changing the towels every so often. 

While this is pressing, poke some holes in your potatoes. Place them in a pot fill it with water and a pinch of salt. Bring this to a boil, the reduce to simmer. 

Let's let our toppings marinate. Combined  tomato, onion and cilantro and set aside in the fridge. Salt and pepper to taste, add a jalapeno if you're into it. 

Next- heat up the oil, onion and garlic for about 4mins. Add in your tofu and seasonings. Fry this for a couple of minutes and when it feels right, add in the milk. Continue to cook down for another 10ish minutes then add in your remaining ingredients. Keep on a low heat. 

While your tofu is cooking, take your beans and heat them up on the stove, season them to your taste. Some good options are, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder and salt and pep. 

Next mash your potatoes. This step is simple. Just, mash. Add some salt if you're into it. Cook intuitively, if something sounds good or feels good, do it, be creative, see what happens. Leave me a note if you stumble upon genius. 

Finally step is to combine all of your ingredients and plate. If you are using the Chipotle Sauce, drizzle this inside and out. You will not be disappointed. 

The breakdown:

Tofu is a good source of protein (36g's) and contains all eight essential amino acids. For those wondering what those have to do with the plot, heres a quick blurb. Stop worrying about soy and estrogen. No dudes you are not going to grow tits, chill, everything in moderation. It's all about finding a balance. 

Essential amino acids- These organic compounds necessary in the majority of our biological processes. They are key player in the storage and transportation of nutrients. These amnio acids are ones that our bodies do not naturally produce, they must be consumed. Amino acids assist with the healing and the repairing of tissue, and support our metabolism.

Beans are high in protein and fiber. Try to soak these, guys. I really want you all to try and buy in bulk rather than using cans. Some cans carry BPA and the food inside is soaking in preservatives making things less bioavailable but also feeding shit into your machine. Also- if you are following along with me and trying to keep your body alkaline (which I hope you are, DM me with questions) beans in a can are much more acidic. In short- try and skip the can, if this isn't an option for you thats OK, these are lifestyle changes that will come over time. Rome wasn't built in a day. 

Kale, it's a leafy green, high in chlorophyll, iron and minerals. 

Potatoes are a good starch, high in fiber and potassium to name a few. Fiber is so important for us. We need it to help us push out meals, TMI? Sorry bout it. I once heard of a study where a man ate nothing but potatoes for a month. His body adjusted, since he trained his receptors to stop craving foods with salt and sugar he found that he was only eating the necessary amount he needed to survive each day. I find this concept interesting and might have to expand off of it one day. WHO KNOWS UR GIRL LOVES TO EAT.

Enjoy guys, bon appetit!

 

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