Saturday, March 08, 2008

Southwest Scrambled Tofu

I aspire to be a morning person. Every morning, I attempt to wake up around 6 am, very groggily fix myself a cup of Joe that I drink while catching up on the morning news and weather outlook. With that relatively calm beginining, the hum-drum of the day commences. I will admit I do not do justice to breakfast - the supposed most important meal of the day! However, I am usually big on balanced meals. If breakfast consisted of junk, I try to ensure lunch or dinner fare better!

Being the unabashed tofu fan that I am, most weekend brunches involve tofu put together with the contents of the fridge - different veggies: peppers, spinach, accompaniments: ketchup, soy cheese and warm toasted bread. Here is a Tex-mex variation of tofu scramble with chipotle chillis. These are smoked jalapeno peppers that come in a jar all soaked in Mexican Adobo sauce. The Adobo seasonings include garlic, tomato paste and onion. So, thats all you need for the flavorings. When I run out of the usual green chilis I used for daily fare, I substitute these chipotle chilis.

Here is how I went about making the Southwest Scrambled Tofu. Use firm or extra firm tofu, cut off desired amount from the block, slice thin and squeeze out excess liquid from the tofu crumbling it in the process.


Southwest Tofu Scramble
1 tsp peanut oil
1 cup crumbled tofu (liquid squeezed out)
2 chipotle chilis (or less for a milder flavor), chopped
1 tsp of adobo sauce from chipotle chili jar
.25 tsp turmerica
pinch of salt (or more to taste)
Heat the oil in a pan (omlette pan works well). Add the tofu, chili, turmeric and the sauce. Add salt if necessary - the Adobo sauce is seasoned. Cook for 2-3 minutes till tofu is dry and resembles scrambled eggs
2 tbsp cooked black beansAdd the black beans to the tofu, heat through. Serve with heartly whole wheat bread


Add a glass of freshly squeezed orange-grapefruit juice, and you have given your metabolism an early morning boost!

On most weekdays I do the cereal routine. If you are like me and flee at the mention of milk, try adding cereal or granola to some greek styled yogurt. Greek yogurt is strained thick yogurt that comes low fat and is readily available in most regular well stocked supermarkets! I like Kashi's Go Lean Crunch cereal. It is delicious and each 1 cup serving has 9 gms of protein, 8g fiber and Omega 3 fatty acids.

This balanced breakfast is my entry to this month's Weekend Breakfast Blogging (WBB), concieved by Nandita of Saffron Trail, hosted this month by Mansi. Thanks for choosing the theme of 'balanced breakfast meals'!

14 comments:

bee said...

another milk hater here. i love cereal with juice. lovely tofu recipe.

Sagari said...

nice tofu recipe

Alpa said...

don't worry - i share your love of tofu and run as far as possible from milk too :) healthy and fast recipe! Delicious!!

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Madhavi said...

Hi, Very nice recipe, looks great :))

Thanxx for visiting my blog :))

Veda Murthy said...

hey gm,

hmmmm tofu n me are far i thought ! but after cing ur great recipe of scrambled tofu .....makes me want to try one. good going! hey by the way i have added u to my fellow bloggers list. i would appreciate if u can add my blog

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in ur list! thanks again !!!!

Regards,
Veda

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Usha said...

Hi,
I use tofu in a lot of dishes but never thought of scrambled tofu the way you made it .........very interesting !! Will try it sometime.

A&N said...

Wow, I LOVE tofu and I love spicy. Thanks for bringing them together!
this looks like a great breakfast for me :)

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Dave Jones said...

tofu.. i have never heard about this. but it looks really good and i will definitely try it.

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We bumped into your blog and we really liked it - great recipes YUM YUM.
We would like to add it to the Petitchef.com.

We would be delighted if you could add your blog to Petitchef so that our users can, as us,
enjoy your recipes.

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