Tofu Scramble with Sausage

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Before getting into this post, I want to say thank you to all of my foodie friends for voting my strawberry chamomile granita Top 9! That’s two in one month… June’s been good to me, June’s been real good. LOL.

Now onto this dish… This post is the last in my Lightlife Fridays series. And although my sister is the queen of tofu scramble, I tried my hand at it, and think that I did a pretty good job! Adding the Lightlife Gimme Lean sausage ramps up the protein and with onions, carrots, and mushrooms, this dish is a great way to sneak veggies into breakfast! (Free free to tweak and add in your favorite veggies!).

Lastly, I wanted to thank all of you who left kind comments wishing me a smooth transition out of NC. So far, so good. A lovely couple bought my car (another hint, I’m moving somewhere where I will not need a car) and I moved out of my apartment this afternoon. I still haven’t found anywhere to live in my new city, but I’m going there tomorrow to look at 5 places, so please cross your fingers! And I’m heading home to Western Mass on Monday. I have stockpiled a bunch of recipes, so I plan to stay up on my blogging over the next two semi-hectic months. I also have a great guest post coming up from a community gardener in Durham, and some interesting musings I look forward to sharing with you all. Oh, yes, people… the summer has just begun! Happy Friday! 😀

Tofu Scramble with Sausage (Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

1 14 oz. block of tofu, drained and pressed

1 package Lightlife Gimme Lean sausage

1/2 Vidalia onion–chopped

1 clove garlic–minced

1 jalapeno–chopped

1 carrot–diced

2 1/2 cups sliced Cremini mushrooms

1/2 teaspoon tumeric

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon dry thyme

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon Tamari

a few dashes of hot sauce

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

salt

black pepper

olive oil

Method:

*Drain and press tofu (see this post for more detailed instructions). Chop/prep veggies. Add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil to a large frying pan. Saute onions, jalapeno, and carrot for 5 minutes. Add a small pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Add garlic. Saute 2 minutes. Add mushrooms. Saute until veggies are soft. Set veggies aside.

*Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to same pan. Break Lightlife sausage into crumbles. Saute sausage crumbles until they are crispy. Set sausage crumbles aside.

*In a small bowl, mix tumeric, cumin, and thyme. Add water, Tamari, and hot sauce. Mix throughly. Set aside.

*Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to frying pan. Add tofu to frying pan in crumbles. Saute approximately 10 minutes until the tofu is golden brown. Add spice mixture and nutritional yeast. Stir to combine. Cook 2-3 minutes. Mix in sauteed veggies and cooked sausage. Serve with fresh herbs!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

Comments

  1. Oh Tiffany your tofu scramble is making my stomach growl. I love, love tofu scrambles. I’ve been meaning to post a recipe but I can’t contain myself and eat it all before I shoot it, hehe :) Will give your recipe a try very soon.
    Best of luck on your move. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you. Also congrats on both the Foodbuzz top 9!! Yay for you:)

  2. Something tells me that i should liking tofu with this dish of yours. :) Looks delicious !

  3. Yum I love tofu scrambles! One of my favorite brunch places does a great one and they toss brown rice in. (And the rice gets crispy!!) So good. Good luck in your move- cant wait to find out where your new home will be.

  4. Congratulations on your move and the top 9 posts! Your tofu scramble looks delicious. Healthy, high protein… great way to start the day AND the summer!

  5. Great that you’ve sold your car Tiffany, and I hope you find your home in your new city soon. How exciting! I’ve never had a tofu scramble but this dish tempts me to try it. Have a great weekend.

  6. Moving somewhere where you don’t need a car…I am thinking NYC!
    I have a big block of tofu in my fridge right now. I usuallly make stir fry with it, but was recently wondering how you did a scramble to replace eggs. This is perfect timing!

  7. Another wonderful looking dish. Good luck with the apartment hunting!

  8. Oooh! The vegetarian has made the carnivore drool like pavlov’s dog…NICE! Buzzed :)

  9. Ohh Tiff this looks amazing and sounds really delicious…congrats on your top 9’s..you deserved it!

  10. I enjoy tofu occasionally, but this looks really good! Good luck with the move (is it NYC?). The Top9 was well deserved!

  11. Congrats on your Top 9! This looks delicious! I have tried tofu a handful of times. My brother did a vegan diet for a year. I think I could enjoy it in this form!

  12. Delicious recipe. I prefer to use chicken in similar dishes, but trully your version looks very tasty! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Another great and healthy idea! I love it! So excited for you! Mmmm moving to THE big city??????? Wow! Lucky girl! 😉

  14. Are you moving to NYC? Boston? Too bad it’s not my town! :)

    I love scrambles – this would make an awesome breakfast-dinner.

  15. I must admit I am a bit afraid of tofu, but this looks so good. I love the jalapenos and hot sauce in this. It looks and sounds so flavorful.

  16. Congratulations on the double Top 9s this month! And good to hear the transition to your new home is going on schedule…looking forward to all those future posts :)

    PS…your dish looks so healthy and flavorful!

  17. This looks so delicious! I have honestly never cooked with tofu, but this post is making me think I really need to try it out!

  18. I’m not quite ready for Tofu yet, but you’re doing a good job at piquing my curiosity. Happy to hear that things are going well and hope you get settled in soon. Looking forward to more fun posts from you all summer.

  19. Congrats on your Top 9! Love the combo you’ve used for this dish, simply appetizing. Wishing you all the best on your move……..

  20. I have to admit that I have never tried tofu yet :)

  21. Congrats on the Top 9s. Lovely scramble. I’m curious… Where are you moving?

  22. That dish looks fantastic! Good for you that things are ticking into line so nicely for you as well :)

  23. Yummm. I adore tofu scramble – I remember going for it in college at the brunch buffet even when bacon was sitting right next to it. Yours looks amazing – and I love the addition of nutritional yeast!

  24. This looks absolutely amazing!

  25. I love the seasonings you used (again good combination with tamari!) for the tofu. Tofu sucks all the flavors and this is such a savory dish! I hardly use firm tofu, but I should stir fry like this. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  26. An excellent way to start the day.

  27. Tiff, dish looks yummilishes……nice work:)

  28. What a scramble! Love all of the great flavors in this and I’m sure it would be the perfect breakfast =)

  29. Tofu is just fabulous, isn’t it. So versatile and yummy…

  30. Thank you everyone for your comments and positive vibes!

  31. Tiffany! I just got back from vacation and while I was there I had my first tofu scramble (I’m very late to the tofu party, I know) and I was thinking I HAVE to find a good recipe for this. Then I get back and come straight to your site and LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE MADE! Fate, I’m telling you.