22 January 2017

Quick and Easy Vegan Scramble | Sunday Post #14


It was Alex's birthday the other day and we chilled hard, had a drink at the end of the day and then ended up staying awake until 4am for the millionth time. We weren't so hungover as we were tired but everyone knows that there's not much a fry-up can't fix, and being vegan doesn't mean missing out! Here's a super simple recipe to replace your scrambled eggs and sausage if you're trying to kick the meat. 


Quick and Easy Vegan Student Fry Up | Serves 2

Ingredients: 

SCRAMBLED TOFU
A large handful of chunky chopped up mushrooms
A handful of chopped up cherry tomatoes
2 large handfuls of spinach (one is for serving)
A half-three quarters of pressed tofu block (find at all supermarkets, I use Cauldron Tofu and press for 10 mins)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2tsp paprika
1 tsp mixed italian herbs
1 tsp tomato puree
4 tbsp water
1 tsp sunflower spread/non dairy butter
Salt and pepper to taste

TO COMPLETE THE DISH
3-4 vegan burgers (Morrissons has a nice range, as does Asda) 
1 handful of spinach for serving
1 tin of baked beans

If you want to add 'bacon' too, Quorn do meat-free bacon but I think it has egg in and isn't vegan! Linda McCartney sausages are AMAAAZING and would go perfect with this but I just want to show you how easy and tasty it can be with so little! There are other alternates out there too, but this is simple to make with what you might have already.



Method:

  1.  After pressing your tofu, mash it up with the back of a fork until it resembles scrambled eggs. While uncooked, the texture should be a lot like if scrambled eggs were a little less soft. Pop this in the pan with the sunflower spread or non-dairy butter and fry lightly for about 4 minutes. 
  2. Sprinkle over the turmeric, cumin, paprika, herbs and a pinch of salt and pepper if desired. Pour on the tomato puree and water, let simmer for a little in this mixture, stirring until you can smell the spices cooking. This is also really nice with garlic or shallots thrown in!
  3. Add the mushrooms, spinach and cherry tomatoes and fry for another 2 minutes or so, until the tofu is soft and breaks apart with ease. 
  4. Once everything is cooked, put the tofu mix aside and pop the vegan burgers into the same pan. Make sure you follow the packaging guidelines :)
  5. Heat up some beans in true student fashion and arrange your spinach with any extras on your plate. Sometimes I like to grill a few large mushrooms or whip up some quick garlic mushrooms. Hash brows are amazing and vegan too, except McDonalds the ones from McDonalds. 
  6. Don't forget a side of toast and whatever sauces you fancy. For extra flavour sprinkle some herbs on the tofu once finished.






Let me know if you make this meal and if you like it! Tofu isn't to everyone's taste but when you drop in a load of herbs and spices it turns into a whole other story. Also let me know what brought you here! I might do more vegan food on the blog, especially food that you wouldn't think you could vegan-ize, tell me what you think. Wondering why I choose to eat vegan? Here's my reasons for the change.

Are you a vegan or doing veganuary? What are you favourite hangover foods?

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