Succulent Vegan Breakfast Bowl

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I’m not really sure why I’m calling this a breakfast bowl. Perhaps it’s because I used to love those big-ass White Spot breakfast bowls with eggs and potatoes and a whole mess of cheese on top.

And it’s not like I even served this for breakfast–first off, I don’t even eat breakfast, and even if I did, this would be far too much food to face first thing in the morning!

Anyway, I’ve been making air-fried potato chunks with great success, and it occurred to me that they’d go nicely with a tofu scramble (topped off with a big dollop of smoky vegan cheddar sauce, of course!).

I used a new recipe for the tofu scramble and the whole thing was absolutely succulent! The scramble is adapted (heavily) from this well-reviewed version from Genius Kitchen.

Vegan Breakfast Bowl

 

Tofu Scramble

Use food processor to dice very small:

  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • small handful of fresh sage
  • small handful of fresh basil

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Saute in a large wok for a few minutes. Add…

  • 1 package extra firm tofu, crumbled
  • 2 TBS nutritional yeast
  • 1 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 TBS dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 TBS ume plum vinegar
  • 1 TBS vegetarian broth powder
  • 1/3 cup water

Saute for a few more minutes. Add….

  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 2.5 cups baby spinach

 

Once the broccoli is al dente, assemble the bowl: one half should be tofu scramble, the other air-fried potatoes. And don’t forget a big dollop of that Smoky Vegan Cheese Sauce to top it all off!

James raved about this dinner, and I thoroughly enjoyed it myself, so I’ll definitely be making this one again…perhaps even tomorrow (it’s THAT good!).

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And my Paul Simon jag continues. Our song of the day is their version of “Blues Run the Game” because we’re currently watching Ken Burns’ devastating documentary, The Vietnam War, and the song opened tonight’s episode (episode seven). I’ve posted Colin Meloy’s version (of The Decemberists) in an earlier post, but that’s okay because “Blues Run the Game” is one of my favourite songs (and the song I frequently claim will be the first song I’ll learn to play on the guitar):

 

 

 

 

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