Monday, October 26, 2015
Meatless Monday - Scrambled Up
For breakfast - a couple of the muffins that I had made earlier and frozen, with scrambled "eggs" made out of tofu.
It's easier than it looks and I found that eating soy several times a week seriously cut down on the (ahem) "hot flashes" that hit when I got into my mid forties. When I first started eating healthier I had some digestive issues which I thought was a soy allergy but turned out was too much vitamin C. I cut back on C supplements and ate more real fruit and the issue went away
Veggie scrambled "eggs"
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 (1 pound) package silken tofu (drained)
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
2 Tablespoons vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste.
Heat the oil in a pan. On a cutting board use a spoon to press the tofu to make curds (or you can cut up to resemble curds).
Add the tofu and turmeric in the pan (the turmeric gives it the color) and cook until the tofu begins to brown when you don't stir it constantly, adding in vegetable broth to taste to keep it moist.
When it was done I added some leftover veggies, heated up and a sprinkle of cheese and both of us enjoyed it.
Lunch was a cheese sandwich, spread with a little leftover hummus (hummus is my husband's favorite snack with veggies) and topped with spinach.
I was down to the last "heel" of my Dave's Killer Bread - time to get another loaf from the freezer (I can't find it at any store close so when I can get it, I stock up)
With that I had a single serving of Kefir and an apple.
Dinner was a large bowl of vegetable soup and some corn and gluten free "cornbread". For those with corn and/or gluten sensitivities it has a wonderful mouth feel of cornbread, not exact, but close enough to be thoroughly enjoyable. This was an experiment that I will happily make again.
I did use real eggs in this, not sure how eggs substitute would pair with the gluten free flours.
Gluten Free "Corn"bread
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Almond Flour
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour (I used Bob's Red Mill, slightly larger grind which is great for this recipe)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 large eggs
2 Tablespoons Honey
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup Ghee (made with a good quality, grass-fed butter) nuked for about 20 seconds to warm it up for blending.