Prep Time: 10 mn
Cook Time: 10 mn
I have this thing for breakfast. I don't know what it is exactly, but it is totally required that the first meal of my day HAS to be a breakfast food of some sort. This is weird, I know. My husband, who can sit down and eat a bowl of spaghetti at 8:00 in the morning, teases me about it all the time. This is just how it is.
I've been a vegetarian for such a long time. So breakfast food, to me, never included meat. How I loved eggs, though. Actually, egg whites. I grew up on the east coast, where you can find a Dunkin Donuts on every corner. It was a morning ritual to stop and grab a coffee and an egg white sandwich on a bagel. In retrospect, not good for the waistline or the wallet. Naturally, once I went vegan, there are not many options for grabbing breakfast on the go like that. So, I've had to alter things and adjust my habits. The replacements I have found are not disappointing in the least! I've discovered my own versions of breakfast sandwiches, sausage and gravy, homemade waffles, french toast, pancakes, etc. I love them all! I had never even thought about scrambled eggs before though, until about a week ago. For some reason, I was craving the sort of breakfast that see in pictures. I don't know if it is the restaurant-like serving style (where each food item has its own separate area on the plate) or what exactly, but I had craving and I had to fix it. So. I did. I came up with the following recipe.
**Note-Any veggies you wish to include in your scramble will work**
- Yellow Bell Pepper
- Green Pepper
- Black Olives
- 1 inch block Tofu
- Dash of Garlic Powder
- Dash of Sage
- Dash of Turmeric
- Salt/Pepper to taste
Chop all veggies and sautee in a frying pan until desired tenderness. While they are cooking, use the spatula to chop up the tofu until it resembles scrambled eggs. Add the tofu to the sauteed veggies and season to your liking.
- 1 Potato (or more, if you're cooking for more than 2)
- 1/2 a Green Pepper
- 1/2 an Onion
- Dash of Garlic Powder
- Salt/Pepper to Taste
- Liquid Smoke
Chop the potato into bite sized pieces. I microwaved mine for about 2 minutes before sauteeing, so that it would be softer. Put all ingredients in the pan and sautee until golden brown.
- LightLife Gimme Lean Ground Sausage
- Maple Syrup (optional)
Squeeze desired amount of sausage into the pan and flatten into a patty with your spatula. Pour a bit of maple syrup on the sausage and spread to cover. Flip and do the same on the other side. Cook both sides until browned.
You're done! Sit down and enjoy your breakfast!
*Image courtesy Flickr Creative Commons.