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Tofu & Veggie Scramble

Winter has well and truly arrived here in NZ; it’s cold, wet and dark. All. The. Time. So for dinner last night I thought I would make something warm and comforting. Something that would help me to forget about the wild winter that was raging outside and instantly perk me up. I don’t know about you, but food definitely has a funny way of putting a smile on my face and zoning me out.

I had wanted to give tofu scramble a try for a while now, and decided last night would be the night. And honestly, I wish I would have made it sooner, it was fabulous! The tofu took on a crazy egg-like texture, I added turmeric for a slight yellow hue and lots of veggies and crispy potatoes to make it satisfying enough for dinner.

The recipe is below, give it a try and please let me know what you think

What You’ll Need: 150g of firm tofu, 350g of potatoes, half an onion, half a zucchini, 3 button mushrooms, half a green chilli (add more or less if you want it cooler/hotter) a sprig of parsley, a handful of frozen capsicum (fresh is also fine, but I only had frozen!) a teaspoon of turmeric and a tablespoon of cumin.

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What You’ll Need to do:

Start with the crispy potatoes as these will take about 30 mins to prepare. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees. Chop the potatoes in to chunks, put them in to a microwave safe bowl and nuke for 12 minutes. While your waiting for the ping, chop the veg.

Once the potatoes have softened, transfer them on to a baking tray, sprinkle with salt, pepper and olive oil and pop them in to the oven. They’ll take about 15 minutes to brown and crisp up.

For the scramble, drizzle a little oil in to a pan, add the veggies and fry for about 5 minutes, the zucchini will start to brown and the onions will start to smell amazing. Then add the block of tofu and with a wooden spoon, break it carefully in to small, scrambled egg like chunks. Add your spices, a little salt and pepper and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes.

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Check on the potatoes, after 15 minutes in the oven they should be prefect. Add them in to your tofu scramble, mix and serve. And there you have a perfect dish to help ward off those bleak, winter nights. Alternatively leave out the potatoes and serve with toast and you’ll have yourself a delicious, hearty breakfast! Enjoy!

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