Scrambled Tofu Yumminess

I don’t like to brag but I did make an awesome breakfast today; scrambled tofu with onions, red peppers, courgette, mushrooms and potato.  It was very tasty and easy to make.  It would make a good supper too.  The recipe I give below is perfect for two people.   5.5 syns per person.

IMG_1499I have seen a few recipes online for scrambled tofu and two things were commonly listed in the ingredients:

Firm tofu (this one was great)IMG_1494and black salt.  This was hard to find but I bought it from an Asian shop on King’s Road, St.Leonards.  It is sulphurous so makes the tofu taste more egg like.IMG_1495I chopped up about 6 chestnut mushrooms, half a courgette, one red pepper and one brown onion.  I had some cooked potatoes ready to add too.  I fried the vegetables in 1 tbsp oil (3 syns as I ate half the amount I made) and then set aside while I scrambled the tofu.IMG_1497I made up a spice mix with:

  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (1 tbsp = 2.5 syns)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp black salt (or you could use regular salt)
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

IMG_1496To cook it I heated up a few tbsp water in a deep frying pan and when it was bubbling, I added the spice mix to “fry” it.  When I had created the paste, I added the tofu which I had previously cubed.  I then mashed the tofu in to the spice paste with a large fork and mixed it until it was all yellow and looked like scrambled egg.

When the scrambled tofu was ready, I added the cubed cooked potato and the cooked vegetables and mixed everything together.

IMG_1500The spices and seasoning was perfect for me.  Black salt seems stronger than regular salt and I didn’t need to add any additional salt.  This was an excellent breakfast.IMG_1501I had a walk in the Hastings Country Park with Rebecca and Jacqui this morning.  It was such a glorious day.IMG_1503None of these photos have been edited at all, it really was this colourful.  IMG_1505I am so lucky to live here.IMG_1509It’s Autumn, the time of year when you can see mushrooms and berries.

In the Country Park you can also see Exmoor ponies and Belted Galloway cows.

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We did see both, albeit the cows were in the distance.

We finished our walk at the quarry and then enjoyed sitting outside at the tea shop, in the surprisingly warm October sunshine.

IMG_1519IMG_1520Lunch was a combination of produce from the garden (mizuna, lettuce and radishes), roasted butternut squash and sweet potato and chickpeas with brussel sprouts, roasted with smoked paprika.  It was a bit dry so I added a dressing I made with oil (1/2 tbsp = 3 syns), balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard (1/2 tsp = 0.5 syns) and also 1 tbsp Vegenaise (4 syns).

In the afternoon I went for a swim and swam 50 lengths (1 km).  I also relaxed in the sauna and both the indoor and outside jacuzzis.  Harvey came too because his school was closed for the afternoon so that was fun to have him there with me.

Since we had eaten such a Zoecentric lunch, Harvey chose supper.  I had no idea something so small could have so many syns!!!  23.5 each.  I was astonished.  It is essentially made with soya and wheat products so it resembles a beef and onion pie.  The pastry was tasty but I didn’t like the filling much.  I still can’t believe it has 23.5 syns each.

I really enjoyed the veggies; steamed cauliflower, broccoli and green beans, dry oven roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes and butternut squash and 100 ml vegetable gravy.

IMG_1527I won’t have another one of these pies, because they have far too many syns and I didn’t even like it much but Harvey liked it so I will keep some for him.IMG_1526

Another day where I was good with the exercise ; I walked over 8,000 steps (5.5 km), many of which were up and down hills and swam 50 lengths (1km).

I ate lots of healthy food but way too many calories/syns which is disappointing.

Breakfast (5.5)

  • 1/2 tbsp oil = 3 syns
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes = 2.5 syns

Lunch (7.5)

  • 1/2 tbsp oil = 3 syns
  • 1 tbsp Vegenaise = 4 syns
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard = 0.5 syns

Dinner (26.5)

  • 1 pie = 23.5
  • 1 tbsp gravy powder = 3

Total = 39.5

Humph !

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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2 Responses to Scrambled Tofu Yumminess

  1. Saoirse says:

    Love your post, the recipe and the photos. I’ve been asking my brother to get me a couple of blocks of this for ages, when he goes shopping, but he always get me the wrong one!! Might you be getting some more of this by any chance. I’ve also wanted to try the black salt, however, he can’t find Maldon!! I find this lack of mobility very annoying and frustrating!! I must admit to feeling a tad envious of the fantastic produce from your garden. Keep up the great work and lovely photos.

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