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ToFurkey Day 2

In the short 24 hours since I posted my first ToFurkey Round Up post, I have decided that I am going to tackle my first homemade tofurkey and/or seitan meat recipe. 

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Homemade Tofurkey with Brown Rice Stuffing by Chow

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Homemade Tofurkey by The Vegan Ronin

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Homemade Seitan Tofurkey by VegLite

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Holiday Roast by Weekly Vegan Menu

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Seitan Post Roast by No Face Plate

Learn how to make Seitan here.

Yup.

I’m pretty darn excited!

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Tofu + Greens

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Tofu

  • 1/4 – half a block of firm or extra firm tofu, drained and patted dry (make sure you get as much liquid out as possible)
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms
  • teaspoon turmeric
  • s & p to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • teaspoon olive oil or sesame oil
  • veggie sausage (optional)
  • avocado to top (optional)

Heat a non-stick pan with olive oil. Add onion, pepper, mushrooms and salt and pepper. When soft, add crumbled tofu. Add a tad more salt and pepper, turmeric and fake sausage. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring to cook evenly or until all water has evaporated.

Greens

  • 3 leaves of kale, washed and torn off of stem
  • 1/3 cup of sliced onion
  • teaspoon of EVOO
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon raisins

Sauté onion in oil until soft. Add nuts and raisins and let cook for a few minutes. Add washed kale, a splash of water and cover. Let steam for 8-10 minutes.

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breakfast, recipe, tofu

Tofu Scramble

Tofu scrambles are a great way to start your day, vegan or not!
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Fresh peppers and onions add a fresh taste and lovely turmeric adds flavor and that lovely yellow color.
Ingredients: (for 1)

  • 1/4 – half a block of firm or extra firm tofu, drained and patted dry (make sure you get as much liquid out as possible)
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms
  • teaspoon turmeric
  • s & p to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • teaspoon olive oil or sesame oil
  • veggie sausage (optional)
  • avocado to top (optional)

Heat a non-stick pan with olive oil. Add onion, pepper, mushrooms and salt and pepper. When soft, add crumbled tofu. Add a tad more salt and pepper, turmeric and fake sausage. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring to cook evenly or until all water has evaporated.
Top with fresh avocado, cilantro and enjoy!
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I <3 Tofu Scrambles!

Hi hi!
It’s the weekend! Any big plans? Nothing for us – I have been avoiding getting on my hands and knees to face the dirty hardwood floors… do you detect some cleaning? Grr, I do.

For the record: I love tofu scrambles.
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Mmmm mmmm goood! So much better than eggs!

I also have been sewing up a storm lately. I created these reusable produce and bulk bin bags out of muslin today.

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I always remember to bring my grocery tote but I hardly ever think about produce and bulk bin bags. I am thinking a clear mesh type fabric would be ideal but for now these will work perfect – especially for farmers markets!

And I want to reiterate that I do not promote my handmade items to gain money or profit. Sewing is very much a part of me and my life, and I feel my creations need to be a part of this blog. I am very passionate about my creations and my abilities. Being creative gives me a sense of well being; just as running, cooking and journaling does. =)

Have a glorious weekend!

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Tofu, yo

I made the best tofu scramble this morning for breakfast:

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Turmeric. Oh how I love thee.

I used extra fir tofu this time and a little lighter on the turmeric and it turned out amazing. The tofu had wonderful texture and not watery one bit. I also sautéed the onions and mushrooms in a bit of sesame and olive oil for a little flavor; along with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. I then topped it with fresh cilantro, avocado and hot sauce.

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With a spouted bagel all toasted up with Earth Balance.

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