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Breakfast Scramble

What you need: 

2 new red potatoes, diced w/skins on
1 small onion diced
1/2 bell pepper diced, any color
1 lb. extra firm fresh packed tofu, crumbled
garlic
basil
nutritional yeast
chipotle powder or cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
olive oil for frying or whatever else you prefer.

What you do: 

Fry diced potato in oil first. When potato is almost done, add onion, bell pepper, crumbled tofu, and remaining spices (Except nutritional yeast). I really like chipotle powder, but if its not available or you don't like it, you can use cayenne powder, or omit that step all together.
When it is all cooked, then I stir in the nutritional yeast - howe'ver much you prefer- to give it a cheezy egg taste. sometimes I also add a little soy margarine in this step for added flavor.
Sometimes I use Fantastic Foods Tofu Scramble with this recipe. But when I don't have any on hand, I make it from scratch. You can vary this recipe in so many ways to suit your taste. Its really wonderful.
I hope you try it, and experiment with your own ingredients. Its great for any meal of the day.

Preparation Time: 
30 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2

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This syuff is great! I didn't have the red potatos, so I used half of a medium/large white potato. And I didnt have any Cayenne or Chipotle powder so I used Chili powder. And used garlic powder instead of garlic and it turned out great!

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Good for any meal of the day? How about EVERY meal. This is so delicious. I don't care what the nutrition label says about a block of tofu having 5 servings, when my boyfriend and I make it its TWO (okay, maybe were huge pigs but whatever). We add an entire bunch of scallions too right at the beginning that mellow with the heat. We actually do all the veggies first until they brown a little, then add some broth (or wine, which I do even at breakfast). Cook until the veggies are nice and soft and all the liquid cooks out (important otherwise the tofu gets soggy), and then add the tofu. Then all your delicious spices and nutritional yeast. I have even added dulse flakes, but make sure to give it a little liquid or else that seaweed sticks to the roof of your mouth. My boyfriend and I have been known to omit potatoes and serve alongside patatas bravas (spicy Spanish potatoes) and wilted spinach/kale for dinner. We have also been known to make this three times in three days-- I'm not kidding. Its addictive.

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Thank goodness you made this comment, Sharway, because it's the only way I'm ever able to find this scramble recipe among the dozens of "scrambles" on this site.  I always print it out and it always disappaers.  However, I am able to remember the comment about you eating it for EVERY meal.

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Yum!  I'm rather new to the veggie thing and this was a great introduction to nutritional yeast...it's just the flavor/texture that I was after!  How good does it feel to eat something that's so delicious AND so healthy?? 

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WOW! this was great!  I didnt use potatoes, but lots of mushrooms and celery.  I also used about 1/8 C. Nutritional yeast, splash of soymilk and some earthbalance butter to make a kinda sauce, then added it at the end.  We ate it on toast, and it was a great sunday breakfast.  Thanks for posting your recipe  :D
sarah

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The two things that make this recipe work are fresh basil and nutritional yeast.  I happened to have fresh basil hand and it really made the recipe pop.  I didn't have chipotle powder and cayenne is a bit strong for me, so I instead used a Cajun creole seasoning blend that had paprika in it.  I added the seasoning with some salt and pepper to taste and there was something missing until I added the nutritional yeast.  That brought it all together.  It is a very tasty recipe.  I'll likely add halved grape tomatoes the next time I make it.

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I used 1 russet potato cause that's all I had on hand.  When the potato was nearly done I added the bell pepper, onion, mushrooms (suggested in another review) and garlic to the wok.  When the veggies were done to my liking I added the crumbled tofu, dried basil, turmeric ( for color), cayenne pepper, and added some soy sauce.  At the end I sprinkled on the nutritional yeast  stirred and served.  It was so delcious.  I'm having the leftovers tomorrow morning in a tortilla for a breakfast burrito.  YUM! 

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This is the best scramble I have ever had!  My non-vegan hubby begs me to make this!  I add Gimme Lean Sausage to it and omit the chipotle powder.  Sooooo good!

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Yum!  I made this earlier this week using a large russet potato with the skin on.  I skipped the bell pepper because I didn't want overcooked veggies when I reheated it for breakfast.  I used the onion, but made it easy on myself by just using garlic powder, Italian seasoning, chili powder, plenty of the nutritional yeast (probably 1/4 cup), in addition to the salt and plenty of pepper.  It's very crumbly but very yummy and reheats well.  I reheated it every morning before work for the next 3 days after I made it for a very quick and hearty breakfast each day with a slice of whole wheat toast, and it was just as good as the first day.  Thanks!    :)

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This stuff is addictive!!!!! Recipes like this one make it easier to stay veg, so much better than egg-based, and you can have it leftover, unlike it's egg counterpart. I added LOTS of nutritional yeast, like about 1/4 cup or so, and stuffed some tortillas with it...........heavenly!!!!

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