Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tofu & Avocado Taco Scramble

Just as I have Food Commandments, I also have Food Goals that I try to live by.  One of my food goals is to eat vegetarian several days a week.  It's good for your health and your wallet. When doing my meal planning this week, I just could not find a vegetarian recipe that I felt like eating.  So I ended up creating my own recipe, and it turned out very tasty!  I served it to my husband and brother, and they both gave it a very big thumbs up.

Tofu & Avocado Taco Scramble
Makes 8 Tacos

1 Block (1 lb) Extra Firm Tofu, drained, pressed, and cubed 3/4"
2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast (optional but recommended)
1 Lime
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
4 Eggs
8 White Corn Tortillas 
2 Avocados, diced
Shredded Cabbage
Sriracha Sauce
Optional: Sour Cream, Cilantro, Shredded Cheese


1.  In a medium bowl, squeeze the juice of one lime over the tofu.  Stir in the chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and nutritional yeast until the tofu is well coated.  Let the tofu marinate if you have time.

2.  Over medium-high heat, add coconut oil to a large frying pan.  Add in the tofu, and cook until hot and firm, stirring frequently.  Turn the heat down to low.

3. In a small bowl, beat the eggs until whites and yolk are well combined. Add eggs to the skillet with the tofu, and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until eggs are scrambled.  Immediately remove from heat.

4.  Serve the egg-tofu mixture over warmed (or toasted) corn tortillas.  Top with avocado, shredded cabbage, and Sriracha sauce.  Optional toppings: shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, cilantro, sour cream

Serving Size: 1 Taco
Calories: 236
Carbs: 16
Fat: 14
Protein: 13


* If you don't like Sriracha sauce, feel free to use your favorite hot sauce. Valentina would be superb! 

* If you don't like things too spicy, you can mix a bit of Sriracha sauce with sour cream and serve it on top, but note that it will raise the calories and fat in the dish.

*Nutritional yeast can usually be found at health food stores, or maybe even in the organic section of your regular grocery store (but unlikely).  It's also sold on Amazon.  It adds a cheesy, savory, and almost meaty taste to the tofu, and when cooked in oil, gives it a breaded texture.  It is packed with nutrition; namely B-vitamins, protein, and zinc.  

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