Saturday, December 22, 2012

Vegan Christmas Scramble

In case you missed my post over at's   12 Days of Christmas Gluten Free Monday, I'm sharing it here today.  I know I said I would share my how to make homemade roasted tomatoes but with cookie baking, present wrapping, digging out of over a foot of snow, and travel I just didn't have time to do it justice.  I promise to share after the holiday!

This is an awesome recipe just in time for your holiday breakfast!!
One of my favorite things about Christmas is having Christmas breakfast with my Dad.  It’s a tradition I still cherish today.  This year I thought I would whip up a yummy vegan tofu scramble. 
Perfectly seasoned tofu with lots of veggies makes the perfect Christmas breakfast and gives you energy for a long Christmas day. 
Vegan Christmas Scramble
1 14.5 oz package firm tofu drained, pressed, and crumbled
1 red onion diced  
2 cloves garlic minced
1 large green pepper diced
1 large bunch kale chopped
1.5 cups peas
1 cup roasted tomatoes (this is easy to do at home I’ll be posting how on DD next week)
¼ cup nutritional yeast (this is not active yeast, you can find it in the natural baking isle of most large super markets, it has a cheesy flavor)
½ tbsp cumin
1.5 tsp turmeric
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
1-2 tbsp Bragg Liquid Aminos (or gluten free soy sauce)
Pepper to taste
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1.)    After pressing and draining tofu crumble it into a small bowl
2.)    Add the nutritional yeast, turmeric, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon Bragg.  Stir until tofu in coated with spice mixture.  Set aside
3.)    Sautee onion in olive oil until golden about 5 minutes
4.)    Add garlic and sauté until fragrant about 1 minute
5.)    Add pepper and kale and sauté until soft about 5 minutes
6.)    Add peas and tomatoes cook until hot
7.)    Add 1-2 tbsp of Bragg and combine
8.)    Turn heat to low and add tofu cook until hot and most of the liquid is gone
9.)    Enjoy! (I sprinkled some homemade home fries around the scramble to make Christmas breakfast extra special.) 

Have you ever tried a tofu scramble?  If not you should!! 

*Wishing you a happy and very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year*
   I'll be back to posting regularly after January 1st!   XOXO
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Vegan Christmas Scramble at

Hi darling readers I am posting my Vegan Christmas Scramble over at's 12 Days of Christmas
12 Days of Christmas Holiday Event and Giveaway
Come on over and check it out along with her fabulous blog and enter the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway for some fabulous prizes!!

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I'll be back later this week to post a heavenly way to roast tomatoes ...waaay better than any store bought sun dried tomatoes!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Lovely Gifts for Mindful Cooks

Christmas exploded in my house last week!  I dedicated last week to making presents and decorating.  I like to reuse, make, or purchase vintage decorations because it’s more earth friendly and well, cute!  Now that all that is out of the way I’m back to the blog and sharing all kinds of Christmas eats!

 Instead of getting caught up in the crazy consumerism of the season I try to find or make a few quality, not disposable, gifts for loved ones. “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” 
 I’ve made a list of lovely, handmade, and earth friendly gifts for the kitchen of all the mindful cooks out there. 
 A Pretty Apron:
This Rustic Pinstripe Apron is beautiful and functional.  It’s large enough to stick utensils in the pockets, wipe off your hands, and protect your clothes.  It’s handmade by MeyerTextileCo and you can find it here at the shop on Etsy. 
Vintage Coffee Spoons:
These coffee or tea spoons are too cute for words.  They are upcycled from vintage spoons.  These spoons would make me smile every morning with my Hot Steamy Pick-Me-Up (if you’re reading this honey hint-hint.)  The spoons are handmade by jessicaNdesign and you can find them here at her shop on Etsy along with other handstamped goodies
Tea Towels:
What cook can’t use a good tea towel, we don’t use paper towels in our kitchen so towels are a must and with a towel this cute you can’t go wrong!  These towels are handmade,100% cotton.  She also sells lovely cards, calendars, posters and fabulous market totes. They are handmade by claudiagpearson.  You can find them all here at her shop on Etsy. 
Cast Iron Cookware:  
You can’t go wrong with a cast iron cookware, Lodge makes great and affordable cast iron cookware.  These pots can go from the stove to the oven with no problem. Properly cared for they will last forever!  And cooking with them is good for the earth and good for your health with none of the nasty chemicals or carcinogens found in Teflon coated pans.  You can find this Lodge dutch oven here.
Glass Containers:
Glass containers are great for storing anything from produce to leftovers to lunch!  Plastic containers contain all kinds of nasty chemicals that can leach into your food.  Using plastic can also contribute to the Garbage Patch and harm animals.  You can use these glass containers in the freezer and with hot or acidic foods without having to worry about chemicals leaching into your food yucko! You can find this glass container and more here at Life Without Plastic. 
What is your favorite item on this list?  Have you made or bought any earth friendly gifts this season? If yes, I'd love to know what!
** I was not paid, perked, or otherwise compensated for this post I just love beautiful, handmade, and quality items.   
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