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Mediterranean Rice Pilaf

This easy Mediterranean Rice Pilaf is packed with flavors and aromas that will knock the socks off of your taste buds! Featuring raisins, pistachio nuts, and a variety of fresh herbs and spices, it is delicious and fluffy. For more flavorful Mediterran…

This easy Mediterranean Rice Pilaf is packed with flavors and aromas that will knock the socks off of your taste buds! Featuring raisins, pistachio nuts, and a variety of fresh herbs and spices, it is delicious and fluffy. For more flavorful Mediterranean-style side dishes to spice up your to your next dinner night, try my...

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Juicy Tofu Scramble

If you are looking for a juicy tofu scramble that mimics the texture of eggs, look no further. While most recipes just season tofu for scrambling, we take it up a notch by adding a liquid element. It is a hearty and wholesome breakfast for the whole fa…

If you are looking for a juicy tofu scramble that mimics the texture of eggs, look no further. While most recipes just season tofu for scrambling, we take it up a notch by adding a liquid element. It is a hearty and wholesome breakfast for the whole family. If you are looking for more savory...

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Easy Lemon Rice (Greek-Inspired)

Introducing the perfect side for your next Mediterranean-inspired meal: lemon rice! Our EASY vegan take on this savory, lemony, Greek dish is equally fluffy, flavorful, and SO versatile. It’s amazing with falafel, hummus, grilled veggies, and bey…

Easy Lemon Rice (Greek-Inspired)

Introducing the perfect side for your next Mediterranean-inspired meal: lemon rice! Our EASY vegan take on this savory, lemony, Greek dish is equally fluffy, flavorful, and SO versatile. It’s amazing with falafel, hummus, grilled veggies, and beyond!

Just 1 pot, 5 ingredients, and 25 minutes required to level up your go-to grain. Let us show you how!

If you’ve eaten at a Greek restaurant and wondered what’s in that delicious rice accompanying your main dish, you’re not alone!

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Creamy Turmeric Mango Vinaigrette

Friends, we know mangoes are SO good it’s challenging not to devour them all right off the cutting board. But take it from a fellow mango enthusiast: This time it’s worth letting them make it to the blender. You’re going to want a batch of this bright,…

Creamy Turmeric Mango Vinaigrette

Friends, we know mangoes are SO good it’s challenging not to devour them all right off the cutting board. But take it from a fellow mango enthusiast: This time it’s worth letting them make it to the blender. You’re going to want a batch of this bright, naturally sweet turmeric mango vinaigrette around for a salad recipe coming tomorrow!

Grab your blender and 9 ingredients (mostly pantry staples) and let’s do this!

This dressing is as simple as blending and enjoying!

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Southwest Tofu Scramble

This southwest tofu scramble is a super fast and filling meal that easy to customize and can be served several different ways.

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Sometimes recipes surprise me. The concept for this southwest tofu scramble had been in the back of my head for a while, but I kept putting it off because, to be honest, it didn’t sound very exciting. But then I finally tried it this weekend I was pretty blown away by how good it tasted despite being incredible fast to make. And then when I realized how many different ways you could serve it, this tofu scramble instantly became a new favorite. 🙌

Overhead view of southwest tofu scramble in a skillet with a spatula.

What is a Tofu Scramble?

If you’re a tofu newbie, a tofu scramble is simply crumbled tofu that looks a bit like scrambled eggs (but vegan!) and has whatever flavorful add-ins you like. The best part about this scramble is that you don’t have to press the tofu like you do with many other tofu recipes, so the overall process is super fast from start to finish. Today we went with a simple southwest flavor profile for the seasonings and add-ins, but you can switch it up to include whatever you want!

For this tofu scramble you’ll need these ingredients:

  • Firm or extra-firm tofu: firm tofu is soft enough to crumble, but strong enough to hold that scrambled egg-like shape.
  • Spices: tofu has almost no flavor on its own, so we added a hefty dose of spices to flavor up the skillet. We also used a little turmeric to give the tofu a bright yellow color, similar to that of scrambled eggs (that’s optional).
  • Diced tomatoes with green chiles: the diced tomatoes with green chiles add both heat and acidity to the dish which really make the flavors pop! If you can’t find diced tomatoes with green chiles (like Rotel), you can use one can of plain diced tomatoes (drained) and one small can of diced green chiles.
  • Green onion: a little fresh green onion on top adds a final punch of freshness to the scramble that really rounds out the flavor. Definitely don’t skip the green onion at the end because it takes the dish to the next level!

What Else Can I Add?

This easy tofu scramble is just begging to be customized with whatever leftovers you might have in your fridge. Try adding some jalapeño, fresh or pickled onion, maybe some black beans, diced bell pepper or zucchini, or even avocado. The sky’s the limit!

How to Serve Tofu Scramble

My favorite thing about this tofu scramble is all the different ways you can serve it. You can serve it on a plate with traditional breakfast sides (as you would scrambled eggs), serve it over toast, roll it up into a tortilla with cheese for a breakfast burrito, or serve it over tortilla chips like nachos! The nachos were my absolute favorite. I couldn’t stop eating them after the photo shoot. 😆

Storing Leftovers

The leftovers of this tofu scramble hold up pretty well, so if you’re cooking just for yourself you’ll definitely have a little leftover for you next meal or two! Just pop the tofu scramble into a resealable food storage container and refrigerate until ready to eat. You can reheat it quickly in the microwave,

Cross section of a burrito made with tofu scramble.
Overhead view of tofu scramble in a skillet with a spatula.
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Southwest Tofu Scramble

This southwest tofu scramble is a super fast and filling meal that easy to customize and can be served several different ways.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine American
Total Cost $3.61 recipe / $1.20 serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 about 1 cup each
Calories 176kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Remove the tofu from the package and drain the excess liquid (no need to press the tofu). Place the tofu in a bowl and use your hands to break it into crumbles.
  • In a small bowl, combine the turmeric, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Sprinkle the spice mix over the crumbled tofu and then gently stir until the tofu is evenly coated in spices.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the cooking oil to the skillet, swirl to coat the surface, then add the tofu.
  • Cook the tofu for about five minutes, stirring occasionally, or until heated through. The color of the turmeric will brighten as it cooks.
  • Drain the canned tomatoes well, then add them to the skillet. Stir to combine, then cook another five minutes or until heated through.
  • Taste the tofu and adjust the seasonings to your liking. Sprinkle the sliced green onions over top, then serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 407mg | Fiber: 3g
Tofu scramble on two slices of toast.

How to Make Southwest Tofu Scramble – Step by Step Photos

Crumbled tofu in a bowl.

Drain one 14oz. package of firm or extra-firm tofu, then place it in a bowl and break it apart into crumbles with your hands. There is no need to press the tofu first.

Spices in a bowl, unmixed, held over the bowl of tofu.

In a small bowl, combine 1 tsp turmeric (optional for color), ½ tsp cumin, ¼ tsp chili powder, ¼ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp freshly cracked pepper. Stir until the spices are evenly combined.

Spices being sprinkled over the bowl of tofu.

Sprinkle the seasoning over the crumbled tofu.

Seasoned tofu in the bowl.

Gently stir the tofu until it is evenly coated with seasoning. The color of the turmeric will not be very bright at this point, but the color will pop once heat is applied.

Cooked tofu in the skillet.

Heat one tablespoon of cooking oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the tofu. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about five minutes or until heated through.

Diced tomatoes with green chiles being poured into the skillet.

Drain one 10oz. can of diced tomatoes with green chiles, then add it to the skillet with the tofu.

Finished tofu scramble in the skillet with green onions.

Stir and cook the tomatoes and tofu until heated through and any excess liquid has evaporated. Top with sliced fresh green onions and serve!

Nachos made with southwest tofu scramble.

My favorite way to eat this tofu scramble is on tortilla chips with a little shredded cheese on top. 😋

Close up of a chip with tofu scramble on top.

YUM!

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15-Minute “Fire Cider”

Intrigued by the health benefits of fire cider but not into the 1-month wait for it to be ready? That’d be us, friends, and there’s a solution! Introducing fire cider-inspired wellness shots made in just 15 minutes with easy-to-find ingredients! 

15-Minute “Fire Cider”

Intrigued by the health benefits of fire cider but not into the 1-month wait for it to be ready? That’d be us, friends, and there’s a solution! Introducing fire cider-inspired wellness shots made in just 15 minutes with easy-to-find ingredients

They’re vibrant, spicy, potent (oh yeah), and tasty, too! They’re also great for stimulating digestion and warming you up from the inside out, no matter the season.

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Vegan Tikka Masala (4 Variations!)

This vegan tikka masala recipe gives you a rich, creamy, aromatic tomato-based curry sauce that you can easily make in less than 20 minutes. Then all you need to do is choose whether you want it with mushrooms, cauliflower, tofu, or chickpeas. So which…

This vegan tikka masala recipe gives you a rich, creamy, aromatic tomato-based curry sauce that you can easily make in less than 20 minutes. Then all you need to do is choose whether you want it with mushrooms, cauliflower, tofu, or chickpeas. So which one will it be? We show you how to make all...

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Lemony Risotto with Fresh Herbs & Garlic

It’s probably obvious by now — we LOVE risotto. It’s comforting, incredibly versatile, and surprisingly easy to make! This Lemony Risotto is all of those things, plus bright, fresh, garlicky, herby, and perfect for spring!
It’s vegan and gluten-f…

Lemony Risotto with Fresh Herbs & Garlic

It’s probably obvious by now — we LOVE risotto. It’s comforting, incredibly versatile, and surprisingly easy to make! This Lemony Risotto is all of those things, plus bright, fresh, garlicky, herby, and perfect for spring!

It’s vegan and gluten-free but does not skimp on creaminess! We love it for a weeknight meal when we’re feeling fancy but needing something easy.

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How to Make Fresh Ginger Tea

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There’s nothing like a warm and soothing drink on a chilly day! And if it’s got some legitimate benefits? We’re there! This Fresh Ginger Tea is one of our all-time favorites (delicious AND nourishing), and we finally got the perfected proportions written down so we could share it with you! 

Not only is it super gingery, fresh, and easy to make, but it’s full of health benefits and SO much tastier and more potent than a tea bag!

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Chicken Noodle Soup (Classic or Immune-Boosting!)

When it’s chilly outside or you’re feeling under the weather, nothing is quite as comforting as a big bowl of soup. Especially when it involves noodles and reminds you of childhood. This super delicious and adaptable chicken noodle soup recipe can be m…

Chicken Noodle Soup (Classic or Immune-Boosting!)

When it’s chilly outside or you’re feeling under the weather, nothing is quite as comforting as a big bowl of soup. Especially when it involves noodles and reminds you of childhood. This super delicious and adaptable chicken noodle soup recipe can be made a few ways — 1) keep it classic, 2) include the optional ginger and turmeric for extra immune support, or 3) replace some of the chicken with white beans for a fiber boost!

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