I have been doing really well with this whole superhero thing with one exception- breakfast. I am a huge fan of breakfast! My day is SO much better when I eat a good breakfast, and before I was vegan I would have an egg sandwich. I'm now a month in and have still not figured what to eat for breakfast, and it is seriously throwing my day off.
I would REALLY appreciate any suggestions you may have. I'm a teacher and my mornings are usually rushed so something quick and easy or that I can make in advance would be great. I tried the polenta casserole from the book but it was a disaster =(
Scrambled tofu is really good, and keeps for a few days in the fridge, so you can make it the night before, and just reheat what you need. Spray a pan with nonstick spray, then I sautee onion, spinach, and mushrooms, or any veggies you like. While they are cooking, squeeze the moisture out of a block of firm or extra firm tofu. Crumble and add to veggies when they are done, then 'scramble'. Season with salt and pepper, and add some nutritional yeast for flavor and color. I serve it wrapped in a tortilla with salsa. It is really good, has lots of protein, and satisfies like eggs would.
As a Dutch woman, in my culture we eat bread with things on it. As I was vegetarian before starting to eat vegan I thought it would be so difficult because my breakfast was all about bread with cheese. cheese and... cheese... As I dont miss - to my amazingness - the cheese, but I do miss the convenience of it. Now i make bread with avocado (and mustard and some flaxseeds or nutricinial yeast), or peanutbutter (with sambal), or meatreplacements like tartex, vegetal patees and stuff. Recently I made "tuna" salade and it was veru easy and good:
If you want the quickest and easiest vegan tuna fish tasting dish in the world to prepare, try this: put 4 celery stalks in a food processor and just pulse a couple of times, then add a can of chick peas and pulse a few more times...add some vegan mayo (maybe some chopped pickled for a saltier taste) and that's it! I think it tastes just like the real thing only so much better...
This recepi is from someone else but i just copied it so i dont remember who :(
You can make it in advance and make the sandwhich in the morning.
I am still adjusting also but these are the things I make for my breakfast and most lunches (scrampled tofu is really good!)
I also love breakfast! Here are some of my favorites: Ezekiel sprouted grain bagel or bread spread with vegan cream cheese or Earth Balance, a side of tempeh or Light Life Bacon, and a small bowl of organic applesauce. I down that with a cup of Kukicha tea and I'm ready to go! I also enjoy making fruit smoothies. But......next to Alicia's book, one of my favorite vegan cookbooks is from The Candle Cafe. They have recipes for Lemon Poppy Seed muffins, wheat-free pancakes, Cinnamon Vanilla French toast, a tofu-scramble and much more. I am trying this recipe tomorrow. It looks amazing!
Candle Cafe's Power Porridge with Coconut-Pecan Marmalade
In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups of soy milk and 3 cups of water to a boil. Add 1 1/2 cups of steel cut oats, 1/2 cup of quinoa, 1/4 cup of unrefined sugar, 1/4 tsp. of cloves, 1/4 tsp. of cardamom, and a pinch of sea salt and stir occasionally for 15-20 minutes. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.
To make the marmalade, stir 1/2 cup of toasted pecans, 1/2 cup of toasted coconut, 1 cup of coconut milk, 1/3 cup of agave nectar and 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract in a bowl until blended. Spoon the porridge into bowls and top with marmalade. Serves 4-6.
*To toast the pecans, spead on baking sheet and toast them in a preheated 350 oven for 5 minutes. To toast the coconut, preheat the oven to 350 and toast for about 3 minutes.