5 minute breakfast deliciousness

5 Minute Tofu Scramble

This is my go to “Im in a hurry and need to eat a protein brekkie and want something fast” go to.

It’s so easy it literally takes 5 minutes

Start by putting a piece of your favourite toast on to cook,

Roughly chop, half an onion or half a small bulb of fennel,  smash  a couple of garlic bulbs and throw them in a fry pan with a glug of olive oil.

as that’s cooking roughly chop a tomato and chuck that in.

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grab your favourite tofu, I like the soft tofu for this scramble and really, it doesnt matter, whatever type you have on hand, throw it in.

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slice a quarter of a lemon and squeeze it over the tofu scramble.

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go outside and pick some mint and parsley, chop it and throw it in the pan.

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spread your toast with olive oil or nuttelex or leave it and serve your yummy 5 minute tofu

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salt and pepper to taste.

literally 5 minutes to deliciousness.

Red Red Wine…Goes To My Head…..Vegan wine is a Thing? →

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I do love a glass of  red red wine, not so much into the white, although a nice glass of french…who am I kidding ???? A FEW glasses of french will NEVER go astray with me.

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and now as  a Vegan I have to be aware that all kinds of animal by products are used in the production of wine.

sigh……

– edible gelatins (made from bones)   blech…..
– isinglass (made from the swim bladders of fish)   oh.em.gee…..
– casein and potassium caseinate (milk proteins)   well yuck…
– animal albumin (egg albumin and dried blood powder) really? gross me out

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All these products are used in the manufacture of not ALL but many, many wines and beers.

In Europe the production of wines has seen most good wineries make pretty much make vegan friendly wine.

So if I am to maintain a vegan lifestyle here in Australia and want to have a glass of wine every now and again..what the heck am I going to do???

well fortunately I found this fab site called:

www.barnivore.com                                 images-3

They have an extensive list of wines and beers that are all Vegan.

So I keep their page on my iphone and when I go to the bottle-o, I just click into it and I can look up and see which wines I can drink knowing I’m not having some fish bladder shiraz.

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So cheers, silly season is coming up, try and make good choices for yourself and others and always remember to drink responsibly. and if you’re going to drink, don’t drive.please. call a

TAXI

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5 Great Ways To Eat Kale →

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It seems as though the buzz word in the world of healthy eating is “kale”.

I was at my Dr’s surgery the other day and the gorgeous receptionist was having her lunch and we were discussing her not so healthy eating habits. I suggested she swap her butter chicken for a great kale salad. She laughed and said she’d heard about kale and decided to buy some at the market, but when asked by her husband what it was she was buying, she told him “it’s kale, silly” and he said that that’s what his family fed  pet rabbits when he was growing up and there was no way he was eating rabbit food!!! So she put it back (probably a good thing as Kale at the supermarket is about $5 when at a good farmers market it will be $2-3.)

silly guy! What a duffer!

Raw Kale is a “super food” Why? follow this link below and read all about it.

benefits of kale

 

I love it.

Here are five ways to eat kale:

  1. Kale salad. Strip the leaves off the kale and chop finely. add some rocket chopped finely, some grated raw carrot and some grated beetroot, shaved fennel,  shaved red cabbage,a squeeze of lemon juice and some tahini. Toss and eat in the shade of a tree on a lovely spring or summers day.
  2. Stir fried kale with tofu. Saute some chopped fennel, garlic and ginger in some olive oil. Add the tofu (any kind, I like this with the soyco Japanese flavoured tofu squares) and fry then add the kale and stir fry till soft, add some tahini, tamari (and chili if desired ) a good squeeze of lemon juice and there you have it.
  3. Mung bean and kale soup  (see my recipe in recipe section)
  4. Kale chips. strip the leaves off the kale , lay on a flat tray and I spray with olive oil spray and sprinkle with sea salt. bake in a slow oven until crunchy.
  5. Green Kale Smoothie (check out my recipes section for Shut The Front Door Best Smoothie Ever)