Home cooking: Scrambled tofu makes for a great family meal

September 22, 2010

Ron Pride is a designer at Review and Herald Publishing Association and member of the Family Life team at New Joy Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church. He and his wife, Jeri, have six children in elementary school through high school.

Seventh-day Adventists believe that eating and drinking affect spiritual health and well as physical health, and vegetarianism is recommended for SDA members.

-- Faith Crumbly, communication director of New Joy Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church. For more about the church, call 240-347-6822 or e-mail .

Scrambled tofu

2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup chopped onions
2/3 cup chopped bell peppers
2 pounds firm or extra-firm tofu, crumbled (see cook's note)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos (see cook's note)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon Vegenaise (see cook's note)
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon turmeric


Put olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute chopped onion and bell pepper until tender, about 3 minutes.

Add tofu, cayenne, salt, Bragg Liquid Aminos, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, Vegenaise, cumin, oregano and turmeric. Adjust seasoning to taste. Simmer a few minutes until tofu yellows with seasoning.

Serving possibilities:

o Serve on or with brown rice, pasta or white potatoes.

o Make sandwiches with lettuce, tomato slices, cucumbers, etc.

o Serve on or with pancakes or waffles.

Cook's notes: Tofu, Vegenaise (a dairy- and egg-free mayonnaise substitute), and Bragg Liquid Aminos (a substitute for tamari or soy sauce) are sold at Martin's Food, 1650 Wesel Boulevard in Hagerstown.

- Courtesy of Ron Pride, member of New Joy Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hagerstown.

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