Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vegan breakfast burritos

I've noticed, that traditional breakfast foods are pretty much NEVER vegan, eggs, bacon, sausage, omelets, french toast, etc. And of course there's the pancakes but it's not like you could go out to a restaurant and get pancakes, you'd have to make your own. So, here's a breakfast food for us vegans, that is tasty, filling, portable, and freezes great for when you don't have time to cook.
And what is this wonderful vegan breakfast food you ask? Breakfast burritos! It's made of scrambled tofu, tempeh sausage, vegan cheese, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, spinach, and potatoes. Yum!

So here's how you make it:
Scrambled tofu:
first, saute some diced potatoes in a little oil, once they're close to done, add some sliced mushrooms, chopped onions, and chopped zucchini. (you could also add some olives, or sun-dried tomatoes if you want) Then once they are all done, add some chopped spinach, and a block or two of crumbled extra firm tofu. Saute for a couple minutes and add a couple teaspoons of curry powder, and a little soy sauce if you want.  Then once it's done, add a little salsa. Then put it in a bowl to cool.

Then make some Tempeh sausage

Once the scrambled tofu and tempeh are cooled, mix them together, and put some on a whole wheat tortilla, sprinkle on some grated mozzarella vegan cheese, and wrap it up tightly, but don't break it. Repeat until you run out of filling. Then all the ones that you want to freeze, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, and put them in the freezer.  To heat the frozen ones up, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, take a burrito out of the freezer, unwrap it, and put it right on the rack, then  flip it over once it has nice golden brown marks on the bottom, and take it out when it's defrosted. (they're usually done when the tortilla gets golden and a little crispy.
Or you could just unwrap it, and wrap it in a paper towel, and heat it up in the microwave.

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