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Tofu took awhile for me to enjoy...especially scrambled tofu! There is something about food analogs that does not do the original food justice and leaves you disappointed. I have tried a number of breakfast tofu recipes over the years and some are better (much-much-better) than others. Below is a video of a simple tofu scramble that's my favorite! The consistency of the tofu is crispy cubes instead of a mushy mass. Veggies are added for flavor, color and I like to add them in wherever I can. I loved this recipe wrapped in a tortilla with salsa or whole wheat toast. Enjoy!
Growing up cold cereal & oatmeal were our two staple dishes. To be honest I got pretty tired of oats and by the time I could decide what I wanted for breakfast oatmeal was not on the list! Recently I gave oatmeal a second look (its nutritious, filling and cheap) and have grown to like it! Here is a short video on how we do basic oatmeal in our house.
The proper tools make any job easier! When it comes to the most used tool in my veggie kitchen my knife wins hands down. A sharp, well cared for knife makes preparing fruits and veggies much-much easier. Many people shy from preparing foods because they don't feel proficient or because their knife stinks!
Salads are a healthy and delicious way to get lots of fresh colorful veggies into your diet. Unfortunately they take time and energy to prepare which, at least for us, rarely happens in the moment and more often than not we have produce that spoils each week because we didn't get around to using it. It's not cool to waste your greens - in both senses of the word!
A divided home around food is a major challenge! Different lifestyle choices can bring a lot of stress and tensions to your relationships and meal times. There is no single solution for everyone. In my own family this is not an issues - my wife and I are completely on the same page but growing up however is a different story. My mom is a vegetarian and my dad is not. Here are some suggestions on how to approach a divided home:
Picky eaters, young and old alike, can be a major crux to a plant based whole food lifestyle. It is demoralizing and frustrating to work hard on a meal to then have your family turn up their noses at it. Given the opportunity every kid will be picky. That said here are 10 simple tips you can implement in your family to help those picky eaters enjoy more foods.