Sunday, June 28, 2009

Day 42: Sunday Morning Vegan Fry-up

I've never been a fan of cold cereals, pancakes, waffles or french toast for breakfast. I've tried the light breakfasts of fruit and granola, and on the whole, they just don't work for me. I need a solid breakfast under my belt to get me going in the morning. On those occasions when I want a big breakfast, I'd always opt for a big greasy plate piled high with eggs, sausage, some mess of fried potatoes and toast.

I have fond memories of when I was in Korea after partying in Itaewon, my friends and I going back to my apartment where I'd make a late-night( or very early-morning ) breakfast mess of a huge skillet filled with fried potatoes cooked down to a lovely golden crisp with sauteed vegetables and topped with scrambled eggs. We called it the Peasant's Breakfast Special, but oh my GOD was it good, just thing thing after a night of too much beer, soju and the greatest disco hits of the 70s.

There's nothing like a nice fry-up on the weekend, and there's no reason you can't have one, even if you're a vegan.


Vegan Sunday Fry-up

Ingredients:
  • olive oil
  • 1/3 package vegan Gimme Lean Sausage
  • 4 T dried, minced onion, reconstituted
  • 1/3 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 tomato, diced

  • 1/3 package extra firm tofu, blotted dry
  • 1/2 onion, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 t onion powder
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t turmeric
  • 1 T nutritional yeast


Directions:
  1. In a skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the sausage in olive oil until it starts to brown. Add the reconstituted onion and stir well.

  2. In another skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat, then crumble the tofu into the pan. Stir well and cook until browned.

  3. While the tofu is browning, add the red bell pepper to the sausage mixture in the first skillet, stir well, then lower the heat and let cook through.

  4. Once the tofu starts to get lightly golden-brown, add the chopped onion and garlic. Stir well.

  5. Add the onion powder, garlic powder and turmeric to the tofu mixture and stir thoroughly to coat.

  6. Add the chopped tomato to the sausage mixture, stir well.

  7. Add the nutritional yeast to the tofu mixture, turn up the heat to high briefly, stirring constantly, then add the tofu to the sausage and vegetable mixture in the first skillet. Fold it all together, then serve and eat.

2 comments:

Jim the Guacamole Diet guy said...

Sounds delicious.

Babs said...

It really is. To make it even heartier, I think I'd add diced, cooked potato and brown those with the sausage.

My next goal is to find a recipe for making the vegan sausage from scratch.

Thanks for commenting! :)

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