thor is my cat and on sunday he turned 8 years old. we usually have some sort of party for him which is just an excuse to make a big food thing and drink and put a tie on the cat.
this year i made it a secret restaurant/birthday combo and did a 25 person brunch. it was sort of insane, but also really not very hard. somehow. it was a sit-where-you-want casual deal which cut down on some of the stress of such a big undertaking. i managed to get the portions right on all of it except for the tofu scramble which i made WAY TOO MUCH OF and have been eating in various incarnations since.
tofu scramble with cherry tomatoes and arugula
garlic sauteed mushrooms
soupy coriander chili black beans
sesame hash browns
fennel dill sausage patties
much much coffee
blueberries and mango with coconut cream
thor lounging in the jungle that is our front yard
here’s a recipe:
2 blocks organic tofu (medium firm if you can find it, otherwise pressed or firm is fine)
1 red onion
1 tbsp tumeric
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp chili flakes
1 c. broth
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. nutritional yeast
10 cherry tomatoes
2 big handfuls arugula
1 big bunch of parsley, chopped
salt and lots of black pepper
Sautee onion in oil, then add spices and stir it all around until it’s fragrant. Crumble the tofu in to the pan and fry up a bit. once it has some colour, or if it starts sticking, add broth and allow it cook down and absorb. toss in nutritional yeast, garlic and tomatoes. at this point it should have dried up and the yeast will absorb what’s left and you could cook it a tiny bit more. season with salt and pepper and stir in parsley and arugula. serve.
here is what i did with it for my after work dinner:
scramble with avocado, roasted cherry tomatoes, sauerkraut, hummus, black olives, arugula salad. TASTY.