Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bacon? Eggs? This can't be vegan?!? ;)

Oh yes my friends,  I have discovered the deliciousness of the perfect vegan egg.  It tastes like the yolk of an over medium egg with salt and just a touch of pepper,  I call it the avo-egg, so spot on delicious that  even non-vegans will love it!  Pair it with some cheezy baked potatoes and delicious tofu bacon and you've got yourself a breakfast fit for kings!

Let's start with the more time consuming aspects of the plate:

Tofu bacon:

1 pkg firm tofu,  drained and pressed (my favorite is the sprouted organic,  but any will do)
2 tbsp cooking oil (grapeseed oil is my favorite but again any of your preference with little flavor will do)
3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1.5 tsp liquid smoke
.5 tsp onion powder (optional)

Add oil to a large pan,  with a very sharp knife gently slice very thin pieces lengthwise down the tofu. Add tofu slices to the oiled pan and cook on medium heat  until the bottom is golden brown.  It is important that you do not touch the tofu too much while it is cooking to prevent it from falling apart.  I usually leave it for about 10-15 minutes before needing to flip them.  You want the tofu to end up looking slightly shriveled and very dry,  once this is achieved mix liquid smoke with soy sauce and onion powder and pour into pan, reduce heat slightly and stir tofu around in mixture, flipping as needed.  Cook until tofu is brown with a caramelized look  (All the moisture should be gone from the pan.)

Cheezy baby potatoes:

1 package (about 3 cups ) of rinsed and quartered baby potatoes
2 tbsp oil (or enough to evenly coat potatoes when tossed)
Salt,  basil, oregano, onion powder,  nutritional yeast to taste (enough to cover each potato)
Just a splash of lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400° in a bowl, toss the potatoes in the oil and lemon juice,  arrange on a baking sheet and season. Cook until golden brown and you can easily poke with a fork.

Avo-egg:

1 avocado
1 pinch of black mineral salt to taste (sulpher salt actually kind of pink or red looking)
Black pepper to taste (optional )
Just enough water to make mixture smooth and creamy. Mix together and enjoy!