Thursday night I had made a frittata...minus the eggs...how'd I do it? TOFU!!
I got the idea from the recipe, Swiss Chard Frittata, from Post Punk Kitchen. Another great site with tons of great delicious recipes. It's a must to check out. There's a mac and cheese recipe made from sunflower seeds I have been wanting to try.
Here's my variation of the frittata...
Veggie Tofu Frittata
1 Tablespoon olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 cup chopped cremini (baby bella) mushrooms
1 cup frozen chopped spinach
2 teaspoons dried oregano
14 oz extra firm tofu (I use Woostock Farms)
1 Tablespoon soy sauce OR tamari
1 teaspoon brown mustard
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes (see information on what the heck this stuff is at the bottom of this post!)
ground pepper to taste
salt to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Drain and press tofu. If you don't have a tofu press, wrap your tofu in a non-fuzzy towel...something that will not leave fuzz all over your tofu...and place a large, heavy book on top. You will want to press tofu for 10 minutes, just to get some of the extra water out of the cake.
Heat up the olive oil in your pan and saute the garlic and onion until onion is translucent.
Add carrots, mushrooms, and oregano and cook until veggies are tender.
Mix in the spinach and let it sit with the veggies, covered, on low until ready to add to the rest of the ingredients. Spinach will defrost right in the pain.
After tofu has been pressed, crumble it to the consistency of cottage cheese in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the soy sauce, mustard, turmeric, black pepper, nutritional yeast, and salt until well combined. Using your hands is easiest!
Next, add the veggies to your tofu mixture and combine well.
Spoon the tofu and veggie mixture into you greased pie plate and press down into the plate.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden on top. Let cool in the pie plate for about 5 to 10 minutes...and serve!
Happy Herbivore says it well! I had just gotten her cookbook for Christmas. She has a lot of good vegan recipes that are a must to try.
Here is the information from the web site that I purchase the nutritional yeast from. I have found the best price at Bulkfoods.com.
So you ask, where can you get a good source of protein with out having to eat dairy and meats? Nutritional yeast is a good one!!!
PS...tofu is also an excellent source of protein as well!
So don't ever let people tell you that you HAVE TO have animal products in your diet to survive!