I dig Moby’s weird, I think we could have some fun together. I’d invite him over for a vegan spread on a cool Sunday morning, we’d sip honey tea and chat and inspire one another. As giant Joy Division fans, we could debate the impact that Ian Curtis’ death had on new wave and ultimately ponder the question, is it better to burn out or to fade away? He could tell me all about his travels, growing up in Harlem, the animal rights organizations he leads, and he would rave about my delicious vegan scrambled eggs. It would be good times.
Vegan Scrambled Eggs
15 minutes to prepare
Note: I like them as is with a side of ripe avocado, fresh fruit, maybe some toast and loads of sriracha ketchup, but they are also great bundled up in a flour tortilla and served as a breakfast burrito. If you can do it with real scrambled eggs, you can do it vegan.
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, diced (optional)
- 4 large cremini or white mushrooms (optional)
- 1 block extra-firm tofu, drained
- 2 tbsp high-quality olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Place the tofu in a medium-sized bowl, using your hands, crumble into into dime-sized pieces. Stir each of the spices in a small bowl. Place your pan on medium-high heat with oil and saute onion, pepper and crumbled tofu in oil for 3-5 minutes, stirring often. Add remaining ingredients, being sure to sprinkle the seasoning and nutritional yeast evenly, reduce heat to medium and allow to cook 5-7 more minutes, stirring frequently and adding more oil if needed.
What is nutritional yeast?
Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, sold in the form of flakes or as a yellow powder, and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores. It offers a strong flavor that is described as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, which makes it popular as a cheese substitute fr many vegan recipes.
As the name implies, nutritional yeast flakes provide a wealth of nutrition. It is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins, and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium and is free of sugar, dairy, and gluten. 
As the fantasy continues, Moby enjoys his Sunday at my house so much that he feels obligated to reciprocate with an offer to host the following Sunday at his place: Moby’s Castle via The New York Times. I want to go there.
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