Sunday, January 07, 2007

Breakfasts!

Multi-grain Muffins:
Okay, these aren't really multi-grain and it doesn't really have a recipe.


Here's the process:
Blend in a blender about 3/4 oatmeal with 1 tablespoon flax seed, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar and about 1/4 cup nuts - I used cashews. Add cinnamon, nutmeg and your other favorite spices. Set aside.
Bend 1 apple, 1 cup apple juice, 1 tablespoon molass, 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Mix the wet and the dry together. Add 1/3 cup dried blueberries and put into muffin tins. Put a dollop of blueberry jam on top and bake for 35 min at 350F.

These are very chewy and more like health bars than muffins.



Tofu Scramble:
It can be hard finding a good tofu scramble when eating out. Usually they make it too wet or bland, or both! I like mine a little crispy/chewy so I tried broiling it.

1 block tofu
1/2 medium onion
3 coves of garlic
2 tablespoons chopped sun dried tomatoes
4-5 large capers cut into quarters
3 tablespoons pinenuts
Large handful of spinach
Some Braggs

Turn broiler onto high.
Squeeze out as much water from the tofu as possible. Crumble tofu and place on baking sheet. Put that in the broiler/oven.
Saute the onion with some oil until translucent.
Check tofu, mix the tofu and pour some Braggs or other liquid seasoning over it and put it back in the broiler.
Add the chopped garlic to the sauted onions and satue for about 3 minutes. Add the sun dried tomatoes and pinenuts. Saute another 2 minutes.
Turn the broiler off and move the tofu into the frying pan. Continue to let the mixture cook together.
Add capers and other spices at this time.
place a big handful of spinach on top, cover and let steam for 1 minute. Uncover, stir and let cook another minute or so until the spinach is your favorite consistancy.
Serve warm.

A side of blueberry toast goes nicely with the strong flavors of the capers and tomatoes. Next time I make this I'll either add the capers or the tomatoes because they both have such strong unique flavors they kind of fight with each other when pared up.

2 comments:

Caty said...

The muffins look delicious! I might make the tofu scramble for brunch next sunday or maybe dinner some time this week- it looks so good.

laura jesser said...

Ooh, I like the idea of broiling the tofu scramble--I like crispy too.