Saturday, July 29, 2006

Breakfast Burrito

Inspired by PETA's Vegetarian Recipe of the Week, I made breakfast burritos! But, my version doesn't have the Gimme Lean Sausage, and instead has lots of protein-packed mushrooms.

Here's how I did it: Pour a couple tablespoons of canola oil in a skillet. Add olive oil and garlic. Take one pound of firm tofu. squeeze out the water, and mash to a scrambled-egg like consistency either with your hands or with a fork. To the skillet, I added chopped tomato, orange pepper, mushrooms, and tofu. Add salt, pepper, turmeric, and paprika to taste. Sautee for 5-10 minutes. Serve on warm tortillas.

7 comments:

Melody said...

Yum... I'll bet that helped you last through your long workday!

I make these and freeze them for my kids during the schoolyear.. what a great way to start a busy day!

funwithyourfood said...

I've never put mushrooms in my breakfast burrito. Sounds delish

teddy

KleoPatra said...

Oh so good, VeganDoc! I'm a fan of Gimme Lean as well but i would go for mushrooms in a heartbeat, lemme tell ya. Love how quick & easy you make it sound!! (and it is!)

Danielle said...

Java Green has a brunch on Saturday mornings, and their scrambled tofu has mushrooms and spinach--yummy.

Steven said...

Mushroms are tasty addition, but . . . sorry to report . . . they don't have much protein. There's only 2 grams for a full cup. However, the "Gimme Lean" has much higher protein content from its wheat gluten and soy protein ingedients. Other high-protein choices could include black beans or cubed tempeh.

VeganDoc said...

Steven, good point, I stand corrected, perhaps "protein packed" was an exaggeration, and yes, Gimme Lean vegan sausage has far more protein. However, 50% of the calories in mushrooms is protein.

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

hey but mushrooms have vitamin D!!

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=1853516