August 27, 2009

Family Recipes - Mom's Scrambled Tofu

Tofu HB

Some people may not understand this. I. Crave. Tofu. I don't know why. Maybe my body needs something in tofu. Maybe its because when my mom would make it - it would taste good. I didn't eat it a lot growing up, but after I moved away from home my mom started to cook more foods with tofu. One dish she makes that I crave on a regular basis is Scrambled Tofu. I have even requested she make this for me for dinner when I visit. Mind you, I have been eating this stuff now for close to20 years. Yeah, I'm that old.

We already know Grumpy won't eat tofu. He tried my Greek Salad with Marinated Tofu and refuses to eat it again. I wish he were more like my co-worker Sue. He wouldn't even try the Scrambled Tofu. Sue tried it AND she actually liked it!

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This is my submission for the Family Recipes Event hosted this month by Laura of The Spiced Life. I have never made for myself until this week. It always was something I thought mom could only make. However, since I don't eat at my mom's as much as I would like to anymore, the night I had Grumpy eat leftover manicotti is the night I decided to make myself the scrambled tofu. I was worried it wouldn't come out as good as moms but it did and I was really pleased!

This is very flavorful! The McKay's Chicken Seasoning is a vegetarian chicken broth that my family has used for as long as I can remember. You can find it in most health food stores - or order it online. Mom didn't give measurements for the carrots or onions so I just told you what I guessed my measurements to be. My carrots were tiny ones from mom's garden so I am guessing 1 or 2 smaller carrots.

Momma Law's Scrambled Tofu

3 Tablespoon Oil (I used canola and did not use as much oil - maybe about half of this)
1/3 cup diced onion
1-2 shredded carrots
1 lb. firm tofu, crumbled
2 Tablespoons McKay's Chicken Seasoning
1 teaspoon onion powder
pinch of garlic powder
tumeric (basically used for color- I used about 1/2 teaspoon)

Saute onion and carrot in oil until just soft. Add tofu, chicken seasoning, tumeric, onion and garlic powder. Stir to combine.

I turned the heat up some to cook some of the water out of the tofu. Stirred and fried for about 2 minutes.

If you decide to try this I hope you enjoy! Let me know! :-)


  1. I have never had tofu before but you sure sell it well! :)

  2. I also have never had tofu.
    Doesnt it basically take on the flavor of whatever you cook it with?

  3. Tofu always tastes great, and your recipe looks delicious. I invite you to take a look at my this huge variety of tofu recipes, they're all worth trying (no pictures as yours though).

  4. I still have yet to try tofu. This looks like a great recipe and your photo is awesome!

  5. I love tofu... and crave it too. I feel your pain, Honey B... I have a "Grumpy" on my hands too when it comes to tofu!

    Good lookin' scramble!

  6. I love scrambled tofu! I usually do a Mexican twist-I add in cumin, chili powder, cilantro, red peppers, tomatoes, etc. It is so good! I will try this recipe next time!

  7. Why not just make the scrambled eggs and don't tell him there is tofu in them?

    When I make dishes that call for a load of mayonnaise, usually dips, I sub that with greek yogurt. I don't say anything until they are all happy and keep saying how delicious it is, is when I get them my secret and they can't believe it!

  8. awww... McKay's - reminds me of my grandma's house!

  9. They look a lot like scrambled eggs =) great use of tofu!

  10. I like tofu! In stir frys, or a tofu melt I used to get at an olf job/Cafe. Yum! I don't cook with it very often because no one else cares for it.

  11. Tofu is one of those things that in order for me to eat it, I can't know it's in there. I just can't get past how it looks in the package!

  12. i like it all scrambley like this, i'll have to try it!

  13. Tofu: LOVE IT. Seriously. I rarely prepare it at home, though, because it's one of the few things that I find to usually be better prepared in restaurants.

    This weekend my husband and I went to a Thai restaurant, and we had these amazing fried tofu wedges with some sort of fruity, spicy sauce. So good. (I am lucky to have married a tofu-eater!)

    But I digress- this looks really good! I'd love to see more recipes from you for it.

  14. I am an Asian, so I love tofu. I can eat it right from the package as snack, etc... Anything with tofu is good, but i never had scrambled tofu before. Wow! Now, that's something new to me =) thanks for sharing!

  15. LOL. Grumpy and I totally agree on tofu. But, in a more daring moment, I'd like to sample a bite of this. Looks good!

  16. I love tofu and that looks just delicious to me!

  17. I crave it too!! Left to my own devices, I will (and I have) eat a whole brick of tofu, scrambled, in a day, by myself, in a not very long period of time, and nothing else...excited to try out a new recipe for scrambled tofu!

  18. Hi, I crave tofu too!! In fact, I'm looking for good tofu recipes - that's how I found this page. :)

  19. If you use chicken seasoning then it is not really vegan?

  20. Scarlet, McKays Chicken (Flavored)Seasoning - it is a vegan seasoning. No meat of any type in it. In my post I have a link to where the chicken flavored seasoning can be purchased and I mention that it is chicken flavored.


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