Friday, December 14, 2007

In The Kitchen With Kelly: French Scramble

Tofu Scramble is a very inconsistent dish. It can be chalky and flavorless, or it can be a satisfying anytime meal that gives your protein requirements the day off. Most of the time, it's more economical and less of a gamble to make it yourself. It's all about the spices, and if you get it right, the turmeric, garlic and nutritional yeast used in Skinny Bitch In the Kitch's French Scramble are like some kind of gold.

I've warned you about this book and how much I'll be feeding us with it. The veg cookbooks that I own contain recipes that are fine if I'm baking for a party or guests, but it's usually just me. I'd rather not spend hours and precious dollars preparing a fancy feast for my sole enjoyment every night. It's generally cheaper and easier for me to go have dinner at Horizons. That said, Skinny Kitch is more my style. While not quite exotic or particularly inventive, the options are solid.

The French Scramble was no trouble at all. I subbed red potatoes and sweet potatoes for the mushrooms and used goat's milk cheddar that I hand-shredded (getting so much use out of my new grater) instead of vegan cheese (the recipe does call for this). What was French about it? I'm not sure, but it's an alluring name.

Until you pick up the book, this is very similar:

Farm To Philly Tofu Scrambler

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