I am always on the lookout for cheap and nutritious meals, that also can be put together quickly. Working from home for so long is having an impact on my desire to cook after a long day in front of the screen – so the quicker the better! I often have this dish for brunch on the weekend but it is equally as good in the week. As always be adventurous – throw in your favorite things and see how it turns out 🙂 I often chuck in a handful of spinach or some courgettes, mushrooms etc. Leftover boiled potatoes (fried) also go well with this dish. I paid almost £11 for this dish recently (I know I know! but I live in London) and this will cost you a fraction of the price.
1 x 225g pack of smoked or natural Tofu
1x tbsp neutral-flavored cooking oil
1/2 x red onion – chopped
1/2 x chopped red bell pepper
1/2 x cup of cherry tomatoes
1 x big handful of spinach leaves
1/2 x cup of chopped mushrooms
1 x tbsp of ground turmeric
1 x tsp of nutritional yeast (optional)
salt & ground black pepper
(other options to throw in!: boiled & fried cubes of potato, carrots, kale, tomatoes, cubed courgettes, cauliflower, pine nuts, chilli flakes)
In a large frying pan gently warm the oil. Saute the onions, garlic and red peppers until they are softening (I prefer them still quite crunchy) Then add in the mushrooms and cherry tomatoes and cook. Now add in the turmeric and nutritional yeast of adding.
Once your base veggies are cooked to your taste, crumble in the tofu (I tend to use the smoked tofu) and stir, saute for a few minutes to absorb all the flavours. Finally, sprinkle in the spinach leaves until they are wilted. Add salt & pepper if needed.
If you are having it for brunch, a soft warm tortilla and avocado make it super good!