Barbara at Winos and Foodies is hosting A Taste of Yellow 2008 to celebrate LiveSTRONG Day. As you may recognize, LiveSTRONG is the organization Lance Armstrong created to raise awareness and funds for the research and eventual cure of cancer.
Barbara is a cancer survivor and when I read her story in her original round-up of A Taste of Yellow 2007, I was inspired and touched, because my family, like many, many families around the world has been struck by cancer too… my grandma developed a skin cancer tumor in an ankle, my aunt had cancer cells in her bladder and my grandpa passed away from complications from prostate cancer. Plus, she is a traveler just like me… and learned about her diagnosis right after completing the challenging and spiritual Camino de Santiago.
I am a firm believer that food can be your nourishment as well as your medicine. I also believe that what we eat over our lifetime determines how healthy we will be overall. We can stray to savor some goodies here and there, but overall we need to eat as naturally and organically as possible to give our body the best fuel possible.
Soybeans are the only vegetable containing all the essential amino acids needed for human health. Soy protein has been linked to benefiting and decreasing risks of certain cancers, when consumed in moderation. Also, tofu is a vegetable source of omega-3 fatty acids. This is why I decided to submit my Eggless Scramble recipe to A Taste of Yellow 2008.
Scramble: ½ package of firm silken tofu 3 tbs soymilk or buttermilk 1/3 cup water 1 tbs olive oil Squirt of Dijon mustard 3 tbs cornstarch ½ tbs garlic salt ½ tsp turmeric A pinch of paprika Filling: ¼ Small onion, chopped small ½ Tomato, chopped small ¼ Green bell pepper, chopped small
- Spray a medium non-stick skillet with canola oil spray and heat over medium-high heat. If your skillet has a cover, even better.
- Sautee the filling ingredients of your choice until softened – I was going for a western-style scramble here at the beginning. (You’ll see why the qualifier later on).
- Blend together all scramble ingredients until smooth.
- When the skillet is very hot, pour the batter in the center of the skillet, turning it around a few times until the batter reaches the edges evenly.
- When it has set somewhat, sprinkle the filling ingredients on top. Cover the skillet for a few minutes to help the scramble batter cook thoroughly.
- Check the bottom for doneness and browning. With a heat-proof spatula, break the tofu mixture to resemble scrambled eggs. The filling will combine with the scramble.
Serve hot. I added my Tomato Relish on top for added veggies and a little zing!!
10 grape or cherry tomatoes, chopped small 2-3 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped small 4-5 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips 1 garlic clove, finely minced 2-3 tbs extra-virgin olive-oil, or as much needed to almost cover the tomatoes Salt and freshly cracked Black Pepper
- Mix everything in a small dish.
- Let all ingredients macerate together for about 30 minutes, mixing it all occasionally during that time.