Author: Derek

Easy Tofu Scramble | Vegan Breakfast/Brunch Recipe

This is an easy one to make on those mornings when you just need something hot and satisfying for breakfast. Get creative with this one. Other than the tofu and turmeric (for colour), you can pretty much add anything you would like. Mushrooms, black beans, potatoes, shredded cabbage, all  would have been a welcomed addition.


 

Recipe:

1/2 Block of Tofu (Extra Firm, Organic)

1 Red Pepper (Chopped)

1/2 Onion (Diced)

2 Cups Kale

1/2-1 Tsp Turmeric

Pinch of Black Pepper

Salt to Taste

Method:

Crumble tofu between your fingers into desired sized chunks. Add turmeric and black pepper. Stir in a tablespoon of water and mix until colour is uniform.

Heat fry pan on medium to medium-high. Add the red pepper, onion and tofu to the fry pan. Sauté the veggies and tofu for a few minutes. Add in the kale 2-3 minutes before you finish cooking. Stir until the kale wilts. Serve over potatoes, greens or your favourite toast.


While deliciously mimicking scrambled eggs fairly well, the beauty of this dish comes in the health department.

“Wait, but I heard tofu is bad for you.”

I know a lot of people worry about soy and it’s many reported dangers. We’ve all heard of it’s apparent estrogenic effects, goitrogenic worries, high phytate content, fertility and testosterone reducing issues.

 

Well, here is a well researched and cited article that explains all of that and shows that it is actually a very health promoting food that we shouldn’t shy away from.

 

Instead of posting a bunch of studies that are hard to thumb through, this article links about 25 of them.

 

I like soy and don’t doubt it’s safety, but as with anything, keep it in moderation. Besides, even water can be bad for your health if you have too much.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF & Vegan)

I stumbled upon a vegan bakery the other day and thought I would treat myself to some cookies (which is rare) and support the biz. I paid $5 bucks for 2 small cookies. They were SO sweet and left me feeling groggy and tired the next morning. Sugar hangover.

That’s why I wanted to share this recipe with you guys. It’s easy, relatively healthy and really delicious. Better yet there is no sugar added (minus the chocolate chips) and they are very cheap to make.
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Upper Chest Targeted Dip Workout

Dips. We all do them, but most people think they only help develop the triceps. In this video, I show you how you can make a simple body weight dip work your upper chest and get you more muscle definition in the upper body. Go hard, use proper form and tell me what you think! (more…)