Vegan MoFo 2012 / Whole Life Challenge

Vegan MoFo: Tempeh Scramble w/ Oven-Roasted Tomatoes & Nooch Sauce


Is there anything better than a jam-packed scramble on a sunny  morning? I don’t think so. With tofu being out of the picture, per the rules of my Whole Life Challenge, I tried my hand at making a tempeh scramble so that my breakfasts throughout the week can be protein- and veggie-packed.

Serious YUM. I made a shitload of this stuff – about 7 servings. The nooch sauce really brought it all together and made for a savory and toothsome meal. The addition of black salt made it taste slightly eggy and quite perfect. Here’s the recipe:

Tempeh Scramble with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes and Savory Nooch Sauce
3 blocks tempeh, crumbled
5 tbs peanut oil
1 container grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
2 bell peppers, diced
1 large onion, diced
2-3 large leaves of kale, torn into chunks

Nooch Sauce:
1.5 cups  water
1 cup nutritional yeast (nooch!)
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp black salt (very important!)
generous sprinkle of cracked black pepper

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Oil a baking sheet and spread out tomatoes. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a very large skillet. Cook tempeh and onions until a little browned. Add peppers, tomatoes, and kale. Add some water to pan to help steam/saute everything so it doesn’t dry out.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together ingredients for nooch sauce.
  • Top individual servings with sauce and enjoy! Remember: this recipe makes a shit-ton of food, so adjust accordingly!

What’s your favorite savory breakfast dish?


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