Tofu Mexican Scramble- Breakfast Supper!

Tofu Mexican Scramble- Not So Perfect Life

Its been awhile since I posted a recipe. I actually have not spent too much time in my kitchen, a little too much travel and stress. Plus I’ve been spending a lot of time eating at my favorite NYC restaurants. Last weekend I actually had a total blogger fail. I was trying to replicate freeze dried grapes. My grand idea was to dehydrate grapes to make them. I must have not been thinking because what happens when you dehydrate grapes? You make raisins… DUHHHHH. How do they freeze dry fruit anyways. It’s so tasty.

So when I’m not making messes in the kitchen I’m making some new great meals. My absolute favorite meal is breakfast. If I could only have breakfast for the rest of my life I could probably live. I love scrambled egg whites but I have to stop eating as many. Tofu is my go to alternative. Many tofu scramble recipes call for nutritional yeast but since its not a staple of every pantry or even supermarket (and some simply don’t like the cheesy nutty taste) I wanted to make something more accessible.

Tofu Mexican Scramble- Not So Perfect Life

The key is Lawry’s seasoned salt. Probably my favorite seasoning. Hands down, tasty and its my grandma’s secret ingredient. Seasoning salt combined with chili powder, garlic and onion powder create a tasty tofu Mexican scramble that will leave your mouth watering. Even tofu haters will love this recipe.

Tofu Mexican Scramble- Breakfast Supper!

Ingredients

  • 1 Package Firm Tofu Drained
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Drain the tofu as best as you can. Heat the skillet to a medium high heat.
  2. Add olive oil to the skillet, gently add in the tofu and chop up the tofu block with your spatula. There is no art to this just "scramble" it
  3. Once the tofu is scrambled sprinkle on your spices.Stir in the spices well, make sure everything gets a good coating.
  4. Let teh tofu sit in the pan for a minute or two, trying to brown up the sides. Stir only occasionally trying to let as much water possible evaporate off.
  5. After about 7 minutes in the pan the tofu should be crisp and firm.
  6. Serve with black beans and your favorite steamed veggies for the perfect Mexican scramble.
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Breakfast for dinner in 10 minutes? Yes its possible. Plus I tested it for leftovers for the next days lunch and it was amazing. This Tofu Mexican Scramble is definitely a keeper.

Tofu Mexican Scramble- Not So Perfect Life What is your favorite meal of the day?

 

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Perfecting a 30 Minute Run aka Lunchtime Fun

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While my blog is for the not so perfect things in life, this workout has been perfected (through lots of trials). I use it at lunchtime when I have an hour, exactly an hour, to get my workout and shower done. I hate hearing co-workers gripe about not having enough time to workout during lunch break, come on people we have a gym in the building!!!

I digress!

Even thirty minutes will boost your endorphins and can keep you in shape if you focus. You can even increase your race pace with great short and fast runs. So what makes this run perfect? Short repeats that help you focus on time not pain. If its only one or two minutes I can keep up the pace and so can you! Before you know it the 30 minutes is up and your ready to sprint to the shower and back to your desk for lunch.

Here is how I break it down. Two 15 minutes goals.

1st 15 minutes:
2 minutes easy pace, 3 minutes 30-45 seconds per mile faster (probably your half marathon pace) REPEAT 3 TIMES
2nd 15 minutes:
2 minute at your 10K pace, 1 minute at your 5K pace REPEAT 5 TIMES
 

Seems easy right? Well it’s not easy but the time flies and you get a focused 30 minute run that will burn calories and get you back to work in no time.

What is your go to lunchtime burn?

Thanks so much to everyone for the support from my last post. It seems like lots of yoga was the answer. I wish I could take yoga twice a week but I’m never in town enough to do that! Also, some good quality BFF time has helped me out of my funk.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BESTIE!! #fabulousfriends

Today I’m in the great little town of Salina, Kansas. I did an awesome 4 mile run with half mile sprints and lots of laps in the Walmart parking lot… Sometimes you’ve got to be creative to get miles in, especially when there are no sidewalks, anywhere!

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Training Trouble

How excited are you when you put together 10 months worth of training for your upcoming triathlons, marathons and half marathons? I can’t be the only one who loves putting a schedule together. In the past I have gone years… yes, years sticking to a schedule for races. I was able to do it quite well. I liked not having to think about what workout I was going to do that day.

After taking last year off from scheduling I am having an extremely hard time getting back on track. I’m going to blame 30% on the new job (tons of travel), 50% on bad weather and 20% on my lack of motivation. I can not even tell you how bummed that I am for feeling so far behind! My next half marathon is in three weeks and I’m not on track to set a PR. I’m doing great with my runs but I just don’t think I can break 1:50 in three weeks.

My whole body hurts. From what I have no idea.

I think this move is really throwing me off. I’m happy, I’m sad and I’m spending a lot of time on Pinterest redecorating.  Basically I feel like a mess :(

Here is what the next few weeks are supposed to look like, Monday- Sunday. ST= Strength Train.

Apr 7- 13 Cross/ST 5 m run 6 m run ST Rest 6 m pace 12
Apr 14- 20 Cross/ST 5 m run 8 m run ST Rest 8 Cross
Apr 21- 27 Cross/ST 5 m run 6 m run ST Rest 6 m run Half Marathon

I’m in Mexico this week so at least the weather is nice and warm. Does any body remember my post on situational awareness? Yes, I’ll be practicing that tomorrow!

Ok, I just needed to vent. Fingers crossed I feel back on track tomorrow.

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