Friday, November 19, 2010
Vegan Mofo Comfort Food: Our Old Friend, Tofu Scramble
One of the first truly exciting vegan meals I had in a restaurant was in a vegetarian diner in New York City called (I think) The Veg City Diner. It was my first time in New York and one of my bandmates, who was also a vegetarian, took Lesley and I to the diner with the intent of blowing our minds. It worked. We ordered a bunch of different dishes, but one thing I definitely remember was their tofu scramble. I ordered it because the menu said it came with vegan sausages, which I'd never tried before. When the scramble came I was confused. Where were my sausages? Answer? They were IN the scramble. Cue blowing of mind.
My vegan restaurant experiences have come a long way since then (thanks in part to Ottawa's slow growth in the area of vegetarian food... hi Zen Kitchen! We're glad you're here!) but obviously that first exciting meal at the diner stayed with me because I thought of it the whole time I was making this scramble with cut up Tofurky sausages in it for breakfast the other day. It was just as good as I remembered.