Curry Veggie Scramble or Tacos

December 13, 2011 at 8:30 am 8 comments

Lately, I am all about one dish meals – they are simple, quick and I don’t have to wash many dishes. The last reason may sound like I am lazy…but really, I am without a dishwasher for the first time in my life and I’m still adjusting.

Less complicated meals = less dishes, and that makes me happy🙂 Not to mention, since Chris has been gone for a week, I don’t have the same motivation to make elaborate meals without someone to share them with.

For some reason, I’ve recently been craving all things egg – scrambles, fried eggs, quiches, pizza etc. Apparently, I’m off my squash kick and moved onto eggs (and cookies/bars, but that’s for a different post) so if you see more recipes featuring this high-protein ingredient, you will know why! 

I love this dish not only because it’s fast and nutritious, but also it’s incredibly delicious. Start your day with a scramble packed with protein and vegetables or serve the mixture with warmed corn tortillas or a gluten free brown rice tortilla for a breakfast taco – you won’t be disappointed.

You don’t have to save this for our morning meal though, I ate this for dinner one evening – breakfast for dinner anyone?

For a vegetarian dish, eliminate the sausage. If you aren’t a fan of eggs, you can easily make this vegan by substituting crumbled tofu (and eliminate sausage as well).

Curry Veggie Scramble or Breakfast Tacos

Ingredients

1-2 tsp coconut oil, butter, ghee, grapeseed oil or olive oil (use oil for vegan and dairy free)
1- 2 eggs, whisked or 1/2 cup crumbled firm or extra firm tofu or a combo (use tofu for vegan)
1/2 – 1 tsp curry powder to taste
dash of crushed red pepper flakes
1 nitrate-free cooked chicken bratwurst, crumbled or diced (omit for vegetarian or if desired)
1 garlic clove, minced (can use a rounded 1/4 tsp garlic powder if needed)
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/3 – 1/2 cup onion, diced (I used red but any will work here)
handful of baby greens (spinach, chard, collards) – about 1 cup
sea salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp nutritional yeast, optional for cheesy flavor

Corn tortillas, warmed for serving (optional for tacos)

Directions

1. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
2. Combine chicken sausage, garlic, bell pepper and onion and cook for about 3 minutes, until onions are translucent. (If using tofu, add at this step as well).
3. Add curry powder and red pepper and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Mix in greens and cook one minute until beginning to wilt.
4. Push veggie mixture to the side or create a hole in the middle and pour in whisked eggs. Let cook for 30 seconds, stir and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until eggs are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and stir in nutritional yeast, if using.
5. Serve alone as a scramble or in warmed tortillas as a breakfast taco and enjoy!

Serves one (or you can probably make this two small servings if you use 2-3 eggs)

*you can always add cut or torn strips of tortilla to the skillet along with the spinach in step 3 for an Indian-inspired “migas” meal

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Danielle Elliott  |  December 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    OK i’m gonna be making this one for sure!!! Mouth-watering just thinking about it.

    Reply
  • 3. Cara  |  December 15, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Why am I thinking about our date when I see this? haha.

    Reply
    • 4. naturalnoshing  |  December 15, 2011 at 9:10 am

      It DOES remind me of our date at Watercourse!!!! Maybe that’s what got me on my scramble kick…good memories! Funny because I’ve made a different one almost every morning with eggs and/or tofu and add-ins🙂

      Reply
      • 5. Cara  |  December 16, 2011 at 8:34 am

        Aaaaaaah, you miss me🙂 hehe.

      • 6. naturalnoshing  |  December 16, 2011 at 2:03 pm

        YESSSS, I do!!🙂

  • 7. Sonia The Healthy Foodie  |  December 15, 2011 at 9:34 am

    This looks so good and easy to make! I have to put that on the menu for next week!

    Reply
    • 8. naturalnoshing  |  December 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      SUPER easy🙂 I hope you enjoy! I’ve also been adding a small handful of chopped walnuts to my scrambles, especially the tofu variety, LOVE the texture and flavor – yum, yum!

      Reply

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