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2 Delicious Breakfast Options – Vegetarian Egg Scramble and Vegan Curried Tofu Scramble

By Carol Stanley February 28, 2024 Health and Fitness

There are many new and old/revisited diets in today’s landscape featuring a variety of different foods. Many of them are aimed at losing weight and improving your health.

The vegan and vegetarian diets have enjoyed a surge in popularity over the past decade, but do we all know what they are?

A vegan diet is one excluding all animal protein and animal products, such as eggs, butter and all dairy products. A vegan diet is basically a very strict vegetarian diet.

You will find many new vegan products available on the market such as vegan flour, milk and other substitutes to make this diet seem more mainstream.

Vegetarians allow themselves more freedom in their food choices compared to vegans. Many vegetarians add eggs, dairy, fish and even chicken to their diets while eliminating red meat and pork.

I am neither vegan or vegetarian but believe in eating a healthy diet from real food that has not been processed. Adding extra servings of produce to your daily meals alone will create a healthy diet.

I personally like to eat what I want, without restrictions. I do make a few vegetarian meals throughout the week which amp up servings of fruit and veggies.

Eating portions of fresh fruit and vegetables for meals and for snacking creates a healthy eating pattern even if you still enjoy a good steak or hamburger once in a while.

I am going to share two breakfast recipes. One recipe will be strictly vegan and the second, a vegetarian dish.

Curried Tofu Scramble


1 block of firm tofu

1/2 cup of chopped green onion

1/2 cup of chopped sweet red pepper

2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro

1 teaspoon each of curry powder, garlic powder, oregano

3 tablespoons of avocado oil

salt and pepper to taste


  • Break up the block tofu and mash it thoroughly.
  • Heat the oil in a medium size frying pan.
  • Sauté the veggies and spices in the pan for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tofu and blend it with the veggies, then cook until fully heated.
  • Serve the tofu scramble with fresh fruit or vegan bread.

My Favorite Vegetarian Egg Scramble


4 eggs

2 tablespoons of water

3 tablespoons of butter

1/2 cup of chopped onions

1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms

1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese (optional)

1 teaspoon each of basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, rosemary

Salt and pepper to taste


  • Beat the eggs with the water until the mixture is very smooth.
  • Sauté the onions, mushrooms and spices in the butter for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the egg mixture to the pan and stir the mixture until the eggs are cooked completely.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the eggs before serving.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you have a favorite vegan/vegetarian dish? Do you follow any diets? Please join the conversation below and share your favorite meatless recipe.

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Vera De-Gernier

Thank you for sharing your recipes. I just retired and trying to set up a healthy routine and eating habits. For some reason I never incorporated Tofu in my meals but definitely will follow your recipe.


I have been vegan for about 12 years. I batch cook vegan cottage pies, vegan curry and vegan chilli. I rarely eat highly processed foods. My husband, both daughters and grandson are all vegan too. All are very healthy and although I’m 75 I need no tablets as I have no health issues.


I have 3 meat free days per week, but one thing I never eat is tofu. I just don’t like the texture.
Husband’s niece has been vegan for 10 years since the age of 15, but she eats a lot of highly processed vegan products as she doesn’t cook. It shows as she went from being a lovely girl with shiny hair and luminous skin, to having bad acne, lank greasy hair and a slight stoop. She has also been on Prozac since university as she is very nervous. I feel this is all diet related, as she is not consuming the right balance of nutrients.

The Author

Carol Stanley has many interests in life including writing, reading, cooking, biking and speaking. However, she feels most passionate about her painting which she says keeps her centered and content. Her art appears on Fine Art America at You can also visit Carol’s website at where her book, Feel Better Every Day, is available for sale.

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