It must be coming up to Christmas – the whole family has a sore throat and blocked nose. The days of lounging in bed with a good book and multiple cups of tea when suffering from a cold are over; the poor little Babbit was up from 5am asking for Calpol. (Is Calpol vegan? I have no idea. I don’t want to look, just in case.) With a snotty toddler settled among blankets watching the Gruffalo, what’s the ideal comfort brunch food?
One block of tofu, pressed. Two cloves of garlic (should have been more!) halved, and sizzled in a tablespoon of water. Add the tofu and break it down with a wooden spoon. One teaspoon of turmeric liberally scattered over the top. And halved plum tomatoes.
Most people use silken tofu which more closely resembles the texture of scrambled eggs, but I like the heartiness of the firm one. I did add salt and pepper to mine at the table, and it certainly wouldn’t object to being scrambled in some oil or spread, but it does work as an SOS free recipe.
I had mine on toast and with some avocado; the Cohab, who is the SOS free enthusiast, eschewed salt in favour of sriracha and avoided the toast. The Babbit, of course, picked the tofu off the tomatoes as though it were arsenic and stuck to tomatoes on toast.