Sunday, March 24, 2013

Menu Plan, 13/52

This week I am dispensing with my usual review of the previous week's meals. I have been watching my son's team play in a basketball tournament all weekend and I am frankly just plain tired.

I will say that this tofu carrot scramble, above, although certainly not pretty, does make a quick, delicious and healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The recipe follows. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

And here is this week's meal plan. It was hastily put together, but I am looking forward to the meals nonetheless.



Black Bean and Avocado Rice Salad
From One Dish Vegetarian Meals.

Baked Tofu, Potato Salad and Broccoli.


Simple Sesame Noodle Salad and Rapini


Lentils & Rice
You know how I fall back on this every time I get tired.




White Bean Cassoulet


Husband Cooking (His Choice)

Tofu Carrot Scramble

by Joann MacDonald
Keywords: saute entree breakfast vegan vegetarian tofu
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 to 3 large carrots, grated
  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 3 Tbsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 3 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Vegan mozzarella shreds

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Cook the carrots, stirring regularly for about 15 minutes.

Add more oil if needed.

Add tofu and cook, stirring, about 5 minutes more.

Add the Bragg's and sesame seeds, stir and heat for another minute.

Stir in the sesame oil.

Sprinkle some vegan mozzarella shreds on top and heat until melted. Serve and enjoy!
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Linking up with Laura and Jill and their Menu Planning Challenge:


  1. I love sesame oil. And I love that plate.

    1. We got the dishes at Costco. They have a brown version of them now. :)

  2. Mmm, you found some delicious salads for your menu this week. I'm always impressed that you share photos of your meals from the past week- you deserve a break! :)

    1. Thanks Laura! I have good weeks and bad weeks when it comes to photos. This was a bad week! ;) Jo

  3. Looks yummy to me, I love scrambled eggs and I love tofu so how can you o wrong!?

  4. So nice of you to sit through your son's basketball tournaments! (Good Mom!) I do love carrots, so this sounds yummy to me! Nice menu plans for this week. Can I come for dinner some night? xoxo

    1. I love to watch the games. I just get tired from the stress. ;) You can definitely come for dinner! :) Jo

  5. Your menu always looks so good! Is the baked tofu your recipe?

    1. Hi Jill, All I do is cut extra-firm tofu into triangles (about a half-inch thick) and stir in some gluten-free teriyaki sauce (from a bottle), garlic powder and a bit of olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, stirring once. It is a favourite quick recipe for us! Jo

  6. How is he doing in the tournament?? So many glads we are out of sports season right now {cross country & soccer both start over the summer at the Things' school}. And I love me some scramble-- you are right, it isn't the prettiest, but it is delicious!

    1. They lost every game, unfortunately. But they were all very close, which made it stressful right up to the last second. The last game went into overtime. I wish soccer started in the summer for us. He has to practice indoors all winter. Basketball will be over in two weeks though. I know how you feel. It's fun to watch, but it takes up a lot of our time!

  7. Sesame noodle salad and rapini sounds absolutely delicious, sounds like a good meal and probably makes good leftovers too!!

    1. I haven't tried this particular sesame noodle salad before, so hopefully it's good. I love leftovers, but we never seem to have rapini left over. I don't know why - the kids don't eat it - call me crazy, but I just love it!