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May 23, 2017

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Huevos Rancheros

This classic brunch dish gets a healthful makeover. A high quality, fresh salsa will make all the difference in this Mexican pleasure.

Makes 3 to 4 servings


8 ounces extra firm tofu
1 Yukon Gold, cubed
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup salsa
3 or 4 tortillas or pieces of toast
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 Roma tomato, diced


Crumble the tofu in a mixing bowl. Cook the potato by steaming it for about 5 minutes. While steaming, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add tofu and salt and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring gently and slowly. Add the turmeric, chili powder, and potato, cooking for 1 minute more. Add the salsa.

Place equal portions of the scrambled tofu on each toast or tortilla, then top with cilantro and tomato.

Leftovers: Heat the scrambled tofu over medium heat for about 3 minutes, adding the salsa after about 1 minute. Cook for another 2 minutes and then complete with the other ingredients.

Source: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, by Dr. Neal Barnard; recipe by Jason Wyrick of Vegan Culinary Experience

Per serving: Calories: 153; Protein: 8 g; Carbohydrate: 19 g; Sugar: 1 g; Total Fat: 5 g; Calories from Fat: 24%; Fiber: 3 g; Sodium: 119 mg

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