At almost noon on a Saturday morning, after a grueling week where the weather has turned cold and I’d had 3 cups of coffee… I was craving something warm, starchy (no potatoes in the house), salty (not good, I KNOW), spicy and rich tasting… what an ETL/E2 girl to do? I mean I had a hankering for a Rip’s Big Bowl kinda meal.
This is what I love to do — take what you have in the house and adapt! So I found:
A large ½ c. or so of silken tofu from last week’s lasagna, rinsed & drained
About ½ cup whack off a new Gimme Lean sausage roll
1 clove garlic
½ c. sweet onion
1/3 of a jalapeno pepper, chopped, no seeds
1/3 c. polenta cooked in 1 c. water
I lightly sautéed (on med-hi) the onion, garlic, jalapeno & Gimme Lean in a nonstick pan
Tossed in and cooking the tofu, chopping & tossing the whole time, splashing in a tablespoon or so of water if it starts to stick.
I spiced it up with a few dashes of – cumin, Hungarian paprika, thyme, coriander, turmeric & pepper.
A rare treat, I allowed myself a pat of some Earth Balance margarine and for the salt (along with the Gimme Lean) a drizzle of Texas Pete. If you have some vegan cheese, a slice of that would be perfect!
A nice warm belly & mouth satisfying way to do brunch. Enjoy!