Scrambled Tofu ‘Rancheros’ with Baked Tortilla Chips

What do you do when you have time to yourself?

On Friday mornings, both of the mini-mes go to nursery, which in my head I have to apologise for, being on mat leave and all; but those few short hours each week are the only time I get to just do ‘me’ stuff uninterrupted. Even my weekly sanctuary of my spin class is now accompanied by a very keen 4-year-old A who likes to show me her latest crayoned master piece whilst I try to focus on pushing the pedals around. “Are you going to get a red face like that other lady?”

I think the mild guilt pangs are because I have no set agenda for Friday mornings, and it feels all kinds of weird for an over-thinker. Lately my morning off tends to vanish into a little self-indulgent ritual: a gym visit, a soak in the bath with a podcast, a lost hour in Pinterest or Instagram, and a properly lovely brunch. I like to take time making and presenting something I couldn’t or wouldn’t usually have when the family are around.

Here’s one such properly lovely brunch, which has made it onto the menu of the free from cafe in my head.

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Scrambled Tofu ‘Rancheros’

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 200g firm, gluten free tofu (I like the marinated one from Dragonfly)
  • 2 spring onions,
  • 1 red chilli
  • A large handful of cherry tomatoes
  • Coriander leaves, lime wedges, avocado and tortilla chips to serve*

Method

  1. Finely chop the spring onion and chilli. Chop the tomatoes and crumble the tofu.
  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and add the spring onion and chill, reserving a little for garnish.
  3. Add the tomatoes, and fry until they start to release their juices.
  4. Add in the crumbled tofu, and continue to stir fry until well-heated.
  5. Serve garnished with sliced avocado, lime and tortillas on the side.

*for the tortilla chips I used some Warburtons Gluten Free Protein Wraps which I cut into triangles, brushed with a little oil and baked at 200ºc (fan) for 5 minutes until crisp. The wraps were gifted to me, but are ones I buy regularly anyway.

 

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