Vegan kimchi tofu scramble

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I am completely in love with this simple meal! We came back from an awesome surf trip to Morocco and managed to make this with ingredients that were still in our fridge; that’s why the lime looks a little dried out.. And best of all (besides it being Earth-friendly), it takes 10 minutes at the most to make!

Before I share with you the recipe, I want to take this opportunity to place kimchi in the spotlights. Kimchi is a fermented vegetable dish from Korea and is known to be one of the best probiotics out there! This means that it greatly improves the bacterial composition in the gut, which is good for the digestive system. And a healthy gut will particularly enhance healthy skin. If that isn’t enough to win you over, check out this list of benefits from a PubMed article:

  • anticancer
  • antiobesity
  • anticonstipation
  • colorectal health promotion
  • probiotic properties (great digestive health!)
  • cholesterol reduction
  • fibrolytic effect (helps you to digest plant matter)
  • antixoditave and antiaging properties (is this their secret??)
  • brain health promotion
  • immune promotion

If you haven’t already, I think it’s time to include kimchi in your life! It’s easy to make yourself (more on that later), but you can also buy it bagged (or in jars), in Asian supermarkets.

Ingredients (for 2 people)

  • 1 cup of kimchi
  • 1 block of firm tofu
  • tamari/soy sauce
  • garlic powder
  • spinach
  • coriander

Optional

  • sesame seeds
  • nutritional yeast
  • sriracha sauce
  • lime

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a pan, use your hands to crumble the drained tofu into the pan
  2. Stir fry until nice and hot, season with garlic powder and tamari
  3. Add spinach, and stir until it wilts
  4. Add kimchi and stir around until warm. IMPORTANT: don’t overheat the kimchi because it will lose its probiotic properties, so max. 1 minute
  5. Garnish with coriander + sesame seeds, and if you happen to have some, nutritional yeast (which is my faaaavourite because it tastes very umami)
  6. Serve with a slice of lime on a piece of nutritious sourdough bread, or in a pre-heated pita bread

How’s that for some post-vacation nutrition? Enjoy!!

Author: Eline

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