The word lazy has never really been a part of my vocabulary. I enjoy being super active; running around at work, constantly working through a to-do list, organising, cooking, working out, you name it I’m probably trying to juggle it. With the rise of self-isolation becoming the new norm, I want to make the most of this time by being lazy productive.
By lazy productive, I simply mean allowing myself to switch off, whilst doing something meaningful. You may be thinking thats not hard, but I am so Type A I find I constantly need to be achieving something, and if I’m not my brain just niggles at me to find something, ANYTHING, to do.
Luckily, in New Zealand, we were given a certain amount of time to prepare for isolating. I spent this time in the wisest way I could think and no I don’t mean bulk buying food and toilet rolls and all the other crazy stuff you see online. I mean I spent this time hoarding books.
I figured the only way I was going to make it through was to read. The smart me in the past did everything I could to prepare my overthinking, overanalysing, anxiousness to have heaps of books in relation to getting through distressing and new times. My favourite so far being The Book of Overthinking by Gwendoline Smith. If you haven’t read it, over-thinker or not, you should. It helped me to switch off the constant negative streams of news articles and social media, and just enjoy my new life in isolation.
Speaking of new life in isolation, new me has become a little more type B. Allowing myself to enjoy the freedom of doing nothing (in my own way) however long it lasts. I’ve also found I’ve become an absolute pro at the home brunch and with that I bring you…
Lazy Tofu Scramble
- 2 Vegan Sausages chopped
- 1 Mushroom chopped
- 200g Tofu
- 1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder or 1 clove garlic finely chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- Salt, Pepper and Tumeric to taste
- Handful of spinach
- 2 Slices of Gluten Free Bread
- 1/4 Avocado
- Heat coconut oil in a frying pan and cook sausages as per instructions, add mushroom and fry until cooked.
- Meanwhile, combine tofu, nutritional yeast, garlic, oil, salt pepper and tumeric in a bowl and mix with a fork, breaking up the tofu into a scramble.
- Add tofu scramble to sausage pan and cook until tofu starts to go golden, toast bread and mash avocado in a small bowl.
- Add spinach to scramble and cook until wilted, making sure all ingredients are combined.
- Spread avocado onto prepared toast and top with scramble mix. Add pepper and chilli if your heart so desires.
This recipe has been my go-to when I fancy a little bit of a gourmet brunch. I also love to use the scramble as a base for ‘eggs’ in my Pad Thai recipe. After all, whats better than a month of lazy mornings brunching and reading!