Scrambled Tofu ‘Eggs’

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This weekend, the entire family (minus the cat) traveled to Tennessee to visit my mom. We had a great time!


I don’t know about you, but I’m terrible at packing the car. It’s so hard to jigsaw-puzzle all of our gear into the trunk. My brain just doesn’t work that way. I end up tossing everything in and then pulling half of it out to make it all fit.  Between two adults, one toddler, and two pups, there’s a lot of stuff in the trunk.  I wish I could be more minimalistic… but I guess I’m just not at that point in my life!  My mother, the Queen of Consignment Shopping, has been slowly accumulating a collection of used baby gear, like a crib and a high chair, which makes visiting so much easier.  So not only was our trip oh-so-fun, but it was stress-free and relaxing.   We love visiting grandma!


We spent most of our trip playing outside, eating delicious food, and putting our feet up.  We had plans to get out and do so much, but we ended up spending most of our time at home.   We did get out once, though.  My mother’s partner’s son was part of the architect team that designed Gate 21 of the University of Tennessee football stadium.  The Husband is fascinated with stadiums, so Bryan gave us a little tour of the outside.



A little fact: When the project started, the University originally wanted 28 ticket windows. But by the time they got started on design, online ticket sales were so high that they reduced the number to 12, and now, the dozen ticket windows are more for show and tradition than anything else.



So, yes, the rest of the trip was spent at my mom’s.  It was wonderful.  Things seem so much slower and simpler here in Tennessee, and I mean that in the absolute best way possible.






Oh, and you’ll be so proud of me!  Remember a few weeks ago, when I wrote about fitting in Half Ironman training with our summer getaways?  Lots of people said that I just had to bring my bike on trips – and this time, I did.  I did an 7.5 mile run and a 45 minute ride on Saturday.  Staying on track – wahoo!


So… about that delicious food.


This was one of my favorite dishes – scrambled tofu ‘eggs’ that get their yellow color from turmeric.  The eggs are very flavorful and have a similar texture to real eggs.  Its a nice change!


Scrambled Tofu Eggs




  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper




  • Heat a non-stick pan to medium-high.
  • Mash block of tofu with a fork to create scrambled egg texture.
  • Pour olive oil into pan, add tofu, and then sprinkle seasonings on top.  Mix thoroughly.
  • Cook until all liquid cooks off and tofu begins to brown – about 10 minutes. Stir constantly.
  • Stir and enjoy!

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(Gluten-free friends – have you tried Udi’s cinnamon raisin bread?  OMG. So good.)


Such a wonderful trip. It was so heartwarming to visit and feel like we were at home in every way, shape, and form…. baby gear included!  <3 Small gestures can really have a huge impact.



  • Ali August 25, 2013, 12:24 pm

    UT! The building right next to the stadium is where I lived for two years in grad school. It’s good to see that sight again since I now live 1000 miles away! Go Vols! 😀

  • Lisa August 25, 2013, 12:40 pm

    Very cute picture of your family 🙂

  • Eli's Mom August 25, 2013, 12:53 pm

    What an awesome way to eat a banana. Love that photo! 🙂

  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables August 25, 2013, 1:59 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of eggs, so this sounds like a perfect protein packed start to the day!

  • Sharon August 25, 2013, 2:59 pm

    Congrats on a lovely trip. It’s been a while since I’ve made Scrambled Tofu – thanks for the reminder! My husband and I are currently making our way through your lunch/dinner recipes. We make one dish and have it for lunches during the week – or sometimes just I do! Cooking once or twice a week is more manageable with a 6 month in tow. We’ve only gotten to cheesy Brussels sprouts so far – lol. :0)

  • Kim August 25, 2013, 4:46 pm

    TN Vol in the house ( actually a “Lady Vol”) played softball there.
    Class 05′

  • Kim August 25, 2013, 4:54 pm

    Sounds like a nice, relaxing weekend! And good for you for getting your training in while you were away from home!

  • Alex @ Kenzie Life August 25, 2013, 5:34 pm

    Ahh gosh Henry is so cute!! I love Tennessee. I have family there too and I always love visiting. I feel like my relatives there have a good balance in their lives and I love that. Those “eggs” look great too 🙂

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun August 25, 2013, 5:54 pm

    Great job on getting your running and biking in while visiting! It looks like such a good time visiting family! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Julia @ Basket of Juls August 25, 2013, 6:17 pm

    I love the late summer photos! Looks like a fabulous trip. And that’s so interesting about the stadium windows. Have an awesome week 🙂

  • Karen @ Runner Girl Eats August 25, 2013, 7:09 pm

    Bringing your bike was a great idea! Good job fitting it all in 🙂

  • Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen August 25, 2013, 7:29 pm

    obsessed with UDI’s gluten free cinnamon raisin bread.. I’m not even gluten free, but once I tried it, I was hooked!

  • Amber K August 25, 2013, 9:38 pm

    I’m a total Tetris nerd so I love things like arranging items in small spaces. Loading the dishwasher is my favorite. Now if I could just get it to unload itself…

  • Carin August 26, 2013, 1:31 am

    Would the tofu scramble be good with English style baked beans?

  • Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties August 26, 2013, 10:04 am

    your mom sounds like mine- she’s accumulated so much baby stuff for my two nieces!

  • Catherine @ A Two Storey Home August 26, 2013, 12:58 pm

    My husband is GF and loves Udi’s cinnamon raisin bread! He makes sandwiches with it…and not like PBJ, but savory sandwiches with meat and lettuce and pickles. That’s weird, right? 😀

  • Alyssa August 26, 2013, 2:43 pm

    It’s so refreshing to see a person be able to travel and stick to their workouts! And be a mom on top of that! Good on you, girl!

  • Lisa August 26, 2013, 6:28 pm

    Nice looking family! Henry is adorable. 🙂

  • Jolene ( August 27, 2013, 6:30 pm

    I love scrambled tofu eggs … you’d never know they’re not eggs!

  • Cecilia @MommiesRun August 30, 2013, 9:26 pm

    I’m a VOL! Love that you got to go visit our amazing stadium. I miss East Tennessee so much.

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