Go Vegan and Get Healthy in 2019!

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Hi Everyone!  
I hope this post finds you well!  As the new year approaches and the craziness of the holiday season winds down, we are all getting ready to focus a little bit more on ourselves and our heath!

2019 is all about wellness! 

In fact, 2018 was much about wellness for me, too!  I began to eat even more consciously with a focus on whole foods to provide my body with the nutrition it needs. The results were amazing!  I rid myself of tiredness, acid re-flux and extra pounds.  I gained energy and clarity of the body and mind!  This passion for wellness led to the development of the Healthy Bowls and Smoothies class in the fall of 2018.  It was a way to further share my love of real, healthy food with you all.  Of course the Introduction to Vegan Cooking series is still focused on real food as well! 

There is so much to look forward to and to be thankful for in the new year! 

Enrollment is open for South Colonie Continuing Education! Click here to register.  
Introduction to Vegan Cooking will be held Monday evenings March 4th – 25th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  ***UPDATE: THIS CLASS IS FULL!***
  Vegan Cooking: Healthy Bowls and Smoothies will be held Monday, April 15th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Class sizes are limited, be sure to enroll soon! (You DO NOT have to be a resident of the school district to enroll!)
***Coming Soon: Healthy Bowls and Smoothies at Shenendehowa School District!   
I will update as other classes in other locations take shape. And as always, feel free to comment or email me with any questions about cooking, eating or being vegan.  I’m always here to help!
Wishing you all health and happiness in the New Year!
  Can’t wait to get cooking!
Every day, in every way, for the animals!
Nicole <3

Southwest Tofu Scramble

Do you love tofu scramble? You should.  And if you don’t, I know you will now!

Sometimes recipes for tofu scramble can be complicated by tons of spices that you might not have on hand.  I simplify that problem by using taco seasoning!

This is my go-to tofu scramble because it is super filling, easy to put together and it makes awesome breakfast burritos too! I teach this recipe in all of my tofu classes and in all of my continuing education classes because this needs to be in your life.  And that’s why I’m sharing  it here too!

It’s Easy!

It’s Super Yummy!

It’s Healthy!

It’s alway a crowd-pleaser.

It’s colorful.

And it’s also great for dinner. 🙂


This awesome, flavorful, colorful tofu scramble will be a hit at your next brunch. It’s easy to double and triple too! And it takes about 30 minutes or less to make


Have you watched me cook (and tasted!) this recipe in class?  Have you tried it at home?  Let me know in the comments!

Happy Cooking! <3

Southwest Tofu Scramble

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tofu scramble, vegan


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • ½ large onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp tumeric
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 package extra firm tofu diced into cubes or crumbled
  • cup water
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 can black beans
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 or so grape tomatoes sliced in half


  • Shredded vegan cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 scallions sliced thin
  • Cilantro


  • Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and red pepper cook about 5 minutes until softened. Add garlic cooking a minute more. Stir in spices, cooking about a minute more.
  • Add the tofu cubes, or crumble right into the pan, folding everything together. Add the water and nutritional yeast and stir to combine. Cook about five more minutes. Fold in beans and cook another minute or two until they are heated through. Add tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with cheese, scallions or cilantro or all three!