If you’re in a hurry or if you need an Easy Tofu Scramble for your Vegan Sardou, this is the perfect recipe. It only takes a couple of minutes to prepare once you’ve pressed the tofu and it’s a great substitute for any scrambled egg recipe.
Contrary to what the dairy industry will have you believe, tofu and soy are very healthy foods. They’ve been consumed in asian countries for millennia and are strongly associated with positive health outcomes.
Most of the negative publicity soy gets was created by the dairy industry to protect their profits from soy milk. All of those myths have since been proven false, but that doesn’t keep them from being perpetuated.
My favorite myth is that the estrogen (actually phytoestrogen) found in soy will cause gynecomastia (aka man-boobs or moobs). In psychology, this is called projection, which occurs when “humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.”
Phytoestrogen is different than mammal estrogen. Phytoestrogens have been shown to help prevent or reduce diabetes, several forms of cancer, blood cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
Plant estrogen doesn’t behave the same way as mammal estrogen, but you know what has loads of mammal estrogen? Cow’s milk. Unlike phytoestrogens, cow estrogen found in dairy looks just like human estrogen, which may actually cause moobs, as well as male infertility, several forms of cancer, osteoporosis, erectile disfunction, and heart disease. Dairy also exposes us to toxic chemicals that make their way up the food chain and get stored in the fat in milk.
When the dairy industry started the myth that phytoestrogens cause moobs, they were actually projecting the real negative qualities of dairy onto a naturally healthy food, soy. But when a competitor like soy milk threatens your bottom line, you do whatever it takes to protect the interests of your investors even if that means funding false or misleading studies, as well as organizations that promote them.
Our regular Tofu Scramble recipe has a higher nutritional content because it’s loaded with mushrooms, hearty greens and colorful bell peppers. If you have the time and ingredients, you might like that even more.
Easy Tofu Scramble Instructional Video
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