Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vegan Eggs Benedict!!!

I got the basic recipe from: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=32293.0

3 English muffins
1 pkg fake canadian bacon (they have it at down to earth)
1 lb tofu (it calls for soft tofu, but I used medium-firm and it was still OK!)
3 tblsp soy sauce
3 tblsp vinegar
a bunch of spinach
1/4 c. salt water
garlic powder

Hollandaise Sauce:
2 tblspn earth balance
1 c. unsweetened soymilk (IMPORTANT!!!! "ORIGINAL" DOES NOT MEAN "UNSWEETENED"!!! found that one out the hard way!)
5 tblsp nutritional yeast
lemon juice to taste (prob about 1/2-3/4 of 1 lemon)
1 tblspn cornstarch
salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, tumeric
dill weed (optional....i didn't use any because they didn't have any at down to earth, but dill in hollandaise is yummy!!!)

1. Cut the tofu block into 3/4"-1 inch thick squares (to cover english muffins). mix the soysauce/vinegar in a bowl, then marinate the tofu in it.

2. Make hollandaise sauce: melt earth balance over med. heat. Add the nutritional yeast, 3/4 c. milk, and spices. in a side bowl, mix 1/4 c. soy milk with the cornstarch until lumps are gone. add to the stove. bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and the sauce will thicken. reduce the heat to keep warm (or take off stove and cover)

3. Make spinach: put salt water and spinach into a pot or frying pan. cover, turn on heat, let steam until the spinach is wilted. put aside.

4. Heat the tofu: put the tofu in a frying pan with a little bit of the marinade. Pan fry until lightly brown on all sides. put aside.

5. At the same time, pan fry the fake canadian bacon. put aside.

6. Toast the english muffins, spread some earth balance while still hot to melt.

7. Assemble, in order from bottom to top:
english muffin
canadian bacon
spinach (sprinkle a little garlic powder/blk pepper on top of the spinach
hollandaise sauce

The trick to this recipe is to multitask, especially if you want to serve it warm. If you're slow (like me!), you can assemble it in your own time, and then wop it in the oven to warm the whole shebang up before serving.


  1. i am sooooo happy to see this up!!! i think i had a dream about it last night...mmmmmmmm.... =)

  2. i want these now nownwnownownownownw

  3. just made this at my folks' place...ssooooooo goooood!!!