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Sunday Brunch: Kala namak tofu scramble, herbed sweet potatoes, homemade bread with fig spread

Sunday Brunch: Tofu scramble, herbed sweet potatoes, homemade bread with fig spread

Sunday Brunch: Kala Namak Tofu Scramble, herbed sweet potatoes, homemade bread with fig spread

A great brunch today. I was excited to use the new salt that Whole Foods ordered for me—Kala Namak. What, you’ve never heard of the “black salt” that vegans go on about (which is actually a light pink color when ground)? I hear these things, and have to try them for myself. The first thing I did was wet my finger, stick it into the salt, then taste. Sure enough, the flavor is strongly and weirdly reminiscent of egg yolk! It didn’t really have a strong taste in the scramble, but it wasn’t a bad addition. I can see that it would be quite nice in something like an eggless egg salad.

The sweet potatoes I steamed, and then tossed with olive oil, Bragg’s, paprika, and herbs, including some fennel seeds that I toasted first (this idea was from the Seasoned Spuds recipe in The 30-Minute Vegan.) The fig spread is Trader Joe’s Fig Butter. If you like fig newtons, I think you’ll like the Fig Butter.

Kala Namak Tofu Scramble
Adapted from my go-to scramble recipe in 
The Vegan Table


  • Canola oil, for sautéing
  • 1 medium-size yellow onion
  • 1½ tsp minced garlic
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup mushrooms, chopped
  • Several leaves lacinto kale, deribbed and chopped
  • 2 packages extra-firm water packed tofu {I used to use the super firm waterless kind from Trader Joe’s, but now I save that for stir fries and other meals—I’ve found that I prefer the softer water packed tofu for scrambles}
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • 2 tsp kala namak salt {I would play around with this to your taste—I don’t remember exactly how much I put in, as I made a double batch}
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 T nutritional yeast 

Sapolsky, Bonobos, More Sexy Baboon Biologist, Rhyming Events, Light Boxes, and Trader Joes… My blog’s top 20 search terms of all time


I’ve been in a stats mood the last few days. It’s fun to take a look behind the scenes once in a while, even on a low-traffic personal blog. As I mentioned yesterday when I shared the top 20 most visited posts from my site, I’ve been blogging (nearly) daily for about 8 months.

Robert Sapolsky & Baboon Friend

Robert Sapolsky & Baboon Friend

Here are the top 20 search terms that people used to get to my blog, Memory Monster. Who knew that Robert Sapolsky was so popular? I mean, he is kind of a sexy baboon biologist, and he writes well and is really funny, but 75%?! Yes, searches on his name account for about 75% of my blog traffic, if these WordPress stats are to be believed. One of my three posts that mention him is the most visited post on my site, the other two are in the top 20 here, and here.




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  • rhyming events
  • shane jones light boxes
  • trader joes bubble bath
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  • french lentil chili
  • engine 2 meatloaf
  • trader joe’s mandarin orange dish soap
  • engine 2 diet meatloaf
  • smokey bear ashtray
  • next to godliness soap
  • coconut breaded tofu
  • trader joe’s next to godliness liquid dish soap
  • engine 2 meatloaf recipe
  • how to make friends with birds