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Spinach-Tomato Vegan Omelet + Vegan-Ease Giveaway

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I’m excited to participate in the blog tour for Vegan-Ease, the new cookbook by Laura Theodore, aka The Jazzy Vegetarian. In this book, “ease” is the operative word.  In addition to being easy to prepare using easy-to-find ingredients,  each recipe also includes an “Ease-Factor” ranking from 1 to 3 to make meal-planning a breeze. The book also features a selection of menus to help put it all together.

The recipes include everything from  delicious sides like Roasted Baby Artichokes, and baked delights such as Lemony Cornmeal and Cranberry Muffins, to main dishes such as Vegetable Quesadilla Bake, and a temping array of desserts, salads, and soups including Roasted Cauliflower and Green Pea Soup.

Laura has graciously allowed me to share with you a recipe from the breakfast section of the book for Spinach-Tomato Vegan Omelet.  PLUS!! she has also allowed me to offer a copy of Vegan-Ease to one lucky winner.

To enter the Giveaway, leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what your favorite easy meal is.  That’s it!  Enter now — the giveaway closes on Sunday 11/8 at midnight.  The winner will be announced on Monday 11/9. (U.S. only, please.)

Now here’s that yummy omelet recipe…..

Spinach-Tomato Vegan Omelet
Makes 2 servings / Ease Factor: 3

I tried for years to create a tasty vegan omelet, so I was super excited when I came up with this oven-baked version. Because a tofu-based omelet is more delicate than the classic egg version, I have developed a jazzy method for helping it to stay together when serving. It takes a little bit of extra fuss, but is well worth the effort.

2 medium tomatoes, cut into ¼-inch thick slices
½ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Several grinds of freshly ground pepper
5 to 6 cups very lightly packed baby spinach, washed and dried
1 block (14 to 16 ounces) firm regular tofu
½ teaspoon dried marjoram
¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
1?8 teaspoon smoked paprika
1?8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika (for dusting top)
¼ cup shredded vegan cheese (optional)
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat with vegan margarine a heavy, ovenproof 10-inch round sauté pan or skillet with tight fitting lid.
Arrange the tomatoes in the prepared skillet by overlapping them slightly. Sprinkle the thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt and several grinds of black pepper evenly over the top of the tomatoes. Top the tomato layer with all of the baby spinach, pressing it down slightly.
Put all of the tofu “egg” layer ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Spread the tofu mixture evenly over the spinach, smoothing the top as you go. Dust the top of the tofu layer with the additional 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika. Cover tightly and bake for 45 minutes. Put the pan on a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes.
Carefully cut the omelet into two servings, by slicing down the middle. Gently lift one-half of the omelet out of the pan, using two very large, flat spatulas. Place it tomato side down onto a rimmed dinner plate. Place a second rimmed dinner plate of the same size firmly over top of the omelet and quickly flip it over to invert the omelet so the tomatoes will now be facing upward. Sprinkle the tomatoes with 2 tablespoons of the vegan cheese, if desired. Then, use the spatula to gently fold the omelet over. Proceed plating up the second half of the omelet in the same manner.
Spoon the sauce that remains in the bottom of the pan over each omelet. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste. Serve warm.

Amount per serving, based on 2 servings: 188 Calories; 11g Fat; 2g Saturated fat; 21g Protein; 107mg Sodium; 7g Total Carbohydrate; 2g Sugars; 4g Fiber

Recipe © 2015 Laura Theodore, published by Jazzy Vegetarian, LLC, reprinted by permission.


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  • Rusty M November 4, 2015, 10:56 am

    My favorite easy meal is tofu scramble or migas. You can do so many things with it, from burrito wraps to a lovely dish with home fries. Thanks for the chance.

  • Jackie Y November 4, 2015, 11:17 am

    Stir-fry veggies over brown rice.

  • Isabelle R November 4, 2015, 11:31 am

    Basil/parsley pesto served on shirataki noodles. Only have to blend the pesto in the food processor, and supper is ready in 2 mins!

  • Anne November 4, 2015, 12:18 pm

    My favorite easy meal is-can coconut milk, can light coconut milk, chopped veggies, green curry paste from Thai Kitchen. All together in a pot on stove. Easy, peasy, and yummy! Can always put over rice or add rice, but tastes just fine without. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  • Susan November 4, 2015, 12:23 pm

    My favorite easy meal is beans and rice. I especially like using kidney or pinto beans and then using bell peppers, onions, garlic and either Cajun spices or Spanish spices. Yum!

  • Karla W November 4, 2015, 1:09 pm

    I am newly vegan, so Im not very experienced.
    My go to recipe right now, is cashew cream over a baked potato. I will switch it up by adding brocvoli & cauliflower, baconut, or chili.
    Thanks fir the chance! I need all the help I can get! 😉

    • Karla W November 4, 2015, 1:10 pm


      Sorry 🙂

  • Blake November 4, 2015, 1:35 pm

    Protein lentil pasta with marinara and some homemade frozen carrot top pesto with nutritional yeast.

  • Terri Cole November 4, 2015, 1:59 pm

    Pasta (whole wheat) is always good for a quick and easy meal. Add a good jarred sauce, some beans and a little extra seasoning and all that’s left is to open some pre-washed salad greens. Voila, supper!

  • Patt K November 4, 2015, 2:16 pm

    My favorite easy meal is pasta with greens, cherry tomatoes, and beans — and lots of garlic and nooch.

  • Patience November 4, 2015, 2:23 pm

    Tofu Scramble can come together pretty quickly for me when time is tight….!

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  • Angela C. November 4, 2015, 4:07 pm

    My favorite easy meal is pasta and red sauce. Super simple and filling! Sprinkling a little nutritional yeast on top at the end makes it perfect!

  • Jacqueline November 4, 2015, 4:12 pm

    My favorite quick vegan meal is garlic pasta. I’ve been vegetarian for 20 years this month. That recipe came from the very first vegan cookbook I bought 20 years ago. Now it’s a quick and tasty staple in our house!

  • Joan Purcell November 4, 2015, 4:16 pm

    I think I will make it his for Christmas morning. Looks delicious.

  • Courtney November 4, 2015, 7:09 pm

    My favorite easy meal is a big salad with anything and everything from the fridge thrown in!

  • Aimee B. November 4, 2015, 7:19 pm

    My favorite easy meal is probably veggie stir fry served over rice.

  • Angela November 4, 2015, 7:49 pm

    My favorite easy meal is spaghetti squash cooked in the microwave with a jar of sauce heated on the stove. Doesn’t get much easier.

  • diana @ veggienextdoor November 4, 2015, 7:55 pm

    My favorite easy meal is Hummus on Toast with tomato slices, salt, and pepper … For breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  • Wendy November 4, 2015, 8:14 pm

    When I have no time, I usually stir fry some veggies, throw in a can of chick peas and serve it over rice or pasta.

  • Riva November 4, 2015, 8:22 pm

    My favorite easy recipe is actually from your Vegetarian Slow Cooker book! It’s the Easy Chili Recipe made with beans, salsa, bbq/or ketchup, water, and chili powder/or taco seasoning! Everyone loves it! Thank you for the great recipes!

  • Nita November 4, 2015, 8:32 pm

    Braised kale, red onion with Portobello mushroom with plum vinegar over rice

  • Ann November 4, 2015, 8:49 pm

    Thank you for this recipe. It looks delicious and doable for someone new to tofu “egg” dishes. My current favorite easy meal is flatbread pizzas. On a 8.5″ fat free lavash (Sami’s Bakery), we spread thinly sliced tomatoes, leftover marinara, sliced Kalamatra olives, chopped sundried tomatoes, onion broccoli flowerets & stem slices, herbs, etc. My husband adds a bit of mozzarella. Bake for 15 minat 450 and enjoy.

  • Laura November 4, 2015, 8:50 pm

    I love simple roasted winter vegetables over rice!

  • Ilene August November 4, 2015, 8:56 pm

    Cashew French toast

  • Marti November 4, 2015, 10:06 pm

    I have two favorite easy meals. One is Black Bean Sweet Potato Casserole from your Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker book and the other is any tofu scramble recipe as they are so versatile. I love Jazzy Vegetarian recipes and would love her new cookbook!

  • paula rothman November 4, 2015, 10:15 pm

    pasta with tomato mush sauce and vegan sausage. then again.. bean burritos are pretty awesome

  • Suzanne P. November 4, 2015, 11:11 pm

    Pasta with tomatoes and veggies is always fast and filling. Like bean dishes too with rice and salza.

  • Michelle November 5, 2015, 12:29 am

    Baked balsamic maple tempeh over garden salad

  • KL November 5, 2015, 12:42 am

    My favourite easy meal is chocolate nut butter sandwiches.

  • Cathy November 5, 2015, 1:57 am

    My favorite easy meal is a burrito. I fill a large whole grain tortilla with whatever leftover beans, grains, and veggies I have. Thank you for omelet recipe.

  • Mia November 5, 2015, 3:44 am

    This looks amazing. I haven’t tried baking it. I hope thats the trick. Yummmmm

  • Susan November 5, 2015, 7:23 am

    My “latest” favorite (always changing) – slices of avocado on toast. Delicious!!

  • Barbara November 5, 2015, 8:31 am

    My favorite quick meal is smashed avocado with white beans on a nice grainy piece of toast.

  • Christine J. November 5, 2015, 8:39 am

    My favorite quick and easy meal would be scrambled tofu or veggie/tofu stir fry with rice noodles and my husband’s super yummy peanut sauce!

  • Nora November 5, 2015, 8:54 am

    My favorite easy meal is my mother-in-law’s Middle Eastern red lentil soup. Red lentils, veg broth, onions, salt, pepper, cumin and anise seed in the pressure cooker. Bam! Ready in 10 minutes.

  • DJ November 5, 2015, 9:09 am

    I love Minestrone Soup. It’s definitely a family favorite and a hearty meal.

  • Joyce November 5, 2015, 9:19 am

    Quick Chile Mole from Happy Herbivore Abroad.

  • Caroline November 5, 2015, 12:31 pm

    My easy dinner is a stir fry. I always have cooked brown rice or cooked quinoa or potatoes around. I water-or broth-fry some fresh or frozen veggies, then add the cooked starch with some low-sodium soy sauce. Done!

  • shannon November 5, 2015, 1:13 pm

    Any two-ingredient recipe is the ultimate easy meal. Two ingredient potato pancakes (eggs and roasted potatoes) are about as simple as you can get.

  • Shira November 5, 2015, 4:21 pm

    My favorite easy meal is pasta with pesto!

  • kris kowalski November 5, 2015, 6:15 pm

    My favorite quick vegan meal is Instant Pot cooked potatoes (I try to keep on hand) topped with a cooked green (kale, spinach) w/ a homemade dressing like Jane’s 3-2-1 dressing.

  • Lisa Viger is Raw on $10 a Day November 6, 2015, 11:17 am

    Hmm. There are so many easy vegan meals that are awesome. Right now, it’s a mac and cheese. But mushroom fajitas are a fave right now, too.

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