Tofu Scramble at Full of Life

Hello all! I’m writing from the kitchen counter of the beach house in San Diego that 18 of my senior friends and I are renting for the week! We finished college last Wednesday, and it’s a Pomona tradition to pass the time between then and graduation weekend (which begins this Friday) by doing absolutely nothing besides lying on the beach and drinking for seven days. I’m not a big drinker myself, so I’ve been lying on the beach twice as hard to make up for my deficiencies in that arena. True to my blog’s namesake, I’ve already finished Pride and Prejudice in just two days. I also brought Wuthering Heights–one of my other favorite novels–with me, but I’m having trouble getting into it while lying on a sunny beach. If you’ve read WH, I’m sure you understand me perfectly!

Anyways, this post actually has nothing to do with San Diego; it just seemed weird to blog without mentioning where I am now. Rather, in the spirit of school being done, I’m going to post about a delicious breakfast I had last weekend while writing my last college paper! My favorite café in which to spend an industrious morning in Claremont is Full of Life. It’s not even vegetarian, but the few vegan options they have are so good that I don’t get bored ordering them on rotation.

I usually get their sandwiches, but on this fine morning I decided that a tofu scramble was what I needed to finish my Global Politics of Food and Agriculture paper. Off the menu, the tofu scramble only includes peppers and onions, but I asked if, in addition to those two, I could have mine with all of the veggies that come with the (non-vegan) omelet: zucchini, mushrooms, and tomatoes, with avocado on top. They were happy to oblige, for just a little extra!

The portion is generous, especially considering the fine variety of fresh fruit offered on the side. Paired with my soy latte, I couldn’t have hoped for a more satisfying breakfast. Well, except for the fact that Full of Life couldn”t make decent foam for their lattes if the lives that they’re so full of depended on it! ;)

I’m a tofu scramble snob, and I have to say, prior to this guy, I had yet to really enjoy a nooch-less tofu scramble. What can I say? Vegan with a Vengeance spoiled me. This scramble was primarily seasoned with paprika, but I didn’t even miss the nooch! It was perfectly seasoned just how it was. I’ll always prefer good ol’ yeasty scrambles, but I’m finally able to acknowledge that nooch isn’t necessary for a satisfying scramble.

Despite my brain-fueling breakfast, I still ended up pulling a full all-nighter that evening in order to finish my paper for my 1:15 class the next day. But the important thing is that I did finish that paper, that class, and college; and I’ll be living it up here in Mission Beach until Thursday, when I return to Claremont for a whirlwind of a weekend!


11 responses to “Tofu Scramble at Full of Life

  1. i’ve never seen any cafe/restaurant in my area selling tofu scramble :(
    so i always make my own-lucky you!

  2. Have so much fun!!! That sounds like a fun and perfect little vacay.

  3. What a fun time it sounds like your having! I think it would be the perfect way to celebrate this awesome time in your life. I’m glad you are having fun and enjoying some delicious eats. Tofu scrambles can be SO good, but they can also be so bad. I’m glad yours was tasty, it sure looks delicious!

  4. Congrats on finishing school! Best feeling ever! And that scramble perfect with all that avo on top. Who needs nooch? (well, actually I need nooch … but not always).

  5. Congratulations on finishing college! Sounds like an awesome way to celebrate (the lying on the beach part anyway!).

    That scramble looks divine too.

  6. Congrats on finishing school! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week lounging on the beach. That sounds like the perfect way to pass the time, I LOVE the beach!

    I’ve had decent tofu scrambles without nooch, but there is something about the extra “cheesy” goodness that I like better.

  7. Congrats on finishing uni! And enjoy senior week. It’s a great tradition, and I’m jealous that you get to spend yours on a beach. It was still snowing for my senior week in upstate NY!

  8. Enjoy your week of fun & relaxation! Umm… Persuasion has some beach-ish scenes, but that’s only marginally better than WH! :)

    And major, major congratulations on your impending graduation (pardon that stodgy sentence)!

  9. Oh Claremont! How I miss it! I used to go to boarding school there (The Webb Schools) and just graduated last I’m at college in UChicago and I think about Full of Life and all the other yummy places in Claremont all the time… :) Thanks for this awesome post! Full of Life is my favorite, gotta love the nice Korean lady and the large stash of magazines

  10. Tofu Scramble? I shall have to give it a go. Your blog is even more fabulous on WordPress, well done on leaving Blogger behind!

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