Tofu Breakfast Tacos

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I’m trying to learn the lost art of compartmentalization.

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I’m not running away from my problems! I just want them to live in individual mind boxes with very tight lids.

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I heard this particular coping mechanism allows a few minutes each day to open the anxiety boxes, worry about the insides, and then put the lids back on & go about the day. This is the answer I have been looking for. Scheduled worry time!!

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I feel like I’m about half way there. Like, I have found nice, spacious boxes for all of the lunacy in my head. I simply cannot find any proper fitting lids! My money/bills box is really tipping over & spilling everywhere lately. Like, we accidentally spent $50 on some airport breakfast this weekend & I convinced myself we were going to run out of money entirely because of it. I was like, “OMG, Garrett, what will we do??? How can we make up this money????” He was all, “Umm we go to work tomorrow??”

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I’m thinking I’m going to need locks on my compartments instead.



Time: 40 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 3-4


  • 10 oz. of firm tofu
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 cup of salsa, + more for serving
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. of chili powder
  • 1 tsp. of cumin
  • 1/2 a red onion, diced, for serving
  • 2 tbsp. of cilantro, chopped, for serving
  • 1/2 head of red cabbage, chopped, for serving
  • Avocado slices, for serving
  • Lime juice, for serving
  • Corn tortillas, for serving
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Wrap tofu in a clean dish towel + press something heavy on top
  • Let water release for 12-15 minutes
  • In a bowl, combine garlic powder + chili powder + cumin + S+P + 2 tbsp. of the salsa
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Crumble tofu with a fork + add to hot pan
  • Cook for 5 minutes
  • Add black beans + S+P, cook for two minutes
  • Add seasoning mix, cook for another 2-3 minutes
  • To serve, arrange some of the tofu mix on a warm tortilla
  • Top with onion + cabbage + cilantro + avocado + lime juice
  • Repeat
  • Gently lift taco up with two hands, lean head back + smash taco contents onto face



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