I'm officially into soups now! We're having a bunch of stormy weather in Texas this week, perfect for warm broths and vegetables. Normally I love taking my time finding spices, discovering recipes to 'veganize', and finding the right cooking substitutes. Tonight I wanted to get a break from cooking while I spend time making a homemade 'go blonder' spray for hair (which I'll post about later if it works), so I grabbed some canned corn to make a speedy 'cheat' version of this southern favorite!
It's been almost an entire week since I've posted!! Mid 6 weeks exams have gotten the best of my internet time and thus have taken priority over showing more recipes. But toil not, I'm back and ready to cook (or uncook- you'll see some of these soon) again! Today, how about a comforting bowl of omega-3 complete protein vitamins? No? Maybe you'll change your mind after taking the first surprisingly crunchy and sweet bite...
"GRAAAINS!" It's not quite October, but I can hear the Zombies chanting. This recipe uses corn flour instead of traditional wheat flour tortillas- filling you with energy on the days class leaves you half dead! I also want to show you one of my favorite cooking channels called the Vegan Zombie (who makes vegan super fun so be sure to check them out) and thought their tortilla tutorial would be a great way to do so. Enough chat- onto the fajitas!!!
A while back a friend of ours brought me a bunch of Asian vegetables from their garden. There was only one I could not name, and it sort of looks like a giant bald white hamster with a bunch of long stringy tails. How on God's green earth am I supposed to cook something with that? Like every brave vegan would do I washed the thing, cut it into fries and took a taste, contemplating what to make with it. I'm still not certain what it was but it tastes like a radish. So I had a fancy radish. And I had Chinese string beans. And noodles. But most of all... I was had peanut butter withdrawals (sweet peanut butter how I miss you so much). I'm not quite sure how it all happened but somehow sweet potatoes, string beans, and radish wound up sauteed with spicy peanut sauce on stringy udon noodles. . . oh yum!
Whoever told tortilla chips exclusively scoop up creamy concoctions and salsas was wrong. Very wrong all the way! I want to share a zingy lunch a bit too country to be 'Mexican' but 100% chip approved. Instead of traditional refried beans or salsa, my recipe uses rice and a few canned staples you're sure to have around the kitchen! You will have leftovers; just dish it out atop fresh leafy greens for a filling GF taco salad or aside your Friday night fajitas. Yall will want to dance around the kitchen in a sombrero while it's cooking. . .
A long time ago there was a girl who lived in east Texas who ate a lot of meat. A LOT. She also loved Mexican food. A LOT. She used to go to a local deli and order a giant baked potato called the Spud Ole', as big as her head and oozing with olives, jalapenos, onions, and cheese. Plot twist-- that girl was me and she still loves Mexican food but hold the animal please! Anyhow... I always stow at least one 5 lb bag of stew potatoes somewhere in the kitchen at all times for daily cooking (this is Starchtrek after all). I wanted to make teeny baked spuds for your lunchbox recipe but I got crazy with the knife and hacked them into itty bitty cubes before you could say 'Klingon'! So here you have it... homefries with a mexican kick!