Nothing beats an economical Mexican-style fiesta! Dense Quesadillas were prepared while quick and easy Nachos were dreamt up. The Quesadillas are as follows:
- Tortilla (8) @ $1.99 = $0.25 per serving
- Daiya (11) @ $4.79 = $0.44 per serving
- Alfalfa Sprouts (8) @ $2.29 = $0.29 per serving
- (pre-made) Pico de Gallo (6) @ $3.89 = $0.65
On a flat (copper) skillet, two Tortillas were warmed. After flipping both, Daiya slices were added to one of the two Tortillas. The slightly charred sides of both Tortillas smothers the Daiya in a natural Quesadilla fashion. After slightly charring on side, the Quesadilla is flipped and topped halfly with more Daiya, Alfalfa Sprouts and Pico de Gallo. And flipping one more time evenly chars the Daiya Quesadilla Taco, simultaneously melting the Daiya greatness.
- Daiya (Included above)
- Pico de Gallo (Included above)
- Tortilla Chips (13) @ $2.69 = $0.21 per serving
- Beans (3) @ $0.74 = $0.25 per serving
- Non-Dairy Cream (32) @ $2.09 = $0.07 per serving
- Meatless Crumbles (4.5) @ $3.99 = $0.89 per serving
The Non-Dairy Cream was added to a saucepan and heated generously. Crumbles, Daiya and Beans were added and brought to an expanding boil. Heat was reduced and the Sauce was stirred. Depending on portions, A little more Cream or Daiya should be added for proper consistency.
Summing up to $3.05 per serving, the heartiness and lack of animal cruelty mixed with amazing flavor and texture, is extremely Low Budget Ⓥeganism.
Daiya™ Mac N Cheese was experienced. And, of course, it couldn’t be just Mac N Cheese. The Diaya™ product was infused with Mexican-style ingredients. Away from the Mac N Cheese, Mexballs were created.
The Mexballs were a combination of Almond Milk, Lightlife™ ‘sausage’ & ‘beef’, (cooked) Quinoa, Scallions, Corn, Cilantro, (Italian-style) Breadcrumbs, Garlic, Sea Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder and Cayenne. A few more Breadcrumbs were added after mixing to obtain the correct consistency. After balls were molded, baking carefully took place.
Bean Sauce was mixed and warmed. The Sauce consisted of Almond Milk, (Vegetarian) Refried Beans, Ⓥ Chorizo, Pico de Gallo, Corn and Seasonings.
The Mac N Cheese was prepared just as the package suggested, however, after draining the Whole Wheat Pasta, Bean Sauce, Noodles, Wild Rice, Green Peppers, Jalapeños, Cilantro and Daiya™ Cheese Sauce were tossed together.
Guacamole was plated like a bed of garnishing greens before a Mexball and a sliced Burrito were added to the assortment.
A Bean Sauce was monumentally constructed infusing Chipotle Peppers with Refried Beans, Almond Milk, Tofurky™ Chorizo, Roasted Corn and Pico de Gallo with careful effort before evolving ever so slightly into a separate Bean Dip. Sliced Cheican (Gardein™ Scappolini), Black Beans, Onion, Avocado and Scallions were added for the Dip.
Pizza Dough was slapped with Bean Sauce on half before being topped generously with Daiya, Spinach, Onion, Tomato, Avocado, Olive and Cheican Strips. The unused dough was folded onto sealing these Taco ingredients ever so tight. Baked to a slight color the Calzoni was topped and baked with more Daiya on top. The Calzoni was sliced and served with the Bean Dip.
Escaping from a sometimes meat & dairy substitute overload, these Tacos exclude any of that. Chunky Guacamole and lightly roasted Potatoes are ever gratifying and truly meaty enough for any Taco lover.
- Corn Tortilla (36) @ $1.99 = $0.05 per serving
- Guacamole (15) @ $2.75 = $0.18 per serving
- Corn (5) @ $1.79 = $0.036 per serving
- Potato (15) @ $2.55 = $0.17 per serving
- Lettuce (24) @ $0.98 = $0.04 per serving
- Tomato (8) @ $1.89 = $0.24 per serving
- Seasonings (Garlic, Cayenne, SeaSalt, Pepper & light oil) = $0.08 per serving
The chopped Potatoes, Corn and seasonings were tossed and roasted before being tossed with Iceberg Lettuce and chunky Guacamole. The Corn Tortillas were warmed by flame, stuffed with the animal-free Potatoes and topped with chopped Tomatoes.
I don’t know if a Taco could be any easier to prepare. And at $1.12 per serving, I don’t know how much more economical a hearty & healthy Taco could be.