Ⓥegan (ready-to-cook) Taquitos do exist! They were delicious, yet expensive. These Ⓥegan Taquitos needed something to compliment their amazingness.
Ⓥegan Queso was prepared by simmering GarlicPowder/SeaSalt/Pepper/ChipotlePowder, Yellow/Green/Orange/Red Bell Peppers and Beyond Meat Crumbles in Veggie broth. After the mixture cooked down, Ⓥ Cream was added with a few slices of Daiya. Consistency was achieved and then transferred to be enjoyed with the Ⓥ Taquitos!
Happy Tuesday and Happy New Year! A Taco Tuesday is an excellent way to start the year. Have no fear, responsibly, enjoy a Good Beer.
In a mixing bowl, Sriracha, Balsamic Vinegar, light Olive Oil, Tarragon, Sea Salt & Pepper were mixed together before adding the big Cauliflower Florets to be tossed generously.
A scorching hot cast iron skillet was utilized in the oven to char the Cauliflower. Meanwhile, Spinach, Jalapeños, Radish, Black Olives and Scallions were sliced.
Corn Tortillas were warmed and slightly charred by flame immediately prior to the sliced in half charred Cauliflower was ready.
Stuffing Tortillas without meat, without dairy, without meat or dairy substitutes. Simple seasonings with explosive flavors and creative textures, Cauliflower is super diverse.
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.
Whatever Mexican-style cooking that I have, is unbeatable. However I feel, the ingredients change – adapting cravings, influencing realism. The sense of a certain level of hunger can immensely inspire a spontaneous spark of flavor, economically smartness, picture-perfect food.
There is no time for the numbers and prices. Aldi Black Bean patties, Corn and Hash brown patties were baked to immediately become panfried to create amazing texture and color. Seasonings (Cilantro, Sea Salt, Pepper, Lime Juice, Garlic Powder, Turmeric, Cayenne), Scallions and Kidney Beans were tossed together.
Corn tortillas were flame torched and stuffed with the mixture and fresh Avocado, Tomato, Iceberg Lettuce, Olive and Cilantro.
The Bean Sauce/Dip was reused from yesterday:)
Ⓥ Taco Protein consisted of Garbanzo Beans, Tofu, Boca Ⓥ Crumbles, Chipotle Peppers in Adobo, Veggie Broth, Sugar, Sea Salt, Pepper, Lemon Juice, Carrot, Cilantro and slight Oil.
The Pizza Pi was constructed deliciously with Bean Sauce, Taco Protein, Daiya, Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Olives and Shallot.
A bike ride in light rain was enjoyed with a couple of good Beers.
Happy Sunday. CHEERS
A sloppy Taco with vast flavor and texture. Still to be eaten with your fingers, but also, with a forking fork.
My dressing is Vegenaise, Lemon Juice, Sriracha, Balsamic Vinegar and CILANTRO. I forced this plant-based greatness into a convenient squeeze bottle.
A Lettuce mixture was mixed with a small amount of my dressing.
A Tortilla was baked into an edible basket and filled with the Lettuce mixture and topped with Carrot, Avocado, Tomato, Scallions, Pistachios and my dressing. I also stabbed this salad with Tortilla Chips.
Oh, it is 2017. Let’s make another Vegan Pizza, because I am a Pizza addict. How about a Taco Pizza, Veganly. This was super simple, mostly just prep work. I used ready (Vegan) pizza dough, because I am a lazy addict as well. Pan-fried chopped Tempeh was infused with a bit o’ oil, Crushed Red Peppers, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Oregano, Paprika, Cayenne, Balsamic Vinegar, Sea Salt, Pepper and Chili Powder. The Pizza was constructed with Vegenaise, Taco Tempeh, sliced Daiya, Onion and Avocado. I threw this pie into the oven as hard as I could to be slow baked for awhile before turning up the heat to add color to the Daiya. The pizza escaped the oven to be further constructed with super diced Romaine, Daiya shreds, Tomato, Black Olive, Avocado and more Vegenaise in the center.
The finished construction was broiled for a couple of minutes just to melt the Daiya shreds.
I’m going to have a big year of cycling. I have not ridden yet in 2017 because of this bug that I have acquired. I’ve ridden 700 km (435 miles) farther in 2016 than 2015. I’m assuming that I’ll probably ride 10,000 km in 2017. #RideOn