Wednesday, May 10, 2006

So I was craving tacos..

Tonight's dinner:

Midweek Munchies contribution:Bulk organic Ota tofu, organic strawberries from the farmer's market, banana, summer squash, zucchini, green leaf lettuce, avocado, tortillas, Wild Oats spicy blue tortilla chips, black beans and a vine tomato.

This is Zelda ruining my photo! (attacking guess what)


It's true, I like chocolate tofu pudding. This was sweetened with organic sugar and made with Mori Nu organic silken firm tofu (asceptic packed).

Tofu burrito! I was craving tacos but burrito shells are cheaper and more versatile. The tofu was pan fried with a teeny bit of braggs, frank's red hot and bulk taco seasoning from Limbo.Avocado, hot sauce, green leaf lettuce, tomato, taco seasoned tofu & black beans in a tortilla.

18 comments:

KleoPatra said...

BRAGGS!!! That is one of my staples... I have a huge bottle of it for cooking, and I keep a little spray bottle of it as well that I refill and use for spritzing on individual dishes. Everything you made looks SO yummy (as usual!)...

Laura Faye said...

I bougth some Frank's Red Hot for the first time recently....and then I looked more closely at the bottle and saw that it was made by Reckitt Benckiser....the same company who tests on animals to make things like Lysol and Spray and Wash. And now, looking at their website, I see that they own French's, too. We should be able to buy food without worrying about animal testing!

The tofu looks awesome, though. My pan-fried tofu never looks that pretty. I wonder what I'm doing wrong...

Megan the Vegan said...

mmm...I love chocolate pudding! I had a recipe from the book "Lickin' the Beaters' that is great. It uses soymilk and cornstarch instead of tofu though. All good!

primaryconsumer said...

Wow! Everything always looks so good!

Chris said...

Now I'm craving that burrito! Though we were just thinking we haven't had tacos in quite a while. I guess that's because tortillas keep a lot better than taco shells...

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Kleopatra - I also try to keep a supply of bragg's that I buy in bulk in the fridge, and some in the mini spray bottle I refill - the spray amoun is so perfect!

Laura - thanks for the heads up, I was no aware of this - it's stocked by Food Fight so I had hope it wasn't connected to a lot of evil in the world - but I was wrong. For tofu, the keys are seasoning and patience while frying on medium heat - I seasoned while frying these so I also deglazed the pan with a bit of water which was fun to do.

Megan - I haven't tried that one, but I do like that book. I've had tofu pudding on the mind lately : )

primaryconsumer - thank you!!

Chris - I'd been craving tacos for weeks and just gave in last night and ran to the store, very well worth it~ I prefer hard tacos but at least burrito shells can be used for quesadillas as well.

Elizabeth said...

You know, you don't have to buy the ready-made taco shells. They are easy to make, and taste SO MUCH BETTER!

Just take corn tortillas, heat a fair bit of oil in the pan, and fry one side for a couple of seconds. Then fold it with a pair of tongs and hold one side up with the other side in the oil, frying. You want the side you fried briefly to be on the inside. When the first side is done, flip it over and fry the other side. The only tricky part is frying the first side, keeping the top side up enough so it doesn't get fused with the bottom and making sure it doesn't get *too* crunchy that it all just falls apart.

You can also do this with flour tortillas.

amygeekgrl said...

looking mmmm, mmmm tasty as always.

i will have to chk into this braggs stuff.

Julie said...

Looks great, Jess!

I agree, your tofu always turns out sooo perfect! Mmmmm...Mexican food!

Can you share the recipe for the pudding? It looks so delish!

Megan the Vegan said...

elizabeth....good idea on the make your own taco shells! I often buy the little corn tortillas and put the in the oven to crisp-up. If I could think of something that would hold the shape, there's no reason they couldn't crisp-up into the taco shape? This way you wouldn't have to use any oil!

What shape would work....maybe just hanging them over one of the spokes in the oven rack?!?! I'm gonna try that tonight!

Catherine said...

Megan, let us how how baking your taco shells over the oven rack wires works!

amey said...

what sort of chocolate tofu recipe do you use? It's looking very tasty indeed!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Elizabeth - thank you for the inspiring tips!

Megan - Let us know how it goes!

Julie & Amey - for the tofu pudding, I blended one 12.5 ounce (I think) container of organic mori nu silken firm tofu, added one cup or so of melted chocolate chips, a very small pour of soy milk, 1/4-1/2 teaspoon vanilla and a couple tablespoons of sugar or liquid sweetener to taste.
Chill & enjoy! It'll firm up in an hour or two - and I <3 firm pudding. If you like chocolate & peanut butter, add some peanut butter as well! Or mint extract, coconut milk..etc.

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

that pudding LOOKS FAB!!!!!!!! mind blowing.. yummm..

and thanks for that pudding recipe.. gotta totally try it!!

KaiVegan said...

Tofu and avocado... yum! I would have never thought of combining them.

Nancy said...

That burrito looks awesome - we love burritos :-) My kids would love the pudding - I actually have some of that pudding-mate stuff but I've never used it. Pudding was one of the snacks they had in the chemo room and I can't even LOOK at it much less eat it. But my kids love it :-)

Mindy T. said...

LOL. My cat, Jasmine, often "helps" me in the kitchen, too. It's getting to be taco time in my world, now that the weather's warming up. Glad to see I'm not alone...

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Jody from VegChic said...

Love your blog, one of the ones I check at least once a week for ideas.

Question for you or others that have tried them.

I made those veggie ribs (the once you have made twice now) from veganfamily. I wasn't too fond of them. They were rather doughy compared to seitan. Did you BBQ them on the gril vs oven? Up the temperature or anything?

Thx.