9/18/2017 2 Comments
You guys! This happened one late night when Gerald brought me a big batch of fresh nopales. At first they were nopales rellanos and then the morphed into these enchiladas or as Gerald loves to call them Nopalitos.
Yesterday we decided to host a potluck and video to share a little about ourselves with our local community. I brought dessert(s) and enchiladas. First I was asked what the cheese was on top, saying it reminded her of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, very creamy, I told her it was made from cashews. Other feedback was "muy rico!" (very delicious) stating they'd never had enchiladas without meat before. Success in my vegan book. :) The turn out was kind of light but still fun. I didn't realize how much I enjoy cooking a whole bunch of food to share, it felt like Christmas to me, a reason to bake cookies and good food? Okay! We have since consumed the leftover enchiladas featured in this picture. Mmm! Potatoes, black beans, vegan cheese, enchilada sauce and you have a meal. These are a hit at home or at a get together. So satisfying.
Also check out this recipe with video for a different variety: Homemade Enchiladas with Habanero Cheese. Love & Light! Christa
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Last night I made Sweet & Spicy Tacos Infused with Grapefruit, served in a fresh red cabbage roll on a bed of sprouts with homemade salsa on top. This meal is absolutely incredible. The flavor sensation is hard to beat. My taste buds were in heaven last night. As I write, I ask myself "why did I eat the extra one as a late night snack?! I want one!" They're so good, I'll be keeping this recipe handy for sure.
I honestly don't eat very much grapefruit, I bought one on a complete whim. It's been in the fridge and I wasn't sure what to do with it. Something told me to add it to the meal. I must have tried to put the grapefruit back 3 times, not trusting it would be okay, but I listed to my spirit and added it even as in my head I was very fearful it would ruin the meal. I came to terms that at worst, I could modify the seasoning. I added the grapefruit, I added 1 tsp of agave. I mixed it together for about a minute, tasted it and said "Oh my god, it really is good!" as if in disbelief! Faith is funny that way. I think we can learn faith lessons all the time, even in the kitchen. If you are ever cooking, and you feel inspired to add an ingredient you wouldn't normally add, give it a try, it be the best meal you've had in a long time. My best meals are created in that moment.
Want some? Here is how you can make them!
Take 1/4 of the onion plus an extra slice, 2 cloves garlic and a couple of serrano peppers and pulse in food processor until finely chopped.
Pre-heat a tbsp or two of oil in a medium-sized pan over medium high heat, add the chopped garlic and onion mixture and saute for 1 min or two.
Crumble the tempeh with the food processor or your hands and add to the dish.
Begin to add seasoning and mix throughout, reduce heat to medium-low.
Take 1/2 of the peeled grapefruit and squeeze the juice into your "taco meat."
For the salsa, take the balance of the onion, garlic, serranos, add in 2 ripe tomatoes, the juice of 1 lemon, handful of cilantro and add salt, cumin, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.
Take a head of cabbage, carefully peel back a cabbage leaf, place fresh sprouts or lettuce on the bottom, add the Sweet & Spicy Taco mixture, and scoop the fresh homemade salsa on top!
Serve hot, roll them up to eat! They surprisingly stay together very well and make a low-cal, corn free alternative!
Makes a filling, healthy and low-cal dinner for 2! Increase quantity as needed.
For dessert my husband made the most amazing ice-cream! He even gave me his recipe and is letting me share! Here you go!
Best wishes for a fabulous weekend!
With all the fresh produce I recently purchased I had to have some fun and play with my food. When I was growing up I loved finger foods. If I could eat it with my hands I was so happy! It turns out that love never went away.
I wanted something delicious, quick and easy for dinner this weekend so I started some quinoa in my rice cooker. I find it's the easiest and quickest way to make quinoa. While the quinoa was cooking, I put on some tunes. It really helps the creative juices flow.
While I grooved to the tunes, I chopped up some veggies. I honestly let our food processor do the work as much as possible. It makes it quick and easy. The colors are so BRIGHT and VIBRANT!
I heated some corn tortillas on the stove over low heat in my wok! It worked great since it gets so hot, who knew! I added enchilada sauce with taco seasoning to the quinoa, placed it in a warm tortilla and topped it with fresh veggies. It made 6 tacos for dinner and leftovers!
I took the leftover quinoa and fresh veggies and mixed them together. The next day I heated up the quinoa 'n veggie mix, some tortillas, added some avocado on top and served it with fresh fruit on the side. It made 4 more tacos for a grand total of 10. Not bad! :) Economical, quick, easy and so tasty!
In good health and happiness,
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I love tacos, especially quick and easy tacos that require minimal effort. Corn chips, salad, a beef alternative and beans provide a hearty salad with healthy benefits! Enjoy!
TVP is such a great staple, it's so quick and easy. Last night we made tostadas and tonight we had the leftovers. Heat some corn tortillas, add some cheese, TVP, beans, fresh vegetables and vegan sour cream and dinner is ready. "Absolutely delicious" my husband raved. Enjoy!
We wanted a simple yet tasty afternoon treat so we made "cheese" quesadilla with corn tortillas. They turned out fabulous! Feel free to double the recipe and mix it up. Simple and satisfying!
Who doesn't love tacos for dinner? I know I do! These tacos are fresh, delicious, vegan friendly, easy to make and absolutely amazing! I took the easy route in a few places....it's Friday night after-all. ;) Enjoy this quick and easy delicious meal.
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