Thursday, October 4, 2012
Happy National Taco Day!
Just because I'm vegan, doesn't mean I can't ROCK THE TACOS!
I plan to read far and wide, through all the Vegan Mofo posts, in search of some of your favorite taco fillings during this whole month of vegan food - so be on the lookout!
Here are a few of mine:
Seitan "Fake Steak" and Green Pepper Tacos (see my review here) served with home made Flour Tortillas
Gallo Pinto (Rice and Bean) Tacos!
Recipe from Viva Vegan, one of my favorite cookbooks.
Home Style Refried Bean Tacos!
Recipe (again) from Viva Vegan
Spicy hummus, taco crumbles, Daiya and XTRA jalapeños!
I'm embarrassed that I have no vegetables whatsoever on this one, but...
The Old Standby: Taco flavored TVP crumbles, Daiya and Tofutti (totally fake, but totally good)
Here, I at least added lettuce and tomato!
Spicy canned vegan refried beans, lettuce, tomato and Daiya - Sprinkled with chili spices
Big, Fat, Taco Salad - from Appetite for Reduction (one of my favorites) If you have never made Guacamame before, what are you waiting for?!
Sweet & Savory Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos!
Recipe Test from Terry Hope Romero's upcoming book: Vegan Eats World - which is going to be AWESOME and you should all get it!
No cheese of sour cream on my tacos! It's GUACAMOLE all the way...
Quick & Simple Basic Guacamole
4 scallions or 1/2 a red onion, minced
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeño, minced (seeded or not, your choice)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
3/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste
*combine and mash
Seitan Chorizo Crumble Tacos - from 500 Vegan Recipes. These crumbles are great, especially if you are pressed for time and can't make a full batch of seitan chorizo sausages.
And, last but not least: a WTF TACO
We have all been guilty of making one of these, I'm sure. This was actually cubed up Seitan O'Greatness, sautéed with baby spinach and some Teese... not one of my better creations, but still satisfying.
If you've made it to the bottom of this monstrous post, please feel free share with me YOUR favorite taco creations ^_^