Thursday, August 14, 2008

Vegan Tacos Night

Life = Hectic. Chaotic. A Mess. One of my favorite things to do when I have down time or while I am suppose to be doing something but end up procrastinating is cook. I love to cook. I love to cook for people. I love to get feedback on my cooking. It's just fun. It's also a good way to show people that a Vegan lifestyle doesn't mean you have to give u everything you're use to in order to survive. If anything I am living better now than every before. I'm healthier than before, I'm happier than before, my weight has gone down, my energy has gone up. It is an amazing feeling. It is also a great way to help the environment and save lives. NOW... ON TO THE FOOD!!!



My lovely friend Magda decided to come over and we were going to have dinner together. She isn't vegan like I am but loves to eat healthy. She is very open to try ANY and EVERYthing I make. That night we decided on TACOS... VEGAN STYLE!!!

Ingredients:

-1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
-1 can of whole kernel corn (drained, rinsed if needed)
-half a small onion (chopped)
-minced garlic
-cooked rice ( brown rice is healthier, I used white)
-1 package of taco seasoning containing no animal products (they are out there, took me a few minutes of searching but I did come across a few.)
-corn or flour tortillas (I think most tortillas are technically vegan but be sure to read the package anyway.)
-tomatoes (optional)
-avocado (optional but makes it so amazing!
-1 tbsp olive oil

First, heat up a medium pot/pan/whatever you want to cook in and add 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the chopped onion and cook until it is about halfway translucent. Next add the garlic. cook the garlic with the onions for a few minutes. Next, add the black beans, corn, and however much water the recipe calls for. (I think its like 1 cup or so) Than add the taco seasonings and cook until you reach your desired consistency. Be careful not to overcook because then the sauce gets clumpy and the beans may get squishy/not stay whole.


Now, Assemble your tacos as you wish and enjoy!!! I know I do!!!

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Thank you to Magda K for joining me for tacos and a movie. When are we doing it again?!?!?!


Me... cutting an onion...
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4 comments:

Joey Love said...

your so fab! i love you bitch!:)

D*Rock said...

Congrats on the blog!

I cant wait for your article on Vegan Steak night.

:-p

Seriously though keep up the good work. Love the photos!

Landry said...

These tacos are SO good! You rock!
Next up... "Burritos, Millions and Millions of Burritos."

Joey said...

AWESOMNESSSSSSSSSSSSSS! I wanna eat things things UP!