I’m spending this holiday season in the Pacific Northwest and am so excited to soak up all the winter veggies! After spending a few years in Mexico, one thing that I always miss are the winter squashes. There are so many delicious, creamy squashes that […]
All Mexican food is essentially the same four ingredients rearranged and called something different. Quesadilla? Tortilla, cheese, salsa. Tacos? Tortilla, meat, salsa. Tostada? Fried tortilla, meat, salsa. Essentially they are all the same thing. But despite it’s simplicity, one of my favorite Mexican breakfasts is entomatadas.
Entomatadas are again another combo of the Mexican basics: meat, cheese, tortilla and salsa, but somehow drowning tortillas in salsa just hits the spot!
These salsa smothered tortillas are a typical Mexican breakfast food and are typically served topped with meat, egg or cheese. (Sound familiar!?!) That’s all dandy, but I wanted to share with you a plant-based version and save yourself the cholesterol.
Instead of the usual meat and cheese (BORING!) I stuffed these babies with refried beans. Beans just keep creeping back into my diet lately. But, hey! I’m not complaining! Beans are such a good source of protein and fiber, they’re basically already a complete meal.
If you’re in search for some more fiber, honestly, take a look at black beans. You know the rhyme: the more you eat the more you….have regular bowel movements and a healthy digestive track…or something like that.
Anywho…back to those entomatadas!
The most important part to making delicious entomatadas is the SALSA. And lucky for you, I have a delicious recipe right here. They can either be made with salsa verde or a red salsa. A red salsa is more common but I always prefer the green. Try them with this red salsa and see which you prefer!
Looking for some more tasty salsa smothered recipes? These are my favs!
Bean Stuffed Entomatadas
- 2 cups salsa verde
- corn tortilas
- 1 cup refried beans
- thinly sliced onion
- chopped cilantro
- Heat tortillas until very soft and can easily be folded without breaking. I prefer to use the microwave because it is the quickest and easiest; however if you prefer a more authentic flavor lightly fry them.
- Add about three tablespoons of beans to each tortilla and then fold them over.
- Cover tortillas in salsa making sure to get in between the folded tortillas.
- Top with onion and cilantro. Enjoy!
Transitioning to a vegetarian or vegan diet can be a challenge for some because it requires eating different foods that what they are used to. Many new vegans complain about the lack of flavor in their new healthy food. That’s because their ‘flavor’ that they […]
Beginning the journey on a vegetarian or vegan diet can be very challenging for some, especially if they have no idea where to start. In last week’s tofu recipe I mentioned that the number one thing that vegetarians/vegans are always asked is “Where do you get your protein?” Well, for those that are new to this way of eating you’re going to become besties with beans. (more…)
As soon as you announce to friends and family that you are now adopting a vegan or vegetarian diet, suddenly everyone is worried about your health and especially your protein intake. Where do you get your protein? Are you getting enough protein? Are you sure […]
When you live with another person, you have to learn how to compromise. For the selfish readers, a compromise is not when you decide who will get their way, going to one side or the other, but rather, you both meet in the middle so that both parties are at least someone satisfied. These veggie thai tacos are a perfect example of my husband and I’s relationship. And a delicious one too!
This summer my husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary of being married. Woohoo!! Would I do it again?..eh…just kidding, of course I would! They (whoever the hell that is) say that the first year of marriage is always the hardest…I’m not going to argue with that one! We definitely have had our ups and downs. There have been times where both of us were questioning if we made the right decision, when we were both frustrated and had no idea how to fix it, when I couldn’t figure out if I’d rather kill him or kiss him. The point of these example is that we made it through. Somehow we figured out a way to ease the tension and sort things out.
Our biggest accomplishment so far as a couple is learning to talk to one another and find a middle ground where both feel like their needs are being met. Sometimes it takes longer than others, sometimes we’ve forfeited a good night’s sleep for working things out. But in the long run getting an extra hour of sleep instead of solving the problem is never worth it.
Our friends have told us we are the perfect couple, and while I think that’s true (though I might be a little biased) not everything is perfect all the time. We have learned to communicate with each other and that compromising is usually the solution. For example, we both come from different cultures but both enjoy good food. But really who doesn’t enjoy delicious food??….
My husband works all day so it’s up to me to make dinner for us both. I love all kinds of food and trying new things. My husband likes trying new things but usually not after a hard day at work. For him, Mexican food all the time. That’s his culture. I get it. But for me Mexican food all the time is just not going to work. So here’s our compromise: tacos. Okay he’s happy. Veggies. Now I’m happy. Cilantro and lime. He’s happy. Peanut sauce and Sriracha. Now I’m happy. What do you get?? Veggie thai tacos with peanut sauce!
This is something that we can both enjoy because we compromised by including things that each one of us likes. In this case both are satisfied. The first year of marriage may be the hardest, but that’s because it’s when you learn the most.
Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce
- 1 potato diced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1 cup frozen peas
For the sauce:
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbs water
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
lime and cilantro for topping
- In a medium pan sautee potato and bell pepper for about 5 minutes or until softened.
- Meanwhile mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
- Once potatoes and pepper are softened, add peas, cover and cook until mixture is fully cooked.
- Pile veggie mixture in a tortilla and top with peanut sauce, cilantro and lime. Enjoy!