Bob and I just love guacamole. Who doesn't? Last night for dinner, we decided to make some guacamole and have a great big taco salad for dinner. A few nights ago I had made some "refried" bean burrito filling: Beans, a scoop of uncheese mix, salsa, and chipotle paste. It was mixed with enough water to smash everything together to a smooth consistency.
The guacamole recipe we like is from The Grit Cookbook. If you didn't know this, The Grit is a local vegetarian restaurant. It's actually been frustrating me lately, because so many of their menu items are centered around cheese, and they offer no vegan alternative. There's even an omni restaurant in town that offers vegan cheese substitutes! All in all, though, I still love The Grit because it has the best hummus, falafel, and tabbouli salad plate I've ever had, and their specials--often some kind of spin on Thai curry--are phenomenal and usually vegan. Anyway, we love their guacamole recipe, and we whipped some up last night.
The salad, from the bottom up, contains baked blue corn tortilla chips, a heavy dose of chopped spinach, the bean mixture, guacamole, salsa, sliced black olives, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. It came together quickly (thank goodness, we were so hungry) and really satisfied my periodic Tex-Mex craving beautifully.
A couple hours after dinner, I really wanted to make some chocolate pudding. Sometimes I just get the itch to make something, even when I don't want to eat it. I think what I really wanted was to whip the silken tofu into oblivion, because seeing it all smooth and swirly in my food processor gives me some weird satisfaction. Anyway, I used a recipe I found originally on Fatfree Vegan, though when I went to look up the recipe last night I couldn't find it. Good thing it was simple and I remembered it: 1 package Mori-Nu silken tofu, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 cup raw sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. After I whipped it all together in the food processor and let it chill, I toasted some coconut flakes to sprinkle on top. I wasn't hungry, but Bob wanted some, and he assured me that it was delicious. Actually, I think I may have had just a taste... It was good.
Happy Friday, everyone. This means that the weekend is looming, and it's going to be a busy weekend for me. But Bob was asking if we could make more cupcakes this weekend, so I told him to pick out a recipe. It's a really good thing that he doesn't mind eating 85% of a batch of cupcakes on his own, and that my satisfaction comes more from making them and showing them to you rather than eating them!
Have a good one!