The challenge for today was by far my favorite from this list!... I love sushi so today's How to Make a Deconstructed Vegan Sushi Bowl lesson made me very happy. Again I didn't go with the microwave, I sauteed tempeh, broccoli and edamame in a little coconut oil and soy sauce. Layered that on top of a bed of kale, topped with avocado and cucumber. Then sprinkled with the seaweed snack and my gomasio! Such a simple smart meal I will definitely add to my rotation!
I came across the funniest veggie blog, Thug Kitchen, and this recipe. I happened to purchase some beautiful purple cauliflower and thought this would be perfect. And it was! I boiled my shit in Schlitz since this thug kitchen is in Milwaukee. For hot sauce, I used a friend's home made variety and I did top with a home made salsa. One of the best vegan tacos that's come out of my kitchen!
from Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck, by Thug Kitchen, Copyright © 2014, Rodale Books.
Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos with Cilantro Coleslaw
For the slaw:
Make the slaw:
Cut the cabbage into the thinnest strips you can and make sure those pieces are no longer than 2 inches. This is a great time to get good with your knife if you are looking for a silver f**king lining in all that chopping. Chop the carrot into thin matchsticks of the same length. Got that s**t down now, right? In a small bowl, mix together the lime juice, vinegar, oil, and salt. Add the dressing right before you are going to eat and toss that s**t well. Fold in the cilantro just before serving.
Make the tacos:
Crank your oven to 400°F. Chop the cauliflower into small florets no bigger than a quarter. In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the beer, broth, lime juice, tamari, hot sauce, and garlic. Add the cauliflower and simmer for about 90 seconds. Drain.
In a large bowl. toss the spices, salt, and olive oil together. Add the cauliflower and onion and stir 'til those f**kers are coated. Dump it on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until browned, stirring halfway, about 20 minutes.
To assemble the tacos, warm the tortillas in the oven or microwave for a hot minute and then pile them high with the cauliflower filling, slices of avocado, some of the slaw, and top with plenty of salsa.
I love paging through magazines and setting aside inspiring recipes for another day. This one, for tomato-avocado toasts came from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food back in June 2005. Reminds me of a summer day, I would love to be eating this outside on my patio. But instead I'm stuck inside on this 20 degree day in Wisconsin!... but I do have my Brewer's Organics box of veggies to keep me company, which included a pint of cherry tomatoes and an avocado! And from my weekly Braise order, I do have a loaf of their hearth baked ciabatta in my house.
1 small baguette (5 oz)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ripe avocado
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
coarse salt and ground pepper
1 pint grape tomatoes, quartered
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice baguette diagonally into sixteen
1/2-inch-thick slices; brush both sides with a total of olive oil. Bake on a
baking sheet until golden, about 8 minutes.
2. Halve avocado lengthwise and remove pit; scoop flesh into a small bowl.
Mash with lemon juice; season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Spread on
toasted bread; top with grape tomatoes.
is the smallest kitchen ever. We used to watch those decorating shows that said they were doing small kitchens and then could see that 4 of my kitchens would fit in their "small kitchens".