Thursday, August 19, 2010

Seitan Tacos and Mango Smoothie

Last night I wanted to run some errands and work out after Tony got home from work, so I needed to make a quick dinner that wouldn't keep me in the kitchen too long. Luckily I had a pound of steamed white seitan from Viva Vegan in the freezer, so I set that out to thaw and declared it Taco Night.

I cut the seitan into thin pieces and browned it in a pan with 1/2 onion.

Then I added 1/2 cup water and 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning (I used the spice blend from Vegan Comfort Food, but the packaged kind is fine too) and let it cook down until the liquid evaporated.

I chopped up some tomato and avocado, filled up the taco shells and doused everything with some taco sauce, and dinner was served.

This morning I made the discovery that coconut milk makes a typical smoothie like 100x better, so I would like to share this newfound knowledge with you.

Coco-Mango Smoothie
1 cup frozen mango pieces
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup soymilk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
a few drops stevia to taste
Blend it all up!

It was hard but I did manage to share some with Jackson before gulping down the rest myself. Here he is enjoying it with his new Yo Gabba Gabba cup and bowl. If you have little ones, are they as OBSESSED with this show as he is? He would watch it all day if I let him. And then I wonder why I go around humming "There's a party in my tummy, so yummy, so yummy!"

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