Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Leftovers, Vegan Mexican Casserole, Winnings, Reviews
Yesterday I posted about my Tacos and my Husband declared this week Mexican Foods Week so I wanted to try a few things I have never tried making before. Well, that's a whole world of foods because I have never been much of a 'cook' before now and even now I use that term loosely!
So, yes, I had leftover corn tortillas from the other night! I didn't want to throw them away or waste them! So I ended up attempting this Vegan Mexican Casserole and I must say I am in LOVE!
I started off by pouring out a layer of Salsa on the bottom of the glass pan. Then I started layering! Next layer was the corn chips and then a layer of bean/tomato/pepper/onion mix, and then a little Daiya Cheese, and then layer after layer until I got to the top!
Please disregard the grow-dee pans...I am in the process of trying to find new ones at a good price!
What's in the bean mixture, you ask? Well, let me tell you:
2 C Diced Tomatoes
2 C Black Beans
4 Mini Red Sweet Peppers
4 Mini Red Yellow Peppers
2 tea Wildtree Fajita Seasoning (because it was heavy on the cumin)
Vegan Cheese of your choice - I used Daiya - or you could probably use Nutritional Yeast or Vegan Parmesan (or even bread crumbs or potato flakes)
1 small jar of Salsa or about 1 to 2 cups of your own Salsa.
Optional Ideas Include:
Jalapenos, Greens, Olives, Capers, Red Pepper Seeds, Vegan Sour Cream, Vegan Cream Cheese, you could even add some seasoned or flavored TVP, Meatless Crumbles, Tempeh, or other meat alternative if you wish!
And here is a photo of the finished product! Yes...I'm sporting my Red Bowl! Yes...I need to get some new Bowls for photos and presentation! They are on tap AFTER the new pots and pans!
Now...for some WINNERS! Here are my 3 winners for the VeganDelish iPhone/iPad App:
Christine, ChickpeaFreak, and Azzrian! Congrats to all three of you! I will be in touch with you today for your info!
And speaking of winners...I WAS A WINNER over at CarrieOnVegan! It was announced on Monday! I am the winner of this awesome cookbook and I can't wait to get it and jump right in! YAY!
I will be posting another contest TOMORROW so be sure to come back and check it out!
You know how I have been on a Raw Revolution KICK lately!? Well, I have another flavor to share with you today! It's their Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bar!