Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Leftovers, Vegan Mexican Casserole, Winnings, Reviews

Once again...I have LOTS to share today...including the 3 winners of my VeganDelish iPad/iPhone App Giveaway!  But first...I have some other things to blog about including WHY I am posting a photo of cracked-up Corn Shells!

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
1 Onion
2 tea Wildtree Fajita Seasoning (because it was heavy on the cumin)

Other things you will need for this is:

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!
There is a good amount of chocolate flavor throughout the Raw Vegan Bar but there are not HUGE chunks of chocolate like in a few of their other bars but it works out great with the chocolate and the raspberry ratio!  The juicy Raspberry has a glorious flavor and aroma!  The Cashews give you that nutty goodness you are looking for - which is nice, too!  The Cashews with the addition of the various seeds provide a good texture and 'filling' crunch.  The Dates contribute to the overall sweetness and chewiness - that I just LOVE!  This is the perfect go-to for fresh, nutritious, nutty, fruity, sweet snack or quick meal on the go.  The Dark Chocolate and Sweet Combo are always a lovely addition to any day!  YUM!


  1. Congratulations on your win, and congratulations to your winners!

    The casserole looks great! : )

    1. Thanks :)

      I was really surprised at how it turned out! I sampled a bit last night and LOVED it but am eager to have a larger helping tonight for dinner!

  2. This Vegan Mexican Casserole sounds so good. I have got to make it!

  3. We're most likely having Mexican tomorrow. I have the lentils and will most likely make the shells for veggie tacos... or I'll make some type of lentil stew, or something else. There's so much you can do with lentils!

    1. I'd love to see what you make! I need to do some lentils soon! I have some to sprout but my lentil sprouts haven't been sprouting as good - perhaps they will with my new kit! I just finished sprouting Peas and just started with the Kit's Trio - I'm very excited about those!

  4. I was so excited to hear I had won an ap and downloaded it right away! Now I can't wait to go to the store and make something from it! Thank you!

    1. Congrats! Let me know what you make with it!

  5. So happy about the app win, thanks again! And congrats on your win! The casserole looks wonderful and I've gotta try the raw bar, yum!

    1. I KNOW you will LOVE it! Can't wait to see what you make with the ideas from there! Thanks on the cookbook congrats! I'm so excited!!!