Sexy Tacos

The “Grilled ‘Fish’ Tacos” from Brian Patton’s The Sexy Vegan Cookbook are insanely good.  I absolutely love them, and so does everyone I’ve ever served them to.  They would make an excellent lunch of dinner on a lazy summer day, so have at it!  While I urge you to get the cookbook (every single thing I’ve made from it has been delicious), in the meantime you’re in luck as I found a link to the recipe that I will include below.

For toppings, you’ll be making Patton’s “Sour Creaminess” and combining that with vegan mayo and hot sauce.  You’ll also need some cabbage and tomatoes.  Pretty simple.

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The “fish” is made from extra-firm tofu that is marinated in lime juice, seaweed powder, cilantro, chipotle powder and salt and pepper.  They are cooked for about 6 to 8 minutes per side, until nicely browned.  While cooking the tofu, warm up your tortillas so they’re pliable and ready to go.

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Finally, assemble your tacos and get ready to be happy!  SOOOO good!

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As promised, the link:

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/meatless-monday-recipe-the-sexy-vegans-fake-fish-tacos

Enjoy!  xo

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Baja-Style Tempeh Tacos

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a bazillion times:  you need to get your hands on Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.  This taco recipe is yet another reason.  While the dish requires a bit of planning (there are various components and some need to marinate or sit and improve with time), the active time is pretty minimal.  And the bottom line:  these tacos are delicious and worth any and all effort on your part.

The tempeh preparation involves a few steps:  simmering in water for about 10 minutes; marinating in a delicious beer/chili/lime marinade for an hour or more; and then grilling or frying it (as I did) until it’s nicely browned, tender and flavorful.  Final step:  slice thinly.  Yum.

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The recipe also includes a simple but perfect tangy cabbage slaw, as well as a “lime crema” that is divine.  There are a variety of recommended toppings, but I kept it simple, opting for avocado only.

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These components come together to make a super tasty and satisfying plate of food.  Get this book!

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Enjoy!  xo