Quick Tacajito Night
First, I must apologize for yesterday’s unsolicited rant. Possibly losing one’s job does that to people. Today we had a bright and early meeting to discuss such possibilities, and then I saw a client after work. Originally I had another client scheduled and didn’t expect to be home until around 7:00, but they happened to cancel and my possibility window opened! While I had already scheduled a “quick dinner”, and wasn’t quite prepared to go for a run (still nursing my knee) – this did mean that I was able to get an hour elliptical workout in – and for that I am grateful!
Dinner tonight continues in the fashion of the rest of this week – quick and easy. I had leftover pressed firm tofu, wraps, and an onion to play with. I added some rice, black beans, pepper strips and called it a tacajito. Yes, a tacajito. Here’s why: I used taco flavoring to season the tofu and vegetables (taco), the vegetables were fajita style (fajita), and the added rice/bean blend and wrap was reminiscent of a burrito (burrito). I know, I’m quite creative.
I cut the tofu into strips and let it marinate in a soy sauce/taco seasoning mix for about an hour. When the time came, I misted my pan with olive oil and let my tofu steaks get all nice and golden, aren’t they gorgeous?
I then sauteed some pepper strips with onion strips until … they seemed ready? I added some more taco seasoning to this mix as well. On the side I had cooked up some brown rice and combined it with black beans, then added a bit of lime juice to take it up a notch. I think what I was missing was a bit of cilantro (boo!). I threw it all on a whole grain wrap and topped it with a spoon full of salsa:
This was probably the messiest dinner I’ve eaten in awhile. I tried my best to capture the moment in all it’s messy glory, but decided to take it down a notch and share this one. Anyway, it was pretty delicious. I know it was simple and didn’t really require much thought or preparation at all, but that is the beauty of this dinner and most of my dinners this week: they have all proven to be simple and reliable. D cleared his plate and cleared the pot. I’d say he enjoyed it!
So I was just browsing over at Book Publishing Co., which publishes a large amount of books about healthy sustainable living, and I came across this book:
At first glance I thought it was a book that you give to non-vegans to help them understand veganism (which I thought was pretty funny and worthwhile), however it seems like its more of a memoir. Regardless, had to share it!
Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday, have lots of work-related activities to do, and D and I are not going out on our Friday night dinner. What’s looking good though, is getting a run in on Saturday. I’m pretty excited to test out my new toy and my knee as well. Hope everyone has a great Friday – any good plans out there?