Sunday, January 01, 2012

My fantastic vegan fajitas

So many people are under the MISconception that vegan and/or vegetarian food is boring, dull, unsatisfying, tasteless, bland...well, you get the idea. All I can say to that is: NONSENSE! Anyone who thinks of vegan/vegetarian food that way has obviously never tasted good veg*n food.

Tonight I made some of my crazy delicious vegan fajitas. They're extremely easy to make, and they're so good that folks who eat dead animals will gobble these down--and usually ask for seconds.

Vegan/vegetarian merchandise

Here's my basic recipe, which can be adapted according to personal taste. My motto is "you can never have too many onions!", so I'll let you decide how much is right for you. For some of the ingredients, I've listed the specific brands that I prefer, but you can certainly use other brands/styles. I really encourage you to use "homestyle" tortillas, though, because they add a much nicer dimension to the fajitas than plain old tortillas do.

The following is roughly for 4 people:

. 2-4 large onions, julienned
. 1-2 any combination of red/green/yellow bell peppers, julienned
. 2-4 avocados, sliced
. 1 package Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles (Boca Crumbles are good, too)

. Lawry's Baja Chipotle Marinade

. Mission Homestyle Flour Tortillas

. Olive oil, extra virgin
. Lemon juice, preferably fresh
. Salt
. Pepper

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add the onions and bell peppers.

Add some lemon juice--depending on quantity of onions/peppers, approximately 2-3 tablespoons

Add some of the Baja Chipotle Marinade--taste it first so you'll know how spicy it is.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Saute the onions/peppers until they're as cooked as you prefer; they really need to be caramelized and/or charred a bit for best flavor in this dish.

When the onion/pepper mixture is done, scoop it out and set aside.

In the same skillet (without emptying or rinsing it), pour in the Crumbles; stir frequently and cook thoroughly.

Place 4-8 tortillas on a plate, then cover with another plate turned upside down; heat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds (don't cook them too long or they'll get TOUGH and HARD!; just cook them long enough to warm them up a bit).

For each fajita, spoon and spread some of the crumbles, some of the onions and peppers, and some avocado slices, placing the filling in the center of the tortilla,

then fold over both sides of the tortilla to make the finished product.

NOTE: These can be very messy to eat with your hands! You may prefer to use a knife and fork.



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