Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mexican Fast Food

Son #1 wanted to play soccer this summer, so I am now officially Vegan Soccer Dad. Of course, I totally forgot about his first practice and stayed later than usual at the office figuring I had all the time in the world to make dinner when I got home. Upon arriving home I was reminded of the error of my ways and suddenly had to get everyone fed and Son #1 to practice in one hour. I kicked into high chopping gear and made this. The kids adore all Mexican food, but having tortilla chips makes it all the more special (bags of chips are a rare commodity in this house). They think they are having a treat and are getting nutrition at the same time.

There is no real recipe tonight since topping are really up to you. This plate has:
1. Tortilla chips
2. Tofu (fried in a bit of oil, then seasoned with one of those Old El Paso taco seasonings packs (the shame! I told you I was in a hurry!) and mixed some water to coat the tofu.
3. Chickpeas cooked in some chipotle salsa.
4. Chopped veggies: onion, romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado.
5. Salsa
6. Chili Lime Yogurt: about 1 cup of plain soy yogurt mixed with juice of 1 lime, large pinch of sugar, salt to taste, and 1/4 tsp chili powder.