Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Taco Tuesday!

Actually, it was Taco Monday with leftover tacos for lunch on Tuesday. But Taco Monday doesn't quite have the same ring to it. Either way, I had these delicious Baja Lime Tempeh Tacos with Fresh Steamed Squash and Zucchini:

This quick weeknight meal that came together so quickly, I almost felt guilty about it. You see, the Baja lime flavor was courtesy of a bottle of Amy's Organic Baja Lime Marinade. I picked the stuff up at this crazy-awesome discount health food store in Asheville, North Carolina called Amazing Savings. It was only 99 cents!

Amazing Savings is a cheap health foodie's dream come true. While in Asheville for Veganstock, I bought Oat Dream oat milk and Hemp Dream hempmilk for $1.50, vegan gravy mix for 69 cents, Organicsville pomegranate salad dressing for 99 cents. Some of it was past the date a bit (like this marinade ... it expired in July), but none was old enough to actually have gone bad yet. For the record, the milks were all within their expiration safety dates. But I digress.

Anyway, I marinated some steamed tempeh in the lime marinade overnight. Then on Monday after work and the gym, I sauteed it with green bell pepper and garlic. I tucked the tempeh into corn tortillas with Nacho Follow Your Heart vegan cheeze, tomatoes, lettuce, black olives, and tequila lime salsa. So, so good.

20 comments:

The Voracious Vegan said...

I love lime ANYTHING so these definitely have my vote. Seriously, the flavors sound intense and amazing. Great picture too!

Sal said...

yum they sound awesome. I love tacos, I always make a total mess of myself eating them though.

A_and_N said...

I've been meaning to get hold of some tempeh. I love the lime marinade too. Will try!

Katie said...

I love health food deals! Last week I came across a health food store that I have never been to. They had Living Harvest Hemp Milk and Chocolate Rice Dream for $1 (not past expiration date)! Of course, I bought some. :) It was my first time trying hemp milk and I think I have fallen in love.

pixiepine said...

Yum!!! I love citrusy dinner foods :)

jessy said...

damn, Bianca - those tacos sound and look sooooooooo gooooooood, indeed! i'm gonna have to check out the amy's baja lime marinade - how awesome that you got some for so darn cheap! i love the sound of that amazing savings store. i wish we had something like it around here. dan & i eat our fair share of things that have gone expired as well. as long as they look okay and don't taste funny - we're game. food waste = the suck, and using up stuff that would be tossed = the best! i say, superw00t!

i wish i were having tacos for lunch now! mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

What a great idea for a quick meal! And a bargain find to boot.

A said...

Incredible deals!! $core!
-A

T said...

Mmm, lime tempeh is a fantastic idea! Those sound quick and awesome!

shelby said...

Mmm, those tacos look amazing! Just the name makes my mouth water!

vegan.in.brighton said...

That marinade sounds delicious and those tacos look great.

dreaminitvegan said...

You scored with the goods and the lime marinade, yes! The tacos look great!

miss v said...

cheap deals rock. and so do those tacos! nice work, as always.

cardiovegsular said...

oh yummmm those look good. it's making me think of the mexican meal i had at real food daily last night.

aTxVegn said...

You really scored some bargains! That marinade sounds delicious.

nora said...

That store sounds like a real find! :)

At first I thought they were the lime tempeh tacos from veganomicon, which i've made and we all loved. yours look/sound similar! sometimes mexican food's the only thing that will do.

Mike K said...

You remind me that it's been way too long since I've made tacos - these look great, and I love the fillings. Another great place to use zucchini, and the lime tempeh sounds really good.

Theresa said...

Yum! When I was in high school the cafeteria served tacos around once a week... no matter which day it was, I always called it Taco Tuesday, and none of my friends understood. I'm glad to have found a kindred spirit!

Purlized said...

Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas... south of the border comfort food, oh yes.
These tacos look and sound SO delicious,..I really like tempeh, but one definitely has to flavor 'em up for dishes. It's fun serving up food like this for friends, buffet style, so's they can add what they want - same thing with baked potatoes.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

We always had Taco Tuesday growing up! I might need to bring it back in my house, these look awesome!