Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tacos! BLTs! Pancakes!

Before I get into tonight's post, I just want to say that if you're wondering what you can do to help end State-sanctioned violence and end white supremacy, please make a donation to a local bail fund or to the national Black Lives Matter organization. If you're from the Mid-South, the local Black Lives Matter bail fund is here.

I don't celebrate Taco Tuesday EVERY Tuesday, but last week, I sure did! Global CafĂ©, an international food hall run by refugees/immigrants, usually focuses on dishes from Syria, Sudan, and Venezuela since that's where the chefs hail from. But the manager is a Mexican immigrant, and sometimes, he introduces specials to the menu. For the past few weeks, they'd been posting about their limited-time Black Bean Tacos, and I just had to have them!

There were four double-layered tacos in corn tortillas with the best black beans I've ever had. So well seasoned! I asked for avocado to be added, and I highly recommend you do the same if you're local and want to try these before they go off-menu.

Last Thursday, I went by Imagine Vegan Cafe for my weekly takeout. This time, I went with the BLTA and a Side Salad with Vegan Ranch. Their BLTA features crisp Smart Bacon on a toasted hoagie with lots of avocado and mayo. So good!

I'm slowly working my way through all the recipes in the No Meat Athlete Cookbook, and I finally got around to trying the Baked Deep Dish Apple Pancake. This breakfast cake is baked in a cast-iron skillet with the caramelized apples on the bottom. Really yummy! I had this as a weekday breakfast, but it'd be better suited for a decadent weekend brunch.

Here's my favorite brunch — Ramen with Tofu! Enjoyed in my PJs while watching Netflix as per usual.

And finally, here's an AMAZING Coconut Peanut Curry Tofu Noodle dish I made. I whipped up a coconut curry sauce using coconut milk, curry powder, peanut butter, garlic, and lime juice, and then I tossed that with air-fried tofu, rice noodles, and stir-fried veggies. I wish I had more leftovers!


Hillary said...

The tacos sound amazing. Nothing better than a well seasoned black bean!
Peanut butter curry is one of life's greatest pleasures!!

Susan said...

I love your Sunday ramen tradition. And I think of you every time I eat ramen!

I have been wanting to make that baked pancake from NMA for a while, though I don't have a cast iron skillet, so a regular pan will have to do!