Friday, January 9, 2009

Tofu Tacos (Tofacos!)

Hm, so I read over my post from yesterday and it doesn't make much sense to me now. I was sleep deprived, so I hope I didn't confuse anyone! The point was that after seeing the devastating effects of ED in one of my friends, I decided not to let ED bully me around anymore. This is my life, not ED's, and if I want to eat cookies without guilt, I should be able to!

Breakfast this morning was a grilled cheese sammich, apple, plain yogurt, and this bowl of Blueberry-Gingerbread Oats!

I found gingerbread tea at the supermarket the other day, I was ecstatic! So this morning I brought a cup of water to a boil and added the teabag. I let it steep until it was pretty strong, then I added my dry oats and cooked them as usual.
Then I added in dashes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves; 1/2 tbs molasses (love!) and a handful of frozen blueberries. Perfect.

For dinner tonight, meat-eaters were eating beef tacos. I have a block of tofu in the fridge that's going bad, so I mashed together a couple tofu taco recipes to create Tofacos! For the taco filling, I used:

1/4 block (3.5 oz) extra firm tofu
1/2 cup cabbage, shredded
Splash red vinegar (blanking on the name of it..)
1 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp each of cumin and garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
Dash cayenne
1 tbs tomato sauce
1 tbs diced green chilies
1/4 of a red bell pepper

First I let the cabbage soak in the vinegar for about 5 minutes. Then I added everything to a pan and cooked over medium-high for five minutes. And voila!

I put them in two corn taco shells and they were so delish, if I do say so myself! Pretty spicy. I used to eat pseudo-meat a lot, but I've stopped eating it over the past couple of months for recipes like this! I don't want my food to imitate meat, I want it to be real and made in my own kitchen! I also had a big bowl o' black beans. I had a microwaving mishap, which is why it's so dirty like that. Whoops.
Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite!


Megan said...

oh i love those tacos. I love taco shells and spicy stuff so much, whenever the fam is having tacos, i usually just eat the taco shell with hot sauce on it :P but this looks way better! yummy.

Dommi said...

TOFACOS :] I saw the title of this post and I laughed a little. I propose that tofacos become the new tofurkey... it has an even funnier name :]] Hehe.

I love all of your meals today. I love your willingness to experiment... you create so many wonderful new recipes this way. You always inspire me to try new things :] I am so fascinated by the idea of gingerbread oatmeal... sounds delicious! I think I'll experiment with gingerbread oats of my own.

Hope today was a good day for you, girlie <3

Lauren Danger said...

i almost had mexican tonight!
your taco's look fantacoastic baby. Try this!

Baked Beans(any beans, but the tomato sauce of baked beans MAKE this recipe)
TACO seasoning.
Fry in a pan.
Add whatever salad you want.
Wrap it up in a Tortilla
Eat up!

They are my favourite burritos!
I love Mehican. hehe
(ed is a bitch. you must punish him and pelt him with all the food you can.. not just food you THINK you should have. whatever you FEEL LIKE!) x

Brooke said...

yum tofu tacos! i have used crumbeles, temepeh, and beans, but never tofu in tacos. they sound delicious! and your oatmeal, yum :)

great job today fighting off ed!

Maya said...

tofu tacos genius! love it.

Sharon said...

Wow, I love your tofu idea with the tacos! GENIUS!

nourishing mornings said...

love the tofu taco idea looks so so good, im not a huge Mexican fan but i need to try this!
great eats girly love you.

Amira said...

Tofacos- love it! Cute name & idea tacos are awesome
Oh and I love black beans, how good are they!
I use to eat fake vegie sausage all the time but I got over them

aussirish said...

heya girlie,
awesome eats, those tacos look fantastic :) youve got so many great cooking ideas!
hope ur having a fun saturday,
much love

Burp~! said...

wow, lots of good eats today! that "tofaco" sounds great! haha you are always so creative! tofaco, tofaco, tofaco~

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

yum girl! I love tacos, i haven't had one in FOREVER!! I'm very jealous!

Jess :) said...

Mmm good looking tacos! The oatmeal looks delish as well. Have a great day! How are you doing lately?
<3 jess :)

Anonymous said...

the tacos look sooo yummy!! :)

VeggieGirl said...

Fun taco dish!!

Great outlook!! Keep up the positivity!!

Amira said...

Hi Kiki!
I was visiting a blog earlier today and it is run by a 15 year old trying to recover from ed. I think she is feeling very unmotivated and she doesn't feel her blog is giving her any support, i was wondering if you'd mind checking it out her url is:
I'm sure she'd really appreciate it
Have a fantastic day!