if you know me, then you already know my favorite dinosaur.
and if you really know me, then you know about tacos.
they're in my top five faves.
so, if i have the opportunity to have BOTH?
you gotta doo-doo that sh!t or else your sauce is weak as heck.
i did it, and i'm glad about it.
taco-holdin' dinnersaurus dopeness.
i got that escabeche in effect.
i got that fire-roasted tomato salsa poppin' off.
and i got those limes sliced up for exxxtra juicy-juice.
those are important upgrades.
the soft flour tortillas are toasted, for superior suppleness.
rules is rules, fools-
softies are the way, man.
they stretch for fittin' MORE of everything in 'em.
every one of those things is good.
but what's INside is what's really F*ing expert:
what's going on in there?
AVOCADO, for starters!
that's what's up.
and minced onion.
and mixed red and green lettuce.
...and turmeric red lentil quinoa, bro.
that's 1/4 cup of red lentils;
1/4 cup tricolor quinoa;
1/2 tsp ea. GPOP
1/2 tsp turmeric;
1 T fire-roasted tomato flakes;
1 T dried shallots;
1 1/3 cups water.
all together and brought to a boil in a one-quart pot,
lidded, and simmered for fifteen minutes.
you will probably love this if you love things that are good.
and also spicy black bean stirfry.,
i mean, i guess that's wha it is.
that's how i made it, anyway.
BLACK BEAN PEPPER THANG!
in a medium pan, on high heat, with a little olive oil, sizzle up:
1/2 can rinsed black beans;
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper;
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper;
1 large clove crushed garlic;
2 T chopped cilantro stems;
1/3 cup diced sweet onion;
1/2 tsp cumin;
1/2 tsp ea GPOP;
1 tsp dried oregano;
1/2 tsp dried basil;
1/2 tsp ground coriander seed;
1/4 tsp black pepper;
1/2 lime juice;
pink salt to taste.
sizzle it all until the stuff is still bright, and firm, but not totally raw.
you'll know when.
the onions and the garlic get a baby bit golden, and you'll be good to go.
and when you add those quick-mixed pickled carrots and some salsa?
these are the TRUTH, and they tasted even better for being backpacked into those
tricerataco holders, for sure.
four was excessive, but that's no surprise.
i have a lot of feelings to eat.
am i more nourished for the effort?
literally, i s'pose i am.
the Folk Life & Liberty Fortress test kitchen laboratory smelled fantastic.
i also had some soup bubblin' simultaneously,
so there was a whole lotta mexican monday poppin' off,
in anticipation of the week.
feeling full is great,
but feeling fat afterwards is not.
i should probably rein in the consumption of my creations,
and increase the physical activities i undertake.
i had a LOT of those chocolate cookies yesterday, in addition to all that mexican magic.
i know better,
i s'pose i just needed to feel badly.
sometimes, feeling badly helps you feel better.
if you don't believe me, i'm jealous of your naivety.
and also, congratulation on your emotionally well-adjusted reality.
i'll just be over here hip-deep in fresh baked bread,
slogging it through a trench of vegan butter,
getting ready to icily slide down the hillside by my house.
shoutouts to these april (snow)showers;
never quiet, never soft.....