Tuesday, April 9


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?
c'mon, kids.
you gotta doo-doo that sh!t or else your sauce is weak as heck.
i did it, and i'm glad about it.
check 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 cilantro.
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.
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?
f'real, neighbors-
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.....

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