Monday, October 05, 2009

VeganMoFo 5: Black Bean Tostadas

Recently, my aunt and her boyfriend came over to watch some tennis and have dinner together. They're vegans too, so it was a genuine vegan fiesta! Just look at all the colors!!!

This is the "Black Bean Tostada with Cherry Tomato Salsa" from "Fresh Food Fast," one of my favorite cookbooks. I love that the meals in that book really are fast and really are fresh. This came together so quickly, and was truly delicious: toasty tortilla, warm spicy beans, and fresh crisp veggies. The black beans are cooked up with ground seitan, garlic, and spices... including some chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. It turns out that chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are one of my favorite ingredients in all the world. Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce for President! Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce for Grand Master of the Universe!

My aunt's boyfriend goes crazy for veggies, and he polished off all the salsa even after all the tostadas and beans had been eaten. Between the four of us, we had a 100% qualification rate for the Clean Plate Club! As Borat would say, "Great Success!"

14 comments:

  1. GREAT SUCCESS! Sounds delicious!

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  2. That is one of the most delicious looking tostadas I have ever seen!

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  3. I share your addiction to chipotle in adobo. The tostada looks wonderful - especially the tomato salsa.

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  4. What a pretty tostada!

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  5. Oh, how I love Vegan MoFo. Sadly, I am not participating this year, but everyone is giving me so much inspiration! These tostadas look incredible! And look at that avocado. Mmmm.

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  6. I love all the veggies and avocado! delicious healthy meals like that are the best. having this meal with two vegans who loved the food as much as you did sounds fun too!

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  7. That recipe sounds fantabulous...I love the idea of ground seitan, black beans, and chipotle. And yes, Chipotle also has my vote for Grand Master of the Universe.

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  8. wow, this looks super fresh and healthy! what a great idea for a super yummy and fast meal.

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  9. That has to be the best looking tostadas I've ever seen - so colorful and fresh looking!

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  10. I have been eating vegetables for three days now and I think these tostadas are going to be a big help in my quest to be a vegan!

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  11. How delicious! I am so glad I can get chipotles here in my town.

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  12. i second Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce for Grand Master of the Universe!

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  13. That's a whole lotta veggies on that tostada! yum.

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  14. Pssst.. you you update your link to www.theurbanhousewife.com?? Thank you!

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