When it comes to food, I can be a mad scientist these days... I am totally weird as well when it comes to matching flavors and pairing dishes... No matter what, I always take a little bit of each item to make 1 bizarre condiment laden bite... It takes me forever to eat sometimes, concocting my yummy bites with just a little of everything :) I am done rambling folks, on to the food...
I've been hitting up the 99 cents store and they have some goodies, for reals... I picked up a big bag of poblano peppers and of course had to figure out what the hell to do with them: Stuff them of course with leftovers! Duh :) I stuffed one pepper with leftover mashed potatoes and sprinkled on some green onions and Daiya Mozzarella. The other pepper was stuffed with some leftover black bean and quinoa mixture from the Mini Wet Burritos and covered with some leftover canned tomato sauce and Daiya Mozzarella. Not bad for bizarre food combination's!
I had these stuffed peppers over the next few days paired with Homemade Refried Beans (Sans the "Smoke" just pickled jalapenos added instead), some "Spanish" Rice dish that was inspired by a friends suggestion on VegWeb (1.5 C White Rice + 2 T Annatto Infused Oil + 1 3/4 C Veggie Broth + 1 C Minced Spinach and Pepper added at the end). I even poured vegan gravy on these suckers (Next post).
(Quinoa Stuffed Pepper with Spinach "Spanish" Rice and Homemade Refried Beans)
(Mashed Potato Stuffed Pepper smothered with Gravy paired with Spinach "Spanish" Rice and Homemade Refried Beans)
I also made a few pizzas with french bread (One of my new favorites!). One pizza was tomato sauce, green bell peppers, onions, olives, and jalapenos. The other was barbecue sauce, onions, olives, red bell peppers, and jalapenos. Both lightly covered with Daiya Mozzarella and baked for about 10 minutes at 400F and dipped in homemade Vegan Ranch.
Lastly, my beloved Gma took me grocery shopping at the Costco in Irvine! They had so many yummy vegan goodies there: Gummies, Soba Noodles, Seaweed Salad, and TOFU! To name a few... I think we vegans have arrived now that Costco of all places carries TOFU! It's about time! They also had these vegan Potato Knishes which were pretty tasty, probably not something I would bother buying again. These are like mashed potato stuffed pockets... Way too carb heavy and filling for me, I could hardly eat one!
Peace, Love, and Veganess <3