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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Black & Blue Vegan Tacos

So I suppose I should pause "Tangled" long enough to actually write a blog post tonight, hm? Anyone who secretly has a 6 year old girl living somewhere inside them and hasn't seen this movie, you need to. Really. I've seen it three times today. Hey, at $4.99 On Demand, I'm getting my money's worth. It's adorable!

And just for the record? Wow! I'm completely boggled by what animators can do with graphics these days. All this technology!

...Apparently, I also happen to have a half-blind old lady living inside me who can't program her VCR and thinks "Bluetooth" is a pirate. It gets crowded in here.

Okay, anyway. Dinner.

Any time I think I've come up with a brand spankin' new idea or coined a new term, I go to Google to double check. So far, I only have one recipe that seem to be purely original--gooey butter cakeballs. You haven't seen those yet, but they're coming, I promise. I have successfully created them, and they were fabulous.

Ahem. Tacos. Right.

While this recipe surely isn't anything new, or even all that creative, I didn't see any other taco on Google (in my admittedly lazy and halfhearted search)called a "Black & Blue". So it's mine! I'm claiming it! Make a note.

I wish I had something thematic and clever to tie into these tacos, but...I don't. I was just aimlessly wandering around the grocery store today in a mental haze, which is what happens when I don't have a list or any idea of what I want to make and am waiting for inspiration to strike out of nowhere. I saw blue taco shells and decided to go with it. The blue obviously comes from the corn shells, and the black comes from the beans used as filling.

These make a super quick, easy dinner. They're vegan and kosher pareve, gluten free, and they're packed with healthy fats, protein, fiber, and antioxidants. AND they're fully customizable, so everyone in the family can have what they like with no extra work for you. Oh, and just for giggles, you can have TWO of these stuffed tacos for about 350 calories. Ohhhh yeah.

What you'll need for six tacos

- 6 blue corn taco shells (I used Garden of Eatin' organic shells)
- 1 can lowfat refried black beans (I used Amy's Organic)


You can use whatever you like--shredded lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onion, corn, queso, pico de gallo, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, greek yogurt, anything! Here's what I used:

- 1 small tomato, seeds removed and diced
- 1/2 cup chunky salsa
- 1 small avocado, sliced
- 2 green onions, diced

It's pretty simple. If you like, you can warm your shells in the oven or in a skillet.

Fill with beans, and add your toppings.
If you want a little less potential for squooshing and mess, you can always break the shells into pieces and make a "Blue and Black" taco salad! Personally, I like squooshing.

Enjoy, and happy eating!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I LOVE black beans, and blue corn chips/taco shells. I can't wait to try these.


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