Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mini Tacos

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It seems like everything is getting smaller these days: pants sizes, adorable animals, and even food. For the states, this is probably a good thing, as portion sizes everywhere are way out of control. However, when we stumbled across the new trend of everyone making these tiny little tacos, I'll admit I was skeptical. Why wouldn't we just make regular tacos? But, after thinking that I'd totally adopt 27 teacup pigs, we decided to give this one a go (plus, Andy said no more pets). And they were amazing, and totally awesome to eat while we watched the Celtics lose to the Heat (and helped Andy forgot about the pain of having the Celtics and the Patriots lose so far).
The recipe calls for Wonton wrappers, but make sure you buy a brand that is vegan! The Nasoya uses eggs, and so your best bet is to hit up any Asian food market that you have in your area. Check the label, but 9 times out of 10, the Asian brands use tofu instead of eggs. Or, you can make your own, of course!

24 vegan wonton wrappers
1 cup shredded lettuce
Vegan cheese (for this, I used Vegan Mexican Shreds by Galaxy Nutritional Foods)
Guacamole
Salsa
2 cups TVP
1/2 c onion
1 can pinto beans

For the TVP:
2 tbsp bbq sauce, your choice
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 tbsp teriyaki sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp steak sauce
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp onion powder
dash of paprika
2 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp your favorite sauce (for this, I used the Taco Bell sauce)

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

Using a muffin tin, place 1 wonton wrapper in each muffin cup, and fold the edges so they will form a cup. Bake your wonton wrappers at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes.

Once the water is boiling, add to a mixing bowl with your TVP, all of the ingredients listed above.  Allow to sit and soak for 8-10 minutes.

Once your TVP meat is ready, sautee your onions and pinto beans with a bit of garlic and 3 tbsps of olive oil. Add in 1/2 tsp of chili powder. Once everything is hot and onions are nice and red but not floppy, add your beans and onions to the TVP meat.

Fill your little tacos however you like (personally, I do cheese first, because the hot wonton and then the hot TVP makes it melty and delicious) and enjoy!



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