Monday, June 2, 2014

Vegetarian cooking experiments

So once in a while I get the itch to try something new....and in doing so....the hubster becomes part of the experiment.....meaning I make him eat it too....even though he's not vegetarian.
So the first one I tried last night was this:

Two 15 oz. cans black beans
1 cup salsa
1 tsp. cumin
Corn tortillas
Toppings of your choice: lettuce, tomato, onion, roasted red peppers, corn, avocado, cilantro, etc.

{For the sauce}
1/2 ripe avocado
3/4 cup cilantro, stems removed
Juice from 1 lime
1 clove garlic
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. agave/honey
1/8 tsp. salt

Make the avocado sauce: in a food processor or blender, add all sauce ingredients and blend. Add a touch of water to thin if necessary, and tweak seasonings as desired. Set aside, or refrigerate if making ahead of time.
In a pan over medium heat, add black beans (rinsed and drained), salsa, and cumin. Heat for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally, until heated through. (Optional: mash beans after heating for a creamier filling.)
While the beans are heating, chop and prepare your toppings. Warm the tortillas if desired.
Assemble the tacos: spoon the black bean mixture in the center of the tortillas, drizzle a small amount of avocado sauce over the top, and add your toppings.

The next experiment came tonight after work.....I just LOVE eating at any Indian restaurants and this is one of the usual desserts they always have....its just KILLS me how much they charge at a local store for these freakin balls.....1.00 PER FREAKIN I picked up a pre packaged thing to try out first before I now start out making it from these pics are NOT the "from scratch" ......but from the package.

All I can say is DAMN I LOVE SUGAR BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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