Vegan Thai Tofu Enchiladas
Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone!
Are you excited for the game?
The half-time show?
Chicken wings, nachos, pizza and the like are all good options but I whipped up something special this year, Thai Tofu Enchiladas.
Super Bowl LI is in Houston so Tex-Mex fare seemed appropriate and because I’m an overachiever (or maybe just plain crazy), I figured why not throw in a little more fusion.
Y’know, go for the whole enchilada.
Sorry, I know that was corny.
…Because corn tortillas…like the corn tortillas that you use to make enchiladas…are you laughing yet?
Okay, now that I’ve sufficiently filled my daily food pun quota, I’ll stop.
So onto Thai Tofu Enchiladas and what makes them different from traditional enchiladas.
Strawberry Mango Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream
Welcome to month #2 in my Summer of Strawberry Cake series. Since summer had just begun, last month I shared my recipe for Maple Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Cake but because the weather is heating up, I figured I’d give you a little taste of the tropics for June. Strawberry Mango Shortcake anyone?
Strawberry shortcake is one of my all-time favorite cakes. The crumbly shortcake, the juicy strawberries, the fluffy whipped cream, indescribably good. And I don’t even usually like whipped cream!
Like I mentioned last month, my family only eats strawberry shortcake every few years for my father’s birthday or Father’s Day because he doesn’t like chocolate. Occasionally we’d have fake strawberry shortcake at fundraisers or restaurants— otherwise known strawberries and canned whipped cream on angel food cake or any other kind of vanilla cake.
Strawberries and whipped cream on cake does not a strawberry shortcake make. A proper shortcake is made with a shortened dough resulting in a crumbly, biscuit-like cake. Calling a plain vanilla cake with strawberries a strawberry shortcake is like calling a waffle cone full of ice cream a Belgian waffle à la mode.
But never fear, when I say shortcake, I mean shortcake. And this shortcake happens to be made with puréed mangos for a tropical spin on a classic dessert.
CREAMY COCONUT RICE WITH DRIED FRUIT
I love this coconut brown rice. Actually I love just about any coconut rice but the addition of dried apricots and raisins gives this one an extra hint of sweetness and some nice texture.
I first made this dish back in 2014 while throwing a picnic to celebrate the end of the school year.
Regular people serve food along the lines of fried chicken, potato salad and sandwiches at a picnic.
Apparently I am not a regular person. Read more