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.
VEGAN GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE W/ SALTED CARAMEL PECAN RIBBON
Do you know what today is?
It’s National German Chocolate Cake Day! And Rose Day at Colonial Park in Franklin, NJ.
(Bet you didn’t guess either of those, did you?)
If you can’t make it out to see the roses, don’t fret— you can still celebrate by baking yourself this twist on a classic German Chocolate Cake.
Running through this lightly sweetened vegan chocolate cake is a ribbon of homemade salted pecan caramel. Sandwiched between the three layers is a gloriously sticky coconut milk frosting along with more caramel, pecans and toasted coconut.
And if that isn’t enough flavor for you, throw in some chocolate chips between the layers and top the cake shards of pecan brittle.
I repeat, glorious.
A word to the wise, don’t line your circle pans with wax paper. It works for carrot cake but not so much for this cake— unless you enjoy scraping wax paper with a variety of sharp implements. Use very well greased parchment paper instead.
Onto the million dollar question…
Did German Chocolate Cake originate in Germany?
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