I spent most of the afternoon dreaming about my planned snack. I mean, being productive Ever since I made the Killer Cake in a Mug this weekend I’ve been obsessed with it.
This time I put the chocolate chips right into the cake instead of on top. Carob chips work too, but I don’t know where that stash is? I think Ben thought he was hiding the chocolate chips from me on accident. (I told him to hide them.)
I don’t get how people do Oats in a Jar.
What’s the point?
It’s Mexican Meatless Monday! This weekend I remembered one of my favorite ways to make tofu – as taco meat!
After squeezing the tofu for a few hours I sautéed onions and garlic. Then, crumbled the tofu directly into the pan.
After it’s crumbled, add Taco Seasoning. I used TJ’s Taco Seasoning – I use about 3/4 of a packet and it’s SPICY!
I also made “Cheater Refried Beans” to go with it. So easy: Heat canned black beans and smash with salt, garlic and Laughing Cow.
Instead of using it as Taco Stuffers I put it all in a bowl…
And ate it as bocaditos or “little bites”. Ben and I devoured the entire batch!
This dinner was a WINNER! But, I’m just partial to Taco Stuffers
Dessert was an Adora disk.
Now I’m headed to the couch for a neck rub. All day I have had a mild headache / neckache that will not go away See ya later!
I love your idea of “refried” black beans… super easy? Is that just one wedge of Laughing Cow? And just the regular Swiss flavor?
I love black beans, but never know how to change them up!
Yes, it’s one wedge of Swiss Laughing Cow and some spices all mashed together.
I wanted to make the killer cake in a mug SO bad last night but your blog wasn’t loading and i hadnt saved the recipe! Glad to see its back so i can try it out tonight!
Thanks for letting me know RER was down last night 🙁 I don’t know why it keeps doing that lately, but I have to fix it!
Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run says
I am loving that tofu and black beans idea. Consider it stolen! I can’t wait to make this. 🙂
Steal away 🙂
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Amber K says
I love the cheater refried beans. I love adding Greek yogurt to canned beans and make a burrito bowl out of it!
YUM. I love bowls like this. reminds me of chipotle! <3
Flo (Coconut Chronicles) says
Oh my gosh. I would never have thought to use tofu as ‘taco meat’. I MUST try this! That whole bowl looks delicious 😉
Carpensm @ A Life Without Ice Cream says
Oh man, you have got to stop posting pictures of that cake… I’m drooling at my desk! It looks so amazing!
Also, how’s this for ironic, I also made chicken tacos but with a homemade spice mix. Check it out: http://alifewithouticecream.blogspot.com/2011/04/mexi-awesome-chicken-tacos.html
Love the bowl-o-taco by the way!
The title of your blog makes me want ice cream!
Carpensm @ A Life Without Ice Cream says
LOL… Guess that makes us even 😛
[email protected] knackfornutrition says
That mug cake looks so good. I keep meaning to make one and before I know it my face is already full of something else. Go figure.
I hate when I “forget” that I was going to make a specific snack and eat something else!
Wow – you know how to make tofu into something that looks delicious. I want to try that. Every time I buy tofu, it slowly moves towards the back of the fridge, until it has to jump into the trash can a few weeks later.
As for the peanut butter (my DH’s go-to food) jars, we no longer scrape them clean. They are politely emptied then given to the dogs for a final polishing. They love them, and it keeps them quiet for hours.
[email protected] Sweet Life says
Love the look of the crumbled tofu–I’ve only seen that in restaurants before, not in any “real” person’s kitchen!
Well, I’m not really a “real” person – just some weirdo from the internet 😉
[email protected] 321delish says
I’m like you! I practically get my entire hand down in that PB jar to get the last little itty bitty bit of peanut butter out! One day I will use some will power to make oats in a jar!
Lizzy @ runbakerace says
That is the most awesome peanut butter! I’ve tried the other ones but always come back to the Mightly Maple..yummy 🙂
Haha, I never understood OIAJ either but I think its because I have your same problem. I never leave any PB in the jar to make it worth it. 🙂
Jenn @ Designed to be Fit says
I am going to have to try that refried beans trick! They look delicious!
Emma (Namaste Everyday) says
bocaditos – I must adapt this style! I always feel cheated when I make myself a taco because it all falls out!
[email protected] says
Those tacos look amazing! I will be trying these soon 🙂 And it’s awesome you got Ben to eat them too! (my husband would never eat a lot of the food I eat, lol).
this looks GREAT! i do have a question though – what do you mean when you say you “squeeze the tofu”? i have seen that reference a few times in the past few days but i don’t know what it means. i’m still a newbie to tofu. thanks! 🙂
LindsAy – squeezing the tofu means that you need to basically press out the water before cooking. This helps with the texture. You wrap it in cheesecloth or paper towels, place under some plates, or a pan, or other heavy kitchen wares, and let press for about a half hour so the water leaves the tofu and gets soaked up by the paper towels or cheesecloth.
I saw that someone else explained it, but wanted to share this link of a time I took a picture of squeezing tofu…
Sometimes I use cans, books, or the cat – the point is to get some of the water out.
Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food says
I am still coveting those individual cakes!
the taco meat doesn’t look too bad either 🙂