Tuesday, October 28, 2008

VeganMoFo: Tacos



Seitan Tacos w. Sweet Plantains and Seasoned Black Beans


Before Reno got an ear infection last week (and now a stomach virus this week!) I made us a taco dinner. My very first post ever on this blog was about tacos. These were different then those and equally as good and easy. As I get lazier and lazier with every passing week I used a packet of organic taco seasoning that I get at whole foods for the seitan. It's good so I see no reason to do something else otherwise. The seitan was the easy part. Dice and saute then follow the directions on the package. Top them off with some mesclun greens and a mashed up avocado and you've got yourselves a fine main entree.

For the sides I fried up 1 sweet plantain. I had purchased 2 but only 1 was ripe enough to be sweet. I'm actually still waiting for the other one to sweeten up. I also made seasoned black beans. It was nice having it alone as a side dish instead of a main meal with some rice. I'm going to try to do that more often because it made the meal extra satisfying and comforty.

I should be back to posting more regularly now that I'm back from my friends wedding in Ohio and even though Ms. Reno is still sick. They just might be short and make no sense at all but it's still a post. :)

17 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Welcome back!!

Oh my, LOVING the tacos.

Hope Reno gets well soon!!

lazysmurf said...

that looks so yummy, fried plantains are my most favorite thing ever!

seitanismymotor said...

Oh no, I shouldn't have looked at this picture before dinner. Now all I want is these perfectly looking tacos!

maya said...

wow the tocos look amazing. and the plantains look so good as well.

erin32mc said...

poor reno! poor mommy! i hope everyone feels well soon.

VeganView said...

Aww I hope Reno feels better soon.
Those tacos look soo freaken good. I have not had mexican in so long, this is so scrumptious!

allularpunk said...

i love love love tacos. and i've got a couple plantains in my fridge that i don't know what to do with...maybe i'll fry em up and serve them with black beans! yummm.

Jeni Treehugger said...

Hope Reno gets better.
I LOVE Taco's they are just the best AND how quick and easy are they to do!!
SUPERB!
I've never tried Plantain......

aTxVegn said...

Poor Reno. It seems like kids just stay sick at this age.

Vegan Knitting said...

Mmmmmmmm....... One of my favorite dishes ever! I love fried plantains. Do you like them green too? Because you could use them now as Tostones.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I've never tried plaintains, but I love seitan tacos and now I feel like I'm missing out! Awesome food!

Bex said...

that looks soooo good. I'm new to plantains and I'm loving them.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

this sounds delicious- both comforting and fresh!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

All right! All right!

Kelly said...

Welcome back. Those look so craveable. Hope you had a fantastic Halloween!

kittee said...

seriously, the plantains are killing me. i want i want i want. i would be so into this whole dinner.

xo
kittee

Liz² said...

those tacos sound so delicious! and I hope Reno feels better soon. :o