We had the most delicious meal this evening…and oddly, most of the meal consisted of leftovers from a few nights ago when I made Thug Kitchen Quinoa Taco mix and served it with taco shells we happened to have on hand.
This evening, however, I made some homemade tortillas, which were absolutely delicious–so hot and fresh tasting! And all the fillings I’d laboured over a few evenings before tasted so much better in the warm fresh tortillas than they did in the taco shells. I also made some hot-diggity vegan queso–yum yum!!!
So…here’s my tortilla recipe, which is a conflation of a number of tortilla recipes.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/8th tsp vinegar
- 3/4 cup WARM water
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
In a the stand mixer bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix in water, vinegar, and oil until the dough is smooth. Turn onto a floured surface and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide dough into eight portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a six-inch circle.
Cook each tortilla on cast iron skillet over medium heat for 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned.
Keep warm and soft by covering with tea towels.
And here’s the recipe for….
Best Ever Vegan Queso
Throw the following in the Instant Pot, click “Manual” and set for five minutes on high:
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups peeled potatoes
- 1 cup baby carrots
- 1 chopped white onion
- 3 tsp garlic
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 TBS Better Than Bouillon vegetable base
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 TBS soy sauce
Run the Vitamix until the mixture is smooth and, once the Instant Pot beeps, do a slow controlled release, and add the contents of the Instant Pot to the Vitamix and run the mixture until everything is smooth.
- 2 TBS lime juice
- 1 serrano (or jalapeno) pepper (leave seeds in), roughly chopped
- 1.5 cups chopped roma tomatoes (can use canned, if need be)
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
Pulse the Vitamix a few times so that the last three ingredients are in chunks (not fully blended).
And here’s our fabulous dinner!!
Homemade tortillas, taco shells, chopped tomatoes, sliced jalapenos, guacamole, vegan queso (see above!), chopped onions, salsa, chopped fresh cilantro, quinoa taco mix, and chopped lettuce.
And the song of the evening is The Milk Carton Kids’ song “New York”:
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