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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Vegetarian tacos -- easy and fun to make
Corn tortillas not only are delicious but they're also healthy. They generally have more fiber and fewer calories than flour ones, and no trans fats. In fact, most tortillas have only two ingredients, a type of cornmeal and water.
For supper last night we had these easy to prepare soft tacos--vegetarian (with protein coming mostly from black beans) and easily made vegan if you omit the shredded cheese. Two tacos have fewer than 300 calories, so I could easily afford three.
The idea is to make a few veggie dishes and let everyone fill his/her own tacos with what seems most appealing. My main ingredient was a mix of drained black beans, steamed small pieces of broccoli, wilted spinach, corn kernels and chopped red bell peppers. To that, I added a small amount of mild tomato salsa.
The extra bowls include more tomato salsa, spicy guacamole with pico de gallo and shredded cheese. Just heat the tortillas for 30 seconds in the microwave and fill 'em up.
My day job is college professor -- of mass communication and journalism, at the University of Cincinnati. I've probably got a few more years to go, and it's a good gig. Love to travel, cook, dine out, and work out.