Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Recipe: Veggie Fajita Burritos (vegan)

This is an easy and healthy dish that can be prepared with absolutely no oil if you have a rice cooker/vegetable steamer. I steam the veggies beforehand, then add them to the fajita seasoning/water mix to stir-fry for a few minutes.

Burrito-sized flour or corn tortillas (check package to make sure they are vegan)
Broccoli florets (I usually use 1 crown)
1 tomato, cut into pieces
1 yellow squash, cut into rounds and then quartered
1 zucchini squash, cut into rounds and then quartered
8 oz white button mushrooms, sliced
1 poblano pepper, sliced
1 onion, sliced into rounds and quartered
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 packet fajita or burrito seasoning

1) Steam veggies (except for oniona nd garlic)according to your steamer directions. Lacking that, you can put them in a microwave-safe bowl with a little water, and microwave them for 5-7 minutes (though I've done it, and it really isn't quite the same). Lacking that, complete step 2 and then toss the veggies in a large skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil and stir-fry for 5-7 minutes.

2) Stir fry the onions and garlic with 2 tbsp of water in a large skillet for 1 minute.

3) Add water and seasoning to skillet per seasoning packet directions.

4) If you steamed the veggies first, add them to the skillet and stir-fry for 2 minutes.

5) Add mixture to burrito shells. Serve with chips and salsa or Mexican rice (or both).

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Back in Columbus...

Hello all. I've been travelling a lot for work lately, so I've found myself unable to do a whole lot of cooking, let alone blogging.

Back home, I plan on starting back in the kitchen with some dal soup and naan, and catching up on some blogs and emails. I can't think of a better way to spend a February evening... at least not any that don't involve a beach and a warm tropical breeze...

I've been doing a lot of eating in restaurants, and I wish I could say I had some inspired vegetarian meals to share with you. Sadly, I found little in this department. I may never want to look at another veggie burger again...

On the bright side, I've had plenty of time to drum up new recipes to try, so I'll be posting those in the coming weeks.
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