Thursday, February 07, 2008

¡Tacos Muy Guapos!

Tacos are, without question, one of my absolute most favorite foods. I especially love how versatile (even if "inauthentic") they can be. And obviously, as a result of their flexibility, almost everyone has his/her own spin on tacos. There's the rice v. no rice rule; the refried beans v. whole beans policy; and even the taco "meat" v. just veggies maxim.

As for me, I typically prepare one of two basic kinds of tacos. One is based on seasoned taco "meat," while the other is based on whole black beans. And of course, some variation on guacamole and salsa is always part of my tacos, too.

That almost goes without saying...

Just like a little baby, nestled in a blanket. Awww...

However, despite my affection for said tacos, I thought it might be fun to try expanding my repertoire a bit. Thus, the tacos pictured here are a result of that attempt. And although they were visually stunning (excuse the lack of modesty, here), I think their flavor was a bit understated due to the tomatoes being out of season. Boo!

So, instead of posting a recipe - since I'm sure you already have your own spin on things - I'll just list the ingredients that I used to make these particular tacos muy guapo. I'm sure yours will be very handsome, too!
  • Whole wheat taco shells;
  • Vegan refried black beans;
  • Vegan Spanish rice;
  • Sliced avocado, sprinkled with ground cumin;
  • Diced grape tomatoes;
  • Diced yellow onions; &
  • Lots of fresh chopped cilantro
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  1. My favorite part of tacos is the rice. And the way the greasy saucy stuff drips when is really moist. Yum!

  2. You're so right - people can get really anal about their tacos! I definitely have my preferences, and your taco would fit my bill EXACTLY except for two things: I like whole black beans on mine, and either no rice or cilantro-lime rice. However, I am guilty of going to Chipotle for my Mexican fix - their crispy tacos are yum yum yummy!

    And yes, your Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Oatmeal is too delicious for words (do try it as a pudding, too - yum). I just couldn't pass it up when I saw it on your blog!

  3. Your taco ingredients are just like mine, except I'll go for hard shells every now and again too. I tend to use TVP for the faux meat. I absolutely love tacos; they are one of my standbys when I don't feel like doing much cooking. Quick, easy, delicious, and they seem to satisfy my junk food craving to boot.

  4. Love the title ;o). And this reminds me that I haven't made myself a taco or burrito in a long time-- too long!

  5. Yum, yum! Your tacos look delish! I like them pretty much any way!

  6. Yes, lots and lots of cilantro, my favorite taco addition!! Usually I just load it up in the guac. PLus I need something spicy like chipotle sauce....


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