Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)**
Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth
1 can Diced Tomatoes
1 small Yellow OnionSmoked Paprika Powder
Red Chili Powder
1 Red Ancho Chile
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
2 cloves Garlic
1 can (15 oz) Enchilada Sauce
1 can (15 oz) of Vegetarian Refried Beans
1 Bell Pepper
6 to 10 Mushrooms
6 Flour or Corn Tortillas
Tofu in Apricot Tamarind Sauce
|Extra Firm Tofu
Cremini and Shiitake Mushrooms
Piloncillo or Brown Sugar
Chipotle Chilis in Adobo Sauce
|Wednesday||Flautas||Vegetarian Refried Beans|
Mini Corn Tortillas
|Thursday||No-Queso Quesadilla||Nutritional Yeast
Flour or Corn Tortillas
optional fillings: spinach, mushrooms, olives, peppers, onions, potatoes, black beans, Soy Chorizo*
|Friday||Quick Appetizer Platter||Tomato
4 oz panela (queso fresco)
1 small Quesadilla
Salsa or Pico de Gallo
|Saturday||Tortilla Soup||Vegetable Broth
1 White Onion
1 Anaheim Chile
1 Serrano Pepper
1 can Whole or Diced Tomatoes
1 can Garbanzo Beans
You will also need:
Vegetable Oil, Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Cinnamon Powder, Salad, Salad Dressing, Olive Oil, Mayonnaise, Gluten-Free Bread, Milk of your choice
* Soy Chorizo is available in the fresh vegetable area of most grocery stores.
** TVP - Textured Vegetable Protein usually has gluten but there are some brands that are made Gluten-Free.
*** Cotija can be substituted with Parmesan or Romano cheese.
**** Lemon Juice and Water or Vinegar can be used in place of Tamarind
Fresh Mexico Fare from your Kitchen to the Table.Mexican food offers many quick and easy meals. Try these recipes and add some new favorites to your already delicious repertoire.
These recipes provide great week-night meals for your family but they are also perfect for entertaining or special occasions. If you or anyone has a special dietary need, these recipes are also easily adapted to Vegan, Gluten-Free, or Vegetarian. An example of changing out ingredients in a meal to make it Vegan is to use soy or another nut milk, vegan cheese, vegan sour cream, vegan mayonnaise, or vegan Parmesan cheese.
At the end of the week, or sometime during, please sound off about this week's menu. Did you enjoy the websites? How were the recipes? Were they easy to follow and the ingredients easy to find? Did you have quite a bit of the ingredients already on hand?
Did you find cooking different meals having similar items easier? Were you able to prepare multiple meals at once?
What would you like to see on future menus?
P.S., Please share your family's favorite quick and easy meal.
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