Sunday, January 17, 2016
This week, we took another meal that we've seriously mastered since we got married over 5 years ago. My husband and I would eat Mexican food every day, for every meal, if it was workable. We eat out at Mexican places a lot, too, and we have honestly mastered several dishes. (We make the most amazing breakfast burrito I've ever encountered... Seriously).
So today, we made vegan "chicken" burritos. I bought a vegetable chicken substitute that really did taste pretty good! We seared that up with some salsa and dairy-free cheddar cheese to get all melty and gooey together. We filled a flour tortilla with that mixture, some flavored rice, avocado (to replace my beloved sour cream) and refried beans.
De-li-cious. While we can of course tell that there's no real cheese or chicken in the burrito, the flavors were better than expected and we both ate every bite. While I still miss the fatty flavors from real cheese and meat, I can see how the prospect of going vegan is very do-able! And those that swear by the lifestyle have been telling me that it's one of those many hurdles that just takes time to get over and get used to... So we'll keep experimenting! This week, I'm also substituting cheese in my weekly salads for beans. I can already tell that I will miss my beloved goat cheese, but it's another step. We'll see what happens!