I recently had the absolute pleasure of meeting my husbands aunt, Andi, from California. What a treasure! I hosted a dinner at our house for the family but unfortunately my parents were at Spamalot so they missed the party, everyone else got to come though and we had a great time. I made a taco feast and a couple of cakes. Wahoo! We ate and visited and ate some more.
Andi is a vegetarian so I wanted to create a decent entree to honor her lifestyle choice, I hit up on a winner people! Tofu fajitas! Totally delicious and easy too! The meat eaters were enjoying them and they reheated well the next day! Did I not say winner??
1 block of extra firm tofu
juice of 1/2 a lime
3 tablespoons olive oil-divided
1 teaspoon of Mexican oregano
dash of paprika for color
1/2 teaspoon of salt
sprinkle of pepper
1 onion cut in half and then in to strips
5 mini sweet bell peppers cut in strips red yellow and orange-substitute in regular bell peppers
warmed tortillas-make sure they are lard free if need be (don't worry Andi mine were)
cut the tofu in to bite sized pieces
add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the rest of the marinade ingredients to a zip top bag, seal and shake
add the tofu turn to coat and marinate for at least 2 hours
heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat
when the skillet is hot add the sliced vegetables saute for 2 minutes
add the tofu and as much of the marinade as you can squeeze in
saute another 2 minutes until the tofu is heated through and the vegetables are crisp tender
serve with warmed tortillas
I did promise a chocolate giveaway coming soon, that is still in the works. OK OK I need to quit eating the prize :) No I should have that soon maybe this weekend. I have a lot of posts to get up.
This year I am boycotting presents for Mother's Day. Say I love with a hug, not knick knacks she will need to dust or a big screen lcd tv. This is simply a day to say, I love you and now with this economy I don't think we need retailers shoving it down our throats that Mom needs a new lap top or a diamond ring. Please join me in taking back Mother's Day from the retailers and don't let them guilt you into a huge credit card payment.
Mother's Day; It's not for presents anymore