I decided to attempt tostadas for the first time yesterday for breakfast. I over toasted the tortillas a little, but they were really delicious, and easy and I will be making again.
|Topped with black beans, cabbage, nutritional yeast, a little daiya, and hot sauce!|
|Love your kidneys!|
|So much better than gatorade!|
I had decided in the morning what I wold be having for dinner. I used a little less than half a can of black beans on my tostadas, so I wanted to use those, and I had a jalapeno that got lost in the fridge, and needed to be used. I decided to soak some cashews, and make green chili mac and cheese with black beans! It turned out really creamy and delicious and I wrote down the recipe!
Green Chili Macaroni and Cheese with Black Beans
- 3/4 C. Cashews soaked
- 2 heaping Tablespoons tahini
- 1 C. Water
- 1/4 C. nutritional yeast
- S&P to taste
- 1 tsp. Turmeric
- 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
- 1 roasted jalapeno and 1 roasted shallot. ( I roasted these together with a tiny amount of olive oil for about thirty minutes at 350 fahrenheit)
- 12-14 oz. pasta of your choice, cooked
- 1/4 to 1/2 C. daiya (totally optional, it's awesome without.)
- 1/2 C. Black Beans
While your pasta is cooking, blend everything but the daiya and black beans until it is smooth, creamy, and cheesey. Drain the pasta, return to the pan and put on medium low heat, and add the cashew chili sauce stir until every noddle is totally coated, and add daiya if using. If you are not using, turn off heat, let sit for a few minutes, and enjoy! If you are using daiya, stir it in, turn the heat off, and place the lid on the pot, and let sit for a few minutes. The cheese will melt and become ooey-gooey. This is spicy, but roasting the jalapeno really mellows a lot of the heat, and remember you can remove the seeds and veins before roasting to really reduce the heat! I almost forgot, when you add the daiya, also add your beans so they can warm up. Yo can of course use whatever beans you have, use more, leave them out, whatever you choose! This is a use what you have recipe for sure!
|Topped with scallions of course!|
Well, this was another fun prompt! I am so excited to see what fun snow day food everyone comes up with today! Happy Saturday!