Sorry for the delay on the posts. EPIC fail, I know. You would think, since I am jobless, I would be posting like crazy but the truth is I wasn’t feeling the layout of the blog and wanted to wait until my genius of a sister-in-law had a spare minute to change it a bit….what do you think?
Be nice. It’s a work in progress!
Anywho! Happy (belated) Cinco de Mayo. No better way to celebrate Cinco Day than by cooking up some delicious eats & of course having some sangria. Honestly, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, the 6th. Who am I kidding? It was a Cinco de Mayo celebration all weekend long!
I whipped out the ultimate vegan latin cookbook Viva Vegan by Terry Hope Romero, the Vegan Latina. Terry has this great seitan recipe I’ve made before and decided to make it again for an empanada filling in another recipe from her book. The filling came out so delicious that I decided not to make them into empanadas and just eat the filling sans carbs.
I did already make the dough but it worked out perfectly for Mom who made her curried meat filling for her non-veg empanadas.
I also made Terry’s Portobello feijoado.
I bought the Skinny Girl Sangria but it didn’t live up to my expctations. I did have a delicious sangria and my friends house and another glass at a restaurant, so I wasn’t too upset.
Any good sangria recipes I can try out? Send them my way!
Cinco de Mayo was an informative
weekend day for me. I learned it’s not Mexico’s independence day which everyone believes it to be. Their independence day is in September. Cinco actually celebrates Mexico’s victory in a battle over France.
I now know when I make veg recipes that I must halve them or else I will be eating the same dish the entire week. Yes, it’s Thursday and I am still eating the seitan and feijoada. As happy as I am that my family will ‘try’ my dishes, that only means a spoonful or two at the most…
Terry’s recipe for empanada dough was a success & super simple, which I plan to stash away for whenever me or my mom wants to make some empanadas….especially considering I didn’t even make veg ones this time!